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More than Quartets with Skyros and Friends!


More than Quartets with Skyros and Friends!

The inventive Seattle-based, Skyros Quartet, joins other talented local musicians to present string chamber works composed for ensembles larger than the quartet. Join them for a performance of seldom-performed works, including the famed Mendelssohn String Octet in E-flat. Written when he was just 16 years old, rivalled only by Mozart, this work is said to best portray Mendelssohn’s “raw talent” and musical genius.

 

Full Ensemble:

Violin:
Brittany Boulding
James Moat*
Sarah Pizzichemi*
Brandon Vance

Viola:
Leslie Faye Johnson
Justin Kurys*

Cello:
Willie Braun*
Nathan Whittaker

*Member of Skyros Quartet

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Presented by: Dreaming Tree Wines

June 1, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Duration 2h

Beer/Wine Served
No Food Served
Snack Food at Bar
Table Seating
All Ages Welcome

The Skyros Quartet

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About The Skyros Quartet

The Skyros Quartet brings a bright and inventive style to the performance stage. Having recently relocated to the Seattle area, they can be seen performing, teaching, and leading community events in their new hometown. In addition to their work in the Pacific Northwest, Skyros has concertized across the US, Canada, and China. Skyros released their […]

Brittany Boulding

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About Brittany Boulding

Violinist Brittany Boulding, a member of the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera Orchestra, has appeared most recently as a soloist with the Olympia Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Festival Orchestra, Thalia Symphony Orchestra, Cascade Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestras, Spoleto USA, and the Orquesta de […]

Brandon Vance

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About Brandon Vance

Brandon Vance is a two-time U.S. Open National Scottish Fiddle Champion – the youngest to receive the award, at age 14.  With a B.M. and M.M. in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Vance has performed and taught internationally, serving as a guest lecturer at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy, as […]

Leslie Faye Johnson

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About Leslie Faye Johnson

Violist Leslie Faye Johnson received much of her performance training at The Juilliard School, where she studied with William Lincer, completing both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees; her Doctorate is from the University of Washington, where she studied with Steven Staryk and Eric Shumsky. Other teachers include Henryk Kowalski and Georg Janzer at Indiana University, […]

Nathan Whittaker

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About Nathan Whittaker

Nathan Whittaker enjoys a unique and diverse career as a concert soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, teacher, and historical cello specialist. He plays regularly with the Seattle, Portland, and Pacific Baroque Orchestras, and is a founding member of the Op. 20 String Quartet. Recent concert appearances have included the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, as well as […]

Dreaming Tree Chardonnay

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About Dreaming Tree Chardonnay

Purchase this product by the bottle and receive two stemless wine glasses imbued with our logo. Take them home, wash them, bring them back on your next visit and receive $1.00 off your wine purchases at the bar throughout the season Golden straw in color, with baked pear and peach flavors that jump out of […]

Dreaming Tree Red Crush Blend

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About Dreaming Tree Red Crush Blend

Purchase this product by the bottle and receive two stemless wine glasses imbued with our logo. Take them home, wash them, bring them back on your next visit and receive $1.00 off your wine purchases at the bar throughout the season The 2015 growing season started with a dry, mild winter and ramped up quickly […]