SCMS: Classical Conversation Podcast http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/ en-us © 2022 Seattle Chamber Music Society Seattle Chamber Music Society presents informal, in-depth musical conversations with Festival Artists as part of this Winter and Summer Festivals. Seattle Chamber Music Society As part of its Winter and Summer Festivals, Seattle Chamber Music Society presents informal, in-depth discussions with Classical KING FM 98.1 host Dave Beck and Festival musicians. These Classical Conversation Podcast interviews give an inside look at the Chamber Music repertoire performed during the Festivals with world-class performers’ insight. Classical KING FM and Seattle Chamber Music Society, Producers. Bill Levey, Recording Engineer and Technical Production. As part of its Winter and Summer Festivals, Seattle Chamber Music Society presents informal, in-depth discussions with Classical KING FM 98.1 host Dave Beck and Festival musicians. These Classical Conversation Podcast interviews give an inside look at the Chamber Music repertoire performed during the Festivals with world-class performers’ insight. Classical KING FM and Seattle Chamber Music Society, Producers. Bill Levey, Recording Engineer and Technical Production. Seattle Chamber Music Society info@seattlechambermusic.org no #1: James Ehnes - 2012 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about the three Brahms String Quartets, Bartok’s fourth String Quartet, and Dvorak’s Bagatelles for Two Violins, Cello and Harmonium, Op. 47 SCMS’s Artistic Director James Ehnes and KUOW Dave Beck provide in-depth commentary and musical conversation about the three Brahms String Quartets, Bartok’s fourth String Quartet, and Dvorak’s Bagatelles for Two Violins, Cello and Harmonium, Op. 47 – Works performed during the 2012 Winter Festival, Feb. 2-5 at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, Seattle. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Beck_Ehnes_020212.mp3 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:00:00 EST 1:02:58 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #2: James Ehnes - 2012 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about Sergei Prokofiev’s Trapeze, Op. 39, John Adams’ Hallelujah Junction for two Pianos, Béla Bartók’s Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano, Sz. 111 and Mikrokosmos for two pianos, Sz. 108 (1940), and Gary Kulesha. SCMS’s Artistic Director James Ehnes and KUOW Dave Beck provide in-depth commentary and musical conversation about Sergei Prokofiev’s Trapeze, Op. 39, John Adams’ Hallelujah Junction for two Pianos, Béla Bartók’s Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano, Sz. 111 and Mikrokosmos for two pianos, Sz. 108 (1940), and Gary Kulesha, SCMS 2012 Summer Festival Commissioned Composer – Works performed during the 2012 Summer Festival, July 2-29 at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, Seattle. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Beck_Ehnes_070212.m4a Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:00:00 PST 1:01:41 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, Prokofiev, Adams, Bartok, Kulesha #3: Jeremy Denk - 2012 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation circling around the Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35, and Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos for Two Pianos, Sz. 108 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 32, Op. 111 and György Ligeti’s Etudes for piano SCMS’s Pianist Jeremy Denk and KUOW Dave Beck provide in-depth commentary and musical conversation circling around the Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35, and Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos for Two Pianos, Sz. 108 – performed during the 2012 Summer Festival, July 2-29 at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, Seattle – and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 32, Op. 111 and György Ligeti’s Etudes for piano (1985-2001) – all musical examples are performed by Jeremy Denk. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Beck_Denk_071112.m4a Wed, 11 Jul 2012 19:00:00 PST 1:00:07 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jeremy Denk, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, Brahms, Beethoven, Ligeti, Bartók, theme and variations #4: Andrew Armstrong - 2012 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about Sergei Rachmaninov’s Trio No. 1 in G minor “Élégiaque”, Claude Debussy’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in G Major, William Walton’s Quartet for Piano and Strings, and Béla Bartók’s Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano, Sz. 111 SCMS’s Pianist Andrew Armstrong and KUOW Dave Beck provide in-depth commentary and musical conversation about Sergei Rachmaninov’s Trio No. 1 for Violin, Cello, and Piano in G minor “Élégiaque”, Claude Debussy’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in G Major, William Walton’s Quartet for Piano and Strings, and Béla Bartók’s Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano, Sz. 111 – Works performed during the 2012 Summer Festival, July 2-29 at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, Seattle. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Beck_Armstrong_072212.mp3 Sun, 22 Jul 2012 19:00:00 PST 58:50 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Andrew Armstrong, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Walton #5 James Ehnes – 2013 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about Steve Reich’s Different Trains for string quartet and tape, Béla Bartók’s Sonata for two pianos and percussion, Sz. 110, and J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg concertos. SCMS’s Artistic Director James Ehnes and KUOW Dave Beck discuss Steve Reich’s Different Trains for string quartet and tape, Béla Bartók’s Sonata for two pianos and percussion, Sz. 110, and J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg concertos. - Works performed during the 2013 Winter Festival, Jan. 18 – 26 at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital in Benaroya Hall, Seattle. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Beck_Ehnes_011713.mp3 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:00:00 PST 59:52 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, Steve Reich’s Different Trains, Béla Bartók, Bach’s Brandenburg concertos #6 Amy Schwartz Moretti – 2013 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about Amy Schwartz Moretti's career including her solo recording, Kaleidoscope, the performance of Chamber Music and her experience in the Ehnes Quartet, and her role as Director of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. SCMS’s Violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti and KUOW Dave Beck discuss Amy’s career including her solo recording, Kaleidoscope, the performance of Chamber Music and her experience in the Ehnes Quartet, and her role as Director of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Macon, GA - All musical example from her recording and archive recordings of the Ehnes Quartet at SCMS’s Festivals. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Beck_Schwartz_Moretti_012413.mp3 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:00:00 PST 59:54 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Amy Schwartz Moretti, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #7 James Ehnes – 2013 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about Antonín Dvorák’s “American” String Quartet, Samuel Barber’s String Quartet, Op. 11 Aaron Copland’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Paul Schoenfield’s Four Souvenirs, John Adams’ Road Movies and Lawrence Dillon’s Sanctuary SCMS’s Artistic Director James Ehnes and KUOW Dave Beck talk about invited performers clarinet Ricardo Morales and trumpeter Jens Lindemann, and discuss Antonín Dvorák’s “American” String Quartet and Samuel Barber’s String Quartet, Op. 11, Aaron Copland’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Paul Schoenfield’s Four Souvenirs, John Adams’ Road Movies and Lawrence Dillon’s Sanctuary (World Premiere) – Works performed during the 2013 Summer Festival, June 29 – July 26 at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital in Benaroya Hall, Seattle. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Ehnes_Beck_070113.mp3 Mon, 1 Jul 2013 14:00:00 PST 58:02 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #8 Adam Neiman – 2013 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about Anton Arensky, Adam Neiman’s String Quartet and his future projects, and his use of a tablet in lieu of a paper score during his performances. SCMS’s pianist and composer Adam Neiman and KUOW Dave Beck discuss the music and life of Russian composer Anton Arensky, Neiman’s String Quartet and his future projects, and his use of a tablet in lieu of a paper score during his performances – All musical example from his recordings and archive recordings of SCMS’s Festivals. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Beck_Neiman_071013.mp3 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:00:00 PST 45:02 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Adam Neiman, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #9 Richard O’Neill – 2013 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about Richard O’Neill's multiples recordings, his strong connections to the Pacific Northwest, the different violas he has performed with and his humanitarian work in Korea – All musical example from his recordings. SCMS’s violist Richard O’Neill and KUOW Dave Beck discuss his multiples recordings, his strong connections to the Pacific Northwest, the different violas he has performed with and his humanitarian work in Korea – All musical example from his recordings. