Series No. 1
On Stage with Classical KING FM 98.1 consists of seven concerts. Produced in collaboration with KING FM and its staff, this series explores a diverse set of musical programming featuring local and regional performing artists. Each concert is built around an artistic or seasonal concept and presented in our unique, intimate and interactive hall.
Sat. September 24: On Stage with KING FM Personalities
At KING FM, not only do we broadcast great music, we also play it! Join KING FM hosts Lisa Bergman, piano and Dave Beck, cello with other KING FM personalities Geoffrey Larson, clarinet, Seth Tompkins, tuba, and 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 more! Plus, Station Manager Bryan Lowe will share his collection of rare and exotic instruments, including his Theremin and Cristal Baschet, and allow audience members to try them out firsthand!
Sat. November 12: Multimedia Mashup
We take art out of the gallery and into the concert hall in Classical KING FM’s Music and Art Mashup! Four artists from Gage Academy will present 30 minute art challenges, creating art with paint, glue, and found objects—all inspired by live classical music performances. Audience members are invited to participate in the creation as well. Join us for the magic of spontaneous art and music collaboration, hands-on with the audience!
Sat. December 10: TangleTown’s Holiday Cabaret
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 Holy and 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.
Sat. February 11: Early Music Underground
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.
This sample was recorded live at Resonance, September, 2015
Sat. March 11: Second Inversion presents the Seattle Marimba Quartet
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.
Sat. April 15: Second Inversion presents the Seattle Rock Orchestra Quintet
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.
Series No. 2
First Friday Salon Series makes up 10 concerts occurring on the first Friday of each month. Our Program Director, local conductor and violinist, Julia Tai, realizes the 19th Century tradition of in-home parlor and salon concerts, rich with intimacy and informality. Each concert features local and regional artists and ensembles who perform with the highest levels of musicianship and artistry.
October 7, 2016: Jennifer Caine, violin; Sally Singer Tuttle, cello; Oksana Ezhokina, piano – Volta Piano Trio
November 4, 2016: Cheryse McLeod Lewis, mezzo-soprano – Then Sings My Soul: Songs & Spirituals from the American Experience
December 2, 2016: Rachel Nesvig & Brandon Vance – World Fiddles: Norwegian and Irish fiddles
January 6, 2017: Oana Tomai, piano – Romanian Music
February 3, 2017: The Barston Quartet
March 3, 2017: John Kim & Friends
April 7, 2017: Aronoff Chamber Players
May 5, 2017: Melanie Henley Heyn, soprano
June 2, 2017: Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; Cristina Valdes, piano
Series No. 3
The Eastside Jazz Club concert series features local and regional jazz artists on the third Thursday, every other month beginning in September, 2017, with their traditional season premiere extravaganza. This series is a collaborative production of Resonance and the Eastside Jazz Club.
September 17, 2016: Extravaganza 2016 – Night of Jazz Superstars
A double-billed evening. First set features Trish, Hans and Phil (vocalist, Trish Hatley; pianist, Hans Brehmer; and bassist, Demaree) followed by a second set with Full Circle Jazz Ensemble, led by Nathaniel Paul Schleimer, with arrangements by Bob Hammer.
November 17, 2016: Dmitri Matheny Group – Jazz Noir
January 19, 2017: Susan Pascal Quartet with special guest Greta Matassa
March 16, 2017: John Bishop presents – An Original Record Showcase
May 18, 2017: Dawn Clement, Bill Anschell, & Eric Verlinde present – Three Piano Jazz
July 13, 2017: Clarence Acox with special guest Bernie Jacobs present – The Legacy Quartet