Creative Conversations

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS 8 – FEATURING MÍCHEÁL MOLEY Ó’SÚILLEABHÁIN
AND REV. NÓIRÍN NÍ RIAIN, PHD

Host and EMS Development Director, Betsy Brick, hosts an engaging interview with our guest artists connecting with her from Ireland, renowned singer and poet Micheal O’ Suilleabhain and his mother, interfaith minister, singer and accomplished author Rev. Dr. Noirin Ni Riain. Together they explored the creative bravery it takes to blend Irish tradition with elements of innovation to seamlessly bridge the old and the new. There is poetry, storytelling and a Q&A with the artists from across the ocean.

 

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS 7 – FEATURING STEPHEN STUBBS, LINDA TSATSANIS
& DONALD BYRD

Join guest Host Gus Denhard, EMS Executive Director featuring Grammy winner Stephen Stubbs, soprano Linda Tsatsanis, and Tony-nominated Donald Byrd for an intriguing and thought producing interview about music, dance and song in relationship to the opera A Night in Hell: Ballo delle ingrate.

 

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS 6 – FEATURING JOHN LENTI

Join Betsy Brick, EMS Development Director and John Lenti, one of the world’s great lute players, in an engaging and informative interview. They will explore the lives of the composers being featured in his upcoming concert, the historical context of the music and John will perform snippets from some of the pieces the audience will hear from his upcoming concert.

 

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS 5 – FEATURING ALEXANDER WEIMANN, OLIVIER WEVERS and JIM KENT

Join Betsy Brick, EMS Development Director, Alexander Weimann, Music Director of Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Olivier Wevers, Artistic Director of Whim W’Him and one of his principle dancers, Jim Kent for this insightful and entertaining conversation. Listen as they discuss music, dance, and the creative process.

 

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS 4 – FEATURING NATHAN WHITTAKER, LINDA TSATSANIS and NIKOLIJNE TROUBETZKOY

Betsy Brick, EMS Development Director with Soprano Linda Tsatsanis, Cellist Nathan Whittaker, and Poet Nikolijne Troubetzkoy explored the the purpose of music and art in times of challenge. During the interview, the artists shared some special content to highlight the themes of Sunday’s If Music Be concert.

 

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS 3 – FEATURING ALEXANDER WEIMANN AND MARKDAVIN OBENZA
Watch this informative, entertaining interview, and participate in the live Q&A hosted by EMS Development Director, Betsy Brick, with Seattle Baroque Orchestra Music Director, Alexander Weimann, and Artistic Director of the Byrd Ensemble, Markdavin Obenza. Hear how this Messiah collaboration between Alex and Mark became a reality and how this production is like no other.

 

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS 2 – FEATURING RANDAL BAYS AND CLINT DYE

EMS Development Director, Betsy Brick, conducted another Creative Conversations program on Thursday, November 5th at 7pm where she went behind the scenes to talk with Irish fiddler Randal Bays and guitarist Clint Dye. These two talented musicians recently collaborated to produce a concert called The Irish Baroque as part of Early Music Seattle’s 2020-21 season. During the program, Betsy interviewed both artists who in addition to inviting you into their living rooms, will each share a piece of music that is personally meaningful to them.

 

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS 1 – FEATURING RACHEL BARTON PINE

Development Director, Betsy Brick, had our first event in a series called Creative Conversations where we go behind the scenes and talk with artists who are part of our 2020-21 season. Our first guest in the series was Rachel Barton Pine, who introduced us to her early music instrument collection, shared her thoughts about the challenges and opportunities presented by Covid-19 and invited us to explore American music, particularly works by Black composers she has discovered through her work over the past 20 years with her RBP Foundation’s Music By Black Composers initiative. This event took place August 26, 2020 via Zoom.

Creative Conversations extended Q&A featuring Rachel Barton Pine