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Beck_ONeill_071913.mp3 Mon, 5 Aug 2013 14:00:00 PST 55:51 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Richard O’Neill, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #10 Ida Levin – 2014 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about Ida Levin's history with the Seattle Chamber Music Society festivals. – All musical example from her recordings. SCMS’s violinist Ida Levin shares insights on her long history with the Seattle Chamber Music Society festivals, her musical beginning in Los Angeles, her experiences at Marlboro Music festival, her performance at the White House, her various mentors, her work with composer Leon Kirshner, her performances of the Tchaikovsky String Quartets - All musical examples are from Ida Levin’s recordings and archival recording of the Seattle Chamber Music Society festivals. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Ida_Levin_012414.mp3 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:00:00 PST 57:42 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Ida Levin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #11 Anna Polonsky – 2014 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about pianist Anna Polonsky's experience performing many chamber music recordings. SCMS’s pianist Anna Polonsky shares insights on her experience in recording Mozart’s piano concertos and in performing his chamber music, her work with pianist and husband Orion Weiss in performing 4-hand repertoire including Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Dvorák’s Slavonic Dances for piano, four hands, Op. 46, her work with violinists Erin Keefe and Amy Schwartz Moretti, her work in the Schumann Trio with violist Michael Tree and Clarinetist Anthony McGill, and her teaching experience at Vassar College - All musical examples are from Anna Polonsky’s recordings and archival recordings of the Seattle Chamber Music Society festivals. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Anna_Polonsky_013014.mp3 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:00:00 PST 52:14 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Anna Polonsky, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #12 Augustin Hadelich – 2014 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about violinist Augustin Hadelich's insights on his recordings and upbringing as a violinist SCMS’s violinist Augustin Hadelich shares insights on his recordings, Sibelus / Adès Violon Concertos (2013), Echoes of Paris (2011) and Flying Solo (2009), on his upbringing as a violinist and the influence on of playing chamber music on his performances as a soloist. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Augustin_Hadelich_070914.mp3 Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:00:00 PST 51:17 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Augustin Hadelich, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #13: Cynthia Phelps – 2014 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about violinist Cynthia Phelps's experiences during her long history with the SCMS SCMS’s violist Cynthia Phelps shares her experiences during her long history with the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Winter and Summer Festivals as well as principal violist of the New York Philharmonic. She describes her working relationship with conductor Lorin Maazel – touring in Italy and North Korea and recording Berlioz’s Harold in Italy in 2009. She recalls her upbringing with music and her paths to become principal violist of the NY Phil and an avid Chamber Music performer. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Cynthia_Phelps_071614.mp3 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:00:00 PST 50:27 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Cynthia Phelps, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #14: Efe Baltacigil – 2014 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Conversation about cellist Efe Baltacigil's experiences as principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. SCMS’s cellist Efe Baltacigil shares his experience as principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra with conductor, Ludovic Morlot, his musical upbringing in Istanbul, Turkey, his work with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and his performances during the SCMS Winter and Summer Festivals. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Efe_Baltacigil_080214.mp3 Sat, 2 Aug 2014 14:00:00 PST 46:03 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Efe Baltacigil, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #15: Luc Beauséjour – 2015 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Harpsichord Luc Beauséjour discusses his collaborations with SCMS Artistic Director James Ehnes. Harpsichord Luc Beauséjour discusses his collaborations with SCMS Artistic Director James Ehnes, shares his long relationship with J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier from an early-age, Vivaldi’s L’Estro Harmonico, Op. 3 and his musical up-bringing in Quebec. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Luc_Beausejour_012315.mp3 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:00:00 PST 41:29 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Luc Beauséjour, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #16: William Wolfram – 2015 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist William Wolfram shares his thoughts on the life and music of Franz Liszt. Pianist William Wolfram shares his thoughts on the life and music of Franz Liszt, discusses the stylistic difference in piano performance from the late 19th century to today, his musical upbringing and experiences in competitions. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/William_Wolfram_013115.mp3 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:00:00 PST 46:35 Classical Music, Chamber Music, William Wolfram, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #17: Robert deMaine – 2015 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Cellist Robert deMaine shares his live in music. Cellist Robert deMaine shares his upbringing in music, his recording of Tchaikovsky’s Ballets, his work as principal cellist of the LA Philharmonic, his work with John Williams on Williams’ cello concerto towards a recently release recording, his own composition works and his work with the Ehnes Quartet. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Robert_deMaine_070815.mp3 Wed, 8 Jul 2015 14:00:00 PST 50:31 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Robert deMaine, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #18: Yura Lee – 2015 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Yura Lee shares her experience as a traveling musician. SCMS Festival artist, violinist and violist, Yura Lee shares her experience as a traveling musician, her recording of the music of Chevalier de Saint-George with the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie (Reinhard Goebel, conducting), her double-career as a violinist and violist and its artistic implications, as well as her passion for food. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Yura_Lee_071315.mp3 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:00:00 PST 48:52 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Yura Lee, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #19: Anthony McGill – 2015 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Anthony McGill discusses his recording with the Pacifica Quartet. SCMS Festival artist and clarinetist Anthony McGill discusses his recording with the Pacifica Quartet of the Mozart and Brahms clarinet quintets, shares his musical up-bringing, his experiences working with Steven Stucky’s on his 2015 commission by SCMS’s Commissioning Club, Cantus, and talks about his work as Principal Clarinet in the New York Philharmonic as well as his performance for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Anthony_McGill_072215.mp3 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:00:00 PST 48:59 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Anthony McGill, Clarinet, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #20: Edward Arron - 2016 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Cellist Edward Arron discusses his history with the SCMS Festival. SCMS artist and cellist Edward Arron discusses his history with the SCMS Festival and his professional focus on chamber music, his collaboration with SCMS artists and pianists Andrew Armstrong and Jeewon Park, his role as artistic director of the Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert, and his mother’s legacy as executive director of Carnegie Hall. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Soundbridge_EdArron_012316_FINALEDIT.mp3 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:00:00 PST 49:34 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Edward Arron, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #21: Anton Nel - 2016 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist Anton Nel discusses music, his radio program, and his musical upbringing in Johannesburg. SCMS artist and pianist Anton Nel discusses the music of Debussy, Mozart, Haydn, Brahms, Paganini, Ravel, his radio program Pianoforte on KMFA 89.5 (kmfa.org), his history with the SCMS Festival, his long-time collaboration with cellist Bion Tsang, his musical upbringing in Johannesburg, South Africa, and his teacher Bela Siki. