April 22, 2016

 Inspired by Nature…


Join us for the second of our FREE public concerts. If you’re stuffiness intolerant, this concert is for you!

As always, our hoity-toity free approach will feature casual presentations from the stage on the history and context of the music with audience question-and-answer.

For this concert, we’ll be playing music inspired by nature, featuring the French Horn, an instrument that started out as a hunting instrument. We’ll be joined by Seattle Symphony’s Principal Horn player, Jeffrey Fair. Hear the hunt-inspired Divertimento by Haydn, Kodaly’s Duo for violin and cello based on tunes culled from folk music of rural Hungary, Liszt’s Vallee D’Obermann based on a novel about nature set in the Swiss countryside, and Gilbert Vitner’s Hunter’s Moon. The final complete work is Brahms delicious trio for Horn, Violin and Piano. Join us for an all natural, GMO-free, shade-grown evening!

Joining Jeffrey are Pacific Northwest Ballet Concertmaster Michael Jinsoo Lim, violin, Rajan Krishnaswami, cello, and Mark Salman, piano. Admission is free, all seats are first come first served.


Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

7500 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle 98103


March 3, 2016

When life hands you lemons…


Join us for the first concert of our new model. What is different? Simply this: the concerts are free of charge to all! Same interactive, friendly format, same top quality artistry, same up close and personal vibe. Just now, you don’t have to pay! Be sure to come early to grab your seat. This is gonna be popular!

For this show, we are bringing you composers who have created incredible masterpieces in the face of adversity. Like Beethoven, whose hearing and health was destroyed by lead poisoning. There is no greater testament to the power of the human spirit than his magnificent Opus 135 string quartet, composed when he was completely deaf. Or Shostakovich who wrote, in his 8th string quartet, a gripping autobiographical retrospective of his life work in the face of censorship and constant fear of being sent to the gulag. We will play both of these works on this program.

Music by Bartok, Piston and Ravel rounds out the evening, performed by violinists Liza Zurlinden and Artur Girsky, violist Mara Gearman, and cellist and SimpleMeasures Artistic Director Rajan Krishnaswami. Join us for an evening dedicated to the triumph of the human spirit!

Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Garfield Community Center

2323 E Cherry St, Seattle 98122