If you missed our showcase at Northwest Folklife in May, or hey, even if you were there, we have a little throwback treat to one of our favorite moments, filmed a few weeks later at Resonance at SOMA Towers: Skyros Quartet‘s rendition of Peteris Vasks’ String Quartet No.3: II. Allegro energico. We love this video and hope that you do too!
Be sure to check out our other videos, shot in our studios and in fun venues around Seattle, too!
Three members of Decoda (Carnegie Hall’s first ever affiliate ensemble!) stopped by our studios during their Spring 2016 residency at the University of Washington School of Music to film one of their favorite pieces, György Kurtág’s Hommage à R. Schumann.
Meena Bhasin, viola Carol McGonnell, clarinet Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano
Decoda is a chamber ensemble comprised of virtuoso musicians, entrepreneurs, and passionate advocates of the arts. Based in New York City, they create innovative performances and engaging projects with partners around the world.
And a bit of exciting Decoda-related news: we were ecstatic to discover recently that Decoda cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir has launched new a Seattle-based ensemble with violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim, Pacific Northwest Ballet Concertmaster and violist Melia Watras, fellow University of Washington professor. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for Frequency!
What would happen if you combined the instrumental forces of a string quartet, rock band, and jazz combo? You’d get the awesome Austin-based symphonic rock band, Mother Falcon. This is “Quiet Mind,” from their third full-length album Good Luck Have Fun, recorded at Barboza in Seattle on November 17, 2015.