SOPRANO LINDA TSATSANIS, CELLIST NATHAN WHITTAKER, AND POET NIKOLIJNE TROUBETZKOY
If Music Be
The past months have been difficult for so many reasons, but certainly one reason is a forced reckoning with our own feelings and emotions. Months of solitude injected with stress and fear have spawned emotional turbulence that have coerced deep introspection. Fortunately, this the very purpose of music and art – to allow exploration, investment, and expansion in our own emotional state, or that which makes us not just human, but actually real. 18th century musicians knew this about music – that it has the power to metamorphize pain and restore balance, using just the delicate effervescence of vibration, light, and meaning. Soprano Linda Tsatsanis, Cellist Nathan Whittaker, and Poet Nikolijne Troubetzkoy curate our reflection on (journey of) emotional turbulence allowing the music of Purcell, Bailly, Dall’Abaco, Dowland, Le Camus, Bach, and Matteis to be our guide.
SEATTLE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA & BYRD ENSEMBLE
Saturday, December 19, 2020
BROADCAST of Handel’s “Messiah” performed by the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Byrd Ensemble under the direction of Alexander Weimann, at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, April 27, 2019.
RANDAL BAYS – IRISH FIDDLE WITH CLINT DYE
The Irish Baroque
Saturday, November 7, 2020
During the baroque period, Irish fiddle traditions developed alongside the violin repertoire of the British courts. Early Music Seattle celebrates this historical connection through this very special performance by Randal Bays, Irish fiddle; and Clint Dye, guitar.
Sine Nomine: Renaissance Choir presents:
TOGETHER ALONE WITH WILLIAM BYRD – ENGLISH RENAISSANCE POLYPHONY
Director, Anne Lyman
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Lecture for Sine Nomine’s concert, Together Alone with William Byrd!
ANCIENT MUSIC OF THE CELTS
In this beautiful video, Historic Instruments and the Continuity in the Galician Tradition, the piper Carlos Núñez illustrates the connections between the musical practices of the British Isles, Brittany, Spain, and the Americas. The commonality is the ancient Celtic nations, which spread culture through conquest and trade before the European Middle Ages. Enjoy!
SEATTLE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Coming Together: Music from Moravia
October 17, 2020
Five musicians who specialize in baroque performance from the Pacific Northwest (Kris Kwapis, trumpet; Curtis Foster, oboe; Christine Wilkinson Beckman, violin; Nate Helgeson, bassoon; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord), this concert/documentary includes interviews, the rehearsal process and recording of rarely-heard 17th century music from the Moravian/Bohemian region of what is now the Czech Republic. Experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at different voices coming together to create a chamber music program after months of performance cancellations because of the pandemic. Works by Finger, Biber, Schmelzer, Vejvanovsky and Poglietti. Directed by Kris Kwapis.