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Soundbridge_012916_ANel.mp3 Sat, 30 Jan 2016 14:00:00 PST 45:36 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Anton Nel, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #22: Karen Gomyo - 2016 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist Karen Gomyo discusses her life in music. SCMS Festival Artist and violinist Karen Gomyo discusses her love of chamber music, the string quartets of Joseph Haydn, her upbringing in music and her study with Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School, Profokiev’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 and the power of music during tumultuous human experiences, Kodaly’s Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12, her collaboration with the Finnish guitarist Ismo Eskelinen, her participation on a new documentary on Stradivarius, and her work with Pablo Ziegler and Ensemble performing the music of Astor Piazzolla. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Karen_Gomyo_07_13_16.mp3 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:00:00 PST 52:28 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Karen Gomyo, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #23: Bion Tsang - 2016 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Bion Tsang discusses his latest projects, including performances with silent films. SCMS Festival Artist and cellist Bion Tsang discusses his new CD project, 'Bion Tsang at Blue Rock', a collection 19 short virtuoso showpiece for cello and piano featuring Tsang transcriptions for the cello, the influence of his teacher Leonard Rose, his live performance with silent films, and his new cello made by a Texas-based luthier, Wayne Burak. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/Bion_Tsang_07_20_16.mp3 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:00:00 PST 57:35 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Bion Tsang, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #24: Julie Albers - 2016 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Cellist Julie Albers discusses her influences and recordings. SCMS Festival Artist and cellist Julie Albers discusses the influence of her teacher Richard Aaron, her recordings with pianist Orion Weiss of the music of Robert Schumann and Sergei Rachmaninov, her teaching at the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, her work with her siblings in the Albers Trio, and her first year as principal cellist of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SOUNDBRIDGE_072716_JAlbers.mp3 Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:00:00 PST 49:36 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Julie Albers, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #25: James Ehnes - 2017 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society SCMS Artistic Director and violinist James Ehnes. SCMS Artistic Director and violinist James Ehnes talks about the support he received from the Canadian music community, his friendship with pianist Andrew Armstrong, and his ideas for programming the Winter and Summer Festivals at the Seattle Chamber Music Society. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Soundbridge_James_Ehnes_01_19_17.mp3 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:00:00 PST 49:08 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #26: Orion Weiss - 2017 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist Orion Weiss in conversation with King FM's Dave Beck. SCMS Festival Artist and pianist Orion Weiss discusses his history with the SCMS Festival, several of his recordings, and his historical interest in World War I and the composers who lived through it. Listeners are also treated to an exclusive preview of music by Granados, Janacek, and Scriabin that will be featured on Orion’s upcoming album. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Soundbridge_Orion_Weiss_01_26_17.mp3 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:00:00 PST 47:09 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Orion Weiss, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #27: Andrew Armstrong - 2017 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist Andrew Armstrong discusses his career and his recent injury. SCMS Festival Artist and pianist Andrew Armstrong discusses his recent injury, his extensive collaboration with composer Lisa Bielawa, and his recent Canadian tour with SCMS Artistic Director James Ehnes. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Soundbridge_Andrew_Armstrong_07_07_17.mp3 Sat, 8 Jul 2017 14:00:00 PST 56:24 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Andrew Armstrong, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #28: Lorna McGhee - 2017 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Flutist Lorna McGhee speaks about her musical background and latest recording. SCMS Festival Artist and flutist Lorna McGhee talks about her musical background and training in Scotland, plays a Debussy excerpt, discusses the famous Alexander Technique. She also speaks about her husband (a violist) and her latest album, consisting of solo flute music. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Soundbridge_Lorna_McGhee_07_12_17.mp3 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:00:00 PST 44:32 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Lorna McGhee, Flute, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #29: Astrid Schween - 2017 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Cellist Astrid Schween discusses her teachers and the Juilliard Quartet. SCMS Festival Artist and cellist Astrid Schween speaks about her history with illustrious cello teachers, becoming the newest member of the Juilliard String Quartet, and her recent project performing a new multi-media work Rhapsody, composed for her by her husband Gordon Greene. She also discusses her teaching philosophy, history with the Lark Quartet, and her three cellos. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_soundbridge_Astrid_Schween_07_21_17.mp3 Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:00:00 PST 41:02 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Astrid Schween, Cello, Juilliard Quartet, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #30: Roberto Diaz - 2018 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violist Roberto Diaz discusses his background, his teaching philosophy, and more. Roberto Diaz is a renowned violist and President of the Curtis Institute of Music. In this Conversation, he speaks about his vision for the Curtis Institute and some of the innovative programs he has brought to the school. He also talks about his background, recordings, and his special connection to violist William Primrose. https://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Roberto_Diaz_01_27_18.mp3 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 PST 51:48 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Roberto Diaz, Viola, Curtis Institute of Music, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #31: Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir - 2018 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir discusses her musical background and her teaching history. SCMS Festival Artist and cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir discusses her musical education in her home country of Iceland and in the United States, her collaborations and recordings, and her experience as a teacher. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Saeunn_Thorsteinsdottir_01_19_18.mp3 Sat, 27 Jan 2018 12:00:00 PST 49:40 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview #32: James Ehnes, Part I - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Artistic Director James Ehnes discusses how he schedules a major Festival and previews the 2018 Summer programming. SCMS Artistic Director and violinist James Ehnes gives a preview of the 2018 Summer Festival of chamber music. This first half of a 2-part Festival Teaser episode is about solving puzzles – the puzzles of programming a major festival with many different artists and repertoire, as well as the musical puzzles that Bach solves in “The Musical Offering” which will be the grand finale of the SCMS Summer Festival this year. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_KINGFMStudio_James_Ehnes_06_07_2018.mp3 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:00:00 PST 09:48 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Bach #33: James Ehnes, Part II - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Artistic Director James Ehnes discusses how he schedules a major Festival and previews the 2018 Summer programming. SCMS Artistic Director and violinist James Ehnes gives a preview of the 2018 Summer Festival of chamber music. This second half of a 2-part Festival Teaser episode features James Ehnes talking about his excitement around programming pieces that he has always wanted to perform, like the Enescu Octet, and the importance of revisiting old favorites like Brahms, Beethoven, and Bach who are heavily featured this year. Also discussed: James Newton Howard's newly commissioned work. