Join Seattle-born vocalist Stephanie Reese for an evening of original songs and bright local talent. Reese, who has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to London's West End (The King and I), has honed a versatile songwriting style that fuses pop, musical theatre and opera.
Leonard Bernstein, generally credited with popularizing Mahler's music more than any other conductor and making it a staple in the concert-hall forever, wrote fervently of the music's "apocalyptic radiance". The Philharmonic concludes their 2015-16 season with a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 1, "Titan", a work that baffled audiences at its first performances and is now its composer's best-known work. Seattle Symphony Associate Concertmaster Emma McGrath, who dazzled Philharmonic audiences with her 2014 performance of Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto, returns to play the West Coast premiere of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's shattering Violin Concerto.
The rhythms of city life, the meeting of cultures, and music of the Seattle region combine in this spirited final concert of Northwest Girlchoir’s 2015–2016 Season, “On the Town.” Set on the expansive stage of Benaroya Hall, this high-energy concert will feature toe-tapping numbers, majestic combined choir works and dynamic instrumental accompaniment to match the bustling metropolis just outside the door.
Samba into your summer as the infectious grooves of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pasqual and, of course, Stan Getz fill the hall with the sounds of Brazil and Latin America. The concert will include favorites such as "No More Blues," "One Note Samba," "A Day in the Life of a Fool" and "Corcovado."
There is no better way to celebrate the independence of our great nation than with the Ensign Symphony & Chorus. Audiences will delight to hear music that captures the imagination of all those who love freedom. We remember African American slaves who fought for their freedom through song, early settlers who wrote music to remember and teach of freedom and this beautiful country, pioneers and soldiers who sacrificed everything to create freedom, and more. Great music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Copland, Mack Wilberg, John Rutter, Moses Hogan and more will be on display.
IPA proudly presents the pianist Yi-Chih Lu — an artist hailed by Allgaeuerzeitung as "... a young man with every fiber to be a pianist ..." — in recital at Benaroya Hall. Mr. Lu is an advocate for Taiwanese folk music and a prolific chamber musician as well.
"Beautiful" simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that Ms. Patti is known and revered for.