Whether you prefer Zimbabwean folk or classical chamber music, whether you love wacky festivals or serious theater, whether you like being inside or outside or both, you’ll find a summer full of fun in the South Sound.
If you don’t already have tickets to Sasquatch – the alternative music festival stomping its big feet at the Gorge this weekend – you’re too late. Unless you’re willing to cough up a lot of money on the resale market.
For many Puget Sound folk, Memorial Weekend means one thing: the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle. The free festival, now in its 42nd year, celebrates all things folk: music, dancing, poetry and art from as many cultures as you can think of. But its not just a draw for the crowds who come to listen and watch it attracts plenty of local performers.
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It just keeps coming: Three of Tacoma’s local churches offer acoustically — and visually — beautiful spaces for free concerts of every style of music you could want.
When Svend Ronning, Amy Grinsteiner, Roberta Hansen-Downey and Cindy Renander walk on stage tonight at Annie Wright School, they’ll do more than just fill the Great Hall with beautiful, complex French music. They also will stop time – musically, aesthetically and symbolically – as they play one of classical music’s most important pieces: Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time.” Along with ground-breaking works by Ravel and Satie, it’s part of the season finale for the Second City Chamber Series.
From PLU to The Met and back again: Rising opera star Angela Meade returns as commencement speaker
Its hard for any university graduate to see into the future, but when Angela Meade attended commencement at Pacific Lutheran University in 2001, she probably didnt guess that within 12 years shed have won dozens of elite opera competitions, sung on stages from New Yorks Metropolitan to the Vienna State Opera, and performed with musicians such as Charles Dutoit, Roberto Abbado and Plácido Domingo.
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You know a pop star is huge when he books KeyArena a year in advance. Justin Timberlake announced today that hes bringing his 20/20 Experience to Seattle on May 17, 2014.
The Northwests own Heart and Death Cab for Cutie will headline Seattles annual Bumbershoot festival this year. Bumbershoot takes over Seattle Center every Labor Day weekend and features concerts, literary events, art, comedy and more. This years festival runs Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.
At first glance, Paul Haas — the second of four candidates for the Tacoma Symphony’s music director position, in town this week for his audition concert at the Pantages — seems like a bundle of contradictions: A New Yorker who loves hiking and nature. A composer and multimedia innovator who lists Brahms’ 4th symphony — the main work on Saturday’s TSO program — as one of his all-time favorites. A conductor who’s willing to play both cutting-edge music (such as a new work by Tacoma-born Alexandra Bryant, which he will do Saturday) and the local football team’s theme song.
The second candidate in the Tacoma Symphony's search for a new musical director New Yorker Paul Haas takes the podium Tuesday for a concert Saturday, with a creative vision for the future.
For a nerdy white guy with an accordion, “Weird Al” Yankovic has enjoyed a pretty good career. He owns three Grammys, has sold more than 12 million albums, has 3 million Twitter followers, and, more recently, produced two books and a 3-D film, “Al’s Brain.”
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