Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Three Violin Sonatas of Johannes Brahms- Elisa Barston

On Friday, April 25th, we will be presenting violinist Elisa Barston as she plays the three Violin Sonatas of Brahms with pianist Jessica Choe.  Also on the program is a shorter work, Sonatensatz also by Brahms.
Elisa Barston is the second violin principal of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.  As a soloist and chamber musician, she has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe and Asia, performing with such orchestras as Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis, amongst others.
Elisa Barston and Jessica Choe will be appearing on 98.1 KING FM on the Northwest Focus Live show on Friday, April 18th at 8 pm.
Tickets for the concert are $20 and are available on Brown Paper Tickets and at the door.
Proceeds from this concert will benefit Compass Housing Alliance. http://www.compasscenter.org


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Virtuosic Violin - Ysaye Sonatas

Come hear members of Seattle Symphony and PNB Orchestra in the complete Ysaye Violin Sonatas. Eugene Ysaye's six sonatas are amongst the most virtuosic pieces written for solo violin.  Also on the program will be two sonatas by Charles Ives.  Performers include Xiao Po Fei, Emma McGrath, John Weller, Joy Rhee, Artur Girsky, Evan Anderson, Natasha Bazhanov and pianist Jessica Choe.

The concert will take place on Sunday March 16th at 3 PM.  Richmond Beach Congregational Church.  Tickets are $20 and will available at the door and on brown paper tickets.  Proceeds from this concert will benefit transitional housing for the homeless in th Seattle area.

Tune into 98.1 KING FM during the week of March 10th at 8 to hear some of these pieces being featured on Northwest Focus!


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Demarre McGill, Flute and Jessica Choe, Piano

Our second concert of the season will feature flutist Demarre McGill and pianist Jessica Choe.  Principal flutist of Seattle Symphony Orchestra (currently on leave to serve as principal flute of Dallas Symphony Orchestra), Demarre has appeared as soloist with Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, San Diego orchestras and as part of Chamber Music at Lincoln Center.  He has also appeared on NBC Nightly News, Today Show and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
The program will include works by Poulenc, Prokofiev and Widor.  Tickets are $20 on brown paper tickets and at door.  The proceeds from th concert will benefit Caring Bridge, a homeless shelter for teens in Seattle.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Efe Baltacigil, Cello Jessica Choe, Piano

Our first concert of the season will be on Friday November 8th at 7:30 PM and will feature the Seattle Symphony's principal cellist Efe Baltacigil and pianist Jessica Choe.  They'll be playing works by Shostakovich and Bach.  Tickets are $20 and are available on Brown Paper Tickets and at the door.  The proceeds from this concert will benefit Music4Life. 

2013-2014 Season

We're so excited to announce our 2013-14 season program!

November 8- Efe Baltacigil, Cello    Jessica Choe, Piano

January 12- Demarre McGill, Flute and friends

March 16- Complete Ysaye and Ives Sonatas for Violin featuring members of Seattle Symphony and Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra

April 25- Elisa Barston, Violin   Jessica Choe, Piano  The 3 Sonatas for violin and piano by Johannes Brahms

June 13- Music for String Quartet  Natasha Bazhanov and Artur Girsky, Violin  Julie Whitton, Viola and Rowena Hammill, Cello

Monday, June 17, 2013

Last Concert of the Season!

On Friday June 28th, we'll be presenting the last concert of the season!  The program for this concert will include Dvorak Terzetto, Brahms Viola Sonata No.1 in f minor and Brahms String Quintet No.2 in G Major.  Cordula Merks, Eugene Bazhanov, and Natasha Bazhanov, Violin   Allison Kanter Farkas, and Artur Girsky, Viola   Meeka Quan DiLorenzo, Cello   Jessica Choe, Piano   
This concert will benefit the Loaves and Fishes Project - a feeding program for several primary schools in South Africa.  Tickets are available on Brown Paper Tickets and at the door. 
Be sure to tune into 98.1 Classical KING FM on Friday June 21st at 8 PM, as we will be playing some of the program live on their Northwest Focus Live program!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Classical KING 98.1 FM offers radio preview of Beethoven Sonatas concert

 Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano features violinists from Seattle orchestras and symphonies.
This landmark event is the first time the complete sonatas have been performed in the Seattle area.

Classical KING FM’s Northwest Focus program will feature music in anticipation of the concert on Sunday, April 21:
Monday, April 15 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.10 in G, Op.96 at approximately 8:13pm
Thursday, April 18 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.7 in C minor, Op.30/2 at approximately 8:25pm

Violinists are Eugene Bazhanov, Simon James, Xiao Po Fei, Natasha Bazhanov, Stephen Bryant, Mae Lin, Emma McGrath, Mikhail Schmidt, Artur Girsky and Cordula Merks.

Pianists are Jessica Choe, Monica Bunch, Christina Siemens, Anastasiya Kirov and Kimberly Russ.. 

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