Oct. 21 & 22: Emerald City Music Opens Season 07 Presenting Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Emerald City Music Presents Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Performing Music by Dvořák, Coleridge-Taylor, and Ysaÿe

October Chamber Concerts in Seattle and Olympia


Violinist Kristin Lee, Artistic Director


Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8pm

415 Westlake

415 Westlake Avenue N | Seattle, WA


Saturday, October 22, 2021 at 7:30pm

The Minnaert Center for the Arts

2011 Mottman Rd SW | Olympia, WA


Tickets and Information: www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/the-chamber-music-society-of-lincoln-center-seattle


“[Emerald City Music is] providing what artistic director Kristin Lee calls a ‘Friday date-night vibe’,”– The Seattle Times


www.emeraldcitymusic.org


Seattle & Olympia, WA – Emerald City Music (ECM) presents the opening performances of its 2022-2023 season, its seventh under the leadership of Artistic Director and violinist Kristin Lee, featuring The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8pm in Seattle at 415 Westlake (415 Westlake Avenue N) and Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:30pm in Olympia at The Minnaert Center for the Arts (2011 Mottman Rd. SW). These evenings will feature one of the nation’s top chamber music institutions in an open bar, “wander-around” concert setting – ECM’s flagship date-night experience of classical music.


Emerald City Music (ECM) is the Pacific Northwest home for eclectic, intimate, and vibrant classical chamber music experiences. Known for their casual environment combined with award winning artists, ECM has gained recognition from several high-profile publications like Seattle Times, The City Arts deemed ECM "the beacon for the casual-classical movement". Unique to only ECM attendees are encouraged to wear casual clothes, enjoy the open bar and walk around in order to increase the satisfaction of each of the ECM concerts.


For the opening of Season 07, five esteemed musicians of New York City’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center –– pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinists Stella Chen and Arnaud Sussmann, violist Paul Neubauer, and cellist Nick Canellakis –– will present a program that highlights work by composers who were influenced by American music, including: Antonin Dvořák’s Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G major; Op. 100 and Quintet in A major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, B. 155, Op. 81; Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Quintet in G minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1; and Eugene Ysaÿe’s Rêve d'enfant for Violin and Piano, Op. 14.


The United States has been greatly enriched by the influences of its many distinguished visitors, including artists who came to perform, create, teach, or simply to be inspired by this country’s natural beauty and welcoming spirit. In a program celebrating America’s imported musical diversity, the sublime music of Dvořák is included twice, once in his “American” voice in the Sonatina, composed in Spillville, Iowa, and through his quintessentially Czech mode with his iconic Piano Quintet. In between, the stage is shared by the Belgians and English, in the touching “Child’s Dream” by Eugène Ysaÿe, who led the Cincinnati Symphony from 1918-22, and the stunning Piano Quintet by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, who as an Afro-British composer felt a kinship to the Black American folk song tradition, incorporating those tunes into a tapestry of rich orchestration. This experience and admiration was mutual and multiple chapters of the Coleridge-Taylor society were established in the early 1900s by American audiences to promote his music.


This performance, and all of ECM’s Mainstage performances this season, will be recorded live and then made available on Emerald TV, ECM’s subscription-based streaming platform for performances and additional video content.


About The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of the largest performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, which includes the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. CMS has its home in Lincoln Center's magnificent Alice Tully Hall. Through its many performance, education, recording, and broadcast activities, it brings the exhilarating experience of great chamber music to more people than any other organization of its kind.


Under the inspired leadership of Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS presents a wide variety of concert series and educational events for listeners of all ages, appealing to both connoisseurs and newcomers. The performing artists constitute a revolving multi-generational and international roster of the world’s finest chamber musicians, enabling CMS to present chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period. Annual activities include a full season in New York, an equally full season of national and international tours, nationally televised broadcasts on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center, an international radio series, and regular broadcasts on SiriusXM and American Public Media’s Performance Today. Audiences worldwide enjoy an extensive selection of New York performances through live streams on the CMS website.


