Leading Seattle arts critic Pippa Kiraly sits down with cellist Colin Carr for a fascinating conversation on the upcoming marathon of JS Bach’s Six Cello Suites.
Your year-end support this December ensures that we can continue to offer the highest caliber programming here in South Lake Union and Olympia. As a young nonprofit organization, we’re thrilled to have already shared so many memorable experiences this season...
As the co-founder Emerald City Music, our Executive Director is often asked, "Who on earth would start a classical music organization in 2016?!", to which he pleasurably responds, "Well, us... someone has to change the status quo!" Here we highlight some of our successes, hoping it inspires others to create change in their communities, and we also share our challenges so that our own community can rally to help.
The theme of opening night is "Wanderlust", which delves into composers' fondest memories of time abroad. Spanning Samuel Barber's 1914 New York, Tchaikovsky's Florence Italy, or Vivian Fung's recent experience of birds singing in Bali; this thematic performance is full of intimate and thrilling chamber music.
You can tell a lot from a name, and our co-founders (Kristin Lee and Andrew Goldstein) took a lot of time to carefully construct the name "Emerald City Music". You can’t say our name without honoring our core values: awesome music for everyone, fresh, right here in the Puget Sound region. Read the story here.
If we are bringing musicians from all over the world to the Pacific Northwest, shouldn’t they perform more than once? And wouldn’t it be great if we could reach more new listeners? So, we explored the other cities in the region, looking for a strong community that our project could have an immense impact in. We very quickly found ourselves in Olympia, the state’s capitol.