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AEM ONLINE – Real-Time Coaching and Gastoldi Duos with David Morris, viol

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

David Morris will spend the first part of the session offering coaching for those who, by pre-arrangement, want to try out a solo or small-ensemble work in front of a Zoom audience. If you’d like a coaching spot, please indicate your piece when you register.  All members of the ensemble must register for the class. For the second portion of the session, Mr. Morris will lead the class through a selection of Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi’s bicinia from his Primo libro della…

AEM ONLINE – Contemporary Recorder Music from Brazil: The Ensemble Compositions of Liduino Pitombeira with Rainer Beckmann

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Liduino Pitombeira (pitombeira.com) is one of Brazil's current leading composers. His extensive catalogue includes compositions for a wide array of instrument combinations, including several with recorder or for recorders only. This class will focus on Pitombeira's works for recorder quartet and quintet composed between 1991 and 2008. Ample play-along opportunities will be provided together with information on some of Brazil's vast musical traditions and practices related to the compositions. The class caters to players interested in a challenge, especially regarding…

Baking Class with Tekla Cunningham: Sacher Torte

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

Presented for free as part of The Well-Tempered Musician wellness series. The Sacher torte is a wonderfully elegant Viennese chocolate cake. This cake inspired a 9 year legal battle between the Hotel Sacher and Demel about whose recipe can be called the “Original”. While both Sacher and Demel’s recipes are closely guarded secrets, Tekla Cunningham has tested various recipes from her collection of Austrian cookbooks and will share with you a proven recipe that is definitely delicious! Tekla will walk…

French Songs II: The Next Generation

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Johannes Ockeghem, Antoine Busnoys & the Leuven Chansonnier. Live pre-concert talk with Fabrice Fitch at 6:30 PM.

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'.

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