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March 16, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Riveting performance by Agnes Obel at St. Mark’s Cathedral | Concert review

Danish musician Agnes Obel’s atmospheric chamber pop held an audience spellbound at a special appearance Saturday night at St. Mark’s Cathedral.

Agnes Obel's music was perfectly suited for the wonderful acoustics at St. Mark's Cathedral. (photo: Gillian G. Gaar)

Agnes Obel’s music was perfectly suited for the wonderful acoustics at St. Mark’s Cathedral. (photo: Gillian G. Gaar)

Obel was originally scheduled to appear at St. Mark’s the previous Saturday, March 8, but was held up by visa difficulties. She smiled as she told the audience “Did I mention it’s so fantastic to be in Seattle?” adding that the city’s climate is similar to that of her native Denmark.

Obel accompanied herself on piano, muting the sound by laying a shawl over the strings. Her cool, clear voice was well suited for the delicate, haunting melodies Obel played on the piano, with a violinist and cello player providing a melancholy undercurrent.


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