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“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
This video was made by Sean MacLean. Harpist Sophie Baird-Daniel and bassoonist Dana Jackson are co-founders and directors of San Juan Island’s Archipelago Collective. Watch as they perform Bernard Andrès’ Chants d’arrière-saison for Bassoon and Harp.
On Northwest Focus LIVE with Sean MacLean in May of 2016, pianist Angela Drăghicescu & friends previewed the William Bolcom tribute they took to Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.
On King FM’s Northwest Focus LIVE, violinist Takumi Taguchi, winner of the King FM 2018 Young Artist Awards, justified his meteoric rise with this fleet-fingered performance of charm, maturity and wit.
On King FM’s Northwest Focus LIVE, flutist Julin Cheung, winner of the King FM 2018 Young Artist Awards in the younger division, played these two movements from Bach’s a minor Partita after charming our audience.
On King FM’s Northwest Focus LIVE, Phoebe Rawn, winner of the 2018 Frank and Lu Horsfall Competition upper division, played the first movement of Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, with pianist Carlin Ma playing the orchestral reduction.
When The Sound Ensemble asked Clark to write them a new piece, his research turned up that Eleanor of Aquitaine had written Hildegard of Bingen a letter asking for advice. And we had Hildegard’s reply. It was
On King FM’s Northwest Focus LIVE with Sean MacLean, saxophonist Erik Steighner was joined by guitarist Cameron O’Connor
On King FM’s Northwest Focus LIVE with Sean MacLean, alto saxophonist Erik Steighner was joined by pianist Angela Drăghicescu.
On King FM’s Northwest Focus LIVE with Sean MacLean, Pacific Musicworks preview their “Navidad” concert of Christmas music from new and old Spain.
On King FM’s Northwest Focus LIVE with Sean MacLean, 14 year old violinist Marley Erickson claimed her prize as winner of King FM’s 2017 Young Artist Awards, in the lower age division.
On King FM’s Northwest Focus LIVE with Sean MacLean, 16 year old cellist Kristy Park claimed her prize as winner of King FM’s 2017 Young Artist Awards, in the upper age division.
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