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Pacific MusicWorks opens its season with Monteverdi's madrigals
Claudio Monteverdi invented something spectacular, at least to early 17th century ears: music that depicted the passion and intensity of war. On November 7, PacificMusicWorks presents the complete Songs of Love and War, Monteverdi’s 8th book of madrigals – the love songs of his day. It’s the first appearance of his thrilling new musical way to capture the racing pulse, the breathless anticipation, and the excitement of combat – specifically the battles of LOVE. Pretty heady stuff back in the day! Hear a bit of the music as Marta talks with Stephen Stubbs about the upcoming concert.
Behind the scenes of Laggies with Director Lynn Shelton
Laggies opens in theatres this week, directed by Seattle native Lynn Shelton. She shot the film in and around Seattle and the Eastside, and it screened here in September as part of SIFF’s Women in Cinema Festival. At that time, she sat down with Steve Reeder to talk about the movie, a sweet comedy about growing up, no matter how long that takes. Laggies stars Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, and Chloë Grace Moretz.
The Early Music Guild's Fall 2014 concerts
What were 18th century Bostonians listening to in their drawing rooms and concert halls? Who was Barbara Strozzi? How did English composers respond to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night? Find the answers in the Early Music Guild’s wonderfully eclectic concert series. Marta talks with EMG’s Executive Director Gus Denhard about the fall concerts, which include appearances by the final 3 candidates for Music Director of Seattle Baroque Orchestra.
Time to Celebrate 10 Years of Simple Measures
Time Flies opens the 10th anniversary season for Simple Measures on October 24th. For this special birthday party concert, they’ll bring back the Mendelssohn Octet and several other works presented on their very first concert program 10 years ago. Violinist Frank Almond is a special guest for this concert. Simple Measures founder and director, cellist Rajan Krishnaswami, talks with Marta about the music, Frank’s special violin, birthday cake and more in our conversation.
Kinky Boots at 5th Avenue Theatre
This week, the Broadway smash Kinky Boots comes to the 5th Avenue Theatre on its first National Tour, after winning the 2013 Tony for Best Musical and a slew of other awards, including a Grammy for its wonderful score by Cyndi Lauper. Marta talks with David Armstrong and Albert Evans from the 5th Avenue Theatre about the show, which – incredibly – is based on a true story!!
Flights of Angels opens the Tudor Choir season
On September 20th, the glorious choral music of Peter Hallock and Sir John Tavener will be celebrated in Flights of Angels, a memorial tribute opening the Tudor Choir’s 2014-15 season. Hear some of the music as you enjoy our conversation with Tudor Choir founder and director, Doug Fullington. Music of Contemplation is the thematic thread of the season, which will include the West coast premiere of Gabriel Jackson’s eclectic new setting of the Passion, a visit from the Tallis Scholars, and the December release of the Tudor Choir’s new CD of English Christmas music.
ARTS CHANNEL LIBRARY
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