Announcing our 11th Season…

April 27, 2015

The Three B’s: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms

The Bedrock of Classical Music

 

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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 cello show will feature the music of J.S. Bach’s including his 6th Brandenburg concerto (okay, there are a couple of violas in that…), Popper’s Requiem, and a World Premiere cello quartet we commissioned, by brilliant young Seattle composer Angelique Poteat titled “In Paradisum”. 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
Guest violists: Mara Gearman and Timothy Christie

 

Beethoven
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

Brahms
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

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Celebrating our 10th Anniversary Season!

June 11, 2014

TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET: IT’S ISLAND TIME

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4/17/15 @ 7:30 PM Town Hall (Upstairs), 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle 98101
4/19/15 @ 2:00 PM Mt. Baker Community Club, 2811 Mt. Rainier Drive South, Seattle 98144

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: James Garlick, Maria Sampen violins, Tim Christie, viola, Rajan Krishnaswami, cello

Artists, venues and program details are subject to change.

 


 

 

 

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