Lauded by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras,” Canada’s award-winning period instrument ensemble, Tafelmusik, is known around the world for its creative, innovative new contexts for the performance of baroque and classical music. Tafelmusik presents their latest innovation, J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation. Circle of Creation combines text, music and stunning projected video and images to explore the world of the artisans — papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners and performers — who helped J.S. Bach…Find out more »
Prelude, Symphonette, Debut, & Junior Symphony Orchestras Join us for the second concert of the season for SYSO’s four training orchestras. Repertoire to be announced in February.Find out more »
Born in Uzbekistan, Israeli-American pianist Yefim Bronfman is known for exceptional pianism and musicality backed by a massive technique, and stands among the most highly sought after artists of our time. Widely praised for his solo, chamber and orchestral recordings, Bronfman has won multiple Grammy awards and has a prolific catalogue of recordings and illustrious collaborations. Mr. Bronfman was also awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1991. Program: Bartók: Suite, Op. 14, Sz. 62, BB 70 Schumann: Humoreske in B-flat…Find out more »
Long-time friends of ours, the Emerson String Quartet has accumulated an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than 30 acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys, threeGramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year.” The Emerson celebrates their 40th anniversary this season. Their program includes a new work by British composer Mark Anthony Turnage, commissioned in part by Meany Center, as well as a performance with our esteemed UW Professor of Piano, Craig Sheppard. Program: Shostakovich:…Find out more »
The multifaceted Soviet-born, Israeli pianist Kirill Gerstein has rapidly ascended into classical music’s highest ranks, with a masterful technique, discerning intelligence and a musical curiosity that has led him to explore repertoire spanning centuries and styles. Mr. Gerstein is recipient of the First Prize at the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition and a 2010 Avery Fisher Career Grant. His recording of Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto received aBBC Music Magazine award nomination in 2016. Gerstein’s program includes Liszt’s complete Transcendental Etudes.…Find out more »
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