Friday, April 30, 2010

Rachel Matthews: New Chamber Music

Presented by Jack Straw Productions with assistance from 4Culture.

Long known to Seattle-area audiences as a pianist, Rachel Matthews presents an evening of her recent compositions. The program includes Voices of Trees for clarinet and piano, featuring clarinetist Laura DeLuca and the Seattle premiere of Piano Quintet, with violinists Mikhail Shmidt and Ingrid Matthews, violist Elizabeth Oakes, cellist Andrew Kolb, and Rachel Matthews on piano. Other works on the program include two world premieres: Partita for unaccompanied violin (inspired by the solo violin works of J.S. Bach), performed by Ingrid Matthews, for whom it was written, and Dreams for viola and piano, performed by internationally-acclaimed violist Helen Callus.

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