Among the best of young British novelists and with five novels to her name, author Helen Oyeyemi comes to Benaroya Hall as part of the Seattle Arts & Lectures Literary Arts Series.
From London, England, Jacob Collier's music combines elements of jazz, a cappella, groove, folk, trip-hop, classical, Brazilian music, gospel, soul and improvisation, which culminate to create the unique world of "Jacob Collier.".
PMW’s orchestra and soloists will team with the University of Washington Chamber Singers to present a full length concert version that includes Purcell’s sublime Welcome songs for the King’s return to court.
At only 31, Helen Oyeyemi is among the best and brightest of young British writers, with five novels to her name. Born in Nigeria and raised in London, England, she wrote her first book, The Icarus Girl (2005), while still a student studying for her A levels. She is also the author of Boy, Snow, Bird and Mr. Fox. Her most recent book What is Not Yours Is Not Yours, is a spellbinding collection of intertwined stories all involving locks and keys, literal and metaphorical. The Independent calls Oyeyemi “A writer we should be delirious to have as a contemporary.”
Jacob Collier is recognized as one of the world’s most distinctive, inventive and prodigious young musicians. Based in London, England, his music combines elements of jazz, a cappella, groove, folk, trip-hop, classical, Brazilian music, gospel, soul and improvisation. Jacob released his debut album, In My Room, worldwide on July 1st, 2016. The album shot to #1 on iTunes Jazz in 23 countries and won Collier two Grammys.