Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. – Gallery Concerts—In Her Voice

In a genre crowded and dominated by men, the baroque female composer efficaciously used her talents,
artistry, and perspective to great consequence—now we must only choose to listen to her. Soprano Linda
Tsatsanis and lutenist John Lenti (the ensemble formerly known as Dulces Exuviae) reunite for an intimate concert of works by Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre,and Isabella Leonarda. At Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle. Details here

Saturday, April 30, 8:00 p.m. – Byrd Ensemble—The Dawning

The Byrd Ensemble and five cellos join forces to present a contemplative program featuring Allegri’s Miserere, Arvo Pärt’s Fratres and Seven Magnificat Antiphons; and Peter Hallock’s The Dawning. At Trinity Parish Church in Seattle. Details here

Sunday, May 1, 3:00 p.m. – Gallery Concert—In Her Voice

Same as April 30, above.

Sunday, May 1, 3:00 p.m.
Sine Nomine—Infinite Beauty—Passion and Eloquence in Cipriano de Rore

Sine Nomine presents a live concert of music inspired by the Magnificent Choirbook of Albrecht V (Duke of Bavaria), focusing mainly on Renaissance composer Cipriano de Rore (1516-1565). Rore was a titan of the mid16th century, and one of the most influential composers of his time, standing with one foot in his native Flanders and one in his adopted homeland, Italy. His music was progressive and experimental, epitomizing the changing forms of the sacred polyphonic motet and the secular Italian madrigal, which he seamlessly interchanged. Rore’s works were widely considered to be the most expressive and eloquent of his day. We also offer works on similar texts by composers Josquin, Palestrina, and Victoria.
Free Will Donation. At Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle. Details here

Thursday, May 5 @ 7:30 PM: Salish Sea Music Festival: The Baroque Quartet

Internationally known soloists Elisabeth Wright (harpsichord), Susie Napper (viola da gamba), David Greenberg (baroque violin) and Jeffrey Cohan (baroque flute) join forces to present Marin Marais (Pièces en trio), Georg Philipp Telemann (Paris Quartet) and François Couperin (L’Apotheose de Lully). At Faith Lutheran Church in Seattle. Details here

Friday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.  Alexander Weimann: All-Bach

Alexander Weimann, Music Director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, is also an accomplished organist, and makes his Seattle debut on the famous Flentrop organ at St Mark’s Cathedral for this beloved recital series. Details here

Friday, May 20, 7:30 PM: Pacific Musicworks—Wayward Sisters

The sound of women’s voices together has always produced musical endorphins: the Andrews Sisters, the Supremes, and the Wailin’ Jennys are well-known examples. The Italian 17th century gave birth to many groups of highly skilled sopranos – and composers vied with each other to write for them. Choreographer Anna Mansbridge has reimagined these creations as fully theatrical events, pairing four sopranos (Danielle Reutter-Harrah, Tess Altiveros, Arwen Myers, and Teresa Wakim) with three female dancers and our PMW chamber ensemble. The diverse musical landscape includes works by Rossi, Mazzocchi, and Monteverdi, Seattle-based composer Karen P. Thomas, and the world premiere of Stephen Stubbs’ setting of the missing Baccante scene at the end of Monteverdi’s Orfeo. Truly a feast for the eyes and ears! At Nordstrom Recital Hall (Benaroya) in Seattle. Details here

Friday, May 20,  8:00 p.m. – Seattle Symphony Presents—From Purcell to Bach

Handel’s inventive concerto unites the liturgical sounds of the organ with the elegance of a string orchestra. Muffat’s harmonic tribute to Italy blends German precision and French elegance to establish a new tradition of ensemble writing. Bach rearranges one of his famed Brandenburg Concertos for the harpsichord. It’s a tour de force for keyboard instruments, all in the capable hands of Anthony Romaniuk. At S. Mark Taper Auditorium (Benaroya). Details here