2014 - 2015 Season

A 300-year-old Italian string bass, a 140-year-old French cello, a Norwegian-American man and a Welsh-Belgian-American woman. . .add them together and you get a program of tremendous virtuosity, intimacy, entertainment, fun and laughter. Bottom Line Duo has produced eight CDs and a full symphony show, made several appearances on National Public Radio, and has performed throughout Europe and North America. Graduates of Port Angeles High School and living in Seattle, they are definite favorites of Peninsula musical audiences.

Traci Winters, cellist
Spenser Hoveskeland, bass

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
Maier Performance Hall

Seattle-based Ensemble Electra performs with energy and passion the rich, varied repertoire for recorder, violin, cello and harpsichord, specializing in 17th- and 18th-century music. A hallmark of the ensemble is their unique programming, which often combines musical genres from seemingly disparate eras, woven together with intelligence and historic sensitivity.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:00pm
Maier Performance Hall

As a founding member of the Seattle Chamber Players and a Professor at Cornish College in Seattle, Paul Taub plays an active role in the Seattle and national music scene. He has worked extensively to promote Soviet/Russian composers in America and American composers in the former Soviet Union, and his Soviet repertoire has been featured in many venues, including National Public Radio’s Performance Today.

Byron Schenkman has recorded more than thirty CDs of 17th- and 18th-century repertoire, including recordings on historical instruments from the National Music Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is a recipient of the Erwin Bodky Award from the Cambridge Society for Early Music “for outstanding achievement in the field of early music” and has been a featured guest with, among others, the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Maier Performance Hall

Onyx Chamber Players combine a unique blend of early music performance style with the brilliance and virtuosity of modern instruments. Violinist James Garlick (a graduate of Port Angeles High School), cellist Meg Brennand and pianist David White perform with a transparency of sound and clarity of musical concept, peeling away much of the 20th century heaviness that has infused many readings of the traditional piano trio repertoire. Audiences and critics alike have hailed their musical energy, the exciting chemistry among the players and the musical intensity Onyx brings to their performances.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Maier Performance Hall