Living Music

The American classical music scene is so flush with young and exciting new composers that it is often a daunting task to know where to begin your listening: this evening of Living Music will present a sample from many of today’s brightest and best! Returning to the stage will be Seattle-based soprano Shelly Traverse, flutist Douglas DeVries, pianist Yvonne Chen, and Madeline DeVries from the Along Kine LINES Ballet. They will be joined by the fantastic brothers, violinist Nicholas Tavani and cellist Daniel Tavani. Drawn from this group’s mutual appreciation of the great number of new works available today, they will present diverse works by five composers: Seattle native and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music alum Alexandra T. Bryant, a distinguished Rice University composition professor Pierre Jalbert, a French born composer and organist Guillaume Connesson, a prolific composer of 21st century art song Lori Laitman, and the great American dramatic opera and song sensation Carlisle Floyd.

This group of musicians have been great friends for nearly a decade and it has long been a dream of theirs to present a recital program like this specifically in Seattle, and they are pleased to be presenting this exciting program of new works on the Wayward Music Series.