A Classical Ear: Emerald City Music

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS

Music lovers can get an earful of classical music at Emerald City Music’s new series of chamber concerts, starting July 14 in Olympia.

The new series, founded by New York violinist Kristin Lee and arts administrator Andrew Goldstein of Seattle, aims to bring chamber music to a wider audience. Emerald City Music is their organization, and the debut series will provide concerts in Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle.

The first event in the series takes place on July 14 at Olympia’s Batdorf and Bronson facility. Violinist Kristin Lee and guitarist Jordan Dodson will play Bach, Paganini and others at 7 p.m. at Batdorf and Bronson, 516 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Tickets are $25.

Details in the OLY ARTS event listing.

Here’s the lineup for the rest of the Emerald City Music season:

Sept. 17–“Wanderlust,” featuring music that evokes world travels, 7:30 p.m. at The Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Performing Arts, South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia.
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Oct. 8–Dover Quartet, playing Beethoven, 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Westside Church, 1835 Overhulse Road NW, Olympia.
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Feb. 11, 2017–“Strings Attached,” with four small string ensembles, 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia.
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March 18–Harpist Bridget Kibbey, with early-music ensemble The Sebastians, playing Bach, 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael Parish, 1208 11th Ave. SE, Olympia.
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April 15–“Without Words,” featuring music composed for and inspired by operas, at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia.
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May 27–“Back to Bach,” the music of Bach featuring piano, violin, cello and percussion. Lagerquist Concert Hall at Pacific Lutheran University, 868 Wheeler St S, Tacoma, WA 98444
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What: Emerald City Music’s Olympia series

How much: $28 and $43 ($10 for students)

Where: (variable venue) Washington Center, St. Michael’s (westside & eastside), Minnaert Center

Get tickets: 206-250-5510 / emeraldcitymusic.org




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