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SEATTLE CLASSICAL MUSIC NEWS COVERAGE

The latest news on performances of Classical Music in Seattle.

Tod Machover World Premiere For Kronos Quartet Livestreamed Photo Tod Machover World Premiere For Kronos Quartet Livestreamed
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2019

As a part of its important initiative to support the future of the string quartet, the globally-renowned Kronos Quartet will perform the first public performance of GAMMIFIED by American composer Tod Machover, through the expansive 50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire commissioning and ...
Mixed Chorus Of Retired Senior Citizens Rock The South Sound Photo Mixed Chorus Of Retired Senior Citizens Rock The South Sound
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2019

For the first time SilverSounds Northwest presents two matinees for their upcoming What's in a Name Spring concert. At 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday April 6 and 7, 2019, this mixed chorus of retired seniors will rock the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. Known for their cleverly themed perfor...
Watras, Lim Start New Year with New Label and CD Photo Watras, Lim Start New Year with New Label and CD
by Erica Miner - February 04, 2019

Freshly minted independent record label, Seattle-based and artist-led, specializes in classical music with an emphasis on new music...
BPA Announces Winner Of BSO Young Artist Competition Photo BPA Announces Winner Of BSO Young Artist Competition
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2018

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 1st Place Winner of the BSO's 2019 Young Artist Concerto Competition is Emily Jeeho Park (piano) for her performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 (1st movement). Renee Ruiyi Qin (harp) was awarded 2nd Place for her pe...
Seattle Men's Chorus To Present Holiday Concerts This December Photo Seattle Men's Chorus To Present Holiday Concerts This December
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2018

Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) rings in the holiday season with the high-spirited Jingle All the Way from December 9-23 at Benaroya Hall. For the first time since 2004, Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus will debut a new vocal ensemble. The Supertonics will share their tight-harmony a cappe...
ChoralSounds Announces Holiday Concerts: Bellevue & Burien Photo ChoralSounds Announces Holiday Concerts: Bellevue & Burien
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2018

On December 8 & 9, the entire Northwest Associated Arts choral family will present their annual Christmas program at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. This annual holiday extravaganza, titled Christmas Sounds in Burien features five choruses, over 100 singers ages 9 to 90, and is one of...
Taiwan Philharmonic Performs Seattle Debut With Stephen Hough Photo Taiwan Philharmonic Performs Seattle Debut With Stephen Hough
by BWW News Desk - November 03, 2018

'One of Asia's best' (Los Angeles Times), the Taiwan Philharmonic performs at the Meany Center for the Performing Arts in Seattle on November 3 at 7:30 PM as part of their 2018 North American tour. The orchestra, led by Maestro Shao-Chia Lu, returns two years after their highly acclaimed United Stat...
Taiwan Philharmonic Performs Seattle Debut With Stephen Hough Photo Taiwan Philharmonic Performs Seattle Debut With Stephen Hough
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2018

'One of Asia's best' (Los Angeles Times), the Taiwan Philharmonic performs at the Meany Center for the Performing Arts in Seattle on November 3 at 7:30 PM as part of their 2018 North American tour. The orchestra, led by Maestro Shao-Chia Lu, returns two years after their highly acclaimed United Stat...
Markus Stenz Conducts Kurtag World Premiere At La Scala Photo Markus Stenz Conducts Kurtag World Premiere At La Scala
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2018

This November at Teatro alla Scala, conductor Markus Stenz leads the world premiere of the highly-anticipated world premiere performance of Fin de Partie, the first and only opera by the beloved, visionary composer Gyorgy Kurtag, composed at the age of 91.  Based on the famous Samuel Beckett play, c...
Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Season Opens This November Photo Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Season Opens This November
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2018

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra's opening concerts will introduce our new Music Director and Conductor Mario Alejandro Torres and showcase a program that is set to comfort, welcome, and delight our beloved audience. The concert opens with the soothing and warmhearted Gayane's Adagio by Aram Khachaturi...
WNO Announces Zambello Contract Extension And Evan Rogister As New Principal Conducto Photo WNO Announces Zambello Contract Extension And Evan Rogister As New Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2018

