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2014-2015 Early Music Guild season at Town Hall Seattle

(July 1, 2014) – The Early Music Guild’s 2014-2015 season at Town Hall Seattle features a musically stunning array of main stage presentations through its signature International Series and the Seattle Baroque Orchestra (SBO).

INTERNATIONAL SERIES:

Constantinople performs Metamorfosi Musicali
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:00 pm

Montreal’s Constantinople and guest soprano Suzie LeBlanc reinvent the cantatas of 17th century singer and composer Barbara Strozzi.

Pallade Musica performs A Mio Modo
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 8:00 pm

Grand Prize winners at the Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition in New York, Pallade Musica explores the individual creative spirits and fantastical conceptions of Stile Moderno, the modern 17th-century composition style.

Northwest Baroque Masterworks presents Theodora
Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:00 pm

Alexander Weimann returns to Seattle to direct an orchestra and chorus of 40 in Georg Friedrich Händel’s penultimate oratorio. This event marks the first project of Northwest Baroque Masterworks, a collaboration of Early Music Guild, Early Music Vancouver, and Early Music Society of the Islands (Victoria).

Musica Ficta performs Traveling Music – Three Cultures
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand, the Spanish ensemble explores music of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim worlds that coexisted in Moorish Spain.

Chanticleer performs Mystere
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8:00 pm

The San Francisco-based, GRAMMY award-winning ensemble explores the mysteries at the core of the Christian story – perceived and set to music by composers from different corners of Western culture.

SEATTLE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA:

The American Dream
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, 8:00 pm

Guest director Matthias Maute (flute and recorder) leads the Orchestra and celebrated soprano Shannon Mercer in a patriotic recreation of Boston’s early musical life.

European Christmas Potpourri
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 pm

Guest director Eric Milnes (harpsichord) and soprano Hélène Brunet join the Orchestra for Handel’s famous Gloria, Noels by Delelande, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Marin Marais’ Chaconne, and sacred cantatas and arias by Scarlatti, Salazar, and Bach.

A Twelfth Night Celebration: Festive Music from the English Theaters
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 8:00 pm

Guest director Julie Andrijeski (violin) leads the Orchestra in music inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, including selections from Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, Matthew Locke’s The Tempest, and works by Avison, Handel, and Van Wassenaer.

The Four Seasons
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:00 pm

Carrie Krause (violin) leads the Orchestra in Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, arguably the most popular work from the Baroque period. Guest flutist Janet See will augment the Orchestra, presenting Vivaldi’s Il Gardellino and La Notte.

Seattle Baroque Orchestra Director Search
2014-2015 guest directors Matthias Maute, Eric Milnes, and Julie Andrijeski are among seven finalists for the position of Seattle Baroque Orchestra Music Director. Candidates for the position were culled during an international search process that identified a large pool of highly qualified Baroque specialists. The 2013-2014 season included guest director appearances by candidates Elizabeth Blumenstock (violin), Rachel Barton Pine (violin), Kevin Mallon (conductor), and Alexander Weimann (harpsichord). Early Music Guild plans to make a final SBO director selection early in 2015.

Early Music Guild is a non-profit arts organization committed to advance Seattle’s appreciation for music from the Middle Ages through the 18th century by providing historically informed performances, support, and education.

Tickets are $45, $40 for seniors, $20 for students and patrons under 25, and $27 for side section seats. All seats are assigned. A preconcert lecture is held at 7:00 pm in conjunction with each International Series and Seattle Baroque Orchestra concert, and open to ticket holders at no additional cost. For tickets and additional Early Music Guild information visit www.earlymusicguild.org or call (206) 325-7066.

Press
To download press photos and view additional information, please visit www.earlymusicguild.org/press/is/ for the International Series and www.earlymusicguild.org/press/sbo/ for the Seattle Baroque Orchestra.

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