2022-23 LIVE and VIRTUAL CONCERT SEASON

The Power of Myth

A Note from PMW

Welcome to our season of concerts in 2022-2023 which we are calling The Power of Myth, exploring some of the greatest stories ever told through powerful performances by some of today’s most acclaimed artists. The season’s crown jewel is our May 2023 presentation of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, featuring a cast for the ages under the direction of founding Artistic Director Stephen Stubbs to be presented both in Seattle and in San Francisco. Before that, join us in October to experience the stellar voices of baritone Dashon Burton and soprano Maya Kherani, who are also headliners in L’Orfeo, in the dramatic and moving tales Of Gods and Mortals. December’s In Mary’s Arms tells the Christmas story through baroque favorites by Bach, Corelli, and Handel as well as rediscovered gems from Ukraine to Latin America. In March, Murder and Mayhem takes you to the turbulent world of 17th century England through the songs and instrumental music of William Lawes, one of the most important composers of the generation before Henry Purcell.

Our season may be enjoyed in person or virtually (on-demand), though we require the following for in-person events:

  • All attendees must show proof of Covid vaccination
  • We follow masking guidelines established by King County. At this time, masks are not required but are encouraged

Purchase season tickets, single tickets, or on-demand tickets today. 

 We invite you to Experience THE POWER OF MYTH!

Ways to Access

Students of any age with current student ID receive complimentary admission at the door provided space is available. 

Season Tickets
All-Access Pass

Starting at $150

Attend all season events for less than single tickets. Claim discounts through September 1, 2022. 

Single Tickets
individual events

$30 - $60

Buy tickets on-demand and enjoy the performance till the end of the season. 

Gala 2022
MV Skansonia
Friday, October 7, 2022 @ 07:00 PM PDT
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 artists include: Maya Kherani, soprano; Dashon Burton, bass/baritone; Stephen Stubbs, leader/guitar/lute; Tekla Cunningham, violin; Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord; Maxine Eilander, harp; Adam Lamotte, violin; David Morris, cello/gamba The evening includes a complimentary bar service and appetizers all in the festive atmosphere of one of Seattle’s landmark venues,...
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Featured Artists
Adam Lamotte
Violin
Maya Kherani
Soprano
Dashon Burton
Bass-Baritone
David Morris
Lirone/Viola da Gamba
Tekla Cunningham
Co-Artistic Director, Baroque Violinist
Maxine Eilander
Harpist
Henry Lebedinsky
Co-Artistic Director, Keyboardist
Stephen Stubbs
Founding Artistic Director, Baroque Guitarist & Lutenist
Of Gods and Mortals
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 8, 2022 @ 07:30 PM PDT
Epiphany Episcopal Parish
Sunday, October 9, 2022 @ 02:00 PM PDT
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 drama of these timeless tales brought to life by some of the finest singers of our day.
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Featured Artists
Adam Lamotte
Violin
Michele Kennedy
Soprano
Maya Kherani
Soprano
Dashon Burton
Bass-Baritone
David Morris
Lirone/Viola da Gamba
Cynthia Keiko Black
Baroque Violin & Viola
Tekla Cunningham
Co-Artistic Director, Baroque Violinist
Maxine Eilander
Harpist
Henry Lebedinsky
Co-Artistic Director, Keyboardist
Stephen Stubbs
Founding Artistic Director, Baroque Guitarist & Lutenist
In Mary's Arms
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 07:30 PM PST
Epiphany Episcopal Parish
Sunday, December 11, 2022 @ 02:00 PM PST
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 percussionist Antonio Gomez join Pacific MusicWorks for beloved baroque Christmas favorites by Handel, Corelli, and Charpentier as well as rediscovered gems from Ukraine and Latin America. Don’t miss this unique and festive concert experience guaranteed to warm up your holiday season!
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Featured Artists
Michele Kennedy
Soprano
David Morris
Lirone/Viola da Gamba
Antonio Gomez
Percussionist
Tess Altiveros
Soprano
Tekla Cunningham
Co-Artistic Director, Baroque Violinist
Maxine Eilander
Harpist
Henry Lebedinsky
Co-Artistic Director, Keyboardist
Danielle Reutter-Harrah
Soprano
Christine Wilkinson Beckman
Baroque Violinist
Stephen Stubbs
Founding Artistic Director, Baroque Guitarist & Lutenist
Murder and Mayhem
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 07:30 PM PDT
Epiphany Episcopal Parish
Sunday, March 26, 2023 @ 02:00 PM PDT
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 his legacy of musical jewels, including the unique Harp Consorts, remains for our discovery today.
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Featured Artists
David Morris
Lirone/Viola da Gamba
Tekla Cunningham
Co-Artistic Director, Baroque Violinist
Maxine Eilander
Harpist
Henry Lebedinsky
Co-Artistic Director, Keyboardist
Danielle Reutter-Harrah
Soprano
Stephen Stubbs
Founding Artistic Director, Baroque Guitarist & Lutenist
L'Orfeo
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 07:30 PM PDT
Bastyr University Chapel
Sunday, April 16, 2023 @ 02:00 PM PDT
The greatest musical myth of all is the story of Orpheus. Monteverdi’s setting was the first unqualified operatic masterpiece, full of dramatic word painting, narrative urgency, rich orchestration, and exquisite writing for vocal ensemble. L’Orfeo feels as fresh and full of relevance as it must have at its premiere in 1607. Monteverdi specialist and GRAMMY® winner Stephen Stubbs leads Pacific MusicWorks and the Dark Horse Consort in a concert version featuring Colin Balzer in the title role. Having assembled a cast for the ages here, PMW will also produce a commercial recording, as well as bring L’Orfeo on tour to...
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Featured Artists
Adam Lamotte
Violin
Colin Balzer
Tenor
Jason McStoots
Tenor
Aaron Sheehan
Tenor
Maya Kherani
Soprano
Dashon Burton
Bass-Baritone
David Morris
Lirone/Viola da Gamba
Cynthia Keiko Black
Baroque Violin & Viola
Alexandra Opsahl
Cornettist & Recordist
Tess Altiveros
Soprano
Tekla Cunningham
Co-Artistic Director, Baroque Violinist
Maxine Eilander
Harpist

Ways to Access

Students of any age with current student ID receive complimentary admission at the door provided space is available. 

Season Tickets
All-Access Pass

Starting at $150

Attend all season events for less than single tickets. Claim discounts through September 1, 2022. 

Single Tickets
individual events

$30 - $60

Buy tickets on-demand and enjoy the performance till the end of the season. 

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