We were delighted to have soprano Amanda Forsythe back with us for our program called Roman Holiday. The “back-up band” was equally spectacular with Ingrid Matthews joining Tekla Cunningham on violins, Elisabeth Reed up from the Bay Area to join us on baroque cello and our regular “house continuo band” of Henry Lebedinsky on harpsichord, […]

As I wrote last month, I am now in New York working on Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie, in a large-scale production at the Juilliard School, with Stephen Wadsworth stage directing and Zack Winokur creating the choreography, and for the first time ever, bringing the Vocal Arts department, the Dance department and the Historical Performance department […]

Having completed our highly successful March concert with Reggie Mobley (full house, standing ovation, glowing review) and our recording of virtuoso violin repertoire of the 17th century (Stylus Phantasticus) with soloist Tekla Cunningham and the wonderful recording team at Bastyr, I’m headed to New York for the next month to conduct Rameau’s first operatic masterpiece Hippolyte et Aricie. This […]

Back in Seattle after an epic trip to South Africa, including safaris in magnificent landscapes with myriad animal sightings – some at extremely close quarters – and then two weeks of recording Handel’s Almira in Bremen, we jumped into the middle of the action with our special concert with Reginald L. Mobley last Sunday. Some […]

Happy New Year from sunny South Africa! Maxine, Hannah, Julianna and I are enjoying a long-overdue family reunion with the added luxury of having a second summer in the midst of our own winter. Temperatures are normally in the 90’s here in the summer, but the past few days of 100 plus temperatures have made […]

This first week of December has us doing a series of Underground Concerts under the title Feliz Navidad (Dec. 2 on Whidbey Island, Dec. 3 at Bellevue’s Resonance at SOMA Towers, and Dec. 5 at Naked City Brewery) – giving us yet another opportunity to explore the wonderfully rich repertoire of the Spanish New World from the baroque and […]

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, […]