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Seattle Arts & Lectures Presents Ben Fountain

Wednesday, 1 March, 2017 7:30PM

Ben Fountain is the author of the 2012 war novel and soon-to-be film, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, directed by Ang Lee. Fountain tells a funny, poignant tale of a group of soldiers slated as football halftime entertainment when footage from the battlefield transforms them into American heroes overnight. He also authored the collection of short stories Brief Encounters with Che Guevara (2006) and is the recipient of the PEN/Hemingway Award, the O. Henry Prize and two Pushcart Prizes.

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Michael Partington

Saturday, 4 March, 2017 7:30PM

Michael Partington is one of the most engaging concert players of his generation. Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine for his “lyricism, intensity and clear technical command,” this award-winning British guitarist has performed to unanimous critical praise.

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Byron Schenkman & Friends - Bach's Goldberg Variations

Sunday, 5 March, 2017 7:00PM

First Prize winner at the 2012 Westfield International Harpsichord Competition, Ignacio Prego "provides an exhibition of dizzying virtuosity allied with compelling emotional directness" (Voix des Arts) in this rare opportunity to hear one of the greatest musical masterpieces of all time.

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Ensign Symphony & Chorus Presents - Good News: Rejoicing and Praising

Friday, 10 March, 2017 7:30PM

Ensign Symphony & Chorus is excited to announce Season Subscription availability for our 2016 – 2017 Season.

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Havana Heat II

Friday, 10 March, 2017 7:30PM

Praised by The Seattle Times as being “possessed of dazzling technique and rhythmic fire,” Aldo López-Gavilán returns to perform with Northwest Sinfonietta musicians. A dynamic performer blending classical training with the infectious rhythm of Cuban music, López-Gavilán has earned high praise for his ability to collaborate with artists from Joshua Bell to Smokey Robinson, and more.

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown in Concert

Saturday, 11 March, 2017 8:00PM

The Unsinkable Molly Brown celebrates the spirit of an American woman who emerged from the backwoods of Colorado, danced her way through ballrooms of the world’s elite, and survived the sinking of the Titanic. Seattle’s own Billie Wildrick directs this unique staging featuring six different professional actors "tag teaming" the plum role of Molly through her long and spectacular life. This All-American hero will be represented by women of all ages and ethnicities who embody the spirit of Molly Brown.

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown in Concert

Sunday, 12 March, 2017 2:00PM

The Unsinkable Molly Brown celebrates the spirit of an American woman who emerged from the backwoods of Colorado, danced her way through ballrooms of the world’s elite, and survived the sinking of the Titanic. Seattle’s own Billie Wildrick directs this unique staging featuring six different professional actors "tag teaming" the plum role of Molly through her long and spectacular life. This All-American hero will be represented by women of all ages and ethnicities who embody the spirit of Molly Brown.

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Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

Sunday, 12 March, 2017 3:00PM

With over 100 of the most talented musicians in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra brings unparalleled excitement and vitality to professional-level performances of major symphonic masterworks each year. Join us in March for Hector Berlioz’s strange and sublime Symphonie Fantastique, a bizarre musical tone portrait filled with dramatic hallucinations of love and longing, witches dancing, whirling waltzes, and a march to the scaffold! The concert also includes George Gershwin's jazzy Piano Concerto in F and a newly commissioned work created for the Seattle Youth Symphony by SYSO alumni Benjamin Ash. Entitled “Collide-a-scope”, the piece brings together Mr. Ash’s sensibilities as a SYSO violinist and an NYU-educated composer .

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Seattle Baroque Orchestra: Bach Brandenburg Celebration

Saturday, 18 March, 2017 7:30PM

Seattle Baroque Orchestra Founder Ingrid Matthews joins the Orchestra as guest violin soloist for a splendid celebration of string music featuring J.S. Bach’s violin concertos.

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National Geographic Live: Beauty and the Bizarre

Sunday, 19 March, 2017 2:00PM

Photographer Anand Varma shares bizarre — and beautiful — images that reveal the secret life cycle of the honeybee, capture the lightning-fast behaviors of hummingbirds and offer a rare glimpse at our world's small wonders.

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