MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Songs for the People from Seattle Pro Musica

Seattle Pro Musica continues its 50th-anniversary season with Songs for the People, the second of its New American Composers concerts. The program features composer Melissa, an award-winning and acclaimed composer specializing in vocal, political, and theatrical music. 

SONGS FOR THE PEOPLE features five choral works by Melissa Dunphy, including the world premiere of her commissioned work, Songs for the People, set to poetry by the poet and anti-slavery activist Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Her other works on the concert address issues of immigrant rights and women’s rights. Melissa will present a pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm.

Also on the program are works by Dale Warland, Pärt Uusberg, and Eric Tuan.

The concert takes place at Seattle First Baptist Church, at 7:30 pm, November 12.

Tickets available at

The performance will also be available by livestream in real time, and on demand following the performance. You just need to register in advance.

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