Date

April 21st, 2018 8:00 pm at Battelle Auditorium

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

Byron Schenkman website


Program

Antonio Vivaldi Trio-sonata in D, RV 84
Antonio Vivaldi Oboe Sonata in G Minor, RV 28
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Trio-sonata in G Major, op. 37, no. 1
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Concerto in E Minor, op. 37, no. 6,
Intermission
Anna Bon Harpsichord Sonata in C, op. 2, no. 4
Giuseppe Brescianello Trio-sonata in C Minor
Johann Ernst Galiard Bassoon Sonata no. 2 in G
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in D "Il Gardelino"

About the Musicians

BYRON SCHENKMAN has recorded more than thirty CDs of 17th- and 18th-century repertoire, including recordings on historical instruments from the National Music Museum, Vermillion, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A recipient of the Erwin Bodky Award from the Cambridge Society for Early Music “for outstanding achievement in the field of early music,” he was voted “Best Classical Instrumentalist” by the readers of Seattle Weekly in 2006, and his piano playing has been described in The New York Times as “sparkling,” “elegant,” and “insightful.” He has been a featured guest with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, the Daedalus Quartet, the Northwest Sinfonietta, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. He was also founding co-director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra with violinist Ingrid Matthews. In 2013 he launched “Byron Schenkman & Friends,” a Baroque and Classical chamber music series at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Recently he has been studying Klezmer music with Shawn Weaver and has begun collaborating on performances of Russian Jewish art music with violinist Steven Greenman. Schenkman is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and received his master’s degree with honors in performance from the Indiana University School of Music. He currently teaches at Seattle University and Cornish College of the Arts. In 2012 he also served as guest lecturer in harpsichord and fortepiano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.


Photo Credit: Will Austin