Tagged: Music

Seattle Peace Chorus presents “Origins: Musical Migrations of Balkan Song & Dance on May 31 at Town Hall

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“A fantastic opportunity to hear Seattle’s best Balkan singers, dancers & musicians”

This musical evening blends the voices of the Seattle Peace Chorus with a capella singing by the Dunava Balkan Women’s Choir and KlapaDooWopella singing traditional Balkan songs with dancing by the Radost Folk Ensemble, accompanied by some of Seattle’s best Balkan musicians.

Highlights include Wendy Marcus from Temple Beth Am, telling the miraculous story of the Sarajevo Haggadah, the centuries-old illuminated Jewish manuscript , movements from Rachmaninoff’s timeless Vespers, plus Orkestar RTW and Dromeno, longtime favorites in the Balkan music scene, rounding out this special performance. Directed by Frederick N. West.

Come early to hear Balkan Specialist Jim Hoath’s lecture at 6:30 p.m. on “Balkan Music, Language, & History.” It’s included with your admission ticket.

Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/608474

Big Black’s Last Blast at Scarecrow Video

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In 1987, influential industrial rock band Big Black chose Seattle as the site of their last performance. The Georgetown show, with special guests Jesse Bernstein and Roland Barker, became legendary. On Monday, January 20th, Scarecrow Video will host two screenings of the resulting concert film, Big Black’s Last Blast.

It’s not only a document of this band’s final performance, but also a snapshot of Seattle’s music scene in the late ’80s. The three-camera concert video was directed by local artist Debra Geissel. (The on-stage camera was operated by her then-husband and current Cafe Racer proprietor Kurt Geissel.) The sound was engineered by John Nelson and mixed in Chicago by Steve Albini. Russ and Janet Battaglia of Fallout Records served as executive producers, and Monday’s screening will be presented by the film’s producers, Susie Purves and Larry Reid.

Scarecrow Video will host two screenings of Big Black’s Last Blast, at 7:00 and 8:30 PM. A small display of artifacts from the show will be featured, including the neck of Albini’s smashed guitar. The event is free, with a no-host bar, and is open to all 21 and over.

SEATTLE PEACE CHORUS PERFORMS “CANTO GENERAL,” Pablo Neruda’s epic song of the people… A monumental choral masterpiece based on the greatest poem by Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda.

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Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m..

The Seattle Peace Chorus will perform the magnificent music of Canto General at Cleveland High School, which is unprecedented for the chorus, as they have never sung at a high school before. This concert fulfills a long-held goal of the Seattle Peace Chorus to reach out to youth and more diverse audiences.  A Free Will Collection will benefit the Cleveland High School Music Program.

The Cleveland High School performance “Canto@Cleveland will feature a poetry reading by a Chilean Mapuche poet accompanied by an Andean pipe player.

TICKETS:  Online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or call 800.838.3006
• $20 Advance • $25 At the door • $5 Students • $10 Cleveland High School parents

Supported by the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture and the Abe Keller Peace Education Fund.

Thee 2nd Annual “Cornucopia Cabaret” Benefit for Treehouse

Thee 2nd Annual “Cornucopia Cabaret” Benefit for Treehouse at The Triple Door

Join The Basements, Lushy with Lynval Golding , and The Witness, who will be dolling out the beats and accompanying the various talents of…

Aerialist and Rope Artist – Martha Enson
The Temptress from Taipei – The Shanghai Pearl
The Man! The Myth! The Mustache ! –  Ernie Von Schmaltz
A Modern Heathen of The Burlesque World- Iva Handfull
Burlesque Coquette – Belle Cozette
The Swedish Housewife and Bertie
with special guest vocalists- Barbara Ireland and Mark Pickerel!

Co-hosted by Kaleb Hagan Kerr and The Swedish Housewife.

This event will benefit Treehouse’s “Little Wishes Program“. As Performing artists and musicians, we will be purchasing as many dance classes and music lessons as possible with the funds raised this evening.

Bring your check book and cash! You will have plenty of opportunities to GIVE to Treehouse!

Treehouse is a 501(c)(3) organization; 100% of all check and cash donations are tax deductible, ticket sales are not.

Tickets are now available online for this one-night only event HERE!
*We are also seeking volunteers for Teaching as well donations of functional Musical Instruments, please contact The Swedish Housewife directly about this paula@swedishhousewife.com

*All performers will receive a small honorarium for their participation in this event, as artists need financial support too!

*We will be joined by a representative from Treehouse who will be collecting all cash and check donations at the event.

SHOW DETAILS:
EVENT: Thee 2nd Annual Cornucopia Cabaret  to Benefit Treehouse’s “Little Wishes”
DATES: Thursday, November 18th, 8:00pm
COST: $18 (17+)
VENUE: The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle 98101