Emerald City Music 2022-2023 Concert Calendar



The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center


Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8pm at 415 Westlake in Seattle

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:30pm at The Minnaert Center for the Arts in Olympia (2011 Mottman Rd)


Tickets and Information:

www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/the-chamber-music-society-of-lincoln-center-seattle www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/the-chamber-music-society-of-lincoln-center-olympia


Antonin Dvořák: Sonatina For Violin And Piano In G Major, Op. 100 (1893)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Quintet In G Minor For Piano, Two Violins, Viola, And Cello, Op. 1 (1893) Eugène Ysaÿe: Rêve D'enfant For Violin And Piano, Op. 14 (1900)

Antonin Dvořák: Quintet In A Major For Piano, Two Violins, Viola, And Cello, B. 155, Op. 81 (1887)


The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center


Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Stella Chen, violin; Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; and Nick Canellakis, cello


EVOLUTION Series: The CELLO


Friday, November 11, 2022 at 8pm at 415 Westlake in Seattle

Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 7:30pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia (512 Washington Street SE)


Tickets and Information:

www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/evolution-series-the-cello-seattle

www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/evolution-series-the-cello-olympia


Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude To Suite No. 6 In D Major, Bwv 1012, For Piccolo Cello (1720)

Domenico Gabrielli: Ricercar No. 7, For Baroque Cello (1688)

Kaija Saariaho: Sept Papillons (2000)

Luigi Boccherini: Sonata In G Major, G. 5, For Baroque And Piccolo Cello (1772)

Marin Marais: Les Folies D'espagne, For Viola Da Gamba (1701)

John Zorn: Babel (2013)

Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38 (1862-1865)


Nathan Whittaker, co-curator and baroque cello; Caroline Nicolas, piccolo, cello, viola da gamba; Mihai Marica, cello; Henry Kramer, piano


Quartet in Spotlight: Telegraph Quartet


Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8pm at 415 Westlake in Seattle

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7:30pm at the Good Shepherd Church in Olympia (1601 North Street SE)


Tickets and Information:

www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/evolution-series-the-cello-seattle

www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/evolution-series-the-cello-olympia


Florence Price: Five Folksongs In Counterpoint (1950)

Grażyna Bacewicz: String Quartet No. 4 (1951)

Maurice Ravel: String Quartet In F Major (1903)


The Telegraph Quartet: Eric Chin, violin; Joseph Maile, violin; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; Jeremiah Shaw, cello


Unrivaled: The Pianists Of Cliburn


Friday, February 17, 2023 at 8pm at 415 Westlake in Seattle

Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 7:30pm at The Minnaert Center for the Arts in Olympia (2011 Mottman Rd)


Tickets and Information:

www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/evolution-series-the-cello-olympia www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/unrivaled-the-pianists-of-cliburn-seattle


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite For Two Pianos (Arr. Nicholas Economou) (1892)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 1 For Two Pianos, Op. 5 (1893)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Sergei Rachmaninoff: Lullaby, Op. 16, No. 1 (1872-1873)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: "Scherzo À La Russe", Op. 1, No. 1 (1867)

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 30 (1903)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2 For Two Pianos, Op. 17 (1900-1901)


Wu Han, piano; Anna Geniushene, piano; silver prize winner of 2022 Van Cliburn competition; Dmytro Choni, piano; bronze prize winner of 2022 Van Cliburn competition


The Sitkovetsky Trio


Friday, March 3, 2023 at 8pm at 415 Westlake in Seattle

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:30pm at the Good Shepherd Church in Olympia (1601 North Street SE)


Tickets and Information:

www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/the-sitkovetsky-trio-seattle

www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/the-sitkovetsky-trio-olympia


Robert Schumann: Phantasiestüke Op. 88 (1842)

I. Romanze. Nicht Schnell, Mit Innigem Ausdruck

II. Humoreske. Lebhaft

III. Duett. Langsam Und Mit Ausdruck

IV. Finale. In Marsch-Tempo


Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 In B Major, Op. 8 (1853, 1899)

Allegro con brio — Tranquillo — In tempo ma sempre sostenuto

Scherzo: Allegro molto — Meno allegro — Tempo primo

Adagio

Finale: Allegro


The Sitkovetsky Trio: Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Isang Enders, cello; Wu Qian, piano


Windsync Ft. World Premiere by Nathalie Joachim

And West-Coast premiere by Seattle-based DelAguila


Friday, April 14, 2023 at 8pm at 415 Westlake in Seattle

Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 7:30pm at The Minnaert Center for the Arts in Olympia (2011 Mottman Rd)


Tickets And Information:

www.emeraldcitymusic.org/Season/Windsync-Ft-Nathalie-Joachim-Seattle

www.emeraldcitymusic.org/Season/Windsync-Ft-Nathalie-Joachim-Olympia


Jean-Philippe Rameau/Arr. Kara Lamoure: Pastoral Suite (1748-1753)

