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Amy Beach
Judy Tsou, head of the Music Library, discovered a long-lost unpublished manuscript by American songwriter Amy Beach last summer during an inventory project in the Music Library. The song, "Birth," written in 1929, was premiered by soprano Nataly Wickham at the spring 2010 Voice Division Recital. She was accompanied by pianist Rhonda Kline of the School of Music faculty. Hear a recording of the performance below. Amy (Mrs. H. H. A.) Beach (1867-1944). "Birth"... Read more
Cello close-up
School of Music graduates Julia Tai and Jeremy Jolley challenge listeners to rethink the musical genre of the concerto when their Seattle Modern Orchestra presents its season finale at Meany Theater Friday, May 13. "20th Century Concerti?" features an all-star cast of local classical musicians, including Clifford Dunn, flute; Michael Lim, violin; Maria Mannisto, soprano; Valerie Muzzolini Gordon, harp; and Matthew Kocmieroski and Gunnar Folsom, percussions.... Read more
Maria Larionoff and Robin McCabe
Two of the Pacific Northwest's finest classical musicians reunite at Brechemin Auditorium on Sunday, April 17 in a concert of works by Brahms, Schumann, and Faure. Seattle Symphony Orchestra Concert Master Maria Larionoff, violin, and School of Music Professor Robin McCabe, piano, are the featured guests for the final installment of this season's Barry Lieberman and Friends Series. Read more about this event.
Heri Purwanto and Young Sub Lee
The Division of Ethnomusicology welcomes visiting artists Young Sub Lee of Korea and Heri Purwanto of Java to the School of Music during Spring Quarter 2011. In addition to teaching classes and working with individual students, both artists will be featured in the Division's annual Ethnomusicology Visiting Artists Concert Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., at Meany Theater. Young Sub Lee is a talented young artist of Korean traditional music who specializes in wind instruments, such as daegum... Read more
Tim Berne
School of Music faculty members Richard Karpen, Cuong Vu, Juan Pampin, and Luke Bergman are on the bill for the third annual Improvised Music Project Festival (IMPfest) running April 30 through May 7 at various Seattle venues. The festival, which boasts an impressive lineup of local new music groups, many of them featuring current and former students from the UW Jazz Studies Program, will present a variety of nationally known musicians including New York-based saxophonist Tim Berne and drummer... Read more