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Unaccompanied Cello Repertoire: Origins through J. S. Bach by Daniel Ryan

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

This presentation/performance explores the origins and early development of the cello. Unlike the violin and viola, the size of the cello was not standardized until the 1680's, much later that its smaller string counterparts. Throughout the Baroque era, there continued to be great variety in how the instrument was made and played, including the number of strings, their tuning, and how the cello and bow were held. The variety in structure of and approaches to the instrument is reflected in the fascinating early repertoire written for it.…

Glories of the Baroque: Vivaldi

February 14 - March 13

H+H concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky directs this captivating program of Vivaldi, featuring the H+H string section and the inspiring countertenor Reginald Mobley. Host Emily Marvosh converses with the musicians before they perform each piece, allowing our audience to share their insights into the music, performed in the evocative setting of St. Cecilia Parish. Enjoy the bright exuberance of this Baroque celebration as H+H’s Orchestra members capture the thrill of when the music was first composed. Music Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and…

Live from Amsterdam — Frauen-Liebe: A Woman’s Love

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Love is in the air as Music Director Richard Egarr, mezzo-soprano Barbara Kozelj, and keyboardist Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya explore the depths of human emotion in a special segment of Live from Amsterdam: Valentine's Day Edition! Join us on Sunday, February 14th at 11AM PT for Haydn's dramatic Arianna a Naxos, a cantata depicting the Cretan Princess Arianna's painful desertion by Theseus. From there, Barbara will lead us on a woman's journey through the many phases of love in Schumann's Frauen-Liebe und Leben. And in between, Richard and Alex will do as they do in a beautiful arrangement of Mahler's love letter to Alma for four-hand…

AEM ONLINE – Show your Technique some Love: Duos by Bach, Hotteterre, and Telemann with Lisette Kielson, recorder

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Is there no love lost between you and your technique work? In addition to treating yourself to flowers and chocolate on this Valentine’s Day, show you care by devoting some time to technique. It won’t feel like work as we play duos by Bach, Hotteterre, and Telemann. This music arranged for two alto recorders gives us the wonderful opportunity to focus on our beloved technical issues of finger coordination, articulation, high notes, phrasing, and more. We’ll rekindle the romance with…

In Concert: The Artistry of John Lenti

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST

One of the world’s great lute players makes his home in Seattle.  John Lenti performs nationally and internationally with great baroque ensembles, including Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, and many more.  John presents an evening of music on several lute family instruments, including works by John Dowland, Francesco da Milano, Giulio Caccini, and others. ​​John Lenti, described by the Seattle Times as “a joy to behold” is regularly beheld playing lute, theorbo, and baroque guitar with lots of…

Catherine (Kitty) Clive – Her Look is Measure and Her Action Sound

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm EST

A special rebroadcast of the lecture by John Burkhalter in anticipation of 'Kitty Clive Sings Arne, Boyce and Handel'.

AEM ONLINE – Love, Lust, Leaps, and Ligatures: Music from the Chansonnier Cordiforme with Karen Cook

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

The Chansonnier Cordiforme is a beautifully illuminated French book of songs dating to around the 1460s. The manuscript was created in the shape of a heart - perfect for a class on Valentine's Day! We'll work through some of the best of its works — come for Binchois & Bedyngham, stay for Ockeghem, Ghizeghem, and, of course, Anonymous! A good knowledge of duple and triple mensurations, C clefs, and ligatures will be important. Open to:  instrumentalists and singers. Transcriptions will…

Yoga & Mindfulness (Intermission) with Melissa White and Elena Urioste

February 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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Presented for free as part of Early Music America's "The Well-Tempered Musician" wellness series. Intermission sessions were created by Melissa White and Elena Urioste to connect participants' minds, bodies, and breath to music-making through an introduction to yoga. Registration is available now. The meeting will open 10 minutes ahead of the start time and the room will be locked at 5 minutes past the start time. Intermission (Melissa White and Elena Urioste) Founded by violinists/yogis Melissa White and Elena Urioste,…

Tiny Bach Concerts Episode 6 (American Bach Society)

February 15

In Tiny Bach Concerts Episode 6, la speranza performs J.S. Bach's Flute Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034, with commentary by Jeanne Swack. Transcript and Musical Examples: American Bach Society website: American Bach Society video page: American Bach Society Facebook Page: American Bach Society Instagram: American Bach Society Twitter: la speranza website: Founder and Artistic Director Yvonne Smith's website: la speranza Facebook Page: la speranza Instagram Page: la speranza Twitter Page: Jeanne Swack, University of…

Mental Health Monday Meditation: Tapping into Self Healing with Carla Sciaky

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Offered for free as part of The Well-Tempered Musician wellness series. Tapping into Self Healing with Carla Sciaky Registration available now. Meeting will open 10 minutes before the start time and will be locked at 5 minutes past. Carla Sciaky’s musical career spans five decades, beginning in the folk world with touring and recording, winning awards as a songwriter, and most recently being inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Concurrently, she has been a performer of early music,…

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