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Sat. 24 Feb. 2018

6: 00 PM

Early Music Seattle

Women in Music: Film Screening and Community Panel

The Royal Room // 5000 Rainier Ave S., Seattle

Early Music Seattle presents a short film screening documenting the December 2017 performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat with an all-female chorus and orchestra. A panel of women in the Seattle music community alongside internationally-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine will discuss the awesome impact women of the past, present, and future have in the music field. Attendees can enter to win two tickets to Rachel Barton Pine’s concert on February 25, plus Early Music Seattle swag. Come for an evening of film, music, and female rockstars!

Reel Grrls Productions produced the film.

"Loved everything about the performance: program, conducting, singing, and playing. One of the high points of our classical year!"

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5:00 PM // Doors (Call ahead and make dinner reservations: 206-906-9920)

6:15 PM // Welcome!
6:25 PM // Film Screening
6:30 PM // Music from Rachel Barton Pine, violin

7:00 PM // Community Panel with Audience Q&A
7:30 PM // Music from Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Kate Labiak, Community Panelist

Kate Labiak currently teaches instrumental music at College Place Middle School in the Edmonds School District. As the 2014 recipient of the Washington Music Educators’ Association’s award for Middle School Teacher of the Year, Ms. Labiak has a diverse background of teaching experience including directing bands and orchestras from the elementary through high school levels, middle school general music (steel drums), serving as adjunct faculty for Central Washington University, and in 2015, developing and leading of a program in the Edmonds School District solely devoted to nurturing leadership for middle school girls in jazz, through the formation an all-girl, school district middle school jazz band. Ms. Labiak also has a long-standing history with the Seattle Youth Symphony organization (Symphonette Orchestra conductor since 2003, clarinet/wind coach since 1996).

She earned degrees from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music in Music Education, 1997) and Central Washington University (Master of Music in Conducting, 2002). Elected to the WMEA Executive Board in 2014, Ms. Labiak serves as Secretary-Treasurer. She resides in Edmonds with her husband, Mark, and their two ceaselessly hungry kitties.

Catherine Nueva Espana, Community Panelist

Catherine Nueva Espana is a writer and arts consultant, currently working as an Arts Program Manager at 501 Commons. She worked as an arts management consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area, working with a diverse group of artists and arts organizations. She also served as the Managing Director of MEDIATE Art Group, which produces the Soundwave Biennial, a renowned sound art festival.For three years, she was the Film Series curator for San Francisco’s Architecture + The City Festival, promoting the work of young filmmakers. She reviews films and time-based art on her blog, LeonineFilms.com, and has written for Art Practical and Droste Effect Magazine.

Caroline Pitton, Community Panelist

Caroline Pitton is a senior at Holy Names Academy and has been singing with the Seattle Girls Choir since 2006. She currently sings alto in Prime Voci, the choir's senior level and is a conductor's assistant for Dolcine, the first and second-grade level. She also plays oboe in the Holy Names orchestra and sings in two of their choirs. In her free time, Caroline enjoys travelling with her friends and family, and organizing school retreats and events.

Laura Reynolds, Community Panelist

Laura Reynolds is the Vice President of Education & Community Engagement at the Seattle Symphony and has been with the orchestra since 2012. She oversees all programming for Families, Schools, Communities and Young Artists and played a leading role in developing and launching Simple Gifts, an organization-wide homelessness initiative. Laura is on the League of American Orchestra’s Education & Community Engagement Leadership Committee and serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Compass Housing Alliance, a nonprofit serving people experiencing homelessness.

Prior to joining the Seattle Symphony, Laura was the Program Manager for the Grammy-award winning San Francisco Boys Chorus. She also worked for the arts integration research organization Music in Schools Today and the USC Thornton School of Music Outreach Program. A native of Los Angeles, Laura graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in French Horn Performance from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and was the recipient of the 2010 Pepsi Co. Diversity Fellowship, Dean’s Award, and Leadership Award from Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Summer Institute for General Management. In 2016 she was selected as one of 28 leaders for the National Arts Strategies Senior Management Institute learning cohort. In her free time, Laura enjoys cooking, cycling, learning french and travelling.

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