May 8th All Bach Organ Recital by Alexander Weimann Rescheduled
Our next concert was to feature Seattle Baroque Music Director Alex Weimann playing an All Bach performance on the Flentrop Organ at St Mark’s Cathedral in partnership with the Cathedral’s All Bach series. However, due to current travel restrictions, this performance has been postponed one year to Friday, May 14, 2021. Mark your calendars, and if you have bought tickets to this concert, they will be honored next year.
In lieu of Alex’s concert, and because Bach is as essential as ever, Michael Kleinschmidt, Canon for Cathedral Music at Saint Mark’s, will instead offer a 70-minute program featuring three of Bach’s famous Toccatas and Fugues, and Bach’s monumental Passacaglia. In addition, Kleinschmidt will offer brief commentary from the console about the Flentrop organ itself, and about the music. While this is offered freely for all to enjoy, donations in support of Saint Mark’s Music Series will be gratefully received.
All Bach on the Flentrop, Friday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. Live Stream will begin at 7:15; early virtual arrival is strongly encouraged for an optimal connection. Go to www.saintmarks.org/live-stream.
- Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
- Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C major, BWV 564
- Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540
- Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
About the organist:
Michael Kleinschmidt is the Canon for Cathedral Music at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, where he oversees the ministries of multiple choirs of all ages and plays the landmark Flentrop pipe organ. As a concert organist, Michael has performed in forty-two States of America, and in Canada, Europe, and Japan. Michael holds degrees in organ performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music, where his teachers were Haskell Thomson and Russell Saunders, respectively. As recipient of a Fulbright Grant, he studied organ literature and improvisation with Peter Planyavsky in Vienna, Austria.
May 30th Seattle Baroque: For All Our Sisters is Postponed
This performance, the final event scheduled on our series, will be postponed into the 2020-21 concert season, with a date still to be determined. Ticket holders are encouraged to donate their tickets and will receive a letter acknowledging the donation. Patrons can also apply their current ticket purchase to the performance and attend when it is rescheduled.
For All Our Sisters, presented by Early Music Seattle, weaves together centuries of music and poetry to help us understand the powerful women in our collective past and present—especially those whose voices have been silenced by history’s (mostly male) gatekeepers and myth-makers.
In lieu of the performance that was scheduled May 30, we will be posting short videos by a diverse array of artists, including a reading from Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna and excerpts from a new cantata by Aaron Grad and Jennifer Bullis that lets the mythological Sirens finally speak for themselves. In these challenging times, we acknowledge that it is more urgent than ever to attune our ears to marginalized voices, and that starts with all our sisters.