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Hear notable local performers in Trinity Episcopal Parish Church’s resonant Parish Hall.

Previous Concerts:

Agave Baroque

Queen of Heaven: Music of Isabella Leonarda

Read the review of Agave Baroque’s Seattle debut!

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, 7:30 PM

Agave Baroque performs sacred music by the Italian nun composer Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704), including the only sonata for solo violin and basso continuo published by a female composer in the 17th century. A powerful visual media presentation will accompany the music, blending English supertitles, historical and personal information about the composer, and stunning period artwork.

Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Aaron Westman, violin
Natalie Carducci, violin
William Skeen, viola da gamba
Kevin Cooper, guitar and theorbo
Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord and organ

Sound Counterpoint

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, 7:30 PM

The sonate auf concertenart, or sonata in the concerto style, grew from the spread of the Vivaldian concerto to Germany, where composers combined its Italianate elements with the well-crafted counterpoint characteristic of the German musical tradition. In this program, Sound Counterpoint brings the energy of a large-scale concerto to a chamber setting, performing works by Georg Philipp Telemann, Alessandro Scarlatti, and Antonio Vivaldi for various combinations of recorder, oboe, violin, and harpsichord.

Miyo Aoki, recorder
Curtis Foster, oboe
Linda Melsted, violin
Jonathan Oddie, harpsichord

Cornish Artist Diploma Baroque Ensemble

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 7:30 PM

Cornish Artist Diploma Baroque Ensemble features four young artists together with faculty members Byron Schenkman and Nathan Whittaker in a cornucopia of early delights with a sprinkling of music composed especially for Advent and Christmas. This program of vocal and instrumental chamber music includes an Advent cantata by Telemann, an Abel trio-sonata, French and Italian motets, and a setting of Milton’s Hymn of Adam and Eve (from Paradise Lost) by Johann Ernst Galliard, a colleague of Handel in London.

Natalie Ingrisano, soprano
Thomas Albanese, tenor
Melinda Abendroth, flute
Daniel Frizzell, lute
Nathan Whittaker, cello
Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

Così Quartet

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, 7:30 PM

The Così Quartet (formerly known as the Blue Moon Ensemble) reworks their popular Mozart Oboe Quartet program with added works by Krommer, Mašek, and Eybler.

Curtis Foster, oboe
Linda Melsted, violin
Laurel Wells, viola
Meg Brennand, cello

Nootka Rose Ensemble

Beauty of Nature/Beauté de l’artifice: Music of the English and French Baroque

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7:30 PM

A program exploring the notions of beauty in England and in France during the 17th and 18th centuries, including solo and ensemble works by composers such as Purcell, Locke, Rebel, and Leclair.

Courtney Kuroda, violin
Christine Wilkinson Beckman, violin
Juliana Soltis, cello
John Lenti, theorbo

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