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Seattle Symphony Nominated For Gramophone’s ‘Orchestra Of The Year’

Britain’s prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Awards have created a new award for 2018, called Orchestra of the Year. The shortlist includes a familiar name to Northwest listeners: the Seattle Symphony. For the first time in the history of these awards, public voting will decide an outcome. The 2018 Orchestra of the Year Award will go to the nominee receiving the most votes online. Continue Reading Seattle Symphony Nominated For Gramophone’s ‘Orchestra Of The Year’

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Musician playing a small gourd.

This Gourd Is An Instrument Of Love – Find Out Why

Ah, June. Wedding season for so many, when even musical instruments can declare their loving intentions. ‘D’amore’: Italian, meaning ‘of love.’ And what does ‘love’ mean? Sympathetic vibrations, a soft, comforting voice, a whisper into the mysterious dark of the ancient, natural world. Welcome to the instruments d’amore: viola, oboe, and…yerbomatófono? Continue Reading This Gourd Is An Instrument Of Love – Find Out Why

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