SCMS’s violist Richard O’Neill and KING FM host 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.
SCMS’s pianist and composer Adam Neiman and KING FM host 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.
SCMS’s Artistic Director James Ehnes and KING FM host Dave Beck talk about invited performers clarinet Ricardo Morales and trumpeter Jens Lindemann, and discuss Antonín Dvořák’s “American” String Quartet and String Quintet, 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.
SCMS’s Violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti and KING FM host 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.
SCMS’s Artistic Director James Ehnes and KING FM host 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.