Synergia Northwest will present Synergia Northwest presents Music Lessons Matter “Live,” at the legendary and historic, Moore Theater in Seattle on Saturday, May 18th. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit music programs throughout the state of Washington.
Synergia Northwest is expanding its focus to direct service agencies in particular Seattle Music Partners who provide a free after-school music program for underserved elementary school students in Seattle’s Central District.
Given the fact that the show will be streamed to children and teens in the hospital, MCP and Synergia Northwest make for a natural partnership.
About Melodic Caring Project
MCP is driven by the husband and wife team of Stephanie and Levi Ware. They have seen first-hand that people from other cultures and ethnicities respond to songs with lyrics they couldn’t even understand because music can be felt and understood.
MCP is about one artist [or band] playing a LIVE and extremely personal concert for a select group of patients. That performance is filmed and streamed LIVE directly to the patients hospital bed [or home] where they can watch the show in the comfort and anonymity of their own room. Through a live-chat feature on the Ustream page, patients can chat throughout the concert with friends, family and outside supporters sending real-time messages of love and encouragement, creating a true sense of community and support. This unique service is free to the patient and free to the hospital.
About Synergia Northwest presents Music Lessons Matter “Live”
Like past Synergia Northwest shows that took place in 2010 and 2011, the special concert will feature the Synergia Northwest Orchestra, alongside of some of the Pacific Northwest’s most high profile rock and pop recording artists and selected student musicians.
Synergia Northwest concerts have helped contribute to Music Aid Northwest in bringing its“Music Matters” license plate fundraising proposal to fruition by raising capital and awareness to create a music-themed license plate. Via sales of the plates, school music programs receive the assistance needed so that current and future generations will have the opportunity to participate in music programs.
Like in past years, the concert will feature the Synergia Northwest Orchestra alongside some of the Pacific Northwest’s most high profile rock and pop recording artists and student musicians.
This year’s musically eclectic and robust lineup will featureWalking Papers (Jeff Angell, Duff McKagan, Barrett Martin, Ben Anderson), blue-eyed soul sensation Mycle Wastman (2012 The Voice), legendary Santana drummer Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder, Tess Henley, DJ Kaz featuring Shyan Selah and the Garfield High School Drum Line as well as special guests Selene Vigil-Wilk (7 Year Bitch), Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler), Justin S. Davis (Strong Suit, Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs), Shawn Smith (BRAD, Satchel, Pigeonhed), Seattle student and guitar prodigy Caspian Coberly and others to be announced.
The night will also include some surprise guests. Beloved Northwest radio personality Marty Riemer and Jody Brothers will return to emcee this year’s event. As part of the evening’s multiple performances, the concert will again highlight a special musical tribute. “Music Lessons Matter” will feature a tribute to the music of The Rolling Stones; past tributes have included music from The Beatles and Sir Elton John.
For the past three years has attracted a several prominent artists representing a variety of genres. Past performers include who have appeared with the Synergia Northwest Orchestra have included members of Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Alan White, Blues Traveler, Tracy Bonham, Queensryche as well as other internationally recognized artists who call Washington State their home. The concerts have also shined the spotlight on the area’s unique heritage and rich, diverse music community, such as the groundbreaking music of the late artist and Northwest Native American Beaver Chief, KOKON Taiko with the Seattle Seahawk’s Blue Thunder Drum Line and Dora Oliveira’s Samba Reggae Revolution.
The efforts of Synergia Northwest events over the past few years have contributed to Music Aid Northwest in bringing its “Music Matters” license plate fundraising proposal to fruition by raising funds needed to create a music-themed license plates.
Proceeds from the plates helps to support school music programs. Music Matters license plates can be purchased through any Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) office.
“We definitely are making an impact and as we grow this thing year to year we foresee more opportunity for young kids to be involved in music programs.” said Executive Producer and Music Director Michael McMorrow. “The absolute uniqueness of this event coupled with the vast talent and community oriented business leaders right here in the northwest are creating the perfect storm for success. 2013 will be a banner year for Synergia Northwest.” Seattle musician McMorrow also has hinted to other projects involving student musicians that are in various stages of development.
Seattle Music Partners believe that providing a child with the opportunity to build a foundation of musical skills, coupled with the strength of a mentoring relationship; help foster self-confidence and an overall engagement in learning.
Scott Gelband, Executive Director of SMP shared: “We are thrilled to partner with Synergia Northwest for this year’s show. SMP has been working with students in low-income schools for more than a dozen years and the opportunity to trumpet our program as part of a community event of this scale is fantastic! Thank you for shining a spotlight on our organization and those we serve.”
Synergia Northwest Presents blends classical, contemporary, professional and student musicians into one evening of performances that unifies cultures and musical genres. The caliber of these artists, all with Washington State ties, along with a world-class conductor and orchestra has promised an evening of unforgettable musical moments that have left audiences knowing they’ve just experienced a magical event.
“MUSIC LESSONS MATTER” – SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
The Moore Theatre
1932 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
VIP Seating (Row A – D) $40.00
Reserved Seating $15.00
Military Discount $12.50
Student Discount $10.00
For past coverage of Synergia Northwest go here.
To find out more about Melodic Caring Project, donate or stream a show, please visit http://www.melodiccaringproject.com.