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Sir Mix-A-Lot Turns An Orchestra Into A Giant Dance Party

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment

In the spirit of absurd (but most certainly divine) combinations of today, the Seattle Symphony -- under the direction of Gabriel Prokofiev, London-b...

Götterdämmerung in Seattle

Ivan Katz | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts
Ivan Katz

None of the Ring operas are easy to conduct, and Götterdämmerung is perhaps most difficult of all. The music is vast, sprawling, and all too often it is in the service of some of Wagner's weakest dramaturgy.

Siegfried in Seattle

Ivan Katz | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Ivan Katz

Certain sensations are deemed irrational. One of them is wanting to hear a performance of Siegfried all over again. Irrational to be sure, but in the case of its recent performance, at the Seattle Opera, very real.

Das Rheingold in Seattle

Ivan Katz | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Ivan Katz

When the announcement was made that Speight Jenkins, the General Director of the Seattle Opera, was to retire at the end of the 2013-2014 season, it became evident that the 2013 run of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen would be his last.

Ludovic Morlot Conducts the LA Phil in Seattle

Laurence Vittes | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

You can get a taste of what's turning on classical music in Seattle at the Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend when Ludovic Morlot, the Seattle Symphony's sexy young music director, conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Mozart, Beethoven and Henri Dutilleux.

Zombieland: American Orchestras Face Scary Future

David Beem | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
David Beem

These are heady times for the League of American Orchestras and their ilk. Hardly a week goes by without another orchestra lockout or strike. If ever the musicians needed an industry watchdog, it's today.