Words of Love
NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL
200 University St., Seattle, WA
Thursday, February 14, 2013, 8:00 PM
15th annual Valentine's Day concert
For more information Visit the Benaroya Hall Website, or
call (206) 215-4747
$40 Buy Tickets Now
"Feriante blends Classical and Flamenco guitar in a
manner guaranteed to warm the hardest heart."
– The Utne Reader
“His musicianship is sensitive, articulate, pleasing and
entirely in accord with his own music. One does not
always find this sort of harmony on the concert platform.”
– R.M. Campbell, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Andre Feriante takes the genre to a whole new level...
Best local musician for grown-ups”
– Seattle Magazine
“Muy bien...wonderful tone.”
– Andres Segovia
"Feriante has an extraordinary touch, exquisite
and an innate sense of taste."
– Willamette week, Portland
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The beautiful Samuel and Althea Stroum Grand
Lobby in Benaroya Hall has views of Elliott Bay
and the Seattle city skyline.
Photos Courtesy of Photo by Lara Swimmer,
Michael Johnson of NewEra Photography
Jeff LaPlante www.jefflaplante.com
This must see artist has won numerous awards including
"Best Female Acoustic Rock Artist" by the New York Music
Festival and has been featured as a guest vocalist on
Showtime's Emmy-Nominated hit series "Dexter". Heralded
as having the spirit of a gypsy and the discipline of a
soldier, Whitton fuses a flare of Pop Vintage Americana
mixed with unique commercial hooks. Whitton's 2010 EP
celebrates the song placement of "Apple Tree" in the 2011
film release, "The 5th Quarter", (starring Andie MacDowell,
Aidan Quinn, & Ryan Merriman), where she performs with
a full 10 piece big band.
- Overton Berry
Overton Berry began his musical career over fifty years playing with the Overton Berry Trio at USO west coast shows. Since those early beginnings the music has never stopped. Having been a Music Director as far back as the Peggy Lee Concert in the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, Overton Berry is described as "a living legend" in the Pacific Northwest, and his wealth of experience and generations of fans bear witness to this affectionate accolade. Mr. Berry has played extensively in venues around the world.
- Steve Thoreson
Steve Thoreson is a classically trained opera singer with a voice that has been compared to that of Luciano Pavarotti. Originally from North Bend, Washington, Steve competed in singing competitions growing up and later was sent by the Seattle Opera to study in Siena, Italy. Throughout his travels he met Swedish vocalist, actress and teacher, Britt Bern who played a significant role in his musical refinement. Steve’s singing has taken him to twenty-one countries, performing in churches, piazzas, concert halls, for heads of state, dignitaries and audiences of all types.
In 2011 Steve competed in Sweden’s Got Talent (Talang). The competition lasted 4 months and at the end Steve took first place in the musical portion and came in second place overall. Upon returning to the U.S., Steve’s debut performance was well received at All Pilgrims in Seattle. Steve continues his professional music career around the Pacific Northwest and plans to return annually to Europe.
- Stella Rossi
Guitar, vocals, percussion and dance.
Originally from Asuncion, Paraguay, Stella started her artistic career at the age of 3. At the age of 15 she was chosen to join the National Ballet Folklorico Municipal of Asuncion, Paraguay and became principal dancer. With this Ballet Company she represented her country as an ambassador of the Paraguayan culture in several International Festivals around the world. Rossi studied at the prestigious art school in Paraguay were she graduated with a Master’s Degree. She initiated her professional singing career as a soprano with the award winning choral group “ Marandu” in Asuncion, developing then through the years as a singer and guitarist with several bands throughout the US as well as Europe. She is one of the founding members and currently performs in the Flamenco/Latin/funk group "Deseo Carmin". Stella currently lives in the Seattle area.
- Jeff Davies
Photo by Barbie Hull
Jeff Davies has been pleasing audiences up and down the West Coast for over three decades with his solid, rhythmic bass playing and soulful singing.
Currently Jeff is the Bassist and featured vocalist with Overton Berry and the Overton Berry Ensemble, in addition to performing with many of Seattle’s finest musicians.
He is proficient at Jazz, R&B, Standards, Rock, Country, Blues, Alt. Rock and Funk…and has a vast selection of popular songs he loves to sing.
This list of guests is subject to change.