The Three B’s: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms
The Bedrock of Classical Music
Has Simple Measures gone all traditional? HA! Of course not! We’ll present an eclectic mix as always, but with the three B’s leading the way.
Cello Divas III – Bach
10/23/15 @ 7:30 PM Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle WA 98107
10/25/15 @ 6:00 PM Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle 98101
Our third all-cello show will feature J.S. Bach’s 6th Brandenburg concerto (yes, with all cellos!), Popper’s Requiem, and a World Premiere cello quartet we commissioned, by brilliant young Seattle composer Angelique Poteat. Early music specialist and keyboardist Byron Schenkman will join our cellists for this celebration of Bach, and of music related to spiritual matters. Think – inspiration.
Cellists: Rajan Krishnaswami, John Michel, Joy Payton-Stevens, Brian Wharton, Amos Yang
2/12/16 @ 7:30 PM Good Shepherd Chapel (Wallingford)
2/14/16 @ 6:00 PM Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle WA 98107
Have you faced adversity in your life? Beethoven sure did. His monumental final string quartet Opus 135 really shows humans’ ability to overcome adversity through artistic expression. This concert will give you a real lift! With works by Shostakovich and more, we will be exploring music’s transcendence.
Cordula Merks and Liza Zurlinden, violins, Mara Gearman, viola, Rajan Krishnaswami, cello
4/8/16 @ 7:30 PM Good Shepherd Chapel, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, 98103
4/10/16 @ 2:00 PM Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle 98101
Are you a romantic? Well, you’re in good company. Composing in the time of the existentialists, Romantic composer Brahms’ music is the epitome of natural beauty. Come bask in the glow of his delicious trio for horn, violin and piano featuring Seattle Symphony Principal Horn Jeffrey Fair and other pieces that speak to the beauty of nature.
Jeffrey Fair, horn, Michael Jinsoo Lim, violin, Rajan Krishnaswami, cello, Mark Salman, piano