The improvisational style of Montreal-based Constantinople -- and the vocals of Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc -- will bring Strozzi’s baroque cantatas to life. The evening will also feature the instrumental works of Johannes Kapsberger. Event details: http://www.townhallseattle.org/early-music-guild-international-series-presents-constantinople-metamorfosi-musicali/
Hailed as the “Queen of Romani Songs,” legendary singer Esma Redzepova has been wowing audiences worldwide for more than 40 years. Backed by a folk ensemble, she'll perform an evening of Romani (Gypsy) and Macedonian songs.
One in four Americans makes less than a living wage. In "The Good Jobs Strategy," MIT’s Ton says this doesn’t have to be the case. According to Ton, if employers provide better jobs and invest in their workers, production costs will go down and profits will soar. Event details: http://www.townhallseattle.org/skillup-wa-and-aspen-institute-present-zeynep-ton-the-low-cost-of-good-jobs/
Government spying and surveillance—fueled in part by America’s overreliance on technology—has reached an all-time high in recent years, and the ACLU’s Soghoian will discuss measures to limit this power, protecting basic freedoms in the process.
Dave Barry, very humorous author from Florida. Read everything he writes. You won't regret it.
This performance features the joyous sounds of traditional German choral music for Christmas, including an atmospheric candlelight processional; traditional carols; and beautiful works by Brahms, Bruckner, Hildegard von Bingen, and Mendelssohn.
The visually-impaired dance troupe Articulate Ability feature a variety of Indian dance styles, from the more classical Bharatanatyam, to folk and ritual dance motifs. Their unique choreography showcases their struggles and triumphs as dancers. Event details: http://www.townhallseattle.org/association-for-indias-development-presents-articulate-ability-2/
The orchestra closes its season with a program including Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80; Berlioz’s Nuits d’Ete, Op. 7, featuring soprano Kimberly Giordano; and Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet selections. Founded in 1949 and conducted by Stephen Rogers Radcliffe since 2010, Thalia specializes in music from the mid-19th century to the present, featuring new works and rediscovered classics.
Early Music Guild’s season comes to a close with a return performance by Piffaro, a Philadelphia-based Renaissance band. Featuring their trademark collection of instruments--shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, krumhorns, drums, and bagpipes--they’ll journey through the historical compositions that inspired Bach’s own work.