The Power of Myth

The Power of Myth explores the greatest stories ever told through powerful performances by acclaimed and diverse artists. The season’s crown jewel is our May 2023 presentation of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, featuring a cast for the ages under the direction of founding Artistic Director Stephen Stubbs. Our season begins in October with the stellar voices of baritone Dashon Burton and soprano Maya Kherani in the dramatic tales Of Gods and Mortals. December’s In Mary’s Arms tells the Christmas story through baroque favorites by Bach, Corelli, and Handel. In March, Murder and Mayhem takes you to the turbulent world of 17th century England through the songs and instrumental music of William Lawes, one of the most important composers of the generation before Henry Purcell. Power, majesty, and wonder – all the hallmarks of a great PMW season!

In Person & VirtualEvent
Trinity Episcopal Church
Sat, Dec 10, 2022 7:30 PM PST
Epiphany Episcopal Parish
Sun, Dec 11, 2022 2:00 PM PST
The story of Christmas, at once so personal and so universal, has resonated across the ages and continents and inspired some of the greatest music...
In Person & VirtualEvent
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Sat, Mar 25, 2023 7:30 PM PDT
Epiphany Episcopal Parish
Sun, Mar 26, 2023 2:00 PM PDT
The years leading up to the English Civil War in 1642 were full of riotous discord, reflected in the popular Broadside Ballads. At the same...
In Person & VirtualEvent
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Sat, Apr 15, 2023 7:30 PM PDT
Bastyr University Chapel
Sun, Apr 16, 2023 2:00 PM PDT
The greatest musical myth of all is the story of Orpheus. Monteverdi’s setting was the first unqualified operatic masterpiece, full of dramatic word painting, narrative...
Posted: December 2, 2022

When Pacific MusicWorks’ artistic team decided to build a season around our upcoming April production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, we found ourselves drawn to the idea...

Posted: May 10, 2022

After twenty years of performing the riches of 17th-century music for two and three sopranos with my ensemble Tragicomedia in Europe, I found that this music...

Posted: April 16, 2021

My goal for this program was to traverse the earliest sonatas of the great Italian violinist/composers – Farina, Uccellini, Fontana – and then to reach...

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