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_KINGFMStudio_James_Ehnes_Part2_6_22_18.mp3 Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:00:00 PST 09:12 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Enescu, James Newton Howard, Beethoven, Brahms #34: Inon Barnatan, Part I - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist and SCMS Festival Artist Inon Barnatan discusses his musical background and love of the composer Schubert's music. In Part 1 of our conversation with pianist Inon Barnatan, hear about the adrenaline rush of being called on to perform at the last minute---which happened recently when Inon performed with the Seattle Symphony on 24 hours notice. Learn about his early introduction to piano in Israel, and about his love of Schubert, including hearing him play a Schubert Impromptu. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Inon_Barnatan_Part1_07_11_2018.mp3 Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:00:00 PST 17:33 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Inon Barnatan, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Schubert #35: Nurit Bar-Josef, Part I - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Nurit Bar-Josef discusses the interesting provenance of her musical instrument. In Part 1 of our conversation with violinist Nurit-Bar-Josef, listen to a fascinating discussion about playing the violin of one of your mentors, as Nurit's current instrument was previously owned by Joseph Silverstein. He was the concertmaster of the Boston Symphony until 1984, as well as a conductor and teacher. Nurit's connection to him began prior to her taking the concertmaster job at Washington DC/National Symphony. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Nurit_BarJosef_Part1_07_18_2018.mp3 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:00:00 PST 16:21 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Nurit Bar-Josef, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Joseph Silverstein #36: Jeewon Park, Part I - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist and SCMS Festival Artist Jeewon Park discusses her relationship to the music of Robert Schumann. In Part 1 of our conversation with pianist Jeewon Park, she speaks about her deep attraction to the music of Robert Schumann. She finds a rich mix of joy and melancholy in his music. Jeewon played Schumann at the 2013 SCMS Summer Festival, and she shares excerpts from that recording and talks about how meaningful that summer was for her on many levels. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Jeewon_Park_Part1_07_25_2018.mp3 Wed, 25 Jul 2018 10:00:00 PST 20:13 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jeewon Park, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Schumann #37: Inon Barnatan, Part II - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist and SCMS Festival Artist Inon Barnatan talks about his appointment as Artistic Director of La Jolla Chamber Music Society. In Part 2 of our conversation with pianist Inon Barnatan, hear musical selections by Ravel and Chopin and a discussion of his excitement and vision for programming next summer as the newly appointed artistic director for La Jolla California Chamber Music Society. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Inon_Barnatan_Part2_07_11_2018.mp3 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:00:00 PST 14:03 >Classical Music, Chamber Music, Inon Barnatan, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, La Jolla #38: Nurit Bar-Josef, Part II - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Nurit Bar-Josef discusses her experiences with chamber music and the Dryden String Quartet. In Part 2 of our conversation with violinist Nurit-Bar-Josef, she talks about her experiences performing with the Dryden String Quartet - telling the 2002 origin story of the ensemble. She believes that chamber music is the single most important activity for classical musicians. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Nurit_BarJosef_Part2_07_18_2018.mp3 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:00:00 PST 16:21 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Nurit Bar-Josef, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Dryden String Quartet, string quartet, Haydn #39: Jeewon Park, Part II - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist and SCMS Festival Artist Jeewon Park speaks about Bach's famous "Goldberg Variations." In Part 2 of our conversation with pianist Jeewon Park, she talks about her holiday tradition of playing J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” we hear the playing of pianist Glenn Gould whose famous recording of it sparked her original interest in the music, and Jeewon explains why this extraordinary set of theme and variations by Bach has so captured the human imagination. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Jeewon_Park_Part2_07_25_2018.mp3 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:00:00 PST 10:08 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jeewon Park, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Bach, Goldberg Variations #40: Inon Barnatan, Part III - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist and SCMS Festival Artist Inon Barnatan talks about how to put together a concert program by choosing repertoire to show contrasts and similarities. Part 3 of our conversation with pianist Inon Barnatan speaks about the excitement and the challenges of becoming an Artistic Director for a music festival. We hear a recording of Thomas Ades work "Darkness Visible," and discuss the intricacies of choosing pieces for concert programs. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Inon_Barnatan_Part3_07_11_2018.mp3 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:00:00 PST 13:37 >Classical Music, Chamber Music, Inon Barnatan, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, La Jolla #41: Nurit Bar-Josef, Part III - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Nurit Bar-Josef speaks about her teachers and mentors. In Part 3 of our conversation with violinist Nurit Bar-Josef, she talks about mentors who shaped her career: Russian violinist Rostislav Dubinsky of the Borodin Trio, and (during her time at the Julliard School) the violinist Robert Mann, who passed away early in 2018 at the age of 97. Nurit speaks about the impact of her studies - how she was encouraged her to become a deeply analytical and thoughtful player. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Nurit_BarJosef_Part3_07_18_2018.mp3 Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:00:00 PST 13:42 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Nurit Bar-Josef, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Robert Mann, Juilliard #42: Jeewon Park, Part III - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist and SCMS Festival Artist Jeewon Park speaks about working with her husband, cellist Edward Arron Part 3 of our conversation with pianist Jeewon Park begins with the story of how she met her husband, SCMS Festival Artist Edward Arron. She reflects on their musical chemistry and their recent recording of all Beethoven's works for cello and piano. We hear the recording of couple playing Beethoven’s 3rd Cello Sonata in A Major. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Jeewon_Park_Part3_07_25_2018.mp3 Tue, 06 Nov 2018 10:00:00 PST 09:35 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jeewon Park, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Bach, Goldberg Variations #43: Inon Barnatan, Part IV - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist and SCMS Festival Artist Inon Barnatan discusses programming for a chamber festival and the music of Thomas Ades. The final part of our conversation with pianist Inon Barnatan includes the excitement and challenges of his new role as artistic director of the La Jolla Music Society in San Diego; he speaks about how ideas from literature, painting, and the collections of great international museums shape the way he thinks about presenting and programming music. Inon also reflects on the music of Thomas Ades from his recording “Darknesse Visible.” http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Inon_Barnatan_Part4_07_11_2018.mp3 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:00:00 PST 07:30 >Classical Music, Chamber Music, Inon Barnatan, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, La Jolla #44: Nurit Bar-Josef, Part IV - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Nurit Bar-Josef speaks about learning Korngold and performing as an orchestal musician. The final part of our conversation with violinist Nurit Bar-Josef talks about learning the demanding and cinematic chamber music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold. She also talks about discovering the joys of playing in an orchestra while performing Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” as a student at the Curtis Institute. That initial experience led Nurit to leadership positions in St. Louis, Boston, and now as concertmaster at the National Symphony Orchestra. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Nurit_BarJosef_Part4_07_18_2018.mp3 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:00:00 PST 14:11 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Nurit Bar-Josef, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Korngold, Stravinsky, Rite of Spring #45: Jeewon Park, Part IV - 2018 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist and SCMS Festival Artist Jeewon Park speaks about performing on a historic instrument and her musical family. The final part of our conversation with pianist Jeewon Park talks about playing Chopin on a historic 1880s era Steinway grand piano at the Clark Art Institute in Western Massachusetts. She also talks about her daughter Lilly taking cello lessons and the family dog “Sancho Panza,” who has a special story. