2017-18 Concert Season

Genre 7:30pm, Thursday, June 22, 2017
Lakewold Gardens, Lakewood, Washington
Jennifer Rhyne, flute; Jeanne Case, viola; Catherine Case, harp

  • Arnold Bax: Trio for Flute, Viola & Harp
  • Vincent Persichetti: Serenade for Flute and Harp, Op. 10
  • Erich Zeisl: “Arrowhead” Trio for Flute Viola & Harp
  • Claude Debussy: Trio for Flute, Viola, & Harp

Claude Debussy’s stunning “Trio for Flute, Viola, & Harp” has captured the imaginations of audiences and composers alike since its creation in 1916. Join us as we enjoy this work and hear some of the works inspired by it — imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Tradition 7:30pm, Thursday, July 27, 2017
Lakewold Gardens, Lakewood, Washington
Laura Loge, soprano; Svend Rønning, violin; Josiah Williams, piano

  • Jean Sibelius: Selected Songs
  • Yjrö Kilpinen: Selected Songs
  • Erkki Melartin: Selected Songs
  • Oskar Merikanto: Selected Songs
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara: Lost Landscapes for Violin and Piano
  • J.S. Bach: Selected Arias

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, and the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence. Both occasions created new aesthetics and traditions in music. Join us as we explore this rich heritage!

Young Chamber Players Fundraiser: Summer Serenade 5:00pm, Sunday, August 20, 2017
Tacoma Country Club, Tacoma, Washington
Maggie Booher, violin & Aaron Conitz, viola
Program: TBA

The Young Chamber Players is turning fifteen years old! That calls for a party—and a fundraiser! Join us as current and past Young Chamber Players perform and tell us about what the program has meant to them.

Masters and Winners 7:30pm, Friday, October 13, 2017
The Great Hall of Annie Wright School, Tacoma
Volta Piano Trio:
Jennifer Caine, violin; Sally Singer Tuttle, cello
Oksana Ezhokina, piano

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 70, No.1, “Ghost”
  • Ryan Woodhouse: “Taured”(Composition Competition Winner)
  • Piotr Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

The award-winning Volta Piano Trio returns, performing the winning composition of SCCS’s Young Composer’s Contest, “Taured” by Ryan Woodhouse.

Dark Tones 4:00pm, Sunday, November 5, 2017
First Lutheran Church, Tacoma
Ryan Bede, baritone; Jinshil Yi, piano

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
  • James Bernhard: Schilflieder
  • and the premiere of The Iron Bells

  • Antonin Dvořák: Biblical Songs, Op. 99

The human voice provided the ultimate vehicle in expressing the despairing longings and the ecstatic fulfillments omnipresent in Romantic literature and verse. Baritone Ryan Bede brings us the poetry of this time, from composers of the past and present.

Neighbors of the North Sea 4:00pm, Sunday, January 7, 2018
First Lutheran Church, Tacoma
Rachel Nesvig, Hardanger Fiddle & Scandinavian Fiddle;
Brandon Vance, Hardanger Fiddle & Scottish Fiddle
Program: TBA

Fiddle traditions of Norway and Scotland duel and fuse together in this concert featuring Scottish fiddler Brandon Vance and Young Chamber Players alumna Rachel Nesvig.

Just Us Folks 7:30pm, Friday, January 19, 2018
The Great Hall of Annie Wright School, Tacoma
Charles Wetherbee & Amy Galluzzo, violins;
Korine Fujiwara, viola; Carol Ou, cello

  • Dave Brubeck: Blue Rondo À La Turk
  • Erberk Eryilmaz: Dances of the Yogurt Maker
  • Korine Fujiwara: Fiddle Suite Montana
  • Vittorio Monti: Czardas
  • Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin: Culai

The Carpe Diem String Quartet brings us string quartets inspired by folk music from every corner of the world.

Neighbors & Visitors 7:30pm, Friday, March 9, 2018
First Lutheran Church, Tacoma
Harrington String Quartet:
Rossitza Goza & Evgeny Zvonnikov, violins;
Vesselin Todorov, viola; Emmanuel Lopez, cello

  • Anton Webern: Langsammer satz
  • Samuel Jones: String Quartet No. 1
  • Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2

This program, performed by Texas’ “Harrington String Quartet” explores connections between the masterworks of the past and the work of Samuel Jones, Tacoma resident and former Composer-in-Residence of the Seattle Symphony.

Young Chamber Players Annual Recital 6:00pm, Friday, March 16, 2018
Skyline Presbyterian Church, 6301 N Westgate Blvd, Tacoma, WA 98406
Young Chamber Players
Program: TBA

SCCS’s Young Chamber Players has already generated a generation of new and exciting young music professionals and chamber music lovers! Come hear the “post-millennial” generation of chamber musicians at this exciting event.

Greater than the Sum of the Parts 7:30pm, Friday, April 20, 2018
The Great Hall of Annie Wright School, Tacoma
Cindy Renander, clarinet; Svend Rønning, violin; Lisa Bergman, piano

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 12, No. 1
  • Marcus Paus: Trio for Clarinet, Violin, & Piano
  • Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
  • Igor Stravinksy: Suite from “L’Histoire du Soldat”

The invention of the piano and the clarinet in the late eighteenth century brought about new possibilities of sonority in the world of chamber music. However, it was not until the twentieth century that composers chose to combine the sonority of the clarinet, violin, and piano into a unique mélange of sound. Join us as we explore these instruments separately and as we explore the past and future of this unique sonority.

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