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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 Mad├Ęcasses," 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."