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Jeewon_Park_Part4_07_25_2018.mp3 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:00:00 PST 14:34 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jeewon Park, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Chopin #46: James Ehnes, Part I - 2019 Winter Festival Preview Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Artistic Director James Ehnes discusses how he schedules a major Festival and previews the 2019 Winter programming. SCMS Artistic Director and violinist James Ehnes gives a preview of the 2019 Winter Festival of chamber music. This first half of a 2-part Festival Preview contains discussion of the Ehnes String Quartet, how he programs a festival of chamber music with a variety of musicians and repertoire. He talks about why the Festival contains a 20th-Century piece almost every evening, including the rarely-performed "Gemini Variations" by Benjamin Britten. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_KINGFMStudio_James_Ehnes_01_03_2019.mp3 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:00:00 PST 09:05 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Ehnes Quartet, Kreutzer, Janacek, Shostakovich, #47: James Ehnes, Part II - 2019 Winter Festival Preview Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Artistic Director James Ehnes discusses the artists and repertoire of the 2019 Winter Festival. This second half of a 2-part Festival Preview episode features SCMS Artistic Director James Ehnes talking about some of the musicians making their SCMS debut during the Winter Festival and the works that will be heard in Free Pre-Concert Recitals prior to every concert of the Festival. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_KINGFMStudio_James_Ehnes_Part2_01_15_19.mp3 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:00:00 PST 08:14 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #48: Scott St. John, Part I - 2019 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Scott St. John discusses some of his recordings and his musical family. In Part 1 of our conversation with violinist Scott St. John, he discusses SCMS Founder Toby Saks and how he got involved in the Festival. He also talks about his recordings of Dvorak and Mozart and his musical relationship with his sister, violinist Lara St. John, and his wife, violist Sharon Wei. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Scott_StJohn_Part1_01_30_19.mp3 Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:00:00 PST 17:07 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Scott St. John, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Dvorak, Mozart #49: Tessa Lark, Part I - 2019 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Tessa Lark discusses her childhood musical studies, both classical and bluegrass. Part 1 of our conversation with violinist Tessa Lark focuses on her bluegrass roots and her early musical studies, and how that made her interested in the relationship between folk music and classical. We hear an excerpt from Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_BHFoundersRoom_Tessa_Lark_Part1_02_12_19.mp3 Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:00:00 PST 14:11 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Tessa Lark, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Bluegrass #50: Scott St. John, Part II - 2019 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Scott St. John discusses performing Martinu and being part of a string quartet. Part 2 of our conversation with violinist Scott St. John focuses on his family, performing music by Bohuslav Martinu, and his role performing as part of the St. Lawrence String Quartet from 2006-2013. Scott also speaks about the influence of his teacher and Guarneri String Quartet founder Arnold Steinhardt. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Scott_StJohn_Part2_02_26_19.mp3 Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:00:00 PST 13:20 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Scott St. John, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Martinu, Arnold Steinhardt #51: Tessa Lark, Part II - 2019 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Tessa Lark discusses her musical inspirations, from Telemann to Schubert to bluegrass. Part 2 of our conversation with violinist Tessa Lark, she speaks about the similarities between styles of music she loves, including baroque, bluegrass, and contemporary classical. We experience the versatility of the violin and of her playing in particular, hearing some of her bluegrass recordings. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_BHFoundersRoom_Tessa_Lark_Part2_03_12_19.mp3 Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:00:00 PST 15:05 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Tessa Lark, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Bluegrass #52: Charles Ball, Part I - 2019 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Special Episode: Interview with SCMS Piano Technician Charles Ball. In this special episode of our podcast, we interview Piano Technician Charles Ball, who is the Head Technician for the Butler School of Music at University of Texas-Austin. He has decades of experience caring for these complex instruments, and discusses the mechanical, tuning, and voicing aspects of piano upkeep. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_KINGFMStudio_Charles_Ball_03_26_2019.mp3 Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:00:00 PST 18:45 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Piano Technician, Piano, Steinway, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Interview, SCMS #53: Scott St. John, Part III - 2019 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Scott St. John discusses his teaching philosophy and composer John Adams. Part 3 of our conversation with violinist Scott St. John touches on his new teaching position at the Colburn School, the music of composer John Adams, and the challenges of creating a career as a chamber musician. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Scott_StJohn_Part3_04_09_19.mp3 Tue, 09 Apr 2019 10:00:00 PST 12:04 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Scott St. John, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Colburn School, John Adams Composer, #54: Tessa Lark, Part III - 2019 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Tessa Lark discusses music of John Corigliano and the differenced in playing techniques between classical and folk violin. In part 3 of our conversation with violinist Tessa Lark, she speaks about performing John Corigliano's piece "Stomp," and her interest in and performances of bluegrass and fiddle music. She expounds on the differences in technique in performing classical violin and folk violin. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_BHFoundersRoom_Tessa_Lark_Part3_04_23_19.mp3 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:00:00 PST 11:42 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Tessa Lark, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Bluegrass, Corigliano #55: Scott St. John, Part IV - 2019 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Scott St. John discusses taking time off from music. The final part of our conversation with violinist Scott St. John who talks about the period where he took a year off from music, how he got started in his university teaching career, and his passion for public transportation. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Scott_StJohn_Part4_05_07_19.mp3 Tue, 07 May 2019 10:00:00 PST 09:24 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Scott St. John, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #56: Charles Ball, Part II - 2019 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Special Episode: Interview with SCMS Piano Technician Charles Ball. In Part 2 of this special episode of our podcast, we interview Piano Technician Charles Ball, who talks about maintaining exceptional concert pianos. We hear an excerpt of a live performance of Brahms on the SCMS piano by Adam Neiman, and Charles discusses the SCMS piano and its characteristics. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_KINGFMStudio_Charles_Ball_Part2_05_21_2019.mp3 Tue, 21 May 2019 10:00:00 PST 10:11 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Piano Technician, Piano, Adam Neiman, Brahms, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Interview, SCMS #57: Tessa Lark, Part IV - 2019 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Tessa Lark discusses the musician Mark O'Connor and composers Eugene Ysaye and J.S. Bach. The final part of our conversation with violinist Tessa Lark. She speaks about attending renowned fiddler Mark O'Connor and his summer music camp she attended as a young player. Tessa also speaks about the music of Eugene Ysaye, and an upcoming recording of Bach with bassist Michael Thurber. