FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2019

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Krina Turner
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WHIM W’HIM AND SEATTLE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA JOIN FORCES TO PRESENT PERGOLESI’S ENDURING MASTERPIECE STABAT MATER

Seattle, WA (February 4, 2019) Award-winning Seattle contemporary dance company Whim W’Him and the Seattle Baroque Orchestra join forces in February 2019 to present Pergolesi’s enduring masterpiece Stabat Mater, the ancient hymn portraying Mary during the Crucifixion. With music direction by Alexander Weimann and world-premiere choreography by Olivier Wevers, eight musicians, two singers and four of Whim W’Him’s dancers will be featured for just two performances. Inspiration overflows in this fusion of art forms.

On the music Weimann says, “Pergolesi’s lamenting is not a slow, solemn, ecclesiastical and constrained act, but something that happens naturally, breaks out of us in an almost uncontrolled manner, belonging rather to the world of stage, theater and opera, than the realm of the altar. Of course, mundane and sacred spheres were not really separated at this time, and still considered to be emanations of the same underlying cosmic order, but it feels we already hear that