Wednesday, October 7, 2015

42. Seattle Chamber Music Society: Summer Festival

Forty two down. Thirteen to go.

The Seattle Chamber Music Festival presents an incredible opportunity for all of us – the chance to hear chamber music at its finest, performed by extraordinary musicians from around the world, right here in our own back yard: Benaroya Hall.

We saw the thirteenth and final night of the Summer Festival. It featured nine musicians with international reputations in an evening of Brahms, Borodin and Rachmaninov. The performers ranged from the concertmasters of both the National Symphony and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra to a Korean-born pianist, a Taiwanese-American violist, and leading artists from the Cleveland and SanFrancisco Orchestras, among others. These outstanding musicians were just a few of the over 45 artists who appeared over the thirteen nights of the festival.

Founded in 1982, the Seattle Chamber Music Society presents a January winter festival and a summer festival in late July. In addition to these high quality performances, the Society offers programs for adults and youngsters to build audience appreciation and understanding of chamber music, including summer concerts in Seattle parks and an annual Young Artists Awards Competition in partnership with Classical King FM 98.1.

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