Love and Revolution

At the turn of the 17th century, change was in the air. Although the musical establishment felt that the rules of music had been perfected and embodied in the works of Palestrina, creative artists sought for a way to give music the visceral emotional power that Aristotle and the Ancient Greeks spoke about. Monteverdi was […]

The Power of Myth, the Power of Christmas: a timeless tale for turbulent times

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 of how central storytelling is to the human artistic endeavor, and how both stories and the music they inspire can reach across the ages and traditions and speak to us […]

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