Alexandra Picard and Michael Nicolella/ Cullen Gray

Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 7:30pm

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Alexandra Picard and Michael Nicolella/ Cullen Gray

7:30pm ⎮ Doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $15 GA/10 students

Soprano Alexandra Picard and guitarist Michael Nicolella perform an eclectic array of music ranging from 19th century lieder to the music of Luciano Berio and Samuel Barber with detours into Brazilian and American jazz and popular music.

Michael Nicolella: With a repertoire spanning from J.S. Bach and Domenico Scarlatti to Jimi Hendrix and Elliott Carter, Michael Nicolella is recognized as one of America's most innovative classical guitar virtuosos. He has received wide critical acclaim for his performances, recordings and compositions. As a concert artist, Michael has performed throughout North America, Europe and Japan as solo recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestra. 

Alexandra Picard: Alexandra Picard is emerging as one of the most exciting sopranos in the Northwest. Most notable for her portrayals of the Queen of the Night, Konstanze, Musetta and Lucia, the Seattle Times speaks of her “bell-like clarity” while Classical Voice comments on her “charisma and spot-on singing” and, of her performances of La Bohème, the Everett Herald comments that she “makes a big impression … and knocks it out of the ballpark.” As the Queen of the Night, the Spokesman Review raves “… her singing was arresting… Alexandra Picard tossed off the notorious series of high F’s with complete assurance and at a dauntingly high speed.” 

Cullen Gray brings a visual stimulus to the world of steel string fingerstyle. This unique guitarist shows great promise and passion for original acoustic music. Utilizing alternate tunings, extended techniques, multiple capos, various effects units and loop pedals as he forges an eclectic sound from all different 

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Royal Room

5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118