The award-winning Seattle Chamber Players will perform a matinee performance at Orcas Center on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. Preceding the performance at 3 p.m. is an informal talk with members of the ensemble, moderated by composer and music writer Alex Shapiro.
The Seattle Chamber Players is dedicated to performing works that are rarely performed and previously unheard contemporary chamber music. The ensemble’s work has been recognized with the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming. Ensemble members, who have been playing together for over 15 years, are Paul Taub (flute), Laura DeLuca (clarinet), Mikhail Shmidt (violin) and David Sabee (cello). DeLuca, Shmidt and Sabee are members of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and Taub is Professor of Music at Cornish College of the Arts.
For their Orcas performance, the ensemble will play one historical work, Haydn’s Trio in C Major (“London”) for flute, violin and cello. The balance of the program will feature works by living composers Alexandra Gardner, Janice Giteck, Anna Clyne, Mason Bates, Kyle Gann and Nico Muhly.
A pre-performance discussion at 3 p.m. will be hosted by Alex Shapiro, who lives on San Juan Island. Julliard trained, Shapiro is an award winning composer and musician in her own right and an active leader in the promotion of living classical composers and their work.
Tickets are $20, $16 (Orcas Center members), $10 (students). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.orcascenter.org or call or (360)376-2281 ext 1 or visit Orcas Center during box office hours, Thursday-Saturday, noon – 4 p.m.