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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Seattle, WA, United States

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SeattleLigeti, Elgar, Beach

Ligeti, Elgar, Beach
Seattle Symphony; Thomas Dausgaard; Alisa Weilerstein

SeattleLutosławski, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky

Lutosławski, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky
Seattle Symphony; Andrey Boreyko; Alexander Melnikov
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PNB proves ballet is for the stage and the screen

Leta Biasucci in Emeralds © Angela Sterling
Pacific Northwest Ballet's Rep 1 delivers a magnificent first installment of their 2020-2021 virtual season.
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Linking jazz and opera: Charlie Parker's Yardbird in Seattle

Joshua Stewart (Charlie Parker) © Sunny Martini

Composer Daniel Schnyder and librettist Bridgette A. Wimberly, both in their Seattle Opera debuts, have done a creditable job of conveying the jazz artist’s lifework.

***11
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Mieczysław Weinberg’s Violin Concerto a welcome newcomer to Seattle

Thomas Dausgaard, Gidon Kremer and the Seattle Symphony © James Holt
Violinist Gidon Kremer has championed the music of 20th-century Polish composer, Mieczysław Weinberg, whose music, influenced by Shostakovich, has so far been rarely heard. Here, Kremer performed the Violin Concerto.
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Strengths and weaknesses in Kent Stowell’s Cinderella at PNB

Pacific Northwest Ballet company dancers in Kent Stowell’s Cinderella © Angela Sterling
Sumptuous costumes, brilliant colors, excellent dancers create a glorious show which is unfortunately too long for the material. 
***11
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja's stunning return to Seattle

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony © Carlin Ma

PatKop gives a life-or-death account of Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto with the Seattle Symphony and Thomas Dausgaard on a programme framed by Scandinavian colours.

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Thomas Zehetmair does double duty in Seattle

Thomas Zehetmair © Julien Mignot
Thomas Zehetmair plays Beethoven's sole violin concerto in Seattle before conducting lively Mozart with a Bohemian flavour. 
***11
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