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Live @ Benaroya Hall: Tommy Caldwell

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: This lecture has been canceled. Current ticket holders will be contacted.

Legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell chronicles his evolution as a climber in the engrossing memoir, The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits. This dramatic, inspiring memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of his sport. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident.

Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face — the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father.

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Saturday, 28 October, 2017 8:00PM

Creating S-Town: A New Way to Tell a Story with Brian Reed

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Brian Reed is the host and co-creator of the podcast S-Town. S-Town is part of Serial Productions, a production company from Serial and This American Life. In his talk, Brian walks his audience through the process of how he and his collaborators developed an entirely new kind of storytelling, taking techniques from literature and merging them with journalism in ways that hadn’t been done before. Using audio outtakes and reporting details that never made it into the final version, Brian reveals how his team invented this groundbreaking new way of telling a story. S-Town broke podcast records by reaching 40 million downloads in its first month. Rigorously reported and entirely true, S-Town is the first podcast that feels like reading a masterful novel.

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Sunday, 29 October, 2017 7:30PM

Live @ Benaroya Hall: Hauschka

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The sonic landscapes created by German pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann — better known as Hauschka — sound like the work of a whole ensemble, so it is an astonishing sight to see just one lone figure onstage. Hauschka achieves these otherworldly effects through careful curation of a prepared piano, employing everything from ping pong balls to aluminum foil. His latest release, What If, is an irrepressible outpouring of creativity, and reinvents piano music in a dramatic and exceptional fashion.

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Friday, 3 November, 2017 7:30PM

Live @ Benaroya Hall: Yanni

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Legendary composer and performer Yanni returns to Benaroya Hall to give fans a closer look into his world with an intimate evening of piano and conversation. Forgoing the big production, Yanni will settle in for an evening of piano and conversation, giving his audiences the chance to ask questions and enjoy free-form discussion with him.

Yanni has brought hundreds of millions of fans and fellow world citizens together via his concerts. His iconic performances at the Acropolis in Greece, the Taj Mahal in India, the Forbidden City in China, the Royal Albert Hall in England and El Morro in Puerto Rico have crossed countless borders and resonated with billions across the globe.

VIP MEET & GREET TICKETS:

  • Includes one (1) concert ticket to the November 3 performance, in a prime seat location on orchestra level.
  • Includes one (1) VIP keepsake laminate.
  • The VIP Meet & Greet event with Yanni will take place directly following the November 3 performance at Benaroya Hall. A photographer will be provided for patron photo opportunities, and the use of personal cell phones will not be permitted. Patrons may not bring in food/drink, gifts or items for autographing.
  • Limited availability.

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Friday, 3 November, 2017 8:00PM

Live @ Benaroya Hall: The Jerry Douglas Band

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Jerry Douglas was a teenager playing in a band in Lexington, Kentucky, the first time he heard Weather Report and Chick Corea — on the same day. More than 40 years later, he remembers the moment vividly. “It blew my head off,” he says. “I loved it. And I thought, "Well, there’s where I could go with all this stuff runnin’ around in my head.”

“All this stuff” is the remarkable music Douglas has made on Dobro and lap steel in a career that’s earned him world renown as the top purveyor of his craft. He has won a stunning 14 Grammy Awards so far, including many for his brilliant work with Alison Krauss & Union Station.

On his latest musical foray, What If, Douglas decisively merges his early jazz inclinations with the bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock and soul he’s spent his life absorbing and performing, forging a sound that flies beyond the boundaries of anything he — or anyone else — has done before.

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Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 7:30PM

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