Classical music calendar


Snohomish, Island counties

Sprezzatura Trio in Concert: 6 p.m., Sept. 16, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-252-3757. Free. An evening of violin, cello, and piano with the works of Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn and Schubert. The female trio, Rose McIntosh on violin, Alyssa Fridenmaker on piano and Ellen Pew on cello, has prior associations in the Cascade Youth Symphony and Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra. A free-will offering will be taken.

Piano teachers teverse toles and give to the community: The piano teacher’s role is usually to encourage, correct and teach. Now they have the chance to show off their performance skills for their students and the community. The Snohomish County Music Teachers’ Association is producing a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at in the Everett Music Hall located inside the Everett Mall. Private-lesson music teachers from around the county are volunteering to play for the benefit of the Everett Music Hall a non-profit community-performance facility, at 1402 SE Everett Mall Way. Suggested donation $10. For more information contact Roger Pawley, executive director, or 425-870-4608 or


Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747;

• Opening Night Concert and Gala: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin; former Washington state Gov. Dan Evans, narrator. Gershwin: “Cuban Overture”; Bernstein: “Serenade”; Copland: “Lincoln Portrait” (narrated by Evans) and Bernstein: “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story”; 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Tickets start at $64.

• “Pines of Rome”: Ludovic Morlot, conductor. Berlioz: “Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9”; Martinu: “Symphony No. 6, Fantaisies symphoniques”; Debussy: “Nuages and Fetes from Nocturnes”; Respighi: “The Pines of Rome”; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, noon Sept. 21 and 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets start at $19.

• The Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era with Steven Reineke, conducting, Katherine Strohmaier, vocalist, Hugh Panaro, vocalist and Members of Vocalpoint! Seattle. Snap your fingers to the swinging tunes of the ’50s and ’60s; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; 8 p.m. Sept. 28; 2 p.m. Sept. 29; 8 p.m. Sept. 29 and 2 p.m. Sept. 30. Tickets start at $19.

Early Music Guild International Series: A mix of music performers from around the globe. The new series includes:

Musica Ficta: Oct. 13. A Spanish group of eight voices and brass with works by Cristobal de Morales, Tomas Luis de Victoria and Alonzo Lobo.

Hesperion XXI: Nov. 10. This Spanish ensemble, directed by Jordi Savall, presents a virtual tour on violas da gamba and lute of 16th- and 17th-century Europe.

The Baltimore Consort: Dec. 14. A seasonal celebration of old carols and dance tunes from the British Isles, Germany, France, Spain and the New World.

The King’s Singers: Feb. 16. The King’s Singers make their International Series debut with a program of madrigals and other vocal works from Italy, England, and France.

Benjamin Bagby: Beowulf: April 6. Bagby accompanies himself on an Anglo-Saxon harp and delivers the tale in Old English.

Early Music Guild performances begin at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; Musica Ficta’s performance will take place at St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $40, $35 for seniors, $25 for side sections and $15 for students and patrons under 25. Subscription packages are also available. For additional information and ticket orders go to or call 206-325-7066.

Baroque and Far From Home: Colonial Music of France and Spain, 7:30 p.m., Sept.22, Trinity Parish Church, 609 Eighth Ave., Seattle; explore the colonial music of France, including Quebec and New Orleans, and Spain (the Americas and Caribbean). You’ll hear some familiar music by familiar composers, as well as some New World music by New World people. Tickets are $25 general, $20 seniors and $10 for students. Call 206-920-3822 to order tickets or go to

Chamber Music Madness: Open House, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at Bischofberger Violins, 1314 E. John St. Seattle. Meet new artistic director, Dr. Quinton Morris. Come for chamber music a conversation with the new director and refreshments. Free. For more information go to

Seattle Baroque Orchestra: The Early Music Guild presents a performance of Bach Violin Concertos featuring Ingrid Matthews and orchestral suites and fantasias by Henry Purcell to open the 2012-13 season; 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at Seattle Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave. Among the most-recorded Baroque violinists of her generation, Matthews has won international critical acclaim for a discography which ranges from the earliest solo violin repertoire through the sonatas and partitas of J.S. Tickets are $40, $35 for seniors, $25 for side sections, and $15 for students and patrons under 25. For additional information and ticket orders go to or call 206-325-7066.

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