After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, Sanctuary in the City, Pacific MusicWorks’ free series of
lunchtime concerts, returns to downtown Seattle.
The year was 1778. A 22-year-old former child prodigy returned to Paris, looking for work, and
found the bustling musical hub less receptive than it was when he toured there as a 6-year-old
wunderkind. Violinist Tekla Cunningham and fortepianist Henry Lebedinsky perform a deeply
heartfelt violin sonata Mozart wrote while on that unsuccessful job hunt, along with works by some
of Paris’ most celebrated musicians of the time, including Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-
Georges, and the brilliant Anne Louise Brillon de Juoy.
Enjoy this FREE lunchtime concert in the gorgeous acoustic of Christ Our Hope at the Josephinum,
where Downtown meets Belltown.
Founded in 2009 by GRAMMY award winning lutenist and conductor Stephen Stubbs, Pacific
MusicWorks inspires audiences with music and music theater worthy of the world stage, presenting
fresh takes on beloved baroque masterpieces and joyfully exploring new and unknown works, with
a growing emphasis on outreach to underserved and diverse communities throughout King County.
PMW amplifies the voices of historically excluded populations through a commitment to employing
artists of color and through ongoing research and presentation of works by women, composers of
color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community from the 17th century to the present.
Christ Our Hope is located at 1902 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.
Complimentary admission – simply show up at the door (free-will offering encouraged). There is no video or LIVESTREAM for this event.
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