2020 Winter Festival

Festival Overview

Join us as we begin our celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. During the first weekend of the 2020 Winter Festival, join us for half of Beethoven’s string quartets, performed by the Ehnes Quartet. Immerse yourself in the development of this seminal composer from his early period through his development in the middle period, and his final works of his late period. Each of the first three concerts will feature one work from the three eras of his life tracing his growth as a composer.

The second weekend features violin sonatas by Grieg and Mozart, piano trios by Schubert and Ravel, and both of Brahms’ string quintets. The series concludes with an afternoon of concerti by J.S. Bach, including his beloved Concerto for 2 Violins, BWV 1043.

pre-concert recitals
family concert
park concerts
open rehearsals
classical conversations

The cherry on the top is that lucky audience members like us get to experience world-class chamber music live, close and upfront, and in an intimate setting that can only be understood by stepping into Nordstrom Hall yourself.

— WHRB 95.3

More to Hear

Crescendo Concert Series

Join us for these intimate performances in private homes, as chamber music was originally conceived. This year’s performers include Bion Tsang and Anton, Amy Schwartz Moretti and Paige Roberts Molloy, and Orion Weiss.

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Open Rehearsals

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how chamber music performances come together with our Open Rehearsal series.

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Classical Conversation Podcast

Dive deeper into the music with our Classical Conversation Podcast. Classical KING-FM’s Dave Beck hosts in-depth interviews with Festival musicians about their background and the music that they love to play.

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