Old-Fashioned Love Songs features music composed and arranged by Aaron Grad, as well as a unique instrument he designed and built—an electric theorbo—which crosses a modern electric guitar with a fourteen-string bass lute from the sixteenth century. The performance mixes original compositions with arrangements of love songs spanning six centuries, from John Dowland and Henry Purcell to George Gershwin and Norah Jones. Countertenor Augustine Mercante (praised as “glowing” by The New York Times) brings a new sheen to a voice type associated with centuries past, reinforcing the message of Old-Fashioned Love Songs: that love, and the music that celebrates it, is timeless.
Each month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded organizations and artists present ten concerts of adventurous and experimental music in the gorgeous Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center (which sits on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish people): contemporary/post-classical composition, free improvisation and the outer limits of jazz, electronic/electroacoustic music, new instruments, phonography, sound art, and other innovative musics. Watch a video clip about us on the Seattle Channel.
Location & Contact
In the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center.
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle WA, 98103
(SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford. Nearest Metro bus stops: 62, 44, 26)