Enter the twisted worlds of two of America's most confounding cultural icons. Contrasting views on Andy Warhol tap into the ironic wisdom of the pop artist, while tinkling channels the wild, whirling personality of Thelonious Monk and his groundbreaking jazz. Sit on the floor or grab a chair.
The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is a troupe of cabaret artists who insist that art can be both intellectual and accessible, entertaining and meaningful, stupid good, and just plain stupid. We fuse cabaret and theater to tackle the politics of gender, identity, and artistic invention with sparkle and wit.
Pablo Rus Broseta is Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, having originally been appointed Assistant Conductor in 2015. During the 2017–2018 season, he leads the Seattle Symphony in a wide variety of concerts, including an all-Russian program with pianist Beatrice Rana, Carmina burana and a festival of Prokofiev concertos.
A Seattle native, Jeffrey Barker is beginning his new position as Associate Principal Flute of the Seattle Symphony in the 2015–2016 season.
Clarinetist Laura DeLuca joined the Seattle Symphony in 1986. She is also a co-founding member of Seattle Chamber Players, a contemporary music ensemble formed in 1989, boasting nearly 100 commissioned works.
Bassoonist and composer Seth Krimsky has been with the Seattle Symphony since 1986, and was appointed Principal Bassoon in 1990.
Ko-ichiro Yamamoto is Principal Trombone of the Seattle Symphony and the Saito-Kinen Orchestra, and is a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Music.
Committed to both contemporary and standard repertoire, Cristina Valdés is known for presenting innovative concerts with repertoire ranging from Bach to Xenakis.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Mikhail Shmidt began his musical education at age 5 and won the Concertino Prague at age 14.
Selections from ANDY: A Popera (staged performance)
Sponsored by the Bagley and Virginia Wright Foundation. [untitled] is generously supported by the Judith Fong Music Director’s Fund. Audience Development supported by The Wallace Foundation.