The Seattle Compline Choir, one of the ensembles featured on episode 2 of "NW Focus Stories."
In Episode 2 of NW Focus Stories, we embark upon something never before embarked upon in the history of classical music radio in Seattle at this station: to cover each and every classical music event happening in Seattle in the coming weekend (Feb. 8-9) in under an hour!
Stuff that happens in the episode:
- Mike Brooks learns ballet dance moves!
- Bass-baritone Jonathan Woody sings Baroque drinking songs!
- We travel to exotic Bainbridge Island!
- Lisa Bergman tells tales of her favorite music and plays piano!
- Vivaldi does…opera??
- Conductor Paul Elliot Cobbs tells how he bribed his way in to see Karl Bohm conduct in Vienna with a pack of smokes!
- Olympia Symphony’s Huw Edwards bids us cheerio.
- We find peace at St. Mark’s Compline service.
Organizations featured in the episode:
- Byron Schenkman and Friends
- Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra
- Pacifica Chamber Orchestra
- Early Music Seattle and Orquesta Northwest
- Everett Philharmonic
- Olympia Symphony
- St. Mark’s (compline service)
Host and Executive Producer: Dacia Clay; segment producers and interviewers: Dacia Clay, Maggie Molloy, Nikhil Sarma, Marta Zekan, Mike Brooks, Dave Beck; audio engineering: Mike Brooks and Nikhil Sarma; theme music: “a storm of our own making,” by Daniel Webbon. Special thanks to Lisa Bergman and Maria Drury for their significant contributions to this episode.