Step back in time with the Greg Williamson Large Ensemble as it re-imagines music of the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific (A-Y-P) Exhibition – Seattle’s first world’s fair. The 15-member group will play period instruments and project images from the fair.
We think it’s cool that Gabi Campanario, who has a sketching gig with the Seattle Times, draws on arts and cultural events to tell the city’s story. Last week, he stopped by Jovino Santos Neto’s free lunchtime concert at City Hall, billing the concerts as a welcome break from the cubicle. Campanario also sketched the Christopher Columbus statue, which is temporarily under cover to protect it from vandals, and Hammering Man, who will undergo repairs to his arm in early November.
Master pianist, flutist and composer Jovino Santos Neto performs contemporary Brazilian music with his trio Thursday, Oct. 15, noon to 1 p.m. Jovino is beloved for his musical playfulness and stunning dexterity.
The free concert is part of the Seattle Presents lunchtime concert series at City Hall. Check out the rest of the fall concert schedule here.
Turn up the heat on your lunch break tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 27. Join timba band Pedrito Vargas y Su Grupo Ashé on the City Hall plaza for a free outdoor concert, noon to 1:30 p.m. This scorching hot 11-piece band combines Cuban music, salsa, funk, jazz, rock and hip-hop. We’ll provide a dance floor, so bring your dancing shoes! Check out upcoming Seattle Presents concerts here.