Welcome to the Virtual Festival 2020
We are thrilled to bring you a weekend of exciting concerts, performed by our 2020 festival artists from their home cities around the country. While we all miss performing live, we’re excited to be bringing our music directly to your homes.
$15 - Single tickets, each concert will be available to watch for 24 hours from its start time
$50 - Festival subscription package, tickets to all concerts, available to watch until Oct. 7.
As always we strive to provide opportunities for music education, so our "Meet-the-Instrument" videos are free to watch here, and educators are provided free access to concerts. Contact us for more information.
Friday, September 4 @ 7:00pm PDT
Grammy award-winning Attacca Quartet, as described by The Nation, “lives in the present aesthetically, without rejecting the virtues of the musical past”, and it is this dexterity to glide between the music of the 18th through to 21st century living composer’s repertoire that has placed them as one of the most versatile and outstanding ensembles of the moment – a quartet for modern times. This concert is presented in partnership with Chamber Music Society Detroit.
String Quartet in C major, Op. 74, No. 1 Franz Joseph Haydn
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andantino grazioso
III. Menuetto: Allegro
IV. Finale: Vivace
Valencia Caroline Shaw
Blueprint Caroline Shaw
Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 Ludwig van Beethoven
Amy Schroeder, Violin
Domenic Salerni, Violin
Nathan Schram, Viola
Andrew Yee, Cello
Saturday, September 5 @ 5:00pm PDT
The Seattle Symphony's Nathan Chan and Andy Liang team up again to create violin and cello duet magic. Then Pianist Elizabeth Dorman will take a deep dive into the incomparable Goldberg Variations by JS Bach. This renowned Bach interpreter takes us on a journey through the monumental work.
Grand Duo Brilliant, Op. 12 Friedrich Hermann
I. Allegro con fuoco
III. Allegro moderato
Goldberg Variations Johann Sebastian Bach
Nathan Chan, Cello
Andy Liang, Violin
Elizabeth Dorman, Piano
Sunday, September 6 @ 5:00pm PDT
This all-duet concert explores the joys of partnership in music. New York based Robyn and Anton are married, and beautifully blend their clarinet and violin sounds. Mary and Francesca are both based in Boston and highlight the lower end of the string section with their viola and cello.
Duo for Clarinet and Violin Op.14 Georg Friedrich Fuchs
No. 1 Allegro Moderato
No. 2 Moderato
Hommage à J. S. Bach Béla Kovács
Rhapsody No.1 for Solo Violin Jessie Montgomery
Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet Igor Stravinsky
Bucolics Witold Lutosławski
Two Pieces for Viola and Cello Rebecca Clarke
American Haiku Paul Wiancko
Robyn Quinnett, Violin
Anton Rist, Clarinet
Mary Ferrillo, Viola
Francesca McNeeley, Cello
"Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence."
Monday, September 7 @ 5:00pm PDT
Enjoy curated wine pairings in a collaboration with Seattle's storied Champion Wine Cellars. Directors Sophie Baird-Daniel and Dana Jackson will be featured playing their favorite concerti, accompanied by string quartet. The program opens with a quartet in honor of Beethoven's 250th birthday. Be sure to order your wine pairings from Champion Wine Cellars! Head to their website for more information. Curbside pickup is available along with delivery in Seattle, and shipping to the following states: AK, CA, ID, LA, NB, NV, NH, NM, ND, ORG, WA, WV, WY, DC.
String Quartet Op 18, No. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven
II. Adagio Cantabile - Allegro - Tempo I
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Allegro molto, quasi presto
Danses Sacrée et Profane Claude Debussy
Bassoon Concerto in B flat Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
II. Andanta ma Adagio
III. Rondo: tempo di menuetto
Kristin Lee and Maya Cohon, Violins
Alex Grimes, Viola
Nathan Chan, Cello
Sophie Baird-Daniel, Harp
Dana Jackson, Bassoon