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Seattle Chamber Music Festival


"One of the marks of an excellent singer is the ability to adapt to a variety of musical styles, and that ability is clearly present in baritone Randall Scarlata. Earlier in the festival, he had given a first-rate account of Schumann's "Dichterliebe" song cycle; Wednesday evening, Scarlata was in ultra-suave French mode for Ravel's "Chansons Madècasses," along with flutist Lorna McGhee, cellist Ronald Thomas and pianist Anton Nel. Scarlata's voice caressed the music, with its sensuous texts and subtle, minimalist instrumental accompaniments."