Saturday, February 09, 2008


Seattle Symphony: Guest Conductor Michael Stern is in town this weekend to conduct SSO in Rachmaninoff Symphony No.3 and Victor Herbert's addictive Cello Concerto No.2.  Since taking over at the helm of the Kansas City Symphony, Stern has helped revitalize the city's arts scene.

Orchestra Seattle: Tomorrow, George Shangrow and his home-grown orchestra perform Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.  Britten's requiem is a gigantic work, setting poetry alongside the traditional Catholic mass, to create a piece that is one of the Twentieth Century's greatest musical achievements. 

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