Purchase a “You Pick Pass” Today and Save!
Resonance is excited to offer its fans a way to save and attend more events throughout our 2016-17 live music season.
You Pick Passes are a fantastic way for our most avid fans to purchase multiple events in advance and save. The more events you purchase, the more you save! It’s not necessary to pick which events you’d like now. A You Pick Pass acts as a voucher that allows you to come back to our website and claim your tickets for qualifying events as your schedule allows.
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Pick 9 and Save $40 | from any of the qualifying events below:
ON STAGE WITH KING FM PERSONALITIES | SEP 24, 7:30 pm
At KING FM, not only do we broadcast great music, we also play it! Join KING FM’s hosts Lisa Bergman, piano, and Dave Beck, cello, with other KING FM personalities Geoffrey Larson, clarinet; Seth Tompkins, tuba; Christophe Chagnard and special guest, Pearl Django’s founder Neil Andersson, on guitars. Our eclectic program will feature music by Debussy, Grieg, Brahms, Schumann, Beethoven, and some surprises. Station Manager Bryan Lowe will awe you with his collection of rare and exotic instruments including his theremin and Cristal Baschet, which you will be able to see and even try up-close.
MULTIMEDIA/ART MASHUP | NOV 12, 7:30 pm
Art leaves the gallery and becomes an interactive musical experience in Classical KING FM’s musical Multimedia/Art Mashup! Four artists from Gage Academy will be presented with 30 minute art challenges, creating art with paint, glue and found objects, inspired by live classical music performances by the Skyros String Quartet. The audience will participate in the creation as well. Join us for the magic of spontaneous art and music collaboration, hands-on with the audience!
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: TANGLETOWN’S HOLIDAY CABARET | DEC 10, 7:30 pm
The genre-defying TangleTown Trio creates a magical evening of song and storytelling with classical Americana, inspired by the many unique genres of American music including art song, jazz, folk, and classic musical theatre. Join celebrated mezzo-soprano Sarah Mattox, Steinway Artist Judith Cohen, and violinist Jo Nardolillo, as we revel in our favorites of the holiday season, from the traditional the Holly and the Ivy to the rollicking Renaissance song Wassail (complete with nyckelharpa), through the exquisite folk song I Wonder as I Wander to a swinging jazz Winter Wonderland.
BAROQUE-N-HEARTS: MUSIC FOR (AND AGAINST) VALENTINE’S DAY | FEB 11, 7:30 pm
Early Music Underground presents Baroque-n-Hearts: Music for (and against) Valentine’s Day. Acclaimed soprano Linda Tsatsanis joins the EMU string band for a celebration of love in all its forms, from the sublime to the bawdy, through music by Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi, Elizabeth Turner, and more.
SECOND INVERSION PRESENTS THE SEATTLE MARIMBA QUARTET | MAR 11, 7:30 pm
Seattle Marimba Quartet thinks way outside the box when it comes to percussion and classical music. Join us for a showcase of classical favorites (Bach, Mahler, Ravel), a unique blend of drumming styles from around the world, and modern marimba repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries. Best of all, YOU will have a chance to learn and perform Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and African drumming rhythms right along with them! Presented by Second Inversion, KING FM’s project dedicated to rethinking classical music.
SECOND INVERSION PRESENTS THE SEATTLE ROCK ORCHESTRA QUINTET | APR 15, 7:30 pm
Back by popular demand after a rousing concert last season, the Seattle Rock Orchestra Quintet (along with the mesmerizing Tamara Power-Drutis) transforms popular song into art song, performing a program that reimagines both classic and modern songs as intimate and emotional chamber works born for the recital hall. Presented by Second Inversion, KING FM’s project dedicated to rethinking classical music.
THE SCORE: LIVE | MAY 13, 7:30 pm
Edmund Stone is the celebrated host of “The Score,” presented every Saturday and Sunday at 4pm on KING FM. Join him with pianist extraordinaire, Michael Refvem, for a LIVE version of this famous syndicated show featuring stories, visuals and live music exploring the finest in cinema scoring. You will hear music and expert commentary on such timeless classics as E.T., The Pianist, Princess Mononoke, and other gems.