Akshaya Avril Tucker: Hold Sacred (2020)

Marc Mellits: Apollo (2019)


Theia

Sea Of Tranquility

Buzz

Luna Nova

Debbie Waltzing On The Moon

One Small Step

Moonwalk


Miguel Del Aguila: Quinteto Sinfónico (2019) West Coast Premiere

Giocoso (Gracioso)

Misterioso

Luminous (Luminoso)

Nathalie Joachim: New Work (2023) World Premiere

Valerie Coleman: Umoja (2001)


Nathalie Joachim, Flute/Composer


Windsync: Garrett Hudson, flute; Emily Tsai, oboe; Elias Rodriguez, clarinet; Kara Lamoure, bassoon; Anni Hochhalter, horn


Seven


Friday, May 12, 2023 at 8pm at 415 Westlake in Seattle

Friday, May 13, 2023 at 7:30pm at The Minnaert Center for the Arts in Olympia (2011 Mottman Rd)


Tickets and Information:

www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/seven-seattle

www.emeraldcitymusic.org/season/seven-olympia


Andrea Casarrubios: Seven For Solo Cello (2020)

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Septet In E-Flat Major, Op.20 (1800)


Kristin Lee, violin Dana Kelley, viola Thomas Mesa, cello Jennifer Godfrey, bass Peter Kolkay, bassoon Yoonah Kim, clarinet Eric Reed, horn


About Kristin Lee, ECM Artistic Director


A recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition and the Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions, Kristin Lee is a violinist of remarkable versatility and impeccable technique who enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. “Her technique is flawless, and she has a sense of melodic shaping that reflects an artistic maturity,” writes the St. Louis PostDispatch, and The Strad reports, “She seems entirely comfortable with stylistic diversity, which is one criterion that separates the run-of-the-mill instrumentalists from true artists.


In addition to her dynamic performing career, Lee was recently appointed to the faculty of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as Assistant Professor of Violin. She is the artistic director of Emerald City Music in Seattle, a chamber music series she co-founded in 2015. Also an accomplished chamber musician, Kristin Lee is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing at Lincoln Center in New York and on tour with CMS throughout each season, as well as a member of Camerata Pacifica in Santa Barbara, sitting as The Bernard Gondos Chair.


Kristin Lee has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Ural Philharmonic of Russia, Korean Broadcasting Symphony, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra of China, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional of Dominican Republic, and many others. She has performed on the world’s finest concert stages, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Ravinia Festival, the Louvre Museum in Paris, Washington, D.C.’s Phillips Collection, and Korea’s Kumho Art Gallery.


Born in Seoul, Lee began studying violin at age five and within one year won First Prize at the Korea Times Violin Competition. In 1995, she moved to the US to continue her studies under Sonja Foster and in 1997 entered The Juilliard School’s Pre-College. In 2000, Lee was chosen to study with Itzhak Perlman after he heard her perform with the Pre-College Symphony. Lee holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School. For more information, visit www.violinistkristinlee.com.


About ECM


Emerald City Music (ECM) is the Pacific Northwest home for eclectic, intimate, and vibrant classical chamber music experiences. Deemed "the beacon for the casual-classical movement" (CityArts), ECM hosts world-renowned musicians in unique concert experiences in its South Lake Union home venue, 415 Westlake. Catch them on tour also in residence in Olympia, Bellingham, and New York City.


Founded in 2015, Emerald City Music produces and tours seven productions annually, with each tour visiting Seattle’s South Lake Union (415 Westlake, a chic contemporary venue with an open bar), Olympia’s Minnaert Center (a 495 seat modern concert hall), a once annual concert at the Bellingham Music Festival, and an annual concert in New York City.


ECM gained recognition regionally and nationally as a major player in the chamber music scene. Artistic Director Kristin Lee –– a touring violinist awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant and who is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center –– is regarded for her innovative programming that both honors the tradition of chamber music while expanding the genre’s boundary past common limits. Emerald City Music made a name for itself beginning in its second season with a national collaborative commission with Grammy-winning composer John Luther Adams, and has continued to press the boundary of chamber music with accolades like a tour of Steve Reich’s iconic and rare Music for 18 Musicians, a pitch-black performance of Georg Haas’s “In the Dark” quartet, and the West Coast debut of the Danish folk group The Dreamers’ Circus.


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