Press and Kudos

John Cage Inspires Epic Chaos With His Musicircus
Seattle Weekly
August 2016

Seattle-based pianist Jesse Myers, who performed the Sonatas and Interludes this spring.

Pianist Jesse Myers and his exploded keyboard. Photo by Maggie Molloy

Why Classical Music Still Thrives in Seattle
Seattle Magazine; Jonathan Shipley
February 2016


Photo Credit: Ben VanHouten

Featured Programmer of the Week
Crossover Media
June 1, 2015

Shelf Life: Some Recommendations from Second Inversion
Page 1; Page 2
Furman Magazine
Spring, 2015

KING-FM enlists cello star for audience-expansion effort
The Seattle Times
March 26, 2015

Joshua Roman. TEDFellows Retreat 2013. August 17 - 21, 2013, Whistler, BC. Photo: Bret Hartman

Joshua Roman. TEDFellows Retreat 2013. August 17 – 21, 2013, Whistler, BC. Photo: Bret Hartman

Rethinking Classical
Furman University Music Magazine
Winter, 2015


KING-FM honored for streaming
Queen Anne News
September 16, 2014


Second Inversion’s Maggie Stapleton named one of “30 under 30” at RAIN Summit 
Edison Research
September 9, 2014

RAIN 30 under 30

KING-FM is on the hunt for new classics with Second Inversion
The Seattle Times
August 1, 2014


Photo Credit: John Lok

What people are saying…

“I was honored to be included in Second Inversion, and delighted to discover their vibrant, enthusiastic and inclusive presentation of contemporary music.  They are a vital mirror of our current cultural environment, and their warm and thoughtful approach to the music of our time is opening the door to a new world for many listeners.  Bravo!  Second Inversion makes me feel very optimistic about the future of contemporary music in our country.” JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic

“Bravo to Second Inversion for seeking out great new music and finding new ways to engage the listening audience. Classical music is a diverse and dynamic art form and Second Inversion is helping get that message out to its equally diverse and dynamic listeners. Here’s hoping that many others follow!”  Yoanda Kondonassis, harpist

“Classical music performance is ever expanding and changing at a rapid pace, with new musicians creating new ideas all the time.  It’s nice to know there is a program like Second Inversion that is passionate about sharing these developments with their listeners!” Jason Vieaux, guitarist

“Second Inversion is an innovative and necessary new platform for growing and introducing a new community of listeners to a golden age of musical culture. It is adding an important dimension to the spirit of innovation and inspiration that will greatly benefit Northwest audiences and musicians and hopefully prove to be an early model for media around the globe.” Matt Haimovitz, cellist and musical pioneer   

“Second Inversion provides an inviting and beautifully curated survey of the contemporary music scene and all of its infinite sub-genres.  It’s also the best resource for what’s going on in the exciting, expanding Northwest music scene.” Missy Mazzoli, NYC based composer, and founder of Victoire

“I’m really excited about what Second Inversion is doing because it provides an outlet locally, nationally, and globally to get contemporary music out to the people.  A lot of this contemporary music is in so many different styles and actually is just great to listen to, and Second Inversion is here to help make that known.” John Richards, violist in JACK Quartet

“The Esoterics wholeheartedly supports this project.  Reaching new audiences s is always important and as an organization whose mission it is to promote, perform, and record new and contemporary a cappella choral works, Second Inversion provides the perfect platform for us to express what we do.    Each one of our sixteen recordings can find a venue with this program, and we anticipate than many other choral organizations and specifically new music ensembles such as Opus 7 in the Seattle area will also find themselves well represented by this new broadcast channel. Eric Banks, Seattle based composer, choral conductor, and ethnomusicologist

“Finally, the radio station I have been looking for. I love the classics but Second inversion provides a breath of fresh air. Congratulations and I will be checking in regularly.” Drake Mabry, Second Inversion listener

“First off, I must admit to being a complete and utter fan-boy of Second Inversion! Your battle cry of ‘Rethink Classical’ has been my pole star for years as I navigated the often perilous (and partisan) waters of the music we love.  Additionally, your  adventurous coverage provides a much needed forum to showcase Classical Music’s extraordinary vitality and change.” Joshua Cheek, Blue Sky Music

“Second Inversion looks like a bold, necessary and exciting step forward in classical radio!” Steven Burke, composer

“Second Inversion is a fantastic portal you have set up for the new wave of great young classical artists and their recordings.” Max Horowitz, Crossover Media

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