Update from Rajan

May 26, 2017

Hello, all of you dear friends and supporters of Simple Measures!

As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, Simple Measures has been inactive for a time. The fact is, we are closing up shop. There is one simple reason for this. I, as Founder and Artistic Director, am moving on to new pursuits. In fact, Simple Measures was going very well – growing and thriving. But my life has undergone some significant changes, and it became clear that it was time for me to move on. It was not an easy decision at all, primarily because of all you supporters, but ultimately it is the right decision for me.

I am thrilled to have been able to offer you so many wonderful concerts over the course of the 11 seasons that we were active. I know that we contributed significantly to Seattle’s vibrant arts/music scene, and it is my hope that we opened up the thought about the possibilities for engaging audiences in performances, and making classical music FUN and ENTERTAINING.

A few organizations have cropped up in recent years which are innovative and doing things similar to Simple Measures. Perhaps you may want to check them out in our stead. They are Emerald City Music, Common Tone Arts, and NOCCO.

Thank you all SO much for your tremendous support through the years. We wish you much joy moving forward, finding new concerts to love and support.

With great gratitude,

Rajan Krishnaswami
Founder and Artistic Director
Simple Measures

P.S.  Nowadays you can find me placing fine instruments in the hands of deserving young artists, creating events on our gorgeous houseboat, teaching  and performing cello, and building  a  life  of service  around my wife Maleah’s Intuitive Life Change Artistry.  If you would like to remain on my mailing list, please send a note to rajankrishnaswami (at) gmail.com.


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