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Sat 11/6, 2021, 7:30pm
Gretchen Yanover Scratch Night
Past and present work on cello

Every year, Town Hall selects exceptional local artists and scholars for paid residencies where they engage with Town Hall programs and collaborate with our programming team to develop original events for the community.

Seattle cellist Gretchen Yanover is known for creating spacious string atmospheres woven with warm melodies. For her Scratch Night as Town Hall’s 2021 Fall Artist-in-Residence, Yanover will introduce herself musically through a collection of past and present work, performed on the Great Hall Stage. Throughout the evening, she will share the stories behind the titles of her work and discuss the meaning we draw from titles associated with otherwise wordless music. Yanover welcomes questions from audience members and will invite opportunities for discussion about her pieces throughout the performance.

Gretchen Yanover is a Seattle cellist who performs as a soloist on electric cello and looping pedal — a tool that changed her musical life and inspired her to improvise and compose — in addition to her acoustic cello performance and recording work. Yanover has performed for Earshot Jazz Festival and TEDx Seattle, has had compositions commissioned by Seattle Pacific University and University of Oregon, and has created music for and performed with LeVar Burton for LeVar Burton Reads live. She is a member of Northwest Sinfonietta orchestra and serves on their DEI task force. In addition to being the Town Hall Seattle 2021 Fall Artist-in-Residence, Yanover was the recipient of a Shunpike Artist residency. She has four solo albums to date.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle.

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