Music & Light: Music for Flute, Cello, and Piano

The Sustain Music Project is proud to present Music & Light, a concert event that is sure to change the way we think about a classical music performance.

Mystical and otherworldly sounds abound in George Crumb’s The Voice of the Whale, the inspiration for this unique concert. To transport the audience deep under the sea, masked musicians will perform the piece under blue light. In fact, each piece in the evening’s varied program of chamber music for flute, cello, and piano will be paired with stunning displays of color and light designed to heighten the emotional depths of the music. Adding to the experience will be unusual musical techniques that test the limits of what these instruments—and musicians!—can do. 

Get ready to embrace classical music like you’ve never heard or seen before!

*This performance includes lighting and other visual effects.


  • The Gardens of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici – Hilary Tann
  • Three Watercolors – Philippe Gaubert
  • Trio in G Minor, op. 63 – Carl Maria von Weber
  • Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) – George Crumb
  • Viaje – Zhou Tian

About the Series

First Thursday Salons are inspired by a 19th century tradition of informal and intimate performances at home. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable attire, bring their friends, and engage in a highly social and interactive musical experience. The series features communal seating at sophisticated tables with beer and wine bar service available in the hall and throughout each performance. Snacks and other non-alcoholic beverages are also available.

Carlin Ma
Carlin Ma
Carlin Ma has dedicated her life to music and the arts, including solo piano, chamber music, photography, and multidisciplinary projects. 
Haeyoon Shin
Haeyoon Shin
Award-winning cellist Haeyoon Shin inspires new generations in diverse settings and is dedicated both to education and community engagement.
Christina Medawar
Christina Medawar
Christina Medawar is founder, artistic director, and flutist for The Sustain Music Project, a chamber music group started in 2018.
General Admission

$30 at the door.

Event Details
  • Seating
    This event features seating at round tables.
  • Beer & Wine
    Beer and Wine service available throughout the event.
  • Snack Foods
    Snack food available at the bar.
  • Age Limits
    Guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Check In
    Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Please arrive prior to showtime.
  • Start Date
    February 6, 2020 7:30 PM
  • Address
    288 106th Ave NE, Suite 203, Bellevue, WA 98004
  • Phone
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