Virtual Convent and Cloister: Hidden Genius with Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Byrd Ensemble

Alexander Weimann and Markdavin Obenza joined forces once again to perform at St. James Cathedral, February 19, 2022. The Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Byrd Ensemble took you into the world of the cloistered Italian convent.


The concert is about to begin at St. James Cathedral
The audience waits for the music to begin under the magnificent arches of St. James Cathedral
Seattle Baroque Orchestra
Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Byrd Ensemble
Markdavin Obenza leading the Byrd Ensemble while the Seattle Baroque Orchestra plays on
Great concert! Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Byrd Ensemble


Carte Blanche with Reginald Mobley and the Seattle Baroque Orchestra

Reginald Mobley, countertenor thrilled the audience in Seattle, January 23, 2022 at Town Hall Seattle. This concert was the first live performance since Covid-19. The staff of EMS and supporters were joyous in the return to live music!

Concert ticket and program
Introductions by Britt East, EMS Broad Vice President and Gus Denhard, EMS Executive Director
Audience gathers for a great night of music
Reginald Mobley with Alexander Weimann and Seattle Baroque Orchestra
Reginald Mobley with Alexander Weimann and Seattle Baroque Orchestra

‘Tous les Matins du Monde’ featuring Jordi Savall with Le Concert des Nations

A legend returned to Seattle on March 6, 2022 in a live concert at Town Hall Seattle. Great turn out and fabulous music with Jordi Savall and ensemble, Le Concert des Nations . Thank you everyone, for your support of Early Music Seattle and the programs we present.

Welcome! Early Music Seattle Volunteers
EMS Board President Aly Gardner-Shelby
Le Concert des Nations Manfredo Kraemer, violin; Charles Zebley, flute; Philippe Pierlot, 7-string bass viol; Lucas Harris, theorbo & guitar; Marco Vitale, harpsichord
Jordi Savall, 7-string bass viol by Barak Norman, London 1697 and Philippe Pierlot, 7-string bass viol
Audience lining up for autographs at the end of the concert.
Packing up the harpsichord at concert’s end.







A Summer Afternoon of Mozart, Beethoven, and Merriment!

Sunday, August 29 at Wisteria Hall in the Washington Park Arboretum

On a warm and sunny August afternoon, supporters of Early Music Seattle celebrated the joy of live music and the gift of gathering again after being apart for so long. Attendees toasted the promise of a new season with prosecco, enjoyed melon and prosciutto appetizers, and were delighted by the music of Mozart and Beethoven masterfully performed by our Seattle Baroque Orchestra Music Director, Alexander Weimann on fortepiano and our new SBO Concertmaster, Rachell Ellen Wong on violin. The event concluded with a celebratory cake cutting, providing a sweet ending to an afternoon that was enjoyed by all.



Toast to the 2021-22 Early Music Seattle Season!

Wisteria Hall, concert seating

Alexander Weimann practicing Covid safety

Rachell Ellen Wong also Covid ready

Besty Brick EMS Development Director

Alexander Weimann playing the forte piano


The celebration cake

Photos: Willi Pixel  


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