Join us Fridays at 7pm for Musical Chairs, hosted by Michael Brooks. Each week Michael chats with a member of the Pacific Northwest classical music community and plays some of their favorite works, sharing stories and background. Fascinating people sharing great music--every Friday night.
December 19 - Doug Fullington
Doug Fullington was named Education Programs Manager of Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2005 and Assistant to Artistic Director Peter Boal in 2006. He is responsible for developing PNB's audience education programs and overseeing the Company's Outreach programs. Mr. Fullington is also on the consulting staff of Pacific Northwest Ballet School as dance historian. He has been with the PNB since 1995, working first as a pianist for Pacific Northwest Ballet School, then as Executive Assistant to Artistic Directors Kent Stowell and Francia Russell and also as Lecturer. As a dance historian, Mr. Fullington is a fluent reader of Stepanov notation. In 2000, he contributed reconstructed dances to the Bolshoi Ballet's revival of Marius Petipa's The Daughter of Pharaoh
, and in 2004, he reconstructed Petipa's Le jardin animé
for Pacific Northwest Ballet School. He mostly recently reconstructed 25 dances from Petipa's Le Corsaire
for the Bavarian State Ballet. In 2000, he was named a principal researcher for The George Balanchine Foundation's "Popular Balanchine" project. Mr. Fullington is also a professional musician. In 1993, he founded the Tudor Choir, a professional vocal ensemble based in Seattle which he continues to direct.
December 26 - Ingrid Matthews
Violinist Ingrid Matthews is the founder and former Music Director of Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and one of today’s most respected exponents of her instrument. She won first prize in the Erwin Bodky International Competition for Early Music in 1989, and in 1990 joined Toronto’s esteemed baroque orchestra Tafelmusik, with whom she performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. Matthews’ career as a chamber musician has seen her perform at the Frick Collection (New York), the Boston Early Music Festival, the Berkeley Festival, Netwoork voor Oude Muziek (the Netherlands), the Getty Center (Los Angeles), the Cambridge Society for Early Music, the Newberry Library (Chicago), the San Francisco Early Music Society, and the Library of Congress, among many others. She has served as concertmaster for the New York Collegium, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Musica Angelica (Los Angeles), and has appeared as a guest director and soloist with the New York Collegium, the Magnolia Baroque Festival Orchestra (Winston-Salem, NC), New Trinity Baroque (Atlanta), and Victoria Symphony.
January 2 - Anna Edwards
Anna Edwards has been part of the vibrant Seattle music community for the past twenty years. She is currently a member of the Auburn Symphony and has been a freelance violinist in the Seattle Metro area for the last 19 years playing with such groups as the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and the Northwest Sinfonietta.
Anna is the founder and music director of the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, an intergenerational symphony orchestra consisting of highly talented high school and university students performing with Seattle professional musicians including the Seattle Symphony and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. In addition to her responsibilities with the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Anna is the music director at Roosevelt High School where she has built the orchestra program over the past thirteen years into a nationally award-winning program. She has additionally worked with the Seattle Youth Symphony program over the past 19 years conducting the Symphonette Symphony, Classical Symphony, and the Festival String Orchestra for the Marrowstone-in-the-City summer music program. For the past three years, Anna was selected to attend the prestigious Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians where she studied conducting with music director Michael Jinbo. Currently, Anna is finishing her Doctorate of Musical Arts in orchestral conducting at the University of Washington where she is a Teaching Assistant for the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra and studying conducting with Maestro Ludovic Morlot.
January 9 - Julie Andrijeski
Julie Andrijeski enjoys both teaching and performing early music and dance. As a Senior Instructor at Case Western Reserve University, Ms. Andrijeski leads classes in historical performance practices, teaches lessons in baroque violin, and directs the baroque orchestra, chamber, and dance ensembles. Her combined skills in music and dance often culminate in workshops and special teaching engagements at colleges and universities such as the Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, Juilliard, the University of Southern California, and the University of Colorado – Boulder. During the summers, Ms. Andrijeski teaches both violin and dance at several festivals including those in Oberlin (BPI), Madison (MEMF), and Vancouver, BC (BIP).
Musical Chairs host Michael Brooks came to Seattle from the East Coast more than 20 years ago. It didn't take long for Mike to become enthralled with the Northwest's nature and hospitality. He joined KING FM in the spring of 2007 and has enjoyed the return to his "radio roots." His first radio job was at a classical station in his hometown of Baltimore, Md.