Join us in Celebrating our 7th Season

August 19, 2011


2011-2012 Concert Season


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Cello Divas

You KNOW you love cello!! Here’s your chance to be surrounded by the dulcet tones of a choir of cellos as we explore what perhaps is the western world’s most loved instrument. Hear works by Bach, Fauré, and some cool surprises! The culminating work will be the beautiful Bachianas Brasileiras #5 by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, scored for EIGHT cellos and soprano and featuring Seattle Opera regular Terri Richter. Incomparable! (We won’t be too high strung. Promise.)

1A. Friday, October 7 at 7:30 PM, Town Hall (Downstairs)

1B. Sunday, October 9 at 2 PM, Mt. Baker Community Club

Terri Richter, soprano

Cellos: Rajan Krishnaswami, Terri Benshoof, Roberta Downey, Virginia Dziekonski, Eric Gaenslen, Chuck Jacot, Page Smith, Brian Wharton

Unstrung Hero


In the only concert this season that is unsung, we present one of our favorite unstrung heroes, clarinetist Sean Osborn. Luxuriate to the strains of Brahms as we bring you his lush, beautiful Clarinet Quintet as well as a wide variety of other music for clarinet and strings including a piece that Sean himself composed inspired by the Beatles!

2A. Friday, February 10 at 7:30 PM, Q Cafe (Interbay between Queen Anne and Magnolia)

2B. Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 PM, Mt. Baker Community Club

Sean Osborn, Clarinet

Jennifer Caine, Cordula Merks, violins

Arie Schachter, viola

Rajan Krishnaswami, cello

Local Vocals

For the final concert, we will be joined by the Seattle Girls’ Choir with Artistic Director Jacob Winkler. Enjoy the beautiful clear song of their top choir, Prime voci, interspersed with (and accompanied by) your Simple Measures musicians to bring you music both “serious” and light-hearted (Beethoven, Copland, Randall Thompson), including Stabat Mater by Italian Baroque composer G.B. Pergolesi. You’d have to be a real yokel not to dig these local vocals.

3A. Friday, April 27 at 7:30 PM, Fremont Abbey

3B. Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 PM, Town Hall (Downstairs)

Seattle Girls’ Choir, Jacob Winkler, Artistic Director

Arthur Girsky, Michael Jinsoo Lim, violins

Laura Benz, viola

Rajan Krishnaswami, cello

BONUS CONCERT!!!!!!!!

20th Anniversary Concert: Krishnaswami-Salman Duo

A Simple Measures Benefit Concert

The Krishnaswami-Salman duo will present a concert celebrating their 20th Anniversary of sublime music making.  Come hear this experienced duo as they present a recital of great pieces from the repertoire for cello and piano.  Featured will be Cesar Franck’s beautiful Sonata in A Major, which was the main piece on their first recital 20 years ago.  The depth of artistry of these two long time collaborators is not to be missed! Champagne reception to follow for those who purchase sponsor tickets.

Sunday, March 11 at 1:30 PM, Town Hall (Great Hall)

Mark Salman, piano

Rajan Krishnaswami, cello


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