MAIN STAGE 2019/2020


Eternal beloved

This timeless story of love, hope, and faith comes to life through the heartrendingly beautiful music of Isabella Leonarda, the most prolific female composer of the17th century. Countertenor Reginald L. Mobley and soprano Danielle Sampson sing the allegorical roles of Jesus and the Soul in this semi-staged concert production, accompanied by the Pacific MusicWorks Band under the direction of Stephen Stubbs.

Saturday October 26, 8:00pm | St. James Cathedral, Seattle

Sunday October 27, 2:00pm | Epiphany Parish


Orfeo ed Euridice

PMW, BEMF and the Seattle Symphony dive into the mythical world of Orfeo, the legendary musician who journeyed into the underworld to bring his beloved wife Euridice back to life. Rockstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky assumes the role of the mythic Orfeo alongside PMW favorite, Amanda Forsythe, guiding us through three major operatic settings of this tale by opera pioneers Monteverdi, Sartorio and Rossi.

Please note: Tickets for this event are only available through the Seattle Symphony website and are not offered through Pacific MusicWorks Season Subscriptions.

Friday November 22, 8:00pm | S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

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Join the festivities with this new program of joyous Christmas music from 18th century Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, and Peru. European, African, and indigenous elements dance together in a rich blend of memorable melodies and high-spirited Latin rhythms. Sopranos Tess Altiveros and Danielle Sampson join Stephen Stubbs and the Pacific MusicWorks Band for a delightfully different holiday treat.

Saturday December 14, 7:30pm | Epiphany Parish, Seattle

Sunday December 15, 2:00pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

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The fiery, virtuosic, and often freely improvisational violin music that became known as Stylus Fantasticus originated in early 17th century Italy and reached its zenith in the sonatas of Austrian composers Biber and Schmelzer. Baroque violinist Tekla Cunningham and a colorful continuo team of viola da gamba, baroque harp, baroque guitar, chittarone, harpsichord and organ take you on a journey into some of the wildest, most colorful, and most emotionally-charged music ever written.

Saturday March 7, 7:30pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Sunday March 8, 2:00pm | Epiphany Parish

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wayward sisters

The tradition of three women’s voices intertwined in vibrant and sensuous music making goes back centuries before the Wailin’ Jennys, the Supremes, and the Andrews Sisters. This unique program blends music from 17th century Rome and a new work by Seattle composer Karen P. Thomas with dance choreographed by Anna Mansbridge to weave a dynamic tapestry of sound and movement.

Sunday April 26 2:00pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall



We are pleased to announce the release of our CD, Total Eclipse: Music for Handel's Tenor!