New Year, New Chapter

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2024 is already ushering in some big changes here at Pacific MusicWorks. In Febraury, we will be excited to welcome back 2024 GRAMMY-nominated countertenor, Reginald Mobley in concert with Founding Artistic Director and GRAMMY-winner, Stephen Stubbs, acclaimed soprano Danielle Reutter-Harrah, and PMW Resident Young Artist, Tess Roberts for an evening of English song.  Originally slated […]

A Sold-Out Countess Series Delights Audiences

A sold out crowd takes in dancer Tshedzom Tingkhye and bass-baritone, John Taylor Ward.

For our season opener, we decided to take a risk and invite our patrons out of the concert hall and into the cabaret to experience a different side of Pacific MusicWorks. Audiences were welcomed into the whimsical and unique space of the Rabbit Box Theatre at Seattle’s beloved Pike Place Market. Cocktails were flowing and […]

Artist Spotlight: John Taylor Ward

Huge hair, caked-on makeup, and snatched waists: we associate all these styles with dragqueens, and also with the over-the-top world of baroque opera. Like much of so-called“Classical Music,” drag is, in some ways, a backward-looking artform. As Andy Warholdescribed: “… drag queens are a living testimony to the way women used to want to be, […]

Welcome to the 2023 – 2024 Season!

Welcome to the 2023 -2024 Season Welcome to Pacific MusicWorks 2023-2024 Season. We have an adventurous season in store for you! I hope you will join us to experience some new venues, new guest stars, and one newly commissioned piece, along with the triumphant return of beloved soloists like Amanda Forsythe, Reggie Mobley, Danielle Reutter-Harrah […]

Murder, Mayhem, Melancholy, and Madness

First a confession: we collectively wanted to create a concert centered on the magnificent twin creations of William Lawes – his harp consorts and his songs. Yet the wisdom of ‘marketing’ prevailed upon us to realize that the Lawes name was nothing with which to conjure an audience. Even in the context of the relatively […]

The Resounding Lyre

Thoughts on our 2nd Founders’ Series concert Last year Pacific MusicWorks launched a new initiative called the Founders’ Series to honor theoutstanding supporters who helped found the organization in 2009 and who have supportedand guided us ever since. That first concert honored Joan and Frank Conlon, and today with oursecond Founders’ Series concert we honor […]

Introducing Managing Director, Julia Benzinger

Pacific MusicWorks is delighted to welcome Julia Benzinger as our new Managing Director! To help you get to know her better, we’re asking a few questions about her so you can learn more about her and her work.  You are a native of the Pacific Northwest but have spent a lot of time in other countries […]

Winter Solstice Reflections

The shortest day of the year invites us to quietly reflect and hope. In this spirit, we have asked our Artistic Directors to share a memory of the season with us. Founding Artistic Director, Stephen Stubbs The life of a performing musician is one of incessant traveling – such that the Christmas holidays often looks […]

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