Seattle Chamber Music Society is pleased to offer a number of free events at Benaroya Hall during both the Winter and Summer Festivals. These added programs help to enhance the Festival and bring the experience to life for every music lover.
Pre-Concert Recitals — Free
A 30-minute performance precedes each concert featuring one or two Festival musicians in repertoire of their choosing with informal commentary.
Meet the Artists — Free
Join us for a moderated 15-minute, casual conversation with one or two Festival musicians immediately following each concert. This is your chance to ask questions of the artists directly! Musicians will be posted prior to the performance in the lobby at Benaroya Hall the day of the concert.
Open Rehearsals — Free – in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
Gain a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the intense collaborative effort of professional musicians preparing for a chamber music performance in these informal rehearsals.
Friday, July 6 – 10:30am-12:00pm
Brahms’s Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano in B Major, Op. 8
Benjamin Beilman, Astrid Schween, Adam Neiman
Wednesday, July 11 – 1:15pm-3:00pm
Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21
James Ehnes, Inon Barnatan, Stephen Rose, Jun Iwasaki, Rebecca Albers, Cameron Crozman
Wednesday, July 18 – 1:15pm-3:00pm
Korngold’s Quintet for Piano and String in E Major, Op. 15
Noah Bendix-Balgley, Nurit Bar-Josef, Cynthia Phelps, Yegor Dyachkov, Andrew Armstrong
Wednesday, July 25 – 1:15pm-3:00pm
Mendelssohn’s Quartet for Piano and Strings in B minor, Op. 3
Amy Schwartz Moretti, Che-Yen Chen, Edward Arron, Jeewon Park
Classical Conversation Series — Free – at the Steinway & Sons gallery (on the corner of 3rd Ave. & University St.)
Join us for the recording of our Classical Conversation Podcast. Host Dave Beck of Classical KING FM 98.1 leads an informal and in-depth discussion with a Festival musician. You can subscribe to the Classical Conversation series podcast on our audio page or iTunes!
Wednesday, July 11 – 12:00pm
Inon Barnatan, piano
Wednesday, July 18 – 12:00pm
Nurit Bar-Josef, violin
Wednesday, July 25 – 12:00pm
Jeewon Park, piano
Here are a few pictures from our past Festivals – Meet the Artists and Classical Conversation Series