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Virtual: SEATTLE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA – Silenced Voices

October 1 - October 22



Available Saturday, October 1 through October 22

Early Music Seattle presents
Music of the Ages
Town Hall Seattle


Women composers, singers, and instrumentalists of the early classical period have generally not been recognized for their contributions in our times. This concert sets the record straight! Many of these women moved easily in the circles of Haydn and Mozart, and while generally not employed as musicians – an unseemly profession for women of social standing – their activities, both artistic and social, contributed to the development of classical style. The program features a sinfonia, sonatas, an overture, fantasia, and concerto by Marianne Anna Katharina von Martinez, Cecilia Maria Barthélemon, Maria Antonia Walpurgis, Amélie-Julie Candeille, and Maddalena Laura Sirmen.

Read program notes by Paula Maust

About Paula Maust

Seattle Baroque Orchestra Musicians

  • Alexander Weimann, Music Director & fortepiano
  • Tekla Cunningham, Concert Master and soloist
    Substituting for Rachell Ellen Wong
  • Katy Ambrose, horn
  • Burke Anderson, horn
  • Christine Wilkinson Beckman, violin
  • Matthew Hudgens, oboe
  • Courtney Kuroda, violin
  • Todd Larsen, bass
  • Anna Okada, violin
  • Kirstin Olson, oboe
  • Elisabeth Reed, cello
  • Lindsey Strand-Polyak , viola

About Tekla Cunningham

Baroque violinist Tekla Cunningham delights in bringing the music of the baroque, classical and romantic eras to life with vivid and expressive historically informed performances. Praised as “a consummate musician whose flowing solos and musical gestures are a joy to watch”, her performances have been described as “ravishingly beautiful” and “stellar”. Her greatest musical love is music of the baroque and chamber music of all stripes, though she can’t seem to quit Johannes Brahms.

She is Co-Artistic Director of Pacific MusicWorks in Seattle, Artist-in-Residence at the University of Washington, and Founder and Director of the Whidbey Island Music Festival which just concluded its seventeenth season. She plays regularly as concertmaster and principal player with the American Bach Soloists. Her new release “Stylus Phantasticus” with Pacific MusicWorks is delighting critics. “Tekla is a marvel…an endlessly songful bird”. Early Music America describes the recording as “played with verve, the music presented here reaffirms the old notion that instrumental music can have the flair of any theatrical spectacle. … a stellar vessel for the boldest showmanship.”

Highlights of the 2022-23 season include Seattle and Whidbey Island performances of the complete Biber Mystery Sonatas, a continuing exploration of the Brahms violin sonatas informed by 19th century performance practices with pianist Sheila Weidendorf, a tour with Bruce Dickey and Hana Blažíková’s Breathtaking collective and a Boston Early Music Festival mainstage concert featuring the works for violin and harp by Zoé de la Rüe with harpist Maxine Eilander. Tekla lives in Seattle, her hometown, with her husband David, their children Sebastian and Henry, and the family dog Zilphie. Tekla plays on a violin made by Sanctus Seraphin in Venice in 1746 and serves on the Board of Directors of the Whidbey Island Arts Council and Early Music America. www.teklacunningham.com


October 1
October 22
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Early Music Seattle
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Event Venues

Benaroya Hall
200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101
Seattle, WA 98101

Bastyr University Chapel
14500 Juanita Dr NE
Kenmore, WA 98028

Federal Way Performing Arts Center
31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way
Federal Way, WA 98003

104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

Town Hall
1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101