1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $20-$45.

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Saturday
Mar
7
2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
Under the artistic direction of Ra��l Mallavibarrena, Musica Ficta is renowned for its innovative interpretations of early music. The acclaimed Spanish ensemble returns to Seattle with music of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim cultures of Moorish Spain. Prior to the religious expulsion of 1492, these three groups coexisted in Spain. Musica Ficta will highlight music of the Sephardic Jews, the "Cantigas de Santa Maria" of Alphonso X El Sabio, the villancicos of Diego Pisador, and improvisations with Ottoman-Turkish roots. Through these musical selections, the Valencia-based group will celebrate the culture -- and history -- of their home country. Musica Ficta is a founding member of the Association of Spanish Early Music Groups. A preconcert lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Presented by: Early Music Guild, as part of the Early Music Guild International Series. Tickets: $45 general reserved seating; $40 seniors; $27 discounted side section; and $20 for ages 25 and under. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About Musica Ficta. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/early-music-guild-international-series-presents-musica-ficta-traveling-music-of-three-cultures/
Friday
Feb
13
2015
Friday, February 13, 2015 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
Alexander Weimann (of the ensemble Tragicomedia) returns to Seattle to direct a performance of Handel's famous oratorio "Theodora." Dramatic love story meets Christian martyrdom in one of Handel's last -- and most beloved -- works. The evening features soprano Nathalie Paulin, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabo, countertenor Lawrence Zazzo, tenor Zachary Wilder, and bass Matthew Brook. Consisting of an orchestra and chorus of 40, this performance is the first project of the newly-formed Northwest Baroque Masterworks, a collaboration of the Early Music Guild, Early Music Vancouver, and Early Music Society of the Islands (Victoria). A preconcert lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Presented by: Early Music Guild, as part of the Early Music Guild International Series. Tickets: $45 general reserved seating; $40 seniors; $27 discounted side section; and $20 for ages 25 and under. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/early-music-guild-international-series-presents-northwest-baroque-masterworks-handels-theodora/
Saturday
Jan
24
2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
Renowned for its "expressive and elegant interpretations" of Baroque music, Montreal quartet Pallade Musica will present creative works from Stile Moderno, the 17th century "modern" composition style. From the genre's early sonatas by Catello and Mealli, to the emergence of the unique Stylus Phantasticus with Buxtehude's trios and Biber's mystery sonatas, Pallade Musica will weave through the history of early music. Composed of four talented, young musicians, the group earned Grand Prize at New York's Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition. A preconcert lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Presented by: Early Music Guild, as part of the Early Music Guild International Series. Tickets: $45 general reserved seating; $40 seniors; $27 discounted side section; and $20 for ages 25 and under. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the quartet. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/early-music-guild-international-series-presents-pallade-musica-a-mio-modo/
Saturday
Jan
10
2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
Guest director Julie Andrijeski, Artistic Director of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, conducts an evening of music inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and other popular English works. The full Seattle Baroque Orchestra -- including Andrijeski on the violin -- will perform selections from Purcell's "The Fairy Queen" and Locke's "The Tempest," as well as works by Avison, Handel, and Van Wassenaer. Andrijeski's "invigorating verve and imagination" is featured in a number of Baroque ensembles, including New York State Baroque, Quicksilver, and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra. A preconcert lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Presented by: Early Music Guild; performed by Seattle Baroque Orchestra. Tickets: $45 general reserved seating; $40 seniors; $27 discounted side section; and $20 for ages 25 and under. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About Andrijeski. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-baroque-orchestra-presents-festive-music-from-the-english-theaters-a-twelfth-night-celebration-with-julie-andrijeski/
Saturday
Dec
6
2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
This beloved local ensemble, under the baton of guest director Eric Milnes, celebrates the season with a selection of sacred cantatas and favorite holiday pieces, featuring Canadian soprano H��l��ne Brunet. The program includes Handel's "Gloria," "Noels" by Delelande, Corelli's "Christmas Concerto," and Marin Marais' "Chaconne," as well as cantatas and arias by Scarlatti, Salazar, and Bach. Milnes -- who will also play the harpsichord during the evening -- is Director of Music at St. John's of Lattingtown (Long Island) and founder of Portland's Trinity Consort. A preconcert lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Presented by: Early Music Guild; performed by Seattle Baroque Orchestra. Tickets: $45 general reserved seating; $40 seniors; $27 discounted side section; and $20 for ages 25 and under. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About Milnes. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-baroque-orchestra-presents-european-christmas-potpourri-with-eric-milnes/
Saturday
Nov
15
2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
The improvisational style of Montreal-based Constantinople -- and the vocals of Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc -- will bring Barbara Strozzi's Baroque cantatas to life. An Italian singer and pioneer among female composers, Strozzi's pieces often center on love. The evening will also feature the spontaneous instrumental works of Johannes Kapsberger, in line with Constantinople's "free and rigorous" approach. Self-professed "musician-inventors and musician-travelers," the group takes its name from the ancient city and focuses on geographical, historical, and personal journeys. The ensemble has developed more than 35 works and toured internationally since its inception in 1998. A preconcert lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Presented by: Early Music Guild, as part of the Early Music Guild International Series. Tickets: $45 general reserved seating; $40 seniors; $27 discounted side section; and $20 for ages 25 and under. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About Constantinople. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/early-music-guild-international-series-presents-constantinople-metamorfosi-musicali/
Saturday
Nov
1
2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
Seattle Baroque Orchestra's 2014-15 season kicks off with guest director Matthias Maute, who'll direct The American Dream -- a celebration of early music in Boston. Featuring the "luminous lyric voice" of soprano Shannon Mercer, the ensemble will perform music originally heard in the private homes, churches, theaters, and concert halls of Boston's early days. Hailed by The Boston Globe as "a recorder virtuoso," Maute is widely known as the Artistic Director of Ensemble Caprice, has recorded more than 20 albums, and tours as a soloist worldwide. A preconcert lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Presented by: Early Music Guild; performed by Seattle Baroque Orchestra. Tickets: $45 general reserved seating; $40 seniors; $27 discounted side section; and $20 for ages 25 and under. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About Maute; about Mercer. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-baroque-orchestra-presents-the-american-dream-with-matthias-maute/