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Aidan Lang and Seattle Opera's new season
We have enjoyed getting to know Seattle Opera’s new General Director, Aidan Lang, and now it’s your turn! Listen in on part 1 of Marta’s two-part conversation with Aidan Lang, as he shares some details about the 2014-15 season and what he’s particularly looking forward to, as well as some of the things he’s exploring for the future at Seattle Opera. Also, how he’s settling in to a new job in a new country.
PNB opens its 2014-15 season with Jewels
Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds…. Pacific NW Ballet opens the 2014-15 season with George Balanchine’s Jewels. Five of the original dancers from the 1967 premiere were at PNB this summer, staging the work - a sweet reunion of some of the biggest names in ballet. Artistic Director Peter Boal previews Jewels, November’s Director’s Choice, the final Stowell-Sendak Nutcracker, and Don Quixote in January (with a nod to PNB’s resident orchestra, celebrating its 25th anniversary this season).
Fall 2014 at Seattle Repertory Theatre
Jinx Monsoon and Major Scales bring their hilarious musical revue, The Vaudevillians, to the stage at Seattle Repertory Theatre, to open a delightfully eclectic new season at the Rep. Newly named Artistic Director Braden Abraham previews The Vaudevillians and the rest of the fall line-up at the Rep, which includes the New Play Festival, and the intense political drama of Robert Schenkkan’s two-play cycle set in LBJ’s presidency.
Fall 2014 at UW World Series
A Flamenco Antigone, Branford Marsalis goes Baroque, world music pop superstars, a dance meditation on technology and intimacy, pianist Jon Kimura Parker dips into film score fantasias, and Mark O’Connor for Christmas – this season’s offerings from the UW World Series are as eclectic and enticing as ever. Marta talks with Artistic Director Michelle Witt about their fall season.
The Fabulous Lipitones at Taproot Theatre
Barbershop Bee-Gees? Why not? Taproot Theatre presents The Fabulous Lipitones, about an ageing barbershop quartet missing a voice, and the unlikely replacement they choose. And yes, it’s full of singing – barbershop style! Actors Greg Stone, Jeff Berryman, Brad Walker and John Patrick Lowrie do some harmonizing for us, then join director Scott Nolte for Marta’s conversation about the show, onstage at Taproot through October 18.
Byron Schenkman & Friends opens its second season
It’s chamber music of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries this season, for Byron Schenkman and Friends. Those friends include violinist Ingrid Matthews, harpsichordist Ignacio Prego, the ensemble Gut Reaction, and more. Their first concert is September 21, Before Bach: Masters of the Seventeenth Century. Byron Schenkman fills us in on the many wonderful stories and details behind each of the concert programs this fall in this lively conversation with Marta Zekan.
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.
Blood Relations, Sound Theatre Company's Season Closer
It’s a story we think we know. Or do we? Sound Theatre Company closes its season with Blood Relations, onstage at Cornish Playhouse Studio. Marta talks with director Gianni Truzzi and actress Peggy Gannon about the play – a multi-layered exploration of the “why” underlying the mystery of Lizzie Borden, an infamous tale viewed through a modern lens. Did she? Didn’t she? Would you? (onstage thru 9/27; post-show talkback on Sept. 14)
A Chorus Line at 5th Avenue Theatre
A Chorus Line is, quite simply, a masterpiece. From the way it was conceived to the brilliant artists who brought it to life, the unforgettable musical score, and the effect it continues to have on audiences (nearly 40 years after its Broadway premiere), A Chorus Line is a must-see. Onstage through 9/28, it opens the 5th Avenue Theatre’s fabulous 2014-15 season. You’ll love Marta’s conversation with David Armstrong and Albert Evans about the season and especially their great stories about A Chorus Line . Listen in!
Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation
How did printmaking – once relegated to things like making reproductions of famous paintings – become a means of artistic expression?? Find out in this conversation with Bellevue Arts Museum’s Stefano Catalani about Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, 132 prints on view through October 12th. Learn how printmaking was transformed in the hands of some of the greatest artists in post WWII America, including Roy Lichtenstein, Sol LeWitt, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Barbara Kruger, Jasper Johns and many more.
The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts from the Japanese-American Internment Camps 1942-1946
Bellevue Arts Museum brings in a collection of rare and compelling objects in its newest exhibition: The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts from the Japanese-American Internment Camps 1942-1946. Gaman translates to enduring difficulty with patience and dignity. From the most utilitarian – a chair, a tool, a toy – to elevated expressions such as paintings, embroidery and ornamental items, these were crafted in difficult circumstances, collected and curated by the daughter of one of those interned.
Bellwether Bellevue 2014 - Connect
What connects us? Take a walk through Bellevue, from City Hall to City Park, and experience 32 surprising, beautiful, and provocative works of art that attempt to answer that question. It’s the City of Bellevue’s biennial, Bellwether Bellevue. These stunning works of public art were curated from more than 200 submissions. Mary Pat Byrne, Arts Specialist for the City of Bellevue, talks with Marta about the exhibition, some of the pieces on view, and the City of Bellevue’s strong commitment to public art. Bellwether Bellevue is free and open to all through October 12th.
ARTS CHANNEL LIBRARY
Hear all about it! From theatre to dance and visual arts to film, the Arts Channel Library houses some of the most exciting and unique past and present conversations in town. Interviews are organized by genre.