PMW's signature concert series
Published 30 years after his Vespers, Claudio Monteverdi’s last great collection of church music, Selva Morale, was conceived and written for the glorious and spacious acoustics of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. Pacific MusicWorks Artistic Director Stephen Stubbs directs a stellar lineup of singers and instrumentalists in this breathtaking and inspirational program.
Stradella's dramatic Cantata per il Santissimo Natale and Corelli's beloved 'Christmas' Concerto are only a few of the highlights of this festive holiday program of joyous music from 17th and 18th century Rome. Soloists include sopranos Tess Altiveros and Danielle Sampson, tenor Thomas Segen, countertenor Nathan Medley and bass Matthew Treviño, with Stephen Stubbs and Tekla Cunningham leading Pacific MusicWorks Orchestra.
Burning passion, tender desire, and fierce jealousy come to life in the music of Barbara Strozzi - the best known of a small number of women who found success in the male-dominated world of 17th century professional musicians- and her contemporaries. Sopranos Tess Altiveros and Danielle Sampson join Stephen Stubbs and the Pacific MusicWorks House Band for a journey into the world of love gone right, love gone wrong, and love just plain gone.
Composed immediately following his wildly successful Messiah, this dramatic tale of love, betrayal, faith, and redemption has remained one of Handel's most enduringly popular oratorios. Stephen Stubbs leads the Pacific MusicWorks orchestra and UW Chamber Singers with internationally acclaimed tenor Aaron Sheehan in the title role.