“Zēlos” is Greek for “zeal,” and that’s what this California-based quartet brought to a June 2019 NW Focus LIVE performance of music by Jean-Baptiste Singelée.
From an October 2015 “NW Focus Live,” Jessica Choe on piano and Eric Mandat on clarinet perform movements 3 and 4 from Gerald Finzi’s “Five Bagatelles.”
There are so many delightful ways to bridge the worlds of jazz and classical music. Back in February 2013, virtuosic guitarist Jason Vieaux showed us one way during “NW Focus Live” — with this performance of the eternal Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood.”
During “Bernstein at 100,” the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth in 2018, The Seattle Marimba Quartet returned to Northwest Focus Live to share their latest arrangements — among them, this rousing take on “America.”
Just in time for Christmas, here’s a video of Seattle handbell choir Bells of the Sound performing “Good Christian Men, Rejoice” — “In dulci jubilo” — at KING FM studios for an episode of NW Focus Live.
It’s a touch of Celtic Christmastide with Magical Strings — Philip and Pam Boulding — seen here performing in February 2017 for NW Focus LIVE. The piece is “Miss Hamilton” by Cornelius Lyons.
The vibrant and youthful energy of a new family member inspired this original composition by Andy Clausen. In our exclusive in-studio video, the Westerlies capture the excitement of early childhood—as well as some of its unexpected turns.
An old English ballad gets a brassy new spin in the Westerlies’ rendition of “Saro,” which borrows from an arrangement by Nico Muhly and Sam Amidon. The tune, which dates back to the 18th century, is timeless
Violinist Marley Erickson was the winner of the 2017 KING FM Young Artist Awards for the lower age division.Watch her performance of Paganini’s Caprice No. 17.
Pacific Musicworks performs “Tu, mi dios” by Esteban Salas, a Cuban composer and contemporary of Haydn.
Cellist Kristy Park was the winner of the 2017 KING FM Young Artist Awards for the upper age division. Watch her performance of the Allegro from Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata.
Husband-and-wife duo Ryan and Heather Dudenbostel perform a selection from Ricky Ian Gordon’s opera on the famous Greek myth of Orpheus & Euridice.
It takes two to tango! The husband-and-wife horn and violin duo Gustavo and Laura Camacho perform “Autumn” from Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
Bassoonist Dana Jackson, a winner of the Ladies Musical Club’s Frances Walton Competition, performs Saint-Saëns’ sparkling Sonata for Bassoon & Piano.
Violist Aaron Conitz, a winner of the Ladies Musical Club’s Frances Walton Competition, performs Liszt’s aching Romance Oubliée.
Harpist Sophie Baird-Daniel plays a romantic harp sonata by Germaine Tailleferre, an influential French composer of the 20th century.
Magical Strings are a harp and dulcimer duo comprised of Philip and Pam Boulding. In this sparkling performance, they lend their fingers to an old Irish folk tune.
Angelo Rondello lends his fingers to a sparkling selection from Debussy’s first volume of Images. The piece evokes the image of light reflecting off the rippling surface of the water.
The genre-defying TangleTown Trio lends their voices to two musical haiku by composer Samuel Jones, recorded live in our KING FM studios.
Conductor and pianist Teddy Abrams and his team of musicians straddle the line between classical and jazz in this dynamic and exciting in-studio performance.
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