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_BHFoundersRoom_Tessa_Lark_Part4_06_04_19.mp3 Tue, 04 Jun 2019 10:00:00 PST 12:03 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Tessa Lark, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Bluegrass, Mark O'Connor, Eugene Ysaye, Bach #58: David Harding, Part I - 2019 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violist and SCMS Festival Artist David Harding talks about chamber music and performing with his wife. The first part of our conversation with violist David Harding focuses on Trio Verlaine, his chamber ensemble with his wife, flutist Lorna McGhee, as well as harpist Heidi Krtutzen. He also talks about meeting and performing with his wife. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_David_Harding_Part1_07_05_19.mp3 Tue, 06 Aug 2019 10:00:00 PST 15:23 Classical Music, Chamber Music, David Harding, Viola, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Trio Verlaine, Debussy #59: David Harding, Part II - 2019 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violist and SCMS Festival Artist David Harding discusses his teacher career and his own renowned viola teacher. Part 2 of our conversation with violist David Harding focuses on his teaching career and his relationship with his own teacher: pedagogue, violist, and painter Emanuel Vardi. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_David_Harding_Part2_07_05_19.mp3 Tue, 06 Aug 2019 10:00:00 PST 17:59 Classical Music, Chamber Music, David Harding, Viola, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Emanuel Vardi #60: David Harding, Part III - 2019 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violist and SCMS Festival Artist David Harding discusses composers Jeffrey Cotton and Johannes Brahms In the final part of our conversation, violist David Harding speaks about an SCMS-Commissioned work by Jeffrey Cotton as well as the powerful chamber music of composer Johannes Brahms. We also learn about his instrument - an 18th-century viola. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_David_Harding_Part3_07_05_19.mp3 Tue, 06 Aug 2019 10:00:00 PST 16:12 Classical Music, Chamber Music, David Harding, Viola, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Jeffrey Cotton, New Music, Contemporary Music, Brahms #61: Nicholas Phan, Part I - 2019 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Tenor and SCMS Festival Artist Nicholas Phan talks about his musical journey In the first part of our conversation with tenor Nicholas Phan, he shares his musical background and training history. We also hear a lovely recordings of a song by Beethoven. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Nicholas_Phan_Part1_07_12_19.mp3 Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:00:00 PST 15:02 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Nicholas Phan, Tenor, Vocal, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Beethoven, Singer, Opera, Vocalist, Art Song #62: Nicholas Phan, Part II - 2019 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Tenor and SCMS Festival Artist Nicholas Phan talks about a love for art song and lieder, as opposed to opera. Part 2 of our conversation with tenor Nicholas Phan, the unique and special aspects of art song and vocal chamber music, which is a particular focus for Phan. A song about witches by Felix Mendelssohn is heard and discussed, as well as the how the vocal music of Mendelssohn and other composers is under-performed. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Nicholas_Phan_Part2_07_12_19.mp3 Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:30:00 PST 13:50 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Nicholas Phan, Tenor, Vocal, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Felix Mendelssohn, Singer, Opera, Vocalist, Arts Song, Marlboro #63: Nicholas Phan, Part III - 2019 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Tenor and SCMS Festival Artist Nicholas Phan talks about his Chicago-nased art song organization and his beloved teacher Rosemary Russell. The final part of our chat with tenor Nicholas Phan, we learn about his founding of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago to promote opportunities for art song performance. We hear a delightful song by Hugo Wolf and 'An Die Musik' by Franz Schubert. Nicholas also speaks warmly of his former vocal teacher Rosemary Russell. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Nicholas_Phan_Part3_07_12_19.mp3 Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:00:00 PST 22:57 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Nicholas Phan, Tenor, Vocal, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Singer, Opera, Vocalist, Arts Song, Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, Hugo Wolf, Schubert, An Die Musik, Rosemary Russell #64: Erin Keefe, Part I - 2019 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Erin Keefe talks about what composer Jean Sibelius means to her. In part 1 of our discussion with violinist Erin Keefe, she shares a recording of music by Jean Sibelius and talks about how she’s come to a deeper understanding of that great Finnish composer through her travels and performances with her Finnish husband, conductor and composer Osmo Vänskä. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Erin_Keefe_Part1_07_19_19.mp3 Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:00:00 PST 20:07 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Erin Keefe, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Minnesota Orchestra, Sibelius, Osmo Vanska #65: Erin Keefe, Part II - 2019 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Erin Keefe hates practicing, but finds motivation in other aspects of music. Part 2 of our conversation with violinist Erin Keefe includes her shocking admission that she “detests practicing.” But Erin explains that the social aspect of music, and the friendships and collegiality of chamber music in particular, fuel her passion for perfecting her craft. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Erin_Keefe_Part2_07_19_19.mp3 Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:30:00 PST 15:10 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Erin Keefe, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Minnesota Orchestra #66: Erin Keefe, Part III - 2019 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Erin Keefe describes how a performance of chamber music by Brahms led to her rols as concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra. In the final part of our conversation, violinist Erin Keefe talks about how playing Brahms’ chamber music led to her appointment as concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra, and we hear that performance of Brahms. Erin also shares one of her favorite concertmaster solos, a passage from the Richard Strauss “Four Last Songs.” http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Steinway_Erin_Keefe_Part3_07_19_19.mp3 Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:00:00 PST 15:48 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Erin Keefe, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Minnesota Orchestra, Brahms, Richard Strauss #67: James Ehnes - 2020 Winter Festival Preview Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Artistic Director James Ehnes talks about Beethoven, Bach, and the impact his father had on him as a performer. This special 2020 Winter Festival Preview episode features SCMS Artistic Director James Ehnes discussing Beethoven and Bach with Classical KING FM host Dave Beck. Nine of Beethoven's string quartets and four of Bach's concerti will be performed as part of the Festival. James also speaks about the other Festival programming and his father's impact on him as a performer. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_KINGFMStudio_James_Ehnes_01_13_2020.mp3 Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:00:00 PST 17:54 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Beethoven, Bach, String Quartet #68: Ehnes Quartet, Part I - 2020 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society The Ehnes Quartet talks about Beethoven String Quartets. This special edition of our podcast is a 3-part discussion with the Ehnes Quartet, made up of violinists James Ehnes and Amy Schwartz Moretti, violist Richard O'Neill, and cellist Edward Arron. In Part one, they discuss how Beethoven’s String Quartets take us from the work of a young artist flexing his compositional muscles to the stream of consciousness musings of a mature master craftsman. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_BHFoundersRoom_Ehnes_Quartet_Part1_01_18_20.mp3 Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:00:00 PST 22:18 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Amy Schwartz Moretti, Richard O'Neill, Edward Arron, Violin, Viola, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Beethoven, String Quartet #69: Ehnes Quartet, Part II - 2020 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society The Ehnes Quartet talks about the role of each instrument in a string quartet. Part 2 of our discussion with the renowned Ehnes Quartet focuses on the unique roles that Beethoven demands of the four players who take on his string quartets. We get answers from the perspective of each instrument within the quartet. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_BHFoundersRoom_Ehnes_Quartet_Part2_01_18_20.mp3 Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:30:00 PST 19:53 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Amy Schwartz Moretti, Richard O'Neill, Edward Arron, Violin, Viola, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Beethoven, String Quartet #70: Ehnes Quartet, Part III - 2020 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society The Ehnes Quartet talks about performing the full Beethoven Quartet cycle. Amy Schwartz-Moretti of the Ehnes Quartet says “every cell in my body comes to life” when she has the honor of playing Beethoven string quartets with members of this ensemble. Ehnes Quartet members share their most personal responses to the cycle of Beethoven quartets in Part 3 of our discussion. