Roomful of Teeth is not your typical classical ensemble—not in name, and not in performance: Its eight classically trained vocalists have studied Tuvan throat singing, belting and pop techniques, yodeling, and Inuit throat singing. Each concert feels less like a classical new-music performance and more like a rock show, or a high-wire act. And it’s a very successful approach: The group’s first album, Roomful of Teeth, earned raves from critics ranging from NPR to Pitchfork and made tons of Top 10 lists for 2012; the octet won the 2010 American Prize and two TimeOut New York Critic’s Picks; and member Caroline Shaw won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her composition Partita for 8 Voices, which Roomful of Teeth performs. Dedicated to reimagining vocal music in the 21st century, Roomful of Teeth brings audiences to their feet with vibrant performances of all-new—really all-new—music.
Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Town Music series, curated by Joshua Roman. Series supported by the Wyncote Foundation NW and the Tagney-Jones Family Fund. Series media sponsorship provided by Seattle Weekly and KING-FM.
Tickets: Subscriptions to the five-concert Town Music season are $85 general/$80 members and are on sale now here. Single-event tickets for Roomful of Teeth are on sale now: $20 advance/$25 at the door/$20 seniors/$17 Town Hall members/$10 students. A limited number of $5 day-of-show Teen Tix for those 18 and under also will be available.
Doors open: 7 pm; late seating is not guaranteed.
Town Hall member benefits: Discounted subscriptions and tickets.
Learn more: About Roomful of Teeth.