Trinity Parish Episcopal Church
Admission by Donation
Rehearsals begin September 9th. Contact Linda Melsted for more information.
This community Baroque orchestra is the perfect playing opportunity for musicians of all levels. Period instruments preferred, but modern violins, violas, and cello welcome! Learn about Baroque instrumental style from a master performer and director Linda Melsted. No audition required.
Linda Melsted has won the hearts of audiences across North America, Europe, and Japan with her passionate artistry. Currently concertmaster of Seattle Baroque Orchestra, she has appeared as soloist, member, and leader of many outstanding ensembles, including Tafelmusik, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Pacific MusicWorks, Philharmonia Baroque, and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Linda is the featured soloist in Tafelmusik’s documentary “Le Mozart Noir”, and has recorded for Sony, ATMA, Classique, CBC, and Harmonia Mundi. Linda’s true love is chamber music. She has performed with many ensembles in chamber music series from Toronto to Seattle including Early Music Vancouver, Gallery Concerts, Northwest Showcase, Camerata Musica, Folia, Discovery Island Music Festival, La Primavera, and Toronto Music Garden. She is a founding member of the chamber ensembles sound|counterpoint (www.soundcounterpoint.org), the Cosi Quartet – a classical oboe quartet, La Modestine – a Baroque quartet based in Vancouver B.C., and Salish Sea Players (www.salishseaplayers.org)– a group dedicated to bringing early music to retirement and nursing facilities in the greater Seattle area. Working with adult amateurs is one of Linda’s favorite activities and she happily coaches students at her home and at various chamber music festivals. She has worked with community baroque orchestras in Toronto and Calgary in workshop settings. Linda performs on a Nicolo Amati violin.