Early Music Friday
The Early Music Guild and Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church (NUUC) in Kirkland partner to present concerts by the Northwest’s finest performers. Enjoy great chamber music in the lovely, intimate chapel at NUUC. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Senior, $10 Student/NUUC Member
The Tudor Choir presents a program of unaccompanied carols and motets for the season of Advent. Opening with Spanish Renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria’s “Alma redemptoris mater,” a double-choir setting of the Marian antiphon for Advent, the concert continues with Victoria’s “Missa Alma redemptoris mater,” also for double choir and based on the motet, followed by a sequence of chant, motets and carols for the season, including works by Robert Fayrfax, Robert Parsons, and Hieronymus Praetorius.
Doug Fullington directs the 8-voice Tudor Choir: Margaret Obenza, soprano; Christina Siemens, soprano; Sarra Sharif, alto; Joshua Haberman, alto; Orrin Doyle, tenor; David Hendrix, tenor; Thomas Thompson, bass; and David Stutz, bass.
January 10, 2014
Classical Oboe Quartet
The Oboe Quartet In My Life
The oboe quartet, perhaps one of the more unusual and uncommon chamber genres, enjoyed a small amount of success in the 18th century. A number of notable composers wrote for oboe and string trio, and this program will survey some of the loveliest gems of this repertoire. Curtis Foster, Classical oboe, will be joined by violinist Linda Melsted, violist Laurel Wells, and cellist Meg Brennand for quartets by Karl Stamitz and W.A. Mozart, a period instrument premiere by Bohemian composer Pavel Masek, and a string trio by Mozart’s friend, Joseph Leopold Eybler.
Cecilia Archuleta, Charles Coldwell, and Jieun Kim Newland follow the rousing concert they presented last season with a further exploration of sonatas by German composers performed on Baroque violin, recorders, and chamber organ. The program features music by such German Baroque All Stars as J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, Schmeltzer and Telemann, including a new transcription for recorder, violin and continuo of a Bach trio sonata.