FALL INTO ROMANCE WITH THE VOLTA PIANO TRIO | OCT 07, 8:00 pm
Join the acclaimed Volta Piano Trio on an epic journey through Tchaikovsky’s monumental and breathtakingly lyrical Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50. Balanced by two lesser known but equally beautiful works by Haydn and Turina, this program promises to be a memorable and unique exploration of piano trio compositions from diverse eras and cultures.
THEN SINGS MY SOUL: BROADWAY, JAZZ & SPIRITUALS | NOV 04, 8:00 pm
Then Sings My Soul is an inspiring evening of great American music that includes popular Broadway favorites, beloved jazz standards, and stunning spirituals. Join award-winning mezzo-soprano, Cheryse McLeod Lewis, and pianist, Joan Lundquist as they share some of the best American music ever written. This entertaining show consistently delights audiences of all ages and is a concert that is sure to satisfy the soul!
CROSSING THE NORTH SEA | DEC 02, 8:00 pm
“Crossing the North Sea” is an historically-informed crossover project tracing the well-travelled route from Norway to Scotland, through the fiddle. Two master fiddlers from different traditions do a little cross-training to discover both the culture they share, and how they are unique.
A CELEBRATION OF THE CHINESE NEW YEAR | JAN 06, 8:00 pm
Join Resonance in welcoming the Year of the Rooster! Mae Lin, of the Seattle Symphony performs the popular “Butterfly Lovers” Violin Concerto (梁祝), a piece based on an eastern story about star-crossed lovers and inspired by Chinese folk music. Our classical programming director, Julia Tai, sings Chinese songs of home and nature, reminiscing scenes from the East.
THE SOUND OF STRINGS: AN EVENING WITH THE BARSTON QUARTET | FEB 03, 8:00 pm
Join the Barston String Quartet on a captivating journey of string quartets by Dvorak and Beethoven. The program includes Dvorak’s last string quartet, op. 105, and Beethoven’s magnificent string quartet, op. 59, no. 3. Regarded as some of the composers’ best chamber works, both quartets exemplify structural balance and instrumental virtuosity. Come hear these four unreservedly passionate musicians play some of the best string quartets ever written.
FEELING HUNGARY: AN EVENING OF HUNGARIAN INSPIRED STRING QUARTETS | MAR 03, 8:00 pm
A new chamber music collective, a piacere musica da camera, will explore subtle and intense Hungarian hues via the melodies and rhythms of Haydn, Dohnányi and Brahms. The program includes Haydn’s String Quartet No. 63 in B-flat major, Op. 76, No. 4; “Sunrise,” Dohnányi’s Serenade in C major, Op. 10; and Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51.
TWO TEENAGERS AND A THIRTY-SOMETHING: INTERGENERATIONAL CLASSICS | APR 07, 8:00 pm
By the time he was 17, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an accomplished composer, but still, one might imagine, a teenager. His Opus 168 String Quartet in F Major is often skipped in concert work because of its youthfulness and brevity. The Aronoff Chamber Players will open with this delightful composition, followed by the early compositions of Alan Hovhaness. Hovhaness was one of America’s most prolific composers and was the resident composer at the Seattle Symphony during his final years. The program is rounded out with perhaps the grandest of all String/Piano Quintets – the Opus 34 in F minor of Johannes Brahms. This intense, passionate chamber work was written when the composer was just 31 years old, still on his way to composing the first of his four symphonies.
SONGS OF A WAYFARER | MAY 05, 8:00 pm
Join wayfaring singer, Melanie Henley Heyn, and pianist, Andrew Haringer, on a magical journey from here to there, and back again. With arresting vocals and inspired storytelling, this beautiful evening offers tales of yearning and homecoming from the classical and folk traditions, including songs by Jewish émigré composers who fled Europe for Hollywood on the eve of WWII, and a much anticipated world premiere by cult composer Bear McCreary.
