Classical Music Preview

A Rare Performance of Handel’s 'Semele' in Seattle

Early music expertise meets an appreciation of cutting-edge stage direction in a joint production at UW.

05/15/2014 By Thomas May

Letter from New York

Seattle Symphony Orchestra Plays Carnegie Hall

Seatttle arts writer Thomas May follows SSO to New York for its East Coast premiere of John Luther Adams’s Pulitzer-winning 'Become Ocean.'

05/14/2014 By Thomas May


Seattle Symphony Commission Wins the Pulitzer for Music

Become Ocean by John Luther Adams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

04/14/2014 By Thomas May

Visual Art

Artistic Connections: Mark Tobey and Teng Baiye

Mark Tobey’s early friendship with Teng Baiye gives a glimpse into the mature work of the renowned painter of the Northwest School.

03/12/2014 By Thomas May

Classical Music Preview

Seattle Pro Musica Finds Light in the Darkness

A Lenten concert presents the local premiere of the haunting choral version of 'The Little Match Girl.'

03/06/2014 By Thomas May

On the Town

Ring Leader

Robert Spano, the internationally acclaimed music director of the Atlanta Symphony, in August leads the mighty opera The Ring, the Seattle Opera’s signature Wagner production.

07/14/2009 By Thomas May


Dream Scream

Robert Lepage unveils a dark empire at Seattle Opera.

01/15/2009 By Thomas May


50 Most Influential Musicians

Rock guitarists, jazz singers, folk pioneers, world-class cellists and more—these are the people who changed the sound of our lives.

12/09/2008 By Steve Wiecking, Bart Blasengame, Peter Blecha, Gillian Gaar, Hannah Levin, Michaelangelo Matos, Thomas May, Kurt B. Reighley, Riz Rollins, and John Ross