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Double bill of chamber opera, music at City Hall Friday

Don’t miss an extraordinary double-bill performance by two of Seattle’s most daring music forces — Seattle Chamber Players and Pacific Musicworks, 12 – 1 p.m., this Friday at City Hall.

Bluesy songstress at City Hall Thursday

Get your groove on at City Hall with bluesy pop-rock songwriter Cristina Orbe, noon, Thursday, Feb. 4.  The free concert is part of Seattle Presents, the year-round concert series at City Hall. Stick around after the performance for an artist reception, 1 to 2 p.m., honoring Seattle artists Roosevelt Lewis… [ Keep reading ]

City Hall exhibition offers reflections on black history

Seattle artists Roosevelt Lewis and Marita Dingus honor the history of enslaved Africans in America in the exhibition Reflections on view at City Hall through Feb. 26. The show, which celebrates Black History Month (February), features two massive mixed-media sculptures, including the 60-foot Buddha as an African Enslaved; paintings; wood sculpture… [ Keep reading ]

Travel to Hawaii this Thursday at City Hall

Escape the post-holiday doldrums with Hawaiian ukulele star Taimane (Tie-mon-ee) from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, at City Hall. Taimane brings her fire-brand island soul to Seattle and jams with local uke-master Del Rey. The show is presented in partnership with the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau. The… [ Keep reading ]

Gallery features emerging artists, reception Jan. 12

The final installment in a three-part exhibition of recently purchased portable artworks opened today at the Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery. The show features 19 artworks by 14 emerging Northwest artists and includes paintings, photographs, works on paper, sculpture and mixed media. The pieces are part of a larger recent purchase by Seattle City… [ Keep reading ]

Klezmer and medieval-choir music close 2009 concerts

Holiday spirit need a boost? Here’s our prescription. A measure of medieval-choir music and a dash of klezmer tunes. Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Medieval Women’s Choir sings Spanish and Italian holiday selections from noon to 1 p.m., at Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave. The Klez Kats offer “joyous klezmer,… [ Keep reading ]

Winter songs from Asia and the Pacific at City Hall this Thursday

Stop by City Hall Thursday, Dec. 3, noon to 1 p.m., for a free holiday concert. Nationally acclaimed choral group Seattle Pro Musica will present Eastern Lights, a program of traditional winter songs and new music from Asia and the Pacific.

Free holiday concerts begin today

Hard to believe December is here! We’re happy to help you sail through the season with four festive concerts this month. The free lunchtime concerts are noon to 1 p.m. and will take place the first and third week of the month on Tuesdays at Seattle Municipal Tower and Thursdays at City Hall…. [ Keep reading ]

Solo flutist and pianist perform original music at City Hall, Nov. 19

Inspiring solo flutist Paul Taub, founding member of the Seattle Chamber Players, will perform a free concert noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at City Hall.

City Hall exhibition showcases contemporary quilt art

Get wrapped up in exceptional quilt art from the Contemporary QuiltArt Association (CQA), on view in the City Hall galleries through Dec. 31.