Performing Monteverdi’s Orfeo over the past weekend in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver was even more of a thrill than I had anticipated. The company of 9 singers and 18 instrumentalists quickly grewRead More
Dear friends, This month we look forward to our concert performances of Monteverdi’s first operatic masterpiece, L’Orfeo, in Vancouver, Portland and Seattle. I have always regarded Orfeo as a secularRead More
August has been beautiful, including very satisfying concerts on Whidbey Island and Vancouver with our PMW house band featuring Tess Altiveros and Danielle Sampson as soprano soloists in a gorgeousRead More
Here it is – almost August in this sublime Seattle summer (seeming determined to help us forget one of the dreariest winters ever here) and we at PMW are packing up to head off to Whidbey IslandRead More
Since May 15th, Gilbert Blin, Paul O’Dette and I have been leading rehearsals of our most ambitious Boston Early Music Festival Opera to date: Andre Campra’s Opera-Ballet called Le Carnaval de Venise.Read More
How rare to be able to say that a concert was perfect in every way—programming, soloist, balance, precision, musicianship, style, dynamics, pitch, phrasing, nuance, and so on.
Pacific MusicWorks hit this jackpot Sunday afternoon at Nordstrom Recital Hall. Even the acoustics in this hall, which can be problematic with modern instruments playing in high registers, were just right for this concert of Handel’s music with period instruments and a tenor soloist, Aaron Sheehan.Read More
One of the most positive environments for music students is the opportunity to perform alongside excellent professionals. At the University of Washington School of Music, the new partnership with the pros – in this case, the much-lauded Pacific MusicWorks – is providing bonuses for both students and audiences in the stellar new production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”Read More