Philippa Kiraly has been a classical music critic for more than 30 years. She wrote for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio and, after moving to Seattle in 1991, for the Sun Press and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Nowadays she writes for The Sun Break blog, The Seattle Times and City Arts.
Vocal performances were the highlight of this presentation of Mahler's Symphony No. 2, transcribed for organ and performed by organist David Briggs.
"Orchestras like Philharmonia Northwest are as important a part of the classical music ecosystem as professional ensembles.” Music director Julia Tai leads the venerable orchestra's most far-reaching and ambitious concert yet.
In the theater group's take on Mozart's opera, Don Giovanni is punished for his sins against women in a very contemporary version of hell.