Seattle Baroque Orchestra

Seattle Baroque Orchestra

Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Photo: Chuck Moses

Seattle Baroque Orchestra was founded in 1994 by violinist Ingrid Matthews and harpsichordist Byron Schenkman, and quickly established itself as one of the most vibrant of the American early music ensembles. The group has appeared across North America from California to Vermont, been featured extensively on National Public Radio, and garnered rave reviews for its six recordings, while winning loyal fans in Seattle for the excitement and intimacy of their live performances. The Seattle Baroque Orchestra has collaborated with contemporary composers, jazz musicians, Baroque dancers, and many of the most prominent soloists in the field of early music.

The goal of Seattle Baroque Orchestra is to awaken contemporary audiences to the vitality of 17th- and 18th-century music through historically informed performance of both familiar and unknown works. We hope through live performances, recordings and educational programs to foster an awareness and appreciation of this music, which not only illuminates past eras but provides a unique lens through which to view our own.

View the Seattle Baroque Orchestra discography.

Alexander Weimann

Alexander Weimann Appointed Seattle Baroque Orchestra Music Director

Following an extensive search, we are thrilled to announce Alexander Weimann as the new music director of Seattle Baroque Orchestra. He will bring a wealth of experience, musical talent, and creative energy to the Orchestra.

The past two seasons have been a fulfilling journey for SBO. Thank you for your involvement and support in our search process. We look forward to announcing the 2015-2016 season soon!

Read the press release

Alexander Weimann, Photo: Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

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