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Midweek News - March 8

Seattle Symphony, 5th Avenue Theatre and Liszt.
Jonathan Shipley | March 8, 2017

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Here's news from Seattle's performing arts community and beyond:

On International Women's Day - we need more female composers heard. 

The Seattle Symphony has heard that call. It has commissioned Alexandra Gardner to write a piece, working with LGBTQ youth who have experience with homelessness, as part of the symphony's Simple Gifts initiative. 

The 5th Avenue Theatre will be presenting The Secret Garden soon. Casting is being finalized. It includes a Tony Award-winner and, also, Broadway star Tam Mutu

ACT is presenting Tribes. Here's an interview with one of the show's stars, Joshua Castille

Village Theatre's Brandon Ivie is profiled, here.

Meany Center will be showcasing Baroque music this weekend, care of Tafelmusik. Learn more about the performance, here.

Also coming this weekend to our city, an Art in Social Justice Symposium by way Reel Grrls

Teatro ZinZanni has closed. Is it just for now?

The Capitol Hill Block Party lineup has been announced.

Finally, a lost Franz Liszt opera isn't lost anymore. It's been found