- Hide menu

Concert Schedule

Nov
12
Sun
Seattle, WA: Schumann: The Poet Speaks @ Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Byron Schenkman & Friends:

Ross Hauck, tenor,
Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola
Byron Schenkman, piano

Robert Schumann was perhaps the greatest musical poet of all time. We begin with his Kinderszenen for piano, a series of reminiscences of childhood including the famous Träumerei (“Dreams”) and Der Dichter Spricht (“The poet speaks”), and conclude with his masterpiece Dichterliebe (“Poet’s Love”) with tenor Ross Hauck.  According to the San Francisco Classical Voice and Opera News, he brings “an elevated and extra ordinary range of subtle inflections.  The singing was as nuanced as one would expect from a consummate art song recitalist or bel canto specialist.” Also featured will be Seattle Symphony principal violist Susan Gulkis Assadi in the wonderful Märchenbilder (“Fairy tale pictures”) for viola and piano.

Subscriptions are now available for our 2017-2018 season.

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Dec
28
Thu
Seattle, WA: An Evening of Viennese Classics @ Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Byron Schenkman & Friends:

Rachell Wong, violin
Nathan Whittaker, cello
Byron Schenkman, piano

Prepare for the new year with fabulous chamber music by the four masters of Viennese Classicism: Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert, including 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.

Subscriptions are now available for our 2017-2018 season.

 

 

Feb
18
Sun
Seattle, WA: Handel: From the War of Love @ Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Byron Schenkman & Friends:

Ian Pomerantz, bass-baritone
Andrew Fouts and Ingrid Matthews, violins
Elisabeth Reed, cello
Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

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.

Subscriptions are now available for our 2017-2018 season.

SaveSave

Mar
18
Sun
Seattle, WA: Beethoven: The Kreutzer and Pathétique Sonatas @ Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Byron Schenkman & Friends:

Mikhail Shmidt, violin
Byron Schenkman, piano

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.

Subscriptions are now available for our 2017-2018 season.

 

 

SaveSave

Apr
21
Sat
Richland, WA: Vivaldi and the High Baroque @ Batelle Auditorium
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Byron Schenkman & Friends:

 

Joshua Romatowski, flute
Debra Nagy, oboe
Anna Marsh, bassoon
Ingrid Matthews, violin
Nathan Whittaker, cello
Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

We are thrilled to bring a festive evening of virtuoso sonatas and concertos for baroque winds, strings, and harpsichord. Works by Vivaldi include his “Goldfinch” Concerto and sonatas for flute, oboe, and violin. Also included are works by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Anna Bon, and George Frideric Handel.

 

 

 

 

Apr
22
Sun
Seattle, WA: Vivaldi and the High Baroque @ Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Byron Schenkman & Friends:

Joshua Romatowski, flute
Debra Nagy, oboe
Anna Marsh, bassoon
Ingrid Matthews, violin
Nathan Whittaker, cello
Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

We close our season with a festive evening of virtuoso sonatas and concertos for baroque winds, strings, and harpsichord. Works by Vivaldi include his “Goldfinch” Concerto and sonatas for flute, oboe, and violin. Also included are works by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Anna Bon, and George Frideric Handel.

 

Subscriptions are now available for our 2017-2018 season.