Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Windborne’s The Music of Prince

Windborne's The Music of Prince
Marshall Charloff performing the songs of Prince. (Seattle Symphony)

CONCERTS

The Seattle Symphony has officially become cooler with news that Benaryoa Hall will host Windborne’s The Music of Prince. “Known for stretching the boundaries of music and seamlessly tying together multiple genres of pop, funk, R&B, folk-rock, hip-hop, jazz, soul, new wave and psychedelic, there is no comparison to Prince's distinct sound,” says the orchestra’s website. The new concert features guest conductor Brent Havens, vocalist Marshall Charloff and a full rock band. It will be a symphonic tribute highlighting Prince’s classic songs like “Purple Rain,” “When Does Cry,” “Little Red Corvette” and “Kiss.”

The Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for movies and television in addition to classical music and Marshall Charloff is the front man for The Purple Xperience. He is so good as Prince, you’d swear that he had returned from the grave.

The tribute concert will be held on Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall which is located at 200 University St., Seattle 98101. Tickets range from $36-$100 and can be ordered online or by calling (206) 215-4700.