Seattle may be best-known for its proximity to the world of high tech, but the city also has formidable resources in classical and chamber music. In February, Seattle Chamber Music Society (SCMS) presents a weekend filled with chamber music at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, that includes four concerts with a special recital on Saturday evening, for a specific composer or instrument. There is also a family concert.
In July, SCMS presents four-weeks of chamber music, at Benaroya Hall. After 17 years of performing at the festivals and four years serving as Associate Artistic Director, James Ehnes, a Grammy and Juna Award-winning violinist of international acclaim, became SCMS' new Artistic Director. Now in its 31st year, the summer festival also includes pre-concert recitals and family concerts as well as a new chamber music work, commissioned each year.
Plan Your Trip
Seattle is a great city for classical music fans and other travelers. Find cheap hotels in Seattle at cheaphotels.org. If you need a car in Seattle, compare the latest car rental deals at CheapCarRental.net
About the Festival
SCMS's mission is to foster the appreciation of chamber music in the Seattle region by presenting performances featuring world-class musicians in accessible and inviting formats, with an emphasis on developing a broad-based sustainable audience through education and community outreach. In addition to the high quality performances in the Winter and Summer Festivals, SCMS offers education and outreach programs to encourage audience appreciation and understanding of chamber music. These programs bring audiences of all ages in close contact with musicians and their music through informal, accessible and enjoyable formats. Link to the Original