10/24/14 @ 7:30 PM Mt. Baker Community Club
10/26/14 @ 2:00 PM Town Hall(Downstairs)
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we’re bringing back a masterpiece from the very first Simple Measures concert: Mendelssohn’s Octet. We are thrilled to present Milwaukee Symphony concertmaster Frank Almond as the featured violinist. On his famed Lipinski Stradivarius, he will play the incomparable solo Bach Chaconne in D and the Mendelssohn, joined by a host of local all-stars. Come hear this exuberant music, plus Piazzolla and more, remixed from the theme that launched us 10 years ago: Music Rocks!
Frank Almond, Brittany Boulding Breeden, Michael Lim, Mae Lin, violins, Mara Gearman, Scott Ligocki, violas, Rajan Krishnaswami, Brian Wharton, cellos
2/13/15 @ 7:30 PM Good Shepherd Chapel
2/15/15 @ 2:00 PM Town Hall(Downstairs)
In true Simple Measures style, we will walk you through the epic Quartet for the End
of Time by Olivier Messiaen with examples and explanations that open up the music and
enable even the casual listener to get to the heart of it and understand this amazing work. Join our
fine artists as they take you on the tour and present other “timely” works for their instruments.
Sean Osborn, clarinet, Cordula Merks, violin, Rajan Krishnaswami, cello, Mark Salman, piano
4/17/15 @ 7:30 PM Town Hall (Upstairs)
4/19/15 @ 2:00 PM Mt. Baker Community Club
Come relax to the cool strains of our country’s premiere jazz string quartet, taking turns with a quartet of our own musicians playing classical tunes that complement the jazz. Then we’ll combine forces as we play octets by The Beatles, Milhaud, and David Balakrishnan,TIQ’s violinist. Call it Clazzical Music! We’ll also play a two-cello arrangement of Mark Summer’s beloved “Julie-O.” Turtle Island Quartet: Mateusz Smoczynski, David Balakrishnan, violins, Benjamin von Gutzeit, viola, Mark Summer, cello Simple Measures’ musicians: Jennifer Caine, Maria Sampen violins, Tim Christie, viola, Rajan Krishnaswami, cello
Artists, venues and program details are subject to change.