Vashon Chamber Music inaugurates 2014 with the first of a three-concert series in the visually and acoustically beautiful sanctuary of the Vashon United Methodist Church. Repertoire possibilities are basically limitless; a concert every night still would only scratch the surface of what’s available for small combinations of instruments. The challenge is to find the right mix of pieces and players to make a special evening for audience and performers alike.
In January, we welcome two long-time members of the Seattle Symphony—Laura de Luca on clarinet and Mikhail Shmidt, violin. They will be featured in the clarinet quintet by Weber and a trio for violin, clarinet and piano by Milhaud. Then Mikhail will be joined by series regulars for Shostakovich string quartet no. 9. In February, Trio Pardalote plays Beethoven’s glorious string trio in Eb, as well as collaborating with composer Wayne Horvitz in a piece for trio and electronics (yes, we play new music, too!). Finally, in May, we end with a crowd and a flourish as, along with trios by Haydn and Schnittke, we present the Brahms string sextet in G major.
Vashon Chamber Music
Sunday, January 19, 7 pm
Vashon United Methodist Church
Tickets: $18 Member/Student/Senior, $22 General
Series B, Sunday evenings
Tickets: $48 Member/Student/Senior, $60 General
February 23 & May 4
Available at VAA, VashonAlliedArts.org or call 463-5131.