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Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote pastoral music during profoundly turbulent times.

Celebrating the 150th birthday of British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams

Today marks the 150th birthday of one of England’s most revered composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams, who is also widely beloved beyond Britain. A folksong expert who logged long trips collecting traditional tunes all over the British Isles, Vaughan Williams famously produced gently modal folksong fantasies evoking England’s “green and pleasant land.” Continue Reading Celebrating the 150th birthday of British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams

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The finale piece in Dorothy Anderson Wasserman's exhibit "The Carnival of the Animals," at Gallery 110 in Seattle. Photo by Lauren Gallup.

‘The Carnival of the Animals’ comes to life this October in Gallery 110

Four walls of Gallery 110 in Seattle have been transformed with dancing animals displayed within colorful, boxed scenes that jump to life against the otherwise white space.
They are sculptures of human dancers, costumed like animals, the ensemble of Dorothy Anderson Wasserman’s latest exhibit, The Carnival of the Animals. It’s a study of music, dance, theater and visual art combined. Continue Reading ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ comes to life this October in Gallery 110

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