On Sunday, November 11, Orchestra Seattle joins soloist Shirley Wang at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center in a performance featuring two concertos for guzheng and orchestra. And on Tuesday, December 4, the Orchestra Seattle String Quartet plays Paul Hindemith’s String Quartet No. 2 at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry.
“The Sublime, the Grand and the Tender, adapted to the most elevated, majestic and moving Words, conspired to transport and charm the ravished Heart and Ear.” So read the first-ever review of George Frideric Handel’s supreme masterpiece, premiered in 1742. To this day, the holiday season in the English-speaking world would be incomplete without a performance of Messiah. Soloists Amanda Opuszynski, Laura Beckel Thoreson, Brendan Tuohy and José Rubio join OSSCS and William White (conducting from the harpischord) for two performances: Saturday, December 15 at Seattle’s First Free Methodist Church and Sunday, December 16 at Everett’s First Presbyterian Church.