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Cornish Presents Spring 2017 Season

SEATTLE, WA – Cornish Presents continues in the Spring with a multidisciplinary series of visiting artists, beloved alumni, and distinguished faculty performing at Cornish College of the Arts. As previously announced, January opens with alumna Veronica Lee-Baik '98 and her, The Three Yells, performing Giselle Deconstruct on January 6 and 7 at the Cornish Playhouse at the Seattle Center.

Cornish Presents is a series where art and discussion collide, and crossover occurs naturally between disciplines. Ticket prices rarely break above $20. Discounts are available for students from any school.

All tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets.  Cornish Presents is made possible through the support of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Boeing, Earshot Jazz, and WESTAF, among others.

For Arts Calendars

concrete – lines – fluid – curves
January 21, 8 pm
Alhadeff Studio at Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Center
(Co-produced with The Universal Language Project)

Tickets: $25 general, $15 seniors and students

Curated and composed by Chris Stover, this performance features five new compositions for chamber jazz ensemble (plus spoken word, found sounds and dancer) inspired by the Brazilian poets Ana Cristina Cesar, Angélica Freitas, and Augusta de Campos.  The compositions premiered here draw proliferating lines that spin out from themes emerging in poetry and found sounds – life cycles, birth and rebirth, change and becoming, fusion and elusion, flow and process, eternal recurrence, identity spins out in multiple directions, concrete lines melt into fluid circles.

Scrape
January 27, 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St

Tickets: $10 general, $5 seniors and students

Performing compositions by Cornish faculty members Jim Knapp and Jarrad Powell,  Scrape is a original music string orchestra with guitar and harp. Cornish Jazz Ensemble IV led by Chuck Deardorf will open the program performing compositions by Jim Knapp.

Jesse Myers
February 17, 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St
Tickets: $20 general,  $15 seniors, $10 students

Local pianist, Jesse Myers, brings John Cage’s monumental work for the prepared piano to the stage on which the instrument was born. Cornish is proudly acknowledged as the birthplace of the prepared piano, when, in 1940, John Cage placed foreign objects like screws and rubber between the strings of the piano transforming its sound into a complex percussive orchestra.

Aaron Parks Trio
February 22, 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St

Tickets: $18 general, $16 seniors and Earshot Jazz members, $10 students and military

The pianist Aaron Parks has gained critical acclaim for his technical brilliance and his pioneering artistic vision, considered by the New York Times as “a step ahead of everyone else.” (Co-presented with Earshot Jazz.)

Peter Evans
February 23, 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St

Tickets: $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students

Trumpet player, and improviser/composer Peter Evans is part of a broad, hybridized scene of musical experimentation and his work cuts across a wide range of modern musical practices and traditions.

Craig Taborn Quartet
February 24, 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St

Tickets: $18 general, $16 seniors and Earshot Jazz members, $10 students and military

Craig Taborn brings his unique perspective and technique on the piano to the PONCHO Concert Hall in Capitol Hill. (Co-presented with Earshot Jazz.)

Syrinx Effect
March 23, 8:00 p.m.
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St

Tickets: $20 general / $15 seniors / $10 students

Undertones
April 1, 8:00 p.m.
Alhadeff Studio at Cornish Playhouse

Tickets: TBA
(Co-produced with The Universal Language Project)

A drifting, surreal radio transmission from outer space is broadcast directly to your subconscious mind: artist Erin Jorgensen joins forces with local musicians in a live performance that invites you to dream. 

For more information visit www.cornish.edu/calendar

 

About Cornish College of the Arts

The mission of Cornish College of the Arts is to provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators. Cornish realizes this mission by offering baccalaureate studies in the performing and visual arts and by serving as a focal point in the community for public presentation, artistic criticism, participation and discussion of the arts.