Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: June 2014

NAAM picks a perfect ’fro, Eugene Mirman searches for weird laughs, and Fremont Fair gets musical.

06/01/2014 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Seattle Opera's Speight Jenkins

The opera's longtime general director preps to oversee his final performance.

04/23/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Season Announcement

UW World Series Unveils Its 2014–15 Lineup

The university once again offers a diverse slate of international music and dance.

03/12/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

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

Winter in the City

Seattle Holiday Event Guide 2013

A roundup of the city's festive concerts, theater, dance, and more.

11/20/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Classical & More

Kronos Quartet Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Kronos Quartet, still innovating 40 years on, pairs with Degenerate Art Ensemble.

11/11/2013 By Laura Dannen


One ‘Ring’ to Rule Them All

Seattle Opera revives its Northwest-inspired cycle of Wagner’s The Ring.

08/01/2013 By Laura Dannen

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with James Ehnes

Seattle Chamber Music Society's artistic director and star performer chats about the 2013 Summer Festival.

06/26/2013 By Laura Dannen and Seth Sommerfeld

Classical News

Seattle Symphony and Opera Musicians Approve New Contracts

The orchestra will do more with less in the short term.

05/14/2013 By Laura Dannen

Classical Review

The Sounds of Spring: 'Apollo e Dafne'

Pacific MusicWorks reinvigorates Handel's 18th-century cantata.

04/10/2013 By Sheila Farr

Season Announcement

Seattle Opera's 50th Anniversary Season Delivers 'Tales of Hoffmann' and a Premiere

Despite projected cutbacks to the 2013-14 season, there's much to celebrate.

01/29/2013 By Laura Dannen

Classical & More

Seattle Symphony Announces 2013–14 Season

Virtuoso pianist Lang Lang joins for opening night; Sir Mix-a-Lot guests for Sonic Evolution.

01/22/2013 By Laura Dannen

Fall Arts Preview

Star Anna Makes Her Benaroya Hall Debut

It's a not-so-average night at the symphony with the local rocker and music inspired by Alice in Chains, Yes, and Blue Scholars.

10/22/2012 By Laura Dannen

Classical Music News

Contract Extended for Seattle Symphony, Opera Musicians

The musicians' union now has until January 31 to negotiate a proposed 15 percent pay cut.

10/22/2012 By Laura Dannen

Music News

Seattle Symphony, Opera Musicians Give Strike Authorization

The musicians union will meet again today to discuss a projected 15 percent cut in compensation.

10/16/2012 By Laura Dannen


Amadeus Leopold Is Classical Music’s Great Mohawked Hope

The violin virtuoso finds as much inspiration in Freddie Mercury as Tchaikovsky and gives concerts that double as daring performance art.

08/22/2012 By Laura Dannen

Classical News

Seattle Opera Expects Budget Shortfall, Cutbacks to 2014 Season

The company faces a $1 million deficit.

06/28/2012 By Laura Dannen

Classical & More

TONIGHT: Opera on Tap at Blue Moon Tavern

Local divas celebrate the bar’s 78th anniversary with some of owner Gus’s favorite arias.

04/16/2012 By Laura Dannen

Ticket Deals

Seattle Symphony Sale: $25 Orchestra Seats Until March 22

Select shows include Bluebeard’s Castle and Marvin Hamlisch’s American Songbook.

03/20/2012 By Laura Dannen

The People's Diva

Opera on Tap: Tenors Do a Free Show Today at the Pink Door

Get there before 1pm for a seat and a panini.

03/19/2012 By Laura Dannen