Sanctuary in the City: The Baroque Fiddle

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Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day as we dance at the crossroads of folk and Baroque music. Enjoy Corelli-inspired sonatas by William McGibbon and ‘Red Rob’ Mackintosh as well as minuets, airs, and dances by 18th century Scottish fiddler Magdalena Stirling – the first woman to publish music in Scotland  – as well as Black […]

The Resounding Lyre

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FREE ADMISSION Pacific MusicWorks presents The Resounding Lyre, the second installment of our Founder’s Series. This year we are honoring patron, Bill McJohn by celebrating all things harp and lyre. The chosen instrument of Greek gods and heroes Apollo, Hermes, Eros, and Orpheus, the lyre’s significance in Greek culture and its impact on music cannot […]

Sanctuary in the City: Sibling Rivalry

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Princesses Anna Amalia von Preussen and Wilhemine von Bayreuth enjoyed wealth, beauty, and plenty of musical talent. Their brother, King Frederick the Great, wasn’t too shabby a musician himself. Join baroque flautist Anthony Allen and clavichordist Henry Lebedinsky for a musical family portrait, featuring flute sonatas by all three siblings as well as their teacher […]

Gala 2022

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Join us at our 2022 Gala for a festive evening celebrating THE POWER OF MYTH, our new season of LIVE and virtual content. Enjoy an intimate chamber concert with special guest stars Dashon Burton and Maya Kherani, meet the artists, engage in our live auction fundraiser, and ensure that Pacific MusicWorks continues to thrive. Performing […]

Monteverdi: Love and Revolution

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Claudio Monteverdi’s music broke the rules of Renaissance polyphony and created the foundations of modern music. Like Shakespeare, Monteverdi’s genius lay in his ability to communicate the full compass of human emotions, especially the most mysterious, tragic, and magical of them all – love. Join Stephen Stubbs, Tekla Cunningham, Henry Lebedinsky, Maxine Eilander, David Morris, […]

Murder and Mayhem

Murder and Mayhem

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 moment, William Lawes, (1602-1645) the greatest English musical genius between Dowland and Purcell was producing vocal and instrumental music of unparalleled beauty. His life was cut short in battle, but […]

In Mary’s Arms

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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 ever written. Sopranos Michele Kennedy, Tess Altiveros, and Danielle Reutter-Harrah, and harpist Maxine Eilander join Pacific MusicWorks for beloved baroque Christmas favorites by Handel, Corelli, and Charpentier as well as rediscovered gems from Ukraine and […]

Sanctuary in the City: Mozart in Paris

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After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, Sanctuary in the City, Pacific MusicWorks’ free series oflunchtime concerts, returns to downtown Seattle. The year was 1778. A 22-year-old former child prodigy returned to Paris, looking for work, andfound the bustling musical hub less receptive than it was when he toured there as a 6-year-oldwunderkind. Violinist Tekla […]

Of Gods and Mortals

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The stellar voices of bass-baritone Dashon Burton and soprano Maya Kherani join Stephen Stubbs and Pacific MusicWorks for a passionate and emotionally charged program of duets from Baroque opera and oratorio. From the dark lord Plutone and his captive Proserpina in Monteverdi’s Orfeo to Cupid and the Cold Genius from Purcell’s King Arthur and works by Handel and Steffani, experience the fireworks and […]


Join the Eilander-Stubbs duo for spectacular variations on Folias, Espagnoletas, and Fandango as well as the virtuoso chamber music of Corelli and Vivaldi – all recorded in their own home – featuring baroque guitar, lute, Italian triple harp, and the cross-strung Spanish harp. Ring in the springtime with these infectious Latin rhythms and the sensuous […]