AN EVENING WITH BEETHOVEN | JUN 02, 8:00 pm
Three virtuosos come together to celebrate the dazzling artistry and breadth of the musical giant, Ludwig van Beethoven. The program will include the masterful Seven Variations in E-flat Major on the theme “Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen” for cello and piano, the perennial favorite “Spring” Sonata for violin and piano, and the powerful Piano Trio, Op.1, No. 3, in C minor.
UNDER THE HOOD: UNDERSTANDING BEETHOVEN’S APPASSIONATA SONATA, OP. 57 | OCT 15, 7:30 pm
Dr. Irwin Shung, professor of music theory at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western University, discusses one of his favorite musical masterworks, Beethoven’s fiery “Appassionata” Sonata op. 57. Shung will converse with the audience describing ‘how the piece works,’ revealing its inner machinery in an attempt to understand and appreciate the composer’s creative process.
At the end of the program, Shung will perform the work in its entirety, along with favorite selections by Liszt and Bach.
BENEATH THE SURFACE: LOVE, DEATH, AND TRANSFORMATION | FEB 25, 7:30 pm
The Skyros Quartet presents a journey through love, death, and transformation. The Seattle-based ensemble is known for their innovative and interactive approach to classical music, as well as sharing their passion for connecting with people from all walks of life. Join Skyros for music by Mozart, Ligeti, Dvorák and Mendelssohn that explores a complete cycle of emotion and expression.
LES NATIONS: A TOUR OF 17TH CENTURY EUROPEAN MUSICAL STYLES | JUN 24, 7:30 pm
Much of world’s music was written centuries before the creation of recording technology. For this reason, we can never truly know how live performances sounded when most famous composers were alive. Beckman, Romatowski, Soltis, and Tan make use of historical records from the contemporaries of J. S. Bach to present Les Nations, a 1726 work by French composer François Couperin written in celebration of varied cultures and musical styles in Europe. The musicians trace the development of historical instruments, settings, and dances in their grand tour of works by Corelli (Italian), Lully (French), and C. P. E. Bach (German), in an attempt to piece together the musical sounds of the 1600’s-1700’s.
STYLUS FANTASTICUS: VIOLIN MUSIC OF THE 17TH CENTURY IN THE FREE AND “FANTASTIC” STYLE | OCT 22, 7:30 pm
Featuring a small ensemble of Pacific MusicWorks with Tekla Cunningham, violin; Maxine Eilander, baroque harp; Stephen Stubbs, lute and baroque guitar; and Henry Lebedinsky, organ.
This program traces the “Stylus Fantasticus” from its origins in seventeenth century Italy with Farina and Fontana, and its development in Austria by Mealy, Albertini, Schmelzer and Biber. The free, improvised style of the violin is grounded by a colorful continuo team of harp, lute, baroque guitar, and organ, which employ a wide range of colors, textures, and sounds to accompany the violin. This small ensemble from Pacific MusicWorks brings this incredible repertoire to life on historical instruments.
SCHUBERT PIANO SONATAS WITH PIANIST, DANIEL SHAPIRO | JAN 24, 7:30 pm
Daniel Shapiro, renowned Schubert expert, presents the composer’s otherworldly piano sonatas in B-flat Major (D960) and C Minor (D958), both composed in the final months of Schubert’s life. Shapiro’s commercial recordings of major piano works by Schubert and Beethoven have been highly acclaimed; his recorded talks about Schubert take on a unique perspective while remaining popular with listeners.
AN EVENING WITH VIOLINIST, JINJOO CHO | APR 22, 7:00 pm
Resonance is proud to present Jinjoo Cho, hailed as one of the preeminent violinists of her generation. Ms. Cho’s first-prize and gold-medal wins on the international level include triumphs at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (2014), Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition (2013), Buenos Aires International Violin Competition (2010), Montréal International Musical Competition (2006) and Stulberg International String Competition (2005). Described by critics as vibrant, charismatic and passionate, Ms. Cho will perform select pieces with her regular duet partner, Hyun Soo Kim, as well as offer a violin masterclass to Bellevue’s young musicians at Resonance earlier the same day.