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Teen Editorial Staff May 2024 Editorial

Written by Teen Editorial Staff Members Daphne Bunker and Anna Melomed

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It’s a busy time of year at the TeenTix Newsroom. We’ve arrived at the last review cycle of the TeenTix program year, many of us are students and are submerged in final exams and AP tests, and, for some, graduation is on the horizon. We hope that, as the year wraps up and the days seep into summer, you can take some time to rest. To breathe, enjoy a steady moment of your day, and maybe – surely even – go see some art! Here’s what we’re covering this month at the Newsroom.

Seattle Chamber Music Society is bringing a unique classical music fix with Adam Neiman’s varied program featuring Rachmaninoff's 6 Moments Musicaux, Ravel’s Miroirs, and Neiman’s own Visions. Moments Musicaux are very well known in the piano world, with the famous No.4 in E minor held as one of the hardest piano pieces of all time due to its rolling left hand. This set of concert etudes features a combination of musical complexity from introspective reverie to inner turmoil making it a perfect concert piece. If you’re looking to explore classical and experimentalist music you can see Adam Neiman perform on May 10th.

In another corner of the Seattle music scene, Emerald City Music presents Mother, a collaboration with Filmmaker Carlin Ma. Through 4 short films and intertwined musical compositions, Mother “explores the true and diverse stories of Pacific Northwesterners.” The program features compositions like Dvorak's Songs My Mother Taught Me and Clara Schumann's Three Romances for Piano and Violin that will be the perfect follow-up to Mother's Day.

If you’re looking for some more theatrical family fun, then prick up your ears and head on over to Seattle Children’s Theatre’s production of A Tale of Peter Rabbit. SCT has adapted Beatrix Potter’s watercolor-reverie of a children’s book for the stage, in a “moving and adventurous” play featuring the adorably wily Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. If you, too, aspire to eat as much fresh produce and have as signature a blue jacket as Peter Rabbit, you can catch the show running at the Charlotte Martin Theatre until May 19.

Just a short walk from Charlotte Martin Theatre is the Museum of Pop Culture’s Gone Too Soon. This exhibit, curated by Guest Curator Nabilah Ahmed, “examines the lives and deaths of beloved creatives.” A selection of artifacts explores the thin, sometimes nonexistent, lines between art, artists, and humans. It’s a deeply reflective look at some of pop culture’s most sincerely beloved icons, including ​​The Notorious B.I.G., Robin Williams, and Kurt Cobain, sure to stir up thoughts and bring visual and cultural interest to your museum visit.

For a different kind of homage to a pop culture giant, check out Journey of the Wind, a collaboration between Pork Filled Productions and Jet City Improv. Journey of the Wind is an improvised play that draws on the themes and structure of the films of Hayao Miyazaki. Both hilarious and earnest as a childhood favorite film, Journey of the Wind runs at Theatre Off Jackson until May 18, and, due to the improvised nature, each show will be unique!

Whatever your respite might be from this busy time, we at the Newsroom are so grateful for having you with us this year on the blog. We hope you enjoy the beautiful selection of experiences that TeenTix partners are cooking up this month, and we wish you all the best for your summer.

Lead Photo: Irina Iriser on Unsplash

The TeenTix Newsroom is a group of teen writers led by the Teen Editorial Staff. For each review, Newsroom writers work individually with a teen editor to polish their writing for publication. The Teen Editorial Staff is made up of 5 teens who curate the review portion of the TeenTix blog. More information about the Teen Editorial Staff can be found HERE.

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