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April 2017

Louis Armstrong: A New Orleans State of Mind

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Avenue North
Edmonds, WA 98020 United States
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Jazz was born in New Orleans, and Louis Armstrong was the first great soloist of the emerging, uniquely American art form. Born in 1901 and suffering through a difficult upbringing, Armstrong was a precocious eleven year-old when he bought himself his first cornet for $5—and the world was forever changed. Our concert will feature jazz works from Louis’ earliest years with Kid Ory’s band in New Orleans, his earliest recordings in Chicago with King Oliver and with his own groups-—the…

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Sammamish Symphony Orchestra Presents Romantic Exotica

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Meydenbauer Theatre, 11100 Northeast 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004 United States
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Four composers evoke lands and eras other than their own in this colorful and alluring program. Johann Strauss, Jr. demonstrates his flair for writing music in something other than 3/4 time in his Egyptian March. Camille Saint-Saëns' gifts for beguiling melodies and rich orchestration are amply displayed in the Bacchanale from his opera Samson and Delilah. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular work, the grand symphonic poem Scheherazade, caps this musical voyage to distant realms and times. Flutist Sandra Saathoff is the…

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May 2017

Der Rosenkavalier – The Met: Live in HD

May 20 @ 9:54 am - 2:44 pm
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road,
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his…

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Music of Remembrance Spring Concert: Ceija

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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  Music of Remembrance presents Ceija, a Holocaust Remembrance concert featuring the world premieres of two new MOR commissions that focus on the fate of Europe's Roma. American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian’s to open myself, to scream shares the story of Romani artist Ceija Stojka, who survived three concentration camps to become a noted painter and writer. This work combines live chamber music with electronic recording, and incorporates compelling imagery by the Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad. New dances by Olivier Wevers…

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June 2017

Christian McBride with SRJO: The Art of the Bass

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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If you don’t know Christian McBride, prepare yourself for a new favorite jazz artist. Virtuoso bassist CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE is a leading figure on today’s international jazz stage and a dominant contributor to the New York jazz scene, performing with such groups as Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center and the bands of Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, and Chick Corea, plus his own fabulous trio that has repeatedly thrilled audiences at sold-out concerts in Seattle. A four-time GRAMMY winner, McBride appears…

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Christian McBride with SRJO: The Art of the Bass

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033 United States
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If you don’t know Christian McBride, prepare yourself for a new favorite jazz artist. Virtuoso bassist CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE is a leading figure on today’s international jazz stage and a dominant contributor to the New York jazz scene, performing with such groups as Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center and the bands of Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, and Chick Corea, plus his own fabulous trio that has repeatedly thrilled audiences at sold-out concerts in Seattle. A four-time GRAMMY winner, McBride appears…

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