What if you could spend an entire day dropping in on artists to see them at work?
You might come across a composer jamming on an electric theorbo, a conductor studying scores in a bustling cafe, a Henry hanging out with a herd of harpsichords, or a vocalist singing about the earth opening up while dreaming about puppies.
We spent Giving Tuesday on the road visiting as many Seattle composers, performers, presenters, radio broadcasters, and arts organizations as we could – and we livestreamed each visit on Facebook. Starting with an early-morning sipping chocolate and winding down with a morsel of Bach in a sunset-somber Benaroya Hall, our day was SO much fun we’re already thinking about doing it again.
We invite you to scroll down through our day, and come along for the ride!
Station 1: Sipping chocolate with Andrew Goldstein of Emerald City Music.
Station 2: Aaron Grad shreds an electric theorbo *that he made*!
Station 3: Dropping in on the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra with maestro Adam Stern.
Station 4: Visiting with Henry Lebedinsky of Early Music Underground. We’ve never seen so many harpsichords at once!
Station 5: Seattle composer Kaley Lane Eaton treats us to some of her own creations.
Station 6: Behind the scenes with Seneca and Jeremy at the Seattle Chamber Music Society.
Station 8: Getting cultured at 4Culture with Christina DePaolo and Charlie Rathbun. Keep an eye on their many grant opportunities. If you’re serving King County through the arts, there’s something here for you!
Station 9: Seattle Symphony cellist Joy Payton shares a few captivating notes as the sun sets behind Benaroya Hall.
Station 10: Finale – LMP board shenanigans!
We hope you enjoyed the trip as much as we did!