Monday, March 21, 2011

Exciting Music Coming Up In Seattle

Although Seattle Opera won't be making much noise until April 1, opening night of Don Giovanni, we're excited about a couple of other events coming up soon and presented for area music-lovers by friends of ours:

American Handel Festival. Acis & Galatea and Esther.
As you may know, this spring Seattle is hosting more than 2 dozen concerts and recitals of music by Handel and his contemporaries. The festival, which began last week, concludes next weekend with Pacific Musicworks and Tudor Choir’s performance of Handel's oratorio Esther and Boston Early Music Festival’s production of his early opera Acis and Galatea. CLICK HERE for more information.

Seattle Men's Chorus, "Falling in Love Again": Morgan Smith performs Jake Heggie's For A Look Or A Touch with David Pichette.
CLICK HERE for more information. Seattle Opera favorite, baritone Morgan Smith--who sang Don Giovanni for Seattle Opera, opposite Lawrence Brownlee as Don Ottavio, the LAST time our Young Artists Program presented Mozart's great tragicomedy in Bellevue--is back in town for performances of this extraordinary work by one of America's greatest composers. In May of 2007, Music of Remembrance, who commissioned this groundbreaking piece of musical drama, presented it at the Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall starring Morgan Smith and the late Julian Patrick. This year, beloved local actor David Pichette takes up the role of an older man haunted by Smith as the memory of a love destroyed by fascism and homophobia.

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