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Raise your glass virtually to celebrate Mozart’s birthday! Join Town Hall and Byron Schenkman & Friends for an evening of intimate masterpieces by one of the most beloved composers of all time. Hear stirring duos for violin and piano, of Mozart’s most popular and profound pieces, “Violin Sonata e minor K. 304 (300c),” as well as “Six Variations on Au bord d’une Fontaine, K. 360 (374b). Plus, a presentation of what is considered the first major piece composed for a piano quartet, “Quartet in G Minor, K. 478” for piano and strings (violin, viola, and cello). Schenkman is joined by violinist Ingrid Matthews, one of today’s most respected baroque violinists; violist Susan Gulkis Assadi, principal viola at the Seattle Symphony; and cellist Nathan Chan, the assistant principal cello at Seattle Symphony. Join the toast from the safety of your living room and enjoy this celebration of a legendary composer
Byron Schenkman & Friends is a Seattle-based concert series, previously performed at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. BS&F brings new light to Baroque and Classical Chamber music through lively and engaging concerts combining contemporary sensibility with historical performance practice. In addition to an annual six-concert series in Seattle, WA, BS&F has been presented by the Anacortes Arts Foundation, Camerata Musica (Richland, WA), Early Music Society of the Islands (Victoria, BC) and Early Music Vancouver. 2017 marked a new collaboration between BS&F and the Portland Baroque Orchestra, joining together to present concerts in Portland, Mount Vernon, Seattle, and in 2019 in New York.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Byron Schenkman & Friends.