Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 pm: Seattle Bach Choir – Bach in Winter

Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle

Details Here

Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 pm: Gallery Concerts – Permutation

Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 9th Ave NE, Seattle

Bach’s Goldberg Variations were, according to legend, written to help a noble man fall asleep. However, they failed, as this titanic work boldly wakes the creative spirit in any who are audacious enough to truly listen. Dr. Wyatt Smith, harpsichord.  Details Here

Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Symphony – J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion

Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, Taper Auditorium

Seattle Symphony celebrates the 300th anniversary of Bach’s profound St. John Passion with its premiere performance of the dramatic masterpiece. Bernard Labadie, an internationally recognized expert of Baroque music, leads an all-star cast of vocalists through the trial and execution of Jesus in what is ultimately a message of hope and redemption.  Details Here

Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Moss Bay Recorder Society Playing Session

Kenmore Library, 6531 NE 181st Street, Kenmore, 98028

March is Play the Recorder Month, filled with special events and music! The American Recorder Society has sponsored countless compositions specially designed to delight groups of amateur recorder players. We’ll play selections including Peter Seibert’s 2007 Deep Blue Sea (which prompted a VERY memorable ferry ride for many players and passengers!), Will Ayton’s 2012 Porque Llorax, and Gary Gazlay’s 2015 Excellentia. The pieces feature gorgeous melodies, delightful rhythms, and a lot of fun. We’ll end with a Fantasia or two: 2017’s Fantasia on a Shape Note Hymn by Eric Haas and 2019’s Fantasia on Faithless Nancy Dawson by Phil Neuman.  Contact Laura Townsend at beginbaroque@gmail.com with any questions or to request a printed packet of music to be brought to the meeting. More information on the Moss Bay Recorder Society website.

Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 pm: Pianist Hélène Grimaud

Meany Hall, 4100 15th Ave NE, Seattle

Pianist Hélène Grimaud is a deeply passionate and committed musical artist whose pianistic accomplishments play a central role in her life. She is a Renaissance woman with multiple talents that extend beyond the instrument she plays with such poetic expression and peerless technical control. A committed wildlife conservationist, compassionate human rights activist and writer, it is through her thoughtful pianism that Grimaud most deeply touches the emotions of audiences. For this recital, she performs a moving program of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.  Details Here

Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 pm: Mahan Esfahani

Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle
Virtual tickets available

Mahan Esfahani has made his life’s mission to return the harpsichord to the mainstream of concert instruments, and to that end his creative programming and commissioning of new works have drawn the attention of critics and audiences across Europe, Asia, and North America. He will play an intriguing program of music spanning five centuries. Included are dances of Thomas Tompkins, J.S. Bach’s Italian Concerto, sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti, and harpsichord and electronics music of Anahita Abbasi.  Details Here

Saturday, March 9 at 8:00 pm: Seattle Symphony – J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion

Same as March 7.  Details Here

Monday, March 25 at 5:00 pm: Playing Sessions and Concert with Sarah Jeffery (Team Recorder)

NE Seattle location TBA

Sarah Jeffery (Team Recorder) has had an incredible online presence for years and is a sought-after resource for recorder players around the globe!
She will be in Seattle for one day only, offering two separate playing sessions (one for youth and one for adults) in addition to performing a short solo concert.
This is truly an opportunity not to be missed, so mark your calendars now and don’t let anything else take precedence! 😉

Kids/Youth playing session 5 – 6 pm
Short solo concert from 6:30 – 7:15
Adults playing session 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Suggested fee:
$20 for adults
$10 for kids 18 and under

Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 pm: Rachell Ellen Wong & David Belkovski – Europe’s Grand Tour

Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, Nordstrom Recital Hall
Virtual tickets available

Follow violinist Rachell Ellen Wong and harpsichordist David Belkovski as they take you on a winding trip around Baroque Europe to showcase the undisputed champion of the instruments — the violin – in one of its most fertile artistic periods. The music is full of invention; on the program are both Tartini’s virtuosic and aptly named “Devil’s Trill” and Leclair’s memorable “Tambourin”. You’ll hear this and more on our Grand Tour — please enjoy the ride!  Details Here

Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 pm: Gallery Concerts – Invention

The Chapel at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle

It all starts with a single idea in a precise instant – the art of invention. But molded (and remolded) in the hands of masters, like Telemann and Bach, that magical moment becomes effervescent and timeless. Ingrid Matthews, violin, Janet See, flute, Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, viola da gamba, Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord.  Details Here

Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 pm: Gallery Concerts – Invention

Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 9th Ave NE, Seattle

Same as April 6, except at Blessed Sacrament.

Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Moss Bay Recorder Society’s Annual Meet

Sand Point Community United Methodist Church, 4710 NE 70th St, Seattle, 98115

The leaders this year will be Vicki Boeckman, Peter Seibert, and Laura Townsend.  Stay tuned for further details..

Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 pm: Randal Bays & Ceóltoirí Cascadia – Irish Baroque II

The Chapel at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle
Virtual tickets available

After the big success of Irish Baroque I, Olympia-based Irish fiddler Randal Bays brings us Irish Baroque II! In the intimate venue the Good Shepherd Center, Randall and friends will present toe-tapping jigs, reels, and strathspeys suitable for the pub or the concert hall. This concert is presented in partnership with Irish Network Seattle.  Details Here

Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm: Byrd Ensemble – Allegri Miserere

Holy Rosary Church, 4139 42nd Ave SW, Seattle
Virtual tickets available

The centerpiece of this program of Renaissance and modern music is Allegri’s Miserere. The work was exclusively sung by the Sistine Chapel Choir, though legend says that a 14-year old Mozart visited Rome and wrote out the piece perfectly from memory after just one hearing, sending the Vatican’s guarded secret into the world. The psalm setting is famously known for a high C, sung by a soprano soloist.  The program also features two elaborate psalm settings by English Renaissance composers Robert White and John Sheppard and motets by modern composers John Tavener, Eric Whitacre, and Arvo Pärt.  Details Here

Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 pm: Byrd Ensemble – Allegri Miserere

Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle
Virtual tickets available

Same as April 27, except at Trinity Parish.

Friday, May 3 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Symphony – Noah Geller’s Playlist

Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, Taper Auditorium

Our own Concertmaster’s playlist is a celebration of music for strings, starting with his beloved Bach and culminating in Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto. In between, Noah has chosen a mesmerizing piece by Samuel Adams. Movements (for Us and Them) is a modern-day response to the Baroque concerto grosso.  Details Here

Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Symphony – Noah Geller’s Playlist

Same as May 3.

Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra & The Byrd Ensemble – Vivaldi’s Venice

Bastyr University Chapel, 14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore
Virtual tickets available

In this season’s finale collaboration with Seattle’s own Byrd Ensemble, co-directed by Kris Kwapis and Markdavin Obenza, we travel to Venice to celebrate virtuosic music written by the Red Priest. In addition to his beloved Gloria written for the famed Ospedale della Pietà orphanage in Venice, the program includes his Concerto for Trumpet and Oboe, and his dazzling Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, “La Notte” RV 501.  Details Here

Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 pm: Seattle Symphony presents Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson

Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, Taper Auditorium

Hailed as the “new superstar of classical piano” by The Daily Telegraph, Víkingur Ólafsson is an artist of true insight and sensitivity whose multiple awards include Gramophone magazine’s 2019 Artist of the Year. He brings his captivating skill to Bach’s intriguing Goldberg Variations.  Details Here

Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra & The Byrd Ensemble – Vivaldi’s Venice

Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle
Virtual tickets available

Same as May 4, except at Trinity Parish.  Details Here

Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 pm: Pacific MusicWorks presents The Maid’s Revenge – Pergolesi, Mozart, and Pinottini

Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle

Pacific MusicWorks presents a contemporary perspective on the 1733 one-act opera La serva padrona, considered to be the first example of opera buffa. In this upstairs/downstairs musical comedy rooted in the Italian tradition of commedia dell’arte, a wealthy bachelor realizes he has been outwitted by his servant. Paired with Pergolesi’s masterpiece are Mozart’s Musical Joke and a sparkling harpsichord concerto by Milanese composer Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini.  Amanda Forsythe, Douglas Williams, and John Patrick Lowrie star with Todd Williams on horn and Henry Lebedinsky on harpsichord.  Details Here

Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 pm: Pacific MusicWorks presents The Maid’s Revenge – Pergolesi, Mozart, and Pinottini

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4805 NE 45th St, Seattle

Same as May 11, except at St. Stephen’s.

Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 pm: Gallery Concerts – Maturation

The Chapel at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle

It was a simple idea, four equal voices – but it developed into the extraordinary. Works for string quartet by Purcell, Bach, and Haydn, culminating in Beethoven’s epic Op. 132. Aisslinn Nosky, violin, Maureen Murchie, violin, Adam Lamotte, viola, Nathan Whittaker, cello.  Details Here

Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 pm: Gallery Concerts – Maturation

Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 9th Ave NE, Seattle

Same as May 18, except at Blessed Sacrament.

Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 pm: Seattle Bach Choir – Bach in Spring

Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle

Details Here