Mystics, Servants, & Devils 12/16
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Mystics, Servants, & Devils 12/16

General admission $25, Seniors $15         
Ages 18 & under + music students FREE at UCC

A week before Winter Solstice, NOCCO presents an exceptional program that contrasts the old and the new, the magical and the devotional, pairing mystic sonorities with intricate counterpoints. Jim Knapp, Seattle composer and professor emeritus of Cornish College of the Arts, is premiering his newest work, commissioned by NOCCO. Expect gorgeous harmonies, pathos, and wily touches of humor. Arvo Pärt’s Fratres from 1977 (in the version for winds and percussion), provides a quiet, contemplative gateway into the unique sound world of this Eastern Orthodox believer. The thrilling, emotional Brandenburg Concerto #1 by J.S. Bach, a man likewise devoted to God, is in fact his premiere calling card for a better job in this world. And Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale (1918) is a rip-roaring, surrealist ride via “reciting, playing, and dance” that sealed its composer’s reputation as a giant of 20th century art music.

Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

Pärt - Fratres

Jim Knapp - Noverture *newly commissioned work*

Stravinsky - L'Histoire du Soldat

Magnolia United Church of Christ
3555 W McGraw St, Seattle, WA 98199

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Mystics, Servants, and Devils 12/17
Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

Mystics, Servants, and Devils 12/17

*Please make table reservations directly through The Royal Room*

General admission $25, Seniors $15         
Ages 18 & under + music students $10

A week before Winter Solstice, NOCCO presents an exceptional program that contrasts the old and the new, the magical and the devotional, pairing mystic sonorities with intricate counterpoints. Jim Knapp, Seattle composer and professor emeritus of Cornish College of the Arts, is premiering his newest work, commissioned by NOCCO. Expect gorgeous harmonies, pathos, and wily touches of humor. Arvo Pärt’s Fratres from 1977 (in the version for winds and percussion), provides a quiet, contemplative gateway into the unique sound world of this Eastern Orthodox believer. The thrilling, emotional Brandenburg Concerto #1 by J.S. Bach, a man likewise devoted to God, is in fact his premiere calling card for a better job in this world. And Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale (1918) is a rip-roaring, surrealist ride via “reciting, playing, and dance” that sealed its composer’s reputation as a giant of 20th century art music.

Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

Pärt - Fratres

Jim Knapp - Noverture *newly commissioned work*

Stravinsky - L'Histoire du Soldat

The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S

We unfortunately cannot offer complimentary tickets at this venue, but students and those under 18 may enjoy a reduced rate of $10.

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Vibrant Hearts: A Romanian Celebration 2/18
Feb
18
7:30 PM19:30

Vibrant Hearts: A Romanian Celebration 2/18

*Please make table reservations directly through The Royal Room*

General admission $25, Seniors $15         
Ages 18 & under + music students $10

 

Enescu - Double Wind Quintet

Enescu - Romanian Rhapsody

 Featuring Romanian-American pianist & ROCCA founder Oana Rusu Tomai

Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances

 

The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S

We unfortunately cannot offer complimentary tickets at this venue, but music students and children under 18 may enjoy a reduced rate of $10.

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Echoes & Dances 10/22
Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

Echoes & Dances 10/22

*Please make table reservations directly through The Royal Room*

General admission $25, Seniors $15         
Ages 18 & under + music students $10

NOCCO opens the year with evocative, locally-sourced music at the heart of the program. Featuring concertmaster Victoria Parker as soloist, Roupen Shakarian’s 2015 Violin Concerto is reflective, elegiac, and replete with echoes of other musics and styles. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, youthful and exhilarating, opens the concert. It was composed in the final months of Imperial Russia, 1916-17, and takes more direct cues from Mozart, Haydn, and Rossini, among others. Francis Poulenc’s Sinfonietta sits at the other end of the 20th century’s darkest decades, written in 1947; ironically (but typical of Poulenc) it is full of energy, grace, and dancing gestures.

Prokofiev - Classical Symphony

Shakarian - Violin Concerto

           Victoria Parker, Violin

Poulenc - Sinfonietta

The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S

We unfortunately cannot offer complimentary tickets at this venue, but students and those under 18 may enjoy a reduced rate of $10.

 

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Echoes & Dances 10/21
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Echoes & Dances 10/21

General admission $25, Seniors $15         
Ages 18 & under + music students FREE at UCC

NOCCO opens the year with evocative, locally-sourced music at the heart of the program. Featuring concertmaster Victoria Parker as soloist, Roupen Shakarian’s 2015 Violin Concerto is reflective, elegiac, and replete with echoes of other musics and styles. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, youthful and exhilarating, opens the concert. It was composed in the final months of Imperial Russia, 1916-17, and takes more direct cues from Mozart, Haydn, and Rossini, among others. Francis Poulenc’s Sinfonietta sits at the other end of the 20th century’s darkest decades, written in 1947; ironically (but typical of Poulenc) it is full of energy, grace, and dancing gestures.

Prokofiev - Classical Symphony

Shakarian - Violin Concerto

           Victoria Parker, Violin

Poulenc - Sinfonietta

University Christian Church
4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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