Stories from Ireland’s Great Famine come alive in Donnacha Dennehy’s new cantata, performed by Irish sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird.
Violinist Augustin Hadelich recently released a recording of Brahms and Ligeti violin concertos. The Brahms premiered in 1879, while the Ligeti premiered in its final version in 1992. In this interview, Hadelich talks about what (on Earth)
This month former Seattle Symphony Vice President for Artistic Planning, Elena Dubinets begins a new chapter in her distinguished artistic career. After 16 years at the Seattle Symphony, Elena heads to Atlanta to take on that orchestra’s
Hear Dave Beck’s in-depth conversations with musicians from the 2019 SCMS Summer Festival.
Instead of traditional notions of melody and harmony, Alvin Lucier’s music plays with the physical properties of sound and space.
Explore the rich musical history of the Afro-Brazilian berimbau, a musical bow used to accompany the martial art of capoeira.
We are moving to Seattle Opera’s civic home at Seattle Center!
Clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer Ken Thomson is probably best known for his work in the Bang on a Can All-Stars, an amplified chamber ensemble known for championing contemporary classical and experimental sounds. But his recent album of
Nat Evans’ Music for Daily Life
Step inside our Second Inversion music library with this special episode of Classical KING FM’s NW Focus LIVE—now available for on-demand listening!
From Octave 9 to Outer Space: Derek Bermel’s Adventures at the Seattle Symphony…
We’ve raised two-thirds of the total $3 million it’ll take to retro-fit and move KING FM to a new home, but we still have a ways to go.
With four Grammy Awards, an impressively varied discography, and a continuing solo career spanning the whole world, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter now releases an album of charming short works and concerto fragments. She spoke with KING FM’s Dave
The benefits of learning how to play a musical instrument has been proven time and time again. Here are our top 10 reasons to play piano.
Pianist Lisa Bergman, host of Explore Music and afternoons on KING FM, shares her most beloved works for piano and orchestra. Emil von Sauer: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Lisa says: Passionate and soulful – with
Geoffrey Larson investigates the culinary choices of famous composers, and what this tells us about their music.
Take a look at these amazing, bizarre pianos! 1. The Whaletone Created by the Polish designer Robert Majkut. Note: not actually an acoustic instrument, it houses a high-end Roland synthesizer. May not actually be able to communicate
How the teenage composer brought Gregorio Allegri’s timeless Miserere to the masses By Geoffrey Larson Composed early in the 17th century, Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere mei, Deus remains one of the most beautiful sacred choral works of all
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final opera was a grand collaboration with librettist Emanuel Schikaneder, premiering just two months before the composer’s death at the age of 35. The plot of The Magic Flute is a fascinating mix of
Learn more about KING FM’s Second Inversion program, featuring the great classical music being composed and performed today.