 Ellen Berelson, Chair of Washington National Opera's (WNO) Board of Trustees, and Timothy O'Leary, WNO's new General Director, announce important updates to the company's leadership structure, laying the groundwork for a new era of bold artistic plans and service to the Washington community. WNO ha...
LIVE @ BENAROYA HALL Presents 4 Emerging Artists This Fall Photo LIVE @ BENAROYA HALL Presents 4 Emerging Artists This Fall
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2018

This Fall Live @ Benaroya Hall demonstrates its commitment to supporting emerging artists with a series of four artists on the rise: Royal, Springs, Beving and Micarelli. The Live @ Benaroya Hall season continues through December and into 2019 with four added concerts: Brickman, The Tenors, The Engl...
Music Director Gianandrea Noseda Opens The NSO's 2018-2019 Season Photo Music Director Gianandrea Noseda Opens The NSO's 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 04, 2018

NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda leads the Orchestra on a journey exploring the link between image and sound. Three performances-Thursday, September 27,  at 7 p.m.; Friday, September 28, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, September 29, at 8 p.m.-at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall include Sergei Rachmanino...
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE! Comes to Benaroya's Expanded Season Photo NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE! Comes to Benaroya's Expanded Season
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2018

Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now for the 22nd Season of the Seattle National Geographic Live Speaker Series presented by the Seattle Symphony. In 2018 and 2019 National Geographic Live crisscrosses the globe and reaches back through time from the imposing pyramids of ancient Egypt to...
Springtime South Sound Choral Concerts Offer Something for Everyone!  Photo Springtime South Sound Choral Concerts Offer Something for Everyone! 
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2018

On Saturday May 5 at 2pm, KidSounds, YouthSounds & TeenSounds Northwest present a varied and fun show titled Spring is in the Air. Director Kerstin Shaffer conducts an entertaining program that includes pieces like Jabbawockey, We are the Music Makers, and Everlasting Melody; an afternoon filled wit...
Legendary Soprano Kathleen Battle To Sing Spirituals With Local Choirs Photo Legendary Soprano Kathleen Battle To Sing Spirituals With Local Choirs
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2018

American soprano Kathleen Battle's luminous voice has been called '…without qualification, one of the very few most beautiful in the world' (The Washington Post ). Yet beyond the glory of her singing, in a career filled with countless accolades, honors and major milestones, what has perhaps distingu...
BWW Interview: Ludovic Morlot, Part 2: The Next Chapter Photo BWW Interview: Ludovic Morlot, Part 2: The Next Chapter
by Erica Miner - January 22, 2018

Morlot discusses his future plans after the Seattle Symphony...
BWW Interview: Ludovic Morlot, Part 1: The Importance of Being Berlioz Photo BWW Interview: Ludovic Morlot, Part 1: The Importance of Being Berlioz
by Erica Miner - January 21, 2018

Based on Shakespeare's delightful comic romp Much Ado About Nothing, the opera embodies the composer's love for the Bard...
Internationally Renowned St. Olaf Choir Shares its Artistry with Seattle Photo Internationally Renowned St. Olaf Choir Shares its Artistry with Seattle
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2018

Under the direction of conductor Anton Armstrong, the St. Olaf Choir kicks off an 11-city tour on January 31, 2018 at Seattle's Benaroya Hall. For more than a century the world-renowned St. Olaf Choir has set a gold standard for choral singing and for this tour the ensemble's 75 singers present an e...
Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Names Winners of 2018 Young Artist Concerto Competition Photo Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Names Winners of 2018 Young Artist Concerto Competition
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra has announced the 1st Place Winner of the BSO's 2018 Young Artist Concerto Competition is Phoebe Rawn for her performance of Flute Fantaisie by H e....
Friends Of City Arts Announces Andrea Bocelli In Concert Photo Friends Of City Arts Announces Andrea Bocelli In Concert
by BWW News Desk - December 06, 2017

World-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli will be returning to Seattle on June 24. Seattle fans will also be treated to one of the leading symphony orchestras, the Seattle Symphony, as a very special guest at this performance. Come and enjoy Andrea Bocelli's unmatched repertoire of famed Arias, love songs...