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Kronos Quartet members
A songwriting workshop and community Fandango led Grammy winning L.A.-based duo Quetzal (Feb. 5); a free workshop with renowned ensemble the Kronos Quartet (Feb. 23); and a weeklong residency by English composer Brian Ferneyhough are among recent additions to the UW Music concert calendar for February 2016. Kronos Quartet, whose neo-classical arrangement of Jimi Hendrix’s anthemic Purple Haze secured their lasting fame and recognition, leads a Feb. 23 reading of new... Read more
Music Librarian Judy Tsou
Music Librarian Judy Tsou has been appointed to a five-­year term on the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) of the Library of Congress. An advisory group mandated by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 and appointed by the Librarian of Congress, the NRPB includes representatives from professional organizations and expert individuals concerned with the preservation of recorded sound. Its members include composers, musicians, musicologists, librarians, archivists, and... Read more
Stephen Stubbs conducts the UW Chambers singers
Last week, in the hands of conductor and artistic director Stephen Stubbs, Pacific MusicWorks performed Handel‘s Messiah as close to the way Handel and his forces originally performed it over 270 years ago as modern scholarship could achieve. Composed over just 24 days, the Messiah was first performed in 1742 at the Music Hall in Fishamble Street, Dublin, and 700 people crammed themselves into the modest venue to hear it. Last week, twice in area churches and Saturday and... Read more
UW Chamber Singers
The UW Chambers Singers play a pivotal role in ensemble-in-residence Pacific MusicWorks' and UW Music's co-production of Handel's Messiah Dec. 12 and 13 at Meany Theater. Read more in this article from the Seattle Times.
Handel, Messiah
Handel’s Messiah has been a holiday mainstay for years, with dramatic solos and an uplifting Hallelujah chorus familiar to generations of music lovers. But when the UW School of Music and Pacific MusicWorks present the Messiah on December 12-13 in Meany Hall, there will be some surprises along with the familiar. Read more in... Read more