The legendary English band UB40 has defined reggae music for a generation with hits like "Red Red Wine" and "Cherry Oh Baby." With the release of A Real Labour of Love, founding members Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue bring their rootsy musical sound to Seattle.
A bona fide guitar hero, Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return To Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic guitar trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty.
Violinist Augustin Hadelich dispatches Beethoven’s immortal violin concerto with his “silvery tone, pinpoint intonation and surprising turns of phrase” (Los Angeles Times). In Gigues, images of carefree folk dancing are refracted through the dreamy glow of Debussy.
Join DeRay Mckesson — the internationally recognized civil rights leader and host of the podcast Pod Save the People — for a timely conversation on culture, social justice and politics. Every ticket includes a copy of ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FREEDOM by DeRay Mckesson (a $25 value).