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_BHFoundersRoom_Ehnes_Quartet_Part3_01_18_20.mp3 Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:45:00 PST 17:17 Classical Music, Chamber Music, James Ehnes, Amy Schwartz Moretti, Richard O'Neill, Edward Arron, Violin, Viola, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Beethoven, String Quartet #71: Andrew Wan, Part I - 2020 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Andrew Wan talks about recording and performing Beethoven's chamber music. Part 1 of our discussion with violinist Andrew Wan is focused on Beethoven. For the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Andrew Wan is recording all of the composer’s violin sonatas. Andrew describes how meticulous attention to detail in preparing Beethoven results in performances of astonishing freedom and spontaneity. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_BHFoundersRoom_Andrew_Wan_Part1_01_24_20.mp3 Tue, 05 May 2020 09:00:00 PST 18:08 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Andrew Wan, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Beethoven, Sonata #72: Andrew Wan, Part II - 2020 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Andrew Wan talks about recording and performing Beethoven's chamber music. In Part 2 of our discussion with violinist Andrew Wan, he talks about mastering the delicate art of “pushing back.” Andrew performs with the renowned New Orford String Quartet. The members of the Canadian quartet are like family, but they are also first chair players of great orchestras, each accustomed to getting his own way. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_BHFoundersRoom_Andrew_Wan_Part2_01_24_20.mp3 Tue, 05 May 2020 09:30:00 PST 19:18 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Andrew Wan, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Beethoven, New Orford, String Quartet #73: Andrew Wan, Part III - 2020 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Andrew Wan talks about recording and performing Beethoven's chamber music. Violinist Andrew Wan plays concertmaster in one of North America’s most admired ensembles, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. In Part 3 of our latest Classical Conversation Podcast from the SCMS Winter Festival 2020, Andrew talks about how learning to follow the beat pattern of the orchestra’s conductor was a humbling experience. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_BHFoundersRoom_Andrew_Wan_Part3_01_24_20.mp3 Tue, 05 May 2020 10:00:00 PST 17:40 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Andrew Wan, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Beethoven, Orchestra #74: Ronald Thomas, Part I - 2020 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Cellist and SCMS Festival Artist Ronald Thomas talks about the early days of the SCMS Festival. In our first ever podcast from the new SCMS Center for Chamber Music in downtown Seattle, Ronald Thomas remembers his friend Toby Saks, fellow cellist and founder of the SCMS festival in the early 1980s. Her legacy is felt strongly throughout the new facility. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Ron_Thomas_Part1_07_17_20.mp3 Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:00:00 PST 14:00 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Ron Thomas, Ronald Thomas, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Toby Saks #75: Ronald Thomas, Part II - 2020 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Cellist and SCMS Festival Artist Ronald Thomas talks about the importance of studying recordings and how it impacts a musicians' sound quality. In Part 2 of our conversation with cellist Ronald Thomas, we speak about the 4 decades that he has performed at SCMS, and how he has touched audiences with his beautifully refined sound on the cello. He speaks about a lifelong fascination with sound production, stemming from his close listening and analysis of symphonic recordings. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Ron_Thomas_Part2_07_17_20.mp3 Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:30:00 PST 13:00 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Ron Thomas, Ronald Thomas, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #76: Ronald Thomas, Part III - 2020 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Cellist and SCMS Festival Artist Ronald Thomas informs us about his addition to the J.S. Bach solo suites for cello. In the final part of our conversation with cellist Ronald Thomas, he talks about his “quarantine project” in the months since COVID 19 interrupted concert life around the world. Ron has recently composed his own second cello part to accompany the six solo cello suites of JS Bach. He explains how this second voice provides a powerful teaching tool for the beloved suites. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Ron_Thomas_Part3_07_17_20.mp3 Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:00:00 PST 12:10 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Ron Thomas, Ronald Thomas, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #77: Orion Weiss, Part I - 2020 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist and SCMS Festival Artist Orion Weiss talks about his experiences during the COVID pandemic Part 1 of our conversation with pianist Orion Weiss was recorded at the new SCMS Center for Chamber Music in downtown Seattle. Orion talks about how an international concert artist like himself adjusts to life during a global pandemic and how he has used the time away from the concert circuit to learn new works including Bach's “Goldberg Variations” and the hyper-virtuosic “Islamey” by Mily Balakirev. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Orion_Weiss_Part1_07_22_20.mp3 Tue, 10 Nov 2020 11:00:00 PST 14:42 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Orion Weiss, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #78: Orion Weiss, Part II - 2020 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist and SCMS Festival Artist Orion Weiss discusses performing concertos on short notice and the importance of therapy for artists During the regular concert season pianist Orion Weiss plays concertos with major orchestras. In part 2 of our conversation, he talks about the different “colors of adrenaline” he experienced early in his career when he was called on short notice to perform in place of prominent orchestral soloists who had taken ill. Orion also discusses how working with a therapist helped him learn to fall back in love with the Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Orion_Weiss_Part2_07_22_20.mp3 Tue, 10 Nov 2020 11:00:00 PST 14:05 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Orion Weiss, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #79: Orion Weiss, Part III - 2020 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Pianist and SCMS Festival Artist Orion Weiss discusses performing concertos on short notice and the importance of therapy for artists In the final part of our conversation with pianist Orion Weiss, he discusses an upcoming album featuring pieces dealing with grief and loss. Ravel honored friends lost in World War I in “Le Tombeau De Couperin.” Shostakovich reflects on a teacher lost in the wake of the Siege of Leningrad” and Brahms captures his mentor Robert Schumann’s fragile psyche in Brahms’ set of “Variations on a Theme of Schumann.” http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Orion_Weiss_Part3_07_22_20.mp3 Tue, 10 Nov 2020 11:00:00 PST 13:06 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Orion Weiss, Piano, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #80: Ani Aznavoorian, Part I - 2020 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Cellist and SCMS Festival Artist Ani Aznavoorian talks about her parents and her hometown of Chicago imnpacted her early musical career. Part 1 of our conversation with cellist Ani Aznavoorian, recorded at the new SCMS Center for Chamber Music in downtown Seattle. Ani talks about how her father left an unsatisfying job as a chemist to retrain for a career as a string instrument builder. She performs on a cello he built for her. Ani also shares stories of her mother’s dedication as a Suzuki parent and reflects on how the city of Chicago provided a rich musical atmosphere for an aspiring cellist. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Ani_Aznavoorian_Part1_07_28_20.mp3 Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:00:00 PST 13:06 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Ani Aznavoorian, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #81: Ani Aznavoorian, Part II - 2020 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Cellist and SCMS Festival Artist Ani Aznavoorian speaks about her early teachers and the impact of music educators. Ani Aznavoorian began playing the cello at age 3 with one of America’s most beloved teachers in the Suzuki Method of musical instruction. In part 2 of our conversation with her, Ani talks about how Gilda Barston created an atmosphere of joyful engagement and community among her young students in Chicago. Ani learned through her own experience as a professor of cello that skilled early childhood teachers are the unsung heroes of music education. