Seattle Opera’s new film of Tosca succeeds with a strong cast and iconic cathedral location

United StatesUnited States Puccini, Tosca: Soloists and Chorus of the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony / Kazem Abdullah (conductor), Seattle. Subscriber access 4-27.6.2021, and streaming 25-27.6.2021. (ZC)

Alexandra LoBianco (Tosca) & Michael Chioldi (Scarpia) (c) Philip Newton

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High-powered Shostakovich anchors Seattle Chamber Music Society Virtual Summer Festival performance

United StatesUnited States Various composers: Soloists, Seattle Chamber Music Society, streaming from The Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, 24.7.2020. (ZC)

Simone Porter (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano) & Edward Aaron (cello) (c) SCMS

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There is music that assuages from James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong in Seattle

United StatesUnited States Beethoven: James Ehnes (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano), presented virtually by Aspen Music Festival, streaming from Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, 12.7.2020. (HS)

James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong (c) Aspen Music Festival

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In Seattle, a venerable conductor explores grief and remembrance

United StatesUnited States Takemitsu, Hartmann, Mozart: Noah Geller (violin), Joanne Lunn (soprano), Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo-soprano), Lawrence Wiliford (tenor), Morgan Smith (baritone), Seattle Symphony Chorale and Orchestra / Masaaki Suzuki (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle. 17.10.2019. (ZC)

Masaaki Suzuki and the Seattle Symphony (c) James Holt

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