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Salon Hiatus

Hello Friends of the Seattle Composers' Salon, I just wanted to put up this post for those who might visit this site... The Salon is taking a short hiatus, but will be back in 2019 with new events and some new ideas. We appreciate all of your support over the years, and we want to thank John Teske for his wonderful curation for the past few years. John is stepping down as curator, and we will be working on a new direction for the Salon in the coming months.

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