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MusicLessonsMatter_2013_proofThe 4th annual Synergia Northwest Concert Music Lessons Matter is scheduled for May 18, 2013 at The Moore Theatre and will feature the Synergia Northwest Orchestra conducted by internationally recognized Dr. Nikolas Caoile, Director of Orchestras at Central Washington University alongside some of the Pacific Northwest’s most high profile recording artists.

A first of its kind event conceived and led by Seattle musician, producer Michael McMorrow and years in the planning, these concerts blend classical, contemporary, professional and student musicians into one concert, unifying cultures, ages and musical genres, raising funds to provide extended learning, enrichment and performance opportunities to Northwest area students who would not have the necessary financial resources.

The 2013 lineup has been announced to read more about it click on the link below…

Walking Papers, Selene Vigil-Wilk & Massive Monkees to play Synergia NW 2013 (Photos)

About Synergia Northwest…

The first Synergia Northwest concert launched in 2010 at Tacoma’s historic Temple Theatre Ballroom in the Landmark Convention Center. And in 2011 made its Seattle debut at The Moore Theater featuring such artist as Alan White, Queensryche, Heart By Heart, Special guest appearances by Geoffrey Castle, Blues Traveler’s John Popper and Brendan Hill and many others all alongside the 50 piece Synergia Northwest Orchestra. In 2012 the event was held at the iconic Paramount Theatre.

Several Northwest recording artists who have lent their talents to the historic breathtaking performances at Synergia Northwest include some of the Pacific Northwest’s most high profile rockers all backed by the Synergia Northwest Orchestra. These artists included among others Grammy award-winning drummer Alan White (Yes, John Lennon), Queensryche, renowned guitarist Howard Leese (Heart, Paul Rodgers, Bad Company) with Randy Hansen, Mike Derosier, Michael McMorrow – Grammy nominated Eugene, Oregon native Tracy Bonham (Mother, Mother), 31 year in the making reunion of original members of “Heart” with Leese, Derosier, Steve Fossen, Roger Fisher and powerhouse vocalist Somar Macek. Tennis Pro. Special guest appearances by Geoffrey Castle, Blues Traveler’s John Popper and Brendan Hill, Scotty Olsen Seattle Seahawk’s Blue Thunder Drum Line, KOKON Taiko and many others. A special tribute to the groundbreaking music of the late artist and Northwest Native American Indian Beaver Chief by his children and brother in acknowledgement of the area’s deep cultural heritage also highlighted the 2010 event.

Synergia Northwest is the brainchild of Michael McMorrow, who is a composer, and recording artist as well as producer for some of Washington State’s most prestigious and beneficial music events. He, along with Brendan Hill of the Grammy-award winning rock band Blues Traveler, is also a founding member of the nationally recognized rock band Stolen Ogre. As executive producer and musical director Michael is currently producing Music Matters “LIVE”, a concert event to raise funds and awareness for youth music in the Pacific Northwest, Spring 2012. In addition to developing the youth music oriented Synergia Northwest, McMorrow was recently appointed to act as Musical Director for Broadway Choreographer Joey McKneely from West Side Story for STG’S 13th Annual “DANCE This”. McKneely studied under Jerome Robbins and reproduced and rejuvenated the choreography for the Tony Award Winning Broadway revival that opened in 2009 as well as directed several major productions of West Side Story around the world. McMorrow continues to write, record and perform with various projects while currently working on his new music project “Idlewood”. Michael is a member of the Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences, a voting member of the Grammys and is an advisory board member of Music Aid Northwest.

SMI covered Synergia Northwest extensively in 2010 20112012 and will again in 2013. SMI and Synergia are aligned by the passion and power of music and music education the ability of music to alter people’s lives in a positive way.

Click on any of the photos below to read up on some of our past coverage of the events…

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