Creative Conversations

NATHAN WHITTAKER, LINDA TSATSANIS, and NIKOLIJNE TROUBETZKOY

Betsy Brick, EMS Development Director with Soprano Linda Tsatsanis, Cellist Nathan Whittaker, and Poet Nikolijne Troubetzkoy explored the the purpose of music and art in times of challenge. During the interview, the artists shared some special content to highlight the themes of Sunday’s If Music Be concert.

 

ALEXANDER WEIMANN AND MARKDAVIN OBENZA
Watch this informative, entertaining interview, and participate in the live Q&A hosted by EMS Development Director, Betsy Brick, with Seattle Baroque Orchestra Music Director, Alexander Weimann, and Artistic Director of the Byrd Ensemble, Markdavin Obenza. Hear how this Messiah collaboration between Alex and Mark became a reality and how this production is like no other.

 

RANDAL BAYS AND CLINT DYE

EMS Development Director, Betsy Brick, conducted another Creative Conversations program on Thursday, November 5th at 7pm where she went behind the scenes to talk with Irish fiddler Randal Bays and guitarist Clint Dye. These two talented musicians recently collaborated to produce a concert called The Irish Baroque as part of Early Music Seattle’s 2020-21 season. During the program, Betsy interviewed both artists who in addition to inviting you into their living rooms, will each share a piece of music that is personally meaningful to them.

 

RACHEL BARTON PINE

Development Director, Betsy Brick, had our first event in a series called Creative Conversations where we go behind the scenes and talk with artists who are part of our 2020-21 season. Our first guest in the series was Rachel Barton Pine, who introduced us to her early music instrument collection, shared her thoughts about the challenges and opportunities presented by Covid-19 and invited us to explore American music, particularly works by Black composers she has discovered through her work over the past 20 years with her RBP Foundation’s Music By Black Composers initiative. This event took place August 26, 2020 via Zoom.

Creative Conversations extended Q&A featuring Rachel Barton Pine