Composer, musician and Seattle teacher Bern Herbolsheimer dead at 67

“Northwest musician Bern Herbolsheimer, whose more than 500 compositions have spanned nearly all the classical genres, has died of cancer at age 67 in Seattle.

Composer, pianist and dedicated teacher, Mr. Herbolsheimer was named Outstanding Teacher of Music at Cornish College, where he taught composition. He also taught graduate classes in the voice program at the University of Washington. Mr. Herbolsheimer’s music was clearly of its time, and could be both experimental and progressive, but he never lost his love for the lyrical beauty that is at the heart of his works.”

Read more about Mr. Herbolsheimer at the Seattle Times.

SEATTLE OPERA PREVIEW LECTURE: WAGNER’S ‘THE RING’

Check out Seattle Public Library’s opera preview lecture Tuesday, July 30 6:30-7:30pm at the Northeast Branch.  Theodore Deacon presents a preview lecture, accompanied by recorded music, of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Wagner’s “The Ring”.   The lecture is free and all are welcome.  See Seattle Public Library’s website for more information.