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Early Music Seattle: For All Our Sisters

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$45 ($30 students/under 35)

Saturday, May 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Seattle Baroque Soloists

Early Music Seattle

Danielle Sampson, vocalist
Claudia Castro Luna, narrator
Alexander Weimann, music director

Aaron Grad – New work
Michel Pignolet de Montéclair – “Pan et Syrinx” from Cantates à voix seule et avec simfonie
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre – “Semelé” from Cantates Françoises, Livre 3
Claude Debussy – Syrinx, L. 129
Jean-Féry Rebel – Sonata

Alexander Weimann and the Seattle Baroque Soloists perform a program presented by Early Music Seattle designed to help us listen more compassionately to women’s stories – from mythological times to today. Local composer Aaron Grad (the creator of the electric theorbo concerto Strange Seasons) returns with a contemporary cantata that gives new voice to the sirens, and soprano Danielle Sampson also performs two Baroque works based on tragic Greek myths: the haunting “Pan et Syrinx” by Michel Pignolet de Montéclair and the fiery “Semelé” by Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre. Claude Debussy’s Syrinx and a sonata by Jean-Féry Rebel contribute instrumental portraits of these complex figures. To reframe the ancient themes for our modern age, Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna reads original poems that help awaken new empathy for all our sisters.

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