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Songs and Dances of Peace


David Fitzpatrick, oboe

David Fitzpatrick, oboe

Rachel Blumenthal, flute

Rachel Blumenthal, flute

Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round
Samuel Barber: Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings
     David Fitzpatrick, oboe
Leonard Bernstein: Halil: Nocturne for Flute and Orchestra
     Rachel Blumenthal, flute
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

8:00 PM Saturday, April 14 at First Free Methodist Church
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2:00 PM Sunday, April 15 at Rainier Arts Center
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Two acclaimed guest artists perform in Seattle for the first time: flutist Rachel Blumenthal (Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony, Sarasota Opera) and oboist David Fitzpatrick (Artistic Director, Incidental Chamber Players). Works of Barber, Golijov, Tchaikovsky, and Bernstein form a more powerful, wordless response to the latter composer's now-ubiquitous quote, "This shall be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before." Ms Blumenthal will perform Bernstein's powerful work Halil for flute and orchestra, composed in honor of a young Israeli flutist Yadin Tanenbaum who was killed at the Suez Canal during the 1973 Yom Kippur war.

Earlier Event: January 20
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