Gala 2021

PMW Gala Feast

Join us at our 2021 Virtual Gala for a festive evening celebrating A FEAST OF THE SENSES, our new season of LIVE and virtual content. Be the first to experience video excerpts of our season offerings, engage in our live auction fundraiser, meet the artists, reconnect during the virtual cocktail hour, and ensure that Pacific […]

Festa Italiana

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Italy has always been the ‘land of music’, inventing and exporting one novelty after another. In the 18th century, Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Pergolesi were its heroes. Festa Italiana celebrates the explosion of invention these composers gave the world, including the instrumental concerto, the virtuoso aria and the comic intermezzo. Soprano Danielle Reutter-Harrah and Cellist William […]

Fiesta de Navidad

PMW Natividad 2021. Photo by Alabastro Photography.

For centuries, a treasure trove of thrilling music has slumbered in the Missions and Cathedrals of Latin America. PMW has been exploring this colorful repertoire each December for several years. This festive incarnation features an expanded instrumental ensemble alongside favorite soprano soloists Danielle Reutter-Harrah and Tess Altiveros, mezzo Laura Pudwell, acclaimed cornetto/recorder player Alexandra Opsahl, […]

Les Fêtes Parisiennes

PMW Fetes 2021. Photo by Alabastro Photography.

At the cusp of the 19th century, France experienced vast social upheaval: the reign of Marie Antoinette, the Revolution and Napoleon’s Empire. It was also a time when Paris experienced a unique cultural flowering. A hitherto unknown harpist/composer, Zoe de la Rüe, was at the musical center of these turbulent years. Explore this amazing and […]

Wayward Sisters

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The sound of women’s voices together has always produced musical endorphins: the Andrews Sisters, the Supremes, and the Wailin’ Jennys are well-known examples. The Italian 17th century gave birth to many groups of highly skilled sopranos – and composers vied with each other to write for them. Choreographer Anna Mansbridge has reimagined these creations as […]