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Music Northwest 2015-2016 Concert Series
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Our 2015-2016 Season!


Why come to Music Northwest?
We are proud of our tradition of chamber music, and here’s why:

• World-class musicians. Simply superb performers, up-close and personal.

• Creative, innovative programming. Masterpieces combined with brilliant contemporary works.

• Uniquely intimate venues. Olympic Hall designed by the same architects as Benaroya Hall;
   First Lutheran offering European cathedral architecture and sound. 

• Profound musical experience. Our vision goes beyond entertainment, offering the experience
   of self-
transcendence through listening to great music.  

Come and mingle with like-minded music lovers! And by the way, our tickets are affordable and the parking is free. See you at the concerts!

VIOLIN VIRTUOSITY
 
EUROPA:
Leonid Keylin, violin
Jane Harty, piano

 
Sergei Prokofiev      Sonata in D Major for Violin and Piano
Ernst Dohnanyi        Ruralia Hungarica
 
Dohnanyi’s famous “Gypsy Andante” from Ruralia Hungarica shows off the virtuosity of the violin, paired with Prokofiev’s stunning Sonata.

 
Sunday, August 9, 2015, 3 pm
First Lutheran Church of West Seattle



IRISH SONGS OF MISCHIEF AND SORROW
 
SOPRANOS: Jordan Corbin, Jordan McClellan, Sarah Dolan
With Jane Harty, piano

 
Sir Hamilton Harty         ThreeTraditional Ulster Songs                
                                    Three Flower Songs
                                    Rose Madness

                                              Five Irish Sketches

Folk Songs arranged by Herbert Hughes and Michael Balfe
 
Irish poets and the composers who loved them  are featured in dramatic songs of love and loss, beauty and humor.

 
Sunday, October 4, 2015, 3 pm
Olympic Recital Hall
 



BRAHMS THE HEDGEHOG

SEATTLE SYMPHONY STRING QUARTET:
Cordula Merks, violin
John Weller, violin
Rachel, Swerdlow, viola
Walter Gray, cello
With Jane Harty, piano

 
Johannes Brahms              Quintet in F Minor for Piano and Strings
Franz Joseph Haydn          
String Quartet in Eb Major, “The Joke”
 
Brahms’ stature was described by the name of his favorite Viennese tavern, the Red Hedgehog. Come hear the “Hedgehog’s” great masterpiece.

 
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 3 pm
Olympic Recital Hall


 
MUSIC FROM THE TIME OF THE GREAT WARS
 
EUROPA:
Mara Finkelstein, cello
Jane Harty, piano
With guest Merrie Siegel, flute

 
Dmitri Shostakovich             Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano
Pierre-Octave Ferroud          Three Pieces for Unaccompanied Flute
Bohuslav Martinu                 Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano in F Major
 
How could such glorious music have been written between 1920 and 1944—from composers living in the middle of two World Wars.

 
Sunday, January 31, 2016, 3 pm
First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
 



PIANO BRILLIANCE
 
PIANISTS: Natalya Ageyeva, William Chapman-Nyaho, Jane Harty
 
Fred Onovwerosuoke          Studies in African Rhythm
Lettie Alston                       Toccata
Janice Giteck                      Snow Mandala**
Bern Herbolsheimer            Box Ek T’ho**
John Luther Adams             Nunataks**
       (2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music)
**commissioned by Music Northwest
 
Piano music of the 21st century by African, American, and Russian composers—
a one-of-a-kind concert, heard nowhere else on the planet.

 
Sunday, April 10, 2016, 3 pm
Olympic Recital Hall
 



MUSIC FOR THE MIND AND THE HEART
 
ARTU DUO:
Ruth Marshall, cello
Garret Ross, piano
With Jane Harty, piano

 
Ludwig van Beethoven        Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano
Franz Schubert                   Fantasie in F Minor for Piano 4-Hands
Zoltan Kodaly                     Sonatina for Cello and Piano
 
Cello and piano intertwine in music from central Europe that is both intellectually brilliant and full of emotional richness.

 
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3 pm
Olympic Recital Hall

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or tickets, and much more information please visit

www.musicnorthwest.org

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CONCERT LOCATIONS

Olympic Recital Hall

6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
4105 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116


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