Musical Chairs

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.

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.


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February 24, 7pm: Judson Jay Scott

Judson Jay Scott holds positions in the Northwest Sinfonietta and the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. He is trumpet instructor at the University of Puget Sound and artistic director of Brass Band Northwest. At home with a wide variety of styles, Dr. Scott’s experience ranges from playing lead in West Side Story to performing Bach’s Magnificat on a valveless natural trumpet.

Dr. Scott will share some of his favorite recordings of works by Telemann, Piazzolla, Ginestera, Bert Appermont, and Philip Sparke.

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March 3, 7pm: Best of Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs host Mike Brooks shares some of his favorite interview clips and musical selections from artists around the Pacific Northwest.

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March 10, 7pm: Ignacio Prego

Harpsichordist Ignacio Prego is a leading member of the rising generation of Spanish early music specialists. Known for his stunning and virtuosic performances of Bach, Prego has performed around the world as a soloist and chamber musician. While in Seattle for a performance of the Bach Goldberg Variations with Byron Schenkman & Friends, Prego shares some of his favorite recordings.


Musical Chairs Archive

Click here for an archive of past Musical Chairs episodes.