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Pacific MusicWorks is thrilled to bring this spectacular performance of the intimate chamber cantatas of Agostino Steffani to Seattle as part of a 7-City CD release tour. PMW Artistic Director Stephen Stubbs, who is also Artistic Co-Director of the Boston Early Music Festival, is joined by his colleagues Amanda Forsythe, Emoke Baráth, Colin Balzer, and Christian Immler with a colorful continuo team to present this emotionally charged and powerful program dedicated to the music of one of the most important composers between Monteverdi and Handel.
Saturday October 28, 7:30 pm
St. Mark’s Cathedral – TICKETS
It was the first unqualified operatic masterpiece, full of dramatic word painting, narrative urgency, rich orchestration, and exquisite writing for vocal ensemble. L’Orfeo feels as fresh and full of relevance as it must have at its premiere in 1607. Monteverdi specialist and GRAMMY® winner Stephen Stubbs leads Pacific MusicWorks and the Dark Horse Consort in a concert version featuring Colin Balzer in the title role.
Friday December 8, 7:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynwood – TICKETS
Saturday December 9, 7:30 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Mercer Island – TICKETS
Sunday December 10, 2:00 pm
St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle – TICKETS
Four dramatic Advent cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach trace the journey to Christmas through prophecy, anticipation, and, ultimately, hope. The story comes to life through some of Bach’s most beautiful music, from the contemplative to the celebratory, full of memorable melodies and colorful musical tapestries. This extraordinary program features the voices of soprano Tess Altiveros, alto Laura Pudwell, tenor Zachary Finkelstein, and baritone Zachary Lenox along with Stephen Stubbs and the PMW Orchestra.
Sunday February 11, 2:00 pm
St. Mark’s Cathedral – TICKETS
Join Pacific MusicWorks for an in-depth exploration of the many contributions of Black musicians to American music, from colonial times through the birth of 19th century popular song, the music of the Civil War, and the rise of Spirituals and Gospel music. Trace African, European, and American musical threads as they intertwined to create a distinctly American musical heritage. Internationally acclaimed countertenor Reginald L. Mobley joins an ensemble of period banjo, guitar, strings, and piano for this unique and unforgettable program.
At age 19, Georg Frideric Händel, not satisfied with being simply a local wonder in his native Germany, set off for Italy—the center of the 18th century musical universe—to find fame and fortune. In Rome, he worked alongside some of the most important musicians of the time and it was there that the young composer wrote some of his most dramatic, virtuosic and exciting works. This exceptional concert features internationally-acclaimed soprano Amanda Forsythe with Pacific MusicWorks Orchestra under the direction of Stephen Stubbs.