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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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Alphorn ensemble, Leavenworth Oktoberfest 2022

Oktoberfest is still in full swing. Here are some Northwest festivals you can attend this weekend

From the first festival held in Munich over 200 years ago, Oktoberfest has spread around the world, even to Northwest Public Broadcasting! If the drinking songs and autumn music you hear on NWPB Classical has you in the mood to attend an Oktoberfest in your area, here are a few festivals happening in October. Continue Reading Oktoberfest is still in full swing. Here are some Northwest festivals you can attend this weekend

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Sandra Williams, creator of The Black Lens, talks virtually for a recording of 'Traverse Talks.'

‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 19: Celebrating The Life And Legacy of Sandy Williams

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, founder of a local newspaper, The Black Lens, in Spokane, Washington. Sandra Williams shares her life story growing up in the predominantly white Inland Northwest as a Black woman, her work ethic and what she is doing to insure future generations have a place that feels like community in Spokane. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 19: Celebrating The Life And Legacy of Sandy Williams

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