Join Seattle’s Gallery Concerts for chamber music of the Baroque, Classical, and early Romantic eras
in historically informed performance styles on period instruments.
An ensemble of Seattle’s leading specialists in Baroque music performs the Trio Sonata from J. S. Bach’s The Musical Offering—“music fit for a King,” Frederick the Great, that is!—and other chamber masterpieces by Bach.
2015 Grammy Award winner Stephen Stubbs, lauded by Seattle audiences for his stunning productions with Pacific MusicWorks, makes a rare appearance as a soloist with esteemed early harpist Maxine Eilander in a program of Baroque musical gems.
Acclaimed violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock, concertmaster of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco), the American Bach Soloists, the Orchester der Händelfestspiele (Göttingen), and the Italian ensemble Il Complesso Barocco, joins with the Seattle’s own Opus 20 String Quartet in offering a program of Mozart’s revered String Quintets.
Seattle’s beloved violinist Ingrid Matthews, co-founder of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, reveals the beauties of works for solo violin by Biber and others who inspired Bach’s masterful music, and joins award-winning lutenist John Lenti in improvisatory-style works from the early Baroque. By popular demand, Ingrid encores her 2014 performance of Bach’s A-minor Sonata for unaccompanied violin.
Enjoy an intimate Hauskonzert of music by three of Vienna’s greatest masters, performed with period strings and a replica of a sumptuous Nannette Streicher grand fortepiano like Beethoven and Schubert loved. Joining pianist Tamara Friedman will be violinist Emma McGrath, Assistant Concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and cellist Page Smith, Principal Cellist of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra.
Experience a dazzling concert of Italian Baroque solo and chamber music when three of Seattle’s pre-eminent early-music artist are joined by celebrated Canadian violinist Marc Destrubé, founder of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, artistic director of the Pacific Baroque Festival (Victoria), and first violinist with the Axelrod String Quartet at the Smithsonian Institution.
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
(All programs subject to change)