Saturday, January 7 at 3:30 pm: Hear the Music, Read the Book with Gerald Elias
Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle. Free parking at Skyline. Pay as you wish.
Join acclaimed violinist and author, Gerald Elias, for an afternoon concert of rarely heard masterpieces by Antonio Vivaldi and a presentation of his Vivaldi-inspired mystery novels in the acoustically perfect Parish Hall at Trinity Parish Church. For this fundraising concert for Early Music Seattle, Elias will perform on a Baroque violin, accompanied by Early Music Seattle Executive Director and theorbo player, Gus Denhard. Don’t miss Elias’s second Seattle public performance since relocating here in 2021. Details Here
Saturday, January 14 at 2:00 pm: Moss Bay Recorder Society Meeting – Music of the British Isles
Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond
Join the Moss Bay Recorder Society for a session of reading music from the British Isles, directed by Laura Townsend.
Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra — Six Dresden Concertos
Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya, 200 University St, Seattle.
This concert continues the theme introduced in an earlier concert of the musical world of Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755) and also follows on our recent project of six Brandenburg concertos. Director of the court orchestra in Dresden for many and a legendary violinist, Pisendel amassed a library of music with a truly international character. In this program we step away from his orchestral works to explore his music for smaller forces, featuring our principal players with concertos for violins, viola d’amore, oboe, oboe d’amore, bassoon, horns, and harpsichord with works by Pisendel, Telemann, Brescianello, Cattaneo, and Böhm. Details Here
Sunday, January 22 at 1:30 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra — Six Dresden Concertos
Same as January 21. Details Here
Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 pm: Gallery Concerts — In Love and Guerre
Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 3rd Ave W, Seattle
Violinist Marc Destrube returns to the Gallery Concerts stage to celebrate the life and times of Elisabeth Jaquet de la Guerre, perhaps the most successful and influential female composer of the 18th century. Known for her lyric melodies and raucous harmonies, de la Guerre’s artistry was widely admired and punctured the musical glass ceiling in 18th century France. Gallery Concerts founder and harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree and gambist Adaiha MacAdam-Somer round out the program with works by François Couperin and Jean-Féry Rebel. Details Here
Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 pm: Gallery Concerts — In Love and Guerre
Same as January 28.
Friday, February 10 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance — Pas de Deux
Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle.
Seattle Baroque fans will recall the beautiful partnership between the Orchestra and the Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance company that resulted in stunning new choreography for Pergolesi’s famous Stabat Mater. Rachell Ellen Wong and Olivier Wevers join forces to make a new creation based on J. S. Bach’s Concerto for 2 violins and strings, BWV 1043. Presented with four dancers and Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Pas de Deux will challenge your expectations of old and new. The program will feature additional instrumental works by Pisendel, Fasch, Telemann, Scarlatti & Durante. Details Here
Sunday, February 12 at 1:30 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance — Pas de Deux
Same as February 10. Details Here