With howling harmonies, gut-punching rhythms and a prehistoric plot that builds to the pagan sacrifice of a virgin dancing herself to death, it’s no wonder that Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring set off a riot at its first performance. Thomas Dausgaard, leading an oversized orchestra, lets loose all the physicality and wild abandon embedded in this earthshaking ballet.
Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist/photojournalist/filmmaker and Nikon Ambassador Robin Layton presents her new book, the lake, a stunning collection of portraits documenting Lake Washington. For this unique presentation, Robin teams up with Windham Hill Records founder and Grammy®-winning guitarist William Ackerman who will perform in front of videos and images from Robin’s book.
Perennial flamenco favorites Casa Patas return to Benaroya Hall with their newest show, Raíz de 4, created by and starring Rafael Peral and Marisa Adame. Raíz de 4 was born out of the admiration and esteem for flamenco by delving into its most primitive roots. The purest styles of flamenco — romances (ballads), martinetes, fandangos and soleares — are brought into the forefront with a cast of distinguished artists.
“[Amanda Forsythe] and Jaroussky spar vividly as he leads her out of the Underworld ...” (Gramophone).
Dive into the mythical world of Orfeo, the legendary musician who journeyed into the underworld to bring his beloved wife Euridice back to life. Rockstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky assumes the role of the mythic Orfeo, guiding us through three major operatic settings of this tale by opera pioneers Monteverdi, Sartorio and Rossi.