Fin de Siècle Songs in Frye Salon

Concert with Deanne Meek

Sunday, January 19, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Frye Salon

This event is now at capacity. We will operate standby ticketing on a first come first served basis beginning at 1 pm on the day of the event.

Special guest mezzo-soprano Deanne Meek performs songs by Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Alma Mahler, and Gabriele Fauré. Ms. Meek is accompanied on the piano by John Keene.

The Munich Secession, co-founded by painter, architect, and designer Franz von Stuck, was characterized by its openness to exchange and cross-fertilization between disciplines. Central to the art of this period was the notion of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art, which integrated art and music.

Set against the backdrop of Charles and Emma Frye’s Founding Collection, The recital gives visitors a unique opportunity to experience the music of these composers in context.

This program is supported by The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation and the Frye Foundation.


Deanne Meek has interpreted most of the major roles in the lyric mezzo-soprano solo repertoire to critical acclaim. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she sings in many of the major opera houses of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York; English National Opera, London; Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires; La Monnaie, Brussels; Teatro Real, Madrid; Le Chatelet, Paris; and Teatro alla Scala, Milan. Equally at home on the opera, concert, and recital stage, Ms. Meek has recorded on the BBC, Virgin, PS Classics, and Telarc labels.

John Keene is the newly appointed Chorus Master at Seattle Opera where he served as Assistant Conductor for Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in summer 2013.

Photo by Enrico Nawrath


In the event that tickets to this event sell out, we will operate standby ticketing on a first come first served basis beginning at 1 pm on the day of the event.


Please arrive early


The Frye Art Museum reserves the right to cancel any performance. Tickets are non-transferable.

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