Guest Blogger Mark Powell: A Passion for Pärt

Posted on February 6, 2017 9:36 am by Evan Lewis
Tags | 2016-17 Season

Arvo Pärt and Mark Powell, Walt Disney Concert Hall, May 2016

Arvo Pärt and Mark Powell, Walt Disney Concert Hall, May 2016

Videmus nunc per speculum in ænigmate: tunc autem facie ad faciem. Nunc cognosco ex parte: tunc autem cognoscam sicut et cognitus sum.  I Cor. XIII.xii

I was in college in 1988. At some point that year I made one of my reasonably frequent visits to the Tower Records near the Space Needle in Seattle.  In the Classical Room (remember those!?) there was some amazing music… Learn More » »


Posted on January 18, 2017 10:16 am by Ron Blessinger
Tags | 2016-17 Season

via Mental Floss

What a week this is shaping up to be. I suppose we should have known last year when we were planning this season that a January 20th concert might have greater significant political coincidence with the inauguration than we’d imagined. Frankly, we never could imagine being at this place in our politics, with such deep division in our country.

So here we are, in full concert prep mode as we look forward to presenting to you… Learn More » »

Musical Influences: Guest Playlist from Daniel Wohl

Posted on January 10, 2017 3:40 pm by Evan Lewis
Tags | 2016-17 Season

daniel wohl

It’s always interesting to hear what works influenced a piece of art, to see what small ideas or feelings stuck in the composer or artist’s brain, tumbled around in there, and came out as something new.  For our Holographic concert coming up on the 20th, composer Daniel Wohl has put together a playlist of works that inspire him and will get you in the right mindset for Holographic (and he’ll keep updating it every few days, so… Learn More » »

Show Your Support for New Music

Posted on November 30, 2016 9:31 am by Evan Lewis

I see myself and many artists like me as the torchbearers through these dark ages.
-John Zorn

Dear Friends:

This is a time of great uncertainty and division. A time when our path forward as a nation and as a community is uncharted and unknown. And in these difficult times, music is a balm, a salve, a light that lifts us up and reminds us of our best selves.

Art comments on the era in which it was created—great art is often… Learn More » »

Make a Difference on #GivingTuesday

Posted on November 21, 2016 11:06 am by Evan Lewis

What comes after Black Friday and Cyber Monday?  #GivingTuesday! Join the movement that inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global movement dedicated to giving around the world.

With your tax-deductible gift to Third… Learn More » »

Musings on “Rhapsody”

Posted on October 24, 2016 9:36 am by Evan Lewis

Third Angle is thrilled to present Susan DeWitt Smith in recital on our World of Ideas concert.  One of the works on the program is Rhapsody by Michael Johanson.  Michael was kind enough to write us about the work, and his compositional process.

photo by Tom Emerson Photography

“When I composed Rhapsody for solo piano in 1998, I was intrigued by the prospect of finding creative ways to bring together two different aspects of my musical… Learn More » »

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