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Give an Evening of Music this season

Have you thought about sharing your love of music with your friends and family?  At a loss for the perfect gift?  How about a Gift of Music?

Confidently give an evening of music that cannot be had anywhere else but here in Seattle with our own Byron Schenkman.  A warm, lively, and engaging evening at the lovely Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall with Byron Schenkman & Friends and your friends is a wonderful way to spend a Seattle evening.

  1. If you know the specific concert experience you wish to give, call the Box Office (206) 215-4747 and order the tickets to be sent directly to the recipient or sent to you for wrapping and giving.
  2. If you are not sure which concert would be most appreciated, please send a note expressing your wishes to me, along with a check written to Byron Schenkman & Friends, at 1211 E Denny Way, #179, Seattle, WA 98122-2516  I will get a gift certificate in the mail to you, for wrapping and giving, or to the recipient post haste.

Concerts to choose from:

A great way to prepare for the new year, “An Evening of Viennese Classics”, will brighten anyone’s holiday.  This evening of fabulous chamber music includes works by the four masters of Viennese Classicism: Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert.  We will perform trios for piano and strings as well as Schubert’s gorgeous Sonata in A Major for violin and piano featuring rising star (and Seattle native) Rachell Wong.  Please click on Vienna to give the “An Evening of Viennese Classics” concert on Thursday, Dec 28, 2017.

On Sunday, February 18, 2018, BS&F presents “Handel: From the War of Love”.  Handel’s chamber cantatas for bass voice are full of youthful passion, gorgeous melodies, and sometimes even a bit of humor. We are delighted to present the Seattle debut of bass-baritone Ian Pomerantz in two of these wonderful works, including Dalla guerra amorosa (“From the war of love”), along with Italian Baroque instrumental works featuring violinists Andrew Fouts and Ingrid Matthews, cellist Elisabeth Reed, and harpsichordist Byron Schenkman.  Please click on Handel to give the Handel: From the War of Love concert on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018.

“Beethoven: Kreutzer and Pathétique Sonatas.”  Seattle Symphony violinist Mikhail Shmidt and pianist Byron Schenkman join together for the first time for this all-Beethoven recital including two of Beethoven’s most celebrated sonatas plus the ebullient Sonata in G Major, op. 30, no. 3.  Please click on Beethoven to give the Beethoven: Kreutzer and Pathétique Sonatas concert on March 18, 2018.

We close our season with a festive evening of virtuoso sonatas and concertos for baroque winds, strings, and harpsichord.  “Vivaldi and the High Baroque” includes works by Vivaldi’s “Goldfinch” Concerto and sonatas for flute, oboe, and violin.  Also included are works by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Anna Bon, and George Frideric Handel.  Please click on Vivaldi to give the Vivaldi and the High Baroque concert on April 22, 2018.

Wishing you a warm holiday season filled with music, friends, and family.