October 1-22, Virtual Performance: Seattle Baroque Orchestra—Silenced Voices
Women composers, singers, and instrumentalists of the early classical period have generally not been recog-nized for their contributions in our times. This concert sets the record straight! Many of these women moved easily in the circles of Haydn and Mozart, and while generally not employed as musicians – an unseemly profes-sion for women of social standing – their activities, both artistic and social, contributed to the development of classical style. The program features a sinfonia, sonatas, an overture, fantasia, and concerto by Marianne Anna Katharina von Martinez, Cecilia Maria Barthélemon, Maria Antonia Walpurgis, Amélie-Julie Candeille, and Mad-dalena Laura Sirmen. Details Here
Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 pm: Pacific MusicWorks—Of Gods and Mortals
The stellar voices of bass-baritone Dashon Burton and soprano Maya Kherani join Stephen Stubbs and Pacific MusicWorks for a passionate and emotionally charged program of duets from Baroque opera and oratorio. From the dark lord Plutone and his captive Proserpina in Monteverdi’s Orfeo to Cupid and the Cold Genius from Purcell’s King Arthur and works by Handel and Steffani, experience the fireworks and drama of these timeless tales brought to life by some of the finest singers of our day. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Seattle. Details here
Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 pm: Pacific MusicWorks—Of Gods and Mortals
Same as October 8, but at Epiphany Episcopal Parish in Seattle.
Sunday, October 9 at 7:00 pm: Byron Schenkman & Friends—Vivaldi and the (Forty) Four Seasons
Yakama elders teach that there are as many as 44 distinct seasons. We kick off 10th season anniversary celebra-tions with Vivaldi’s beloved “Four Seasons,” interspersed with stories from the Yakama tradition by scholar and master storyteller Dr. Michelle Jacob. Violinist Anna Okada leads an ensemble of baroque strings with Byron Schenkman at the harpsichord. Original prints by Karuk artist and BS&F board member, Fox Spears, will be on display in the lobby. At Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Details Here
Saturday, October 15 from 2:00-4:30 pm: Moss Bay Recorder Society Meeting
Join MBRS’ first meeting in over two years, with new music director Laura Townsend! We will play a delightful selection of music arranged by British recorder player Annabel Knight. At the Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th Street in Redmond. For more information, contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 pm: Byrd Ensemble—Illuminating Mortal Sight
We look to the past to understand the present. While plagues, political and religious unrest, devastation, and loss are part of today’s world, they are echoes of our past. This concert featuring English Renaissance compos-ers Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Robert White, John Sheppard, and Franco-Flemish composer Nicolas Gombert explores the gamut of human expression during times of uncertainty and hopelessness: a musical reflection of the world today and an offering of hope for tomorrow. At Trinity Parish Church in Seattle. Details here
Friday, October 21 from 7:30-8:45 pm: Bach to School – Epiphany Music Academy Showcase
Join five faculty members of the Epiphany Music Academy for an extravagant evening of Baroque music featuring harpsichord, recorder, flute, oboe, and bassoon. The program will include works by J. S. Bach and his contemporaries, performed by Anna Marsh, Melinda Abendroth, Darlene Franz, Zach Hemenway, and Wyatt Smith.
FREE. At Epiphany Parish in Seattle, or view online at https://www.youtube.com/EpiphanySeattle.
Sunday, October 23 from 3:00-4:30 pm: Music and Mystery, A Unique Concert Experience
Join acclaimed violinist and author, Gerald Elias, for an afternoon concert of rarely heard masterpieces by Anto-nio Vivaldi and Pietro Castrucci and a presentation of his Vivaldi-inspired mystery novels at the picturesque, rustic Lodge at Camp Long in West Seattle. Presented by 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 Eli-as’s first Seattle public performance since relocating here in 2021, and hear why music historian Charles Burney called Castrucci’s sonatas “too mad for his own age.” Details here
Sunday, October 23 at 4:30 pm: Recorders in Revival!
We are thrilled to be able to present our first in-person concert in over two years in the newly sound-renovated recital hall at Music Center of the Northwest. A smattering of Vicki Boeckman’s recorder students of all ages will share solos, duos, and trios by various composers of various eras.
At Music Center of the Northwest, 901 N 96th Street, Seattle. Absolutely free of charge, masks required.
Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 pm: Sine Nomine—Her Majesty: Elizabeth I and II
Renaissance Choir concert at Trinity Parish Church, Seattle. Free of charge. Details here
Sunday, October 30 at 7:30 pm: Diabolus in Musica – A New Springtime of the World
The program of songs and Roman polyphonies of the 13th century takes its inspiration from two regions – the Troubadour songs from the courts and castles of Southern France; and the newly constructed Roman cathedrals. Both fostered new musical expressions in the 13th century. The developing feudal system and Persian influences from the Iberian Peninsula opened the door to a new appreciation for beauty, in the forms of painting, sculpture, and song inspired by Courtly Love. At the same time, the Roman vocal arts flourished with new chants and polyphony in the generous acoustics of these new basilicas and chapels. It was a time of astonishing creativity in both the sacred and secular worlds. At Bastyr University Chapel. Details here
Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 pm: Gallery Concerts Presents—Double or Nothing
Decisions can be hard. Recorder or Double Reed? Then Oboe or Bassoon? Well, how about all of the above! Newly appointed executive director of Lyra Baroque, and recorder player and oboeist extraordinaire Curtis Foster joins bassoonist Anna Marsh and Harpsichordist Henry Lebedinsky in a program featuring works of Vivaldi, Telemann, Platti, and Heinichen. Red or black, hearts or spades – recorder, oboe, bassoon, or harpsichord – it doesn’t matter as long as you go Double Or Nothing! At Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle. Details here
Sunday, November 6 at 3:00 pm: Gallery Concerts Presents—Double or Nothing
Same as November 5 Gallery Concert.
Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra—The World of Joseph Bologne
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745 – 1799) was a Guadeloupean Creole classical composer, vir-tuoso violinist, a conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, and a renowned champion fencer. In 1773 he was appointed director of the orchestra Concert des Amateurs, a group described as “…performing with great precision and delicate nuances and became the best orchestra for symphonies in Paris, and perhaps in all of Europe.” This concert explores some of his chamber music, including sonatas for two violins, a string quartet, piano quartet, a sonata for cello and piano, and a violin concerto. At Town Hall Seattle. Details here
Sunday, November 13 at 1:30 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra—The World of Joseph Bologne
Same as the November 12 SBO concert, but at Bastyr University Chapel. Details Here
Friday, November 18 at 7:00 pm
Musique du Jour presents Vicki Boeckman and Tamara Friedman
Vicki Boeckman – recorder and Tamara Friedman – lautenwerk will delight you with sontatas by J.S. Bach, G. Ph. Telemann and CPE Bach. If you have never heard the Lautenwerk you are in for a treat! At the Croation Cultural Center, Anacortes 801 5th Street, Anacortes, WA
Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 pm:
Musique du Jour presents Vicki Boeckman and Tamara Friedman
At Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle. Same program as November 18.
Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 pm: Seattle Bach Choir—Motets I
“Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied,” BWV 225, and “Fürchte dich nicht,” BWV 228—accompanied by wind and string instruments—form the pillars of this first concert in our season that will feature all six of J. S. Bach’s standard contributions to the motet genre. Music by Morales, Buxtehude, Caroline Shaw, and Vaughan Williams (for his 150th birth anniversary) complete the program. At Trinity Parish Church in Seattle. Details here