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Ani_Aznavoorian_Part2_07_28_20.mp3 Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:00:00 PST 13:06 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Ani Aznavoorian, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #82: Ani Aznavoorian, Part III - 2020 Summer Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Cellist and SCMS Festival Artist Ani Aznavoorian discusses the impact of the COVID pandemic on music performance and her embrace of new technologies. In part 3 of our conversation, cellist Ani Aznavoorian talks about the despair she felt when the pandemic forced cancellation of so many performances, and how playing solo Bach on the patio of her Santa Barbara, California apartment was a profoundly healing experience. Ani shares how her embrace of new technologies is part of her new resolve to make music despite difficult circumstances. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Ani_Aznavoorian_Part3_07_28_20.mp3 Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:00:00 PST 13:06 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Ani Aznavoorian, Cello, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #83: Jun Iwasaki, Part I - 2021 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Jun Iwasaki talks about his lifelong connection to the SCMS Festival and what it's like having musicians as parents. Seattle Chamber Music Society artist Jun Iwasaki, violin, first visited Seattle as a toddler when his father, cellist Ko Iwasaki, played in the early years of SCMS Summer Festivals in the 1980s. In 2021, Jun and his wife welcomed their second child just days before Jun came to Seattle to play in the SCMS 2021 Online Winter Festival. In Part 1 of our conversation with Jun, he shares more stories of his childhood---including how his bedtime lullabies were the sounds of his cellist father and pianist mother practicing together. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Jun_Iwasaki_Part1_01_19_21.mp3 Tue, 09 Mar 2021 10:00:00 PST 12:21 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jun Iwasaki, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #84: Jun Iwasaki, Part II - 2021 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Jun Iwasaki gives insights on the duties and skills required to be an orchestra's concertmaster. Violinist Jun Iwasaki is the concertmaster of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and held the same position in the Oregon Symphony prior to that. In Part 2 of our conversation, Jun talks about the importance of physical presence and body language in the role of concertmaster. It’s a skill that is especially useful in the era of pandemic concerts. Masked musicians need those exaggerated gestures and animated body language from their musical leaders. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Jun_Iwasaki_Part2_01_19_21.mp3 Tue, 09 Mar 2021 10:00:00 PST 12:51 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jun Iwasaki, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #85: Jun Iwasaki, Part III - 2021 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Jun Iwasaki discusses how the global pandemic has impacted him in both negative and positive ways. Time with his wife and two young children, learning to bake bread, and discovering audio and video production skills, have been pandemic projects of Seattle Chamber Music Society violinist Jun Iwasaki. In Part 3 of our podcast conversation, Jun talks about the positive impact that time with family has had during the global pandemic. He discusses how his newly honed production skills will serve him well as live concerts come back and musicians adapt to a post-pandemic world. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Jun_Iwasaki_Part3_01_19_21.mp3 Tue, 09 Mar 2021 10:00:00 PST 11:21 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jun Iwasaki, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #86: Jennifer Frautschi, Part I - 2021 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Jennifer Frautschi the pandemic's impact on her personal priorities and her musical practice. Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Jennifer Frautschi, talks about the pandemic's impact on her personal priorities and her musical practice. The demands of raising a young daughter have taken on a new urgency. Meanwhile, playing fewer concerts allows her to think in greater detail than ever before, about every note she plays, and to ponder the deeper meaning behind her music making. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Jennifer_Frautschi_Part1_01_19_21.mp3 Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:00:00 PST 13:49 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jennifer Frautschi, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #87: Jennifer Frautschi, Part II - 2021 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Jennifer Frautschi talks about her deep commitment to teaching. Part 2 of our conversation with violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Jennifer Frautschi continues with a discussion of her teaching. She speaks about her priorities when working with students, and her belief that non-musicians and those outside of the classical world have important insights about approaching the classical tradition with fresh perspective. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Jennifer_Frautschi_Part2_01_19_21.mp3 Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:00:00 PST 17:35 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jennifer Frautschi, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #88: Jennifer Frautschi, Part III - 2021 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violinist and SCMS Festival Artist Jennifer Frautschi discusses the freedom performers experience when they take on new music. The final part of our conversation with SCMS Festival Artist and violinist Jennifer Frautschi focuses on performing contemporary music. She believes performing new works helps "keep music alive." In addition, you cannot ask Beethoven questions about tempo, articulation, and interpretation, whereas modern composers are readily available for consult via email or text. . http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMSCenter_Jennifer_Frautschi_Part3_01_19_21.mp3 Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:00:00 PST 16:17 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jennifer Frautschi, Violin, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS, Jennifer Higdon #89: Jonathan Vinocour, Part I - 2021 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society SCMS Festival Artist Jonathan Vinocour discusses how he came tp play the viola In Part 1 of our conversation with violist and SCMS Festival Artist Jonathan Vinocour, principal of the San Francisco Symphony, tells the story of how he came to the viola after false starts as a cellist and drummer. From the vantage point of a viola in the middle of the symphony orchestra, the violist basks in the glorious melodies, harmonies, and colors of the instruments that surround it. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Remote_Jonathan_Vinocour_Part_1_2021.mp3 Wed, 05 May 2021 10:00:00 PST 13:17 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jonathan Vinocour, Viola, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #90: Jonathan Vinocour, Part II - 2021 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violist and SCMS Festival Artist Jonathan Vinocour talks about his debut with the prestigious Leipzig Gewandhaus As a young violist just out of the New England Conservatory, Jonathan Vinocour was recruited to play a short stint as first chair viola for one of the world’s legendary orchestras, the Leipzig Gewandhaus. After an awkward misunderstanding at the first rehearsal, he went on to lead the Leipzig viola section, discovering as he did so, how this revered ensemble created a warm and sweet sound setting it apart from any other orchestra in the world. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Remote_Jonathan_Vinocour_Part_2_2021.mp3 Wed, 05 May 2021 10:00:00 PST 11:22 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jonathan Vinocour, Viola, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS #91: Jonathan Vinocour, Part III - 2021 Winter Festival Seattle Chamber Music Society Violist and SCMS Festival Artist Jonathan Vinocour discusses backstage design and its impact on performing ensembles The conclusion of our conversation with violist Jonathan Vinocour begins by asking the question: what difference does the design of backstage area make to musicians and ensembles? Reflecting on the playing he’s done around the world, Vinocour ponders how backstage design affects the interaction and even bonding among members of a symphony orchestra. He believes the newly opened SCMS Center for Chamber Music in downtown Seattle is the ideal location and design for musicians and audiences to listen, perform, socialize, and build community around the performance of chamber music at the highest level. http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/podcasts/SCMS_Remote_Jonathan_Vinocour_Part_3_2021.mp3 Wed, 05 May 2021 10:00:00 PST 13:27 Classical Music, Chamber Music, Jonathan Vinocour, Viola, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Festival, Interview, SCMS