Feb
26
7:30 PM19:30

Sonata

Frequency presents Sonata, a program examining the venerable chamber music form from different angles as each Frequency member performs a work with keyboard. Michael Jinsoo Lim and Melia Watras perform sonatas by Prokofiev and Clarke with pianist Li-Tan Hsu, while Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir and School of Music faculty composer Richard Karpen present a new work by Karpen created for this concert. 

Gerlich Theater, Meany Center for the Performing Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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May
27
7:30 PM19:30

Dialogues, with guest violinist Yura Lee

  • Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle (map)
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Frequency welcomes special guest violinist Yura Lee, recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Lee will perform duos with each member of Frequency, before the trio sets its sights on Ernő Dohnányi’s Serenade. 

Berio: selections from 34 Duetti

Maderna: Ständchen für Tini for violin and viola

Watras: selections from Folk Style Project

Ravel: Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7

Dohnányi: Serenade for String Trio  

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May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Dohnányi, Watras and Dvorak, with guest pianist Oksana Ezhokina

  • Canyon Wren Recital Hall, Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, Leavenworth, WA (map)
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Frequency performs works by Dohnányi and Watras, and is joined by pianist Oksana Ezhokina for the Dvorak Piano Quartet in E-flat major.

Dohnányi: Serenade for String Trio

Watras: Kreutzer for violin, viola and cello

Dvorak: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 87

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Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Amped

  • PONCHO Recital Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle (map)
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Frequency gets amped for a program that includes amplified strings, electronics, video and a 5-string electric violin! Works by Daniel Bjarnason, Richard Einhorn and Frances White.

White: The Old Rose Reader for violin, electronic sound and video (2004)

Bjarnason: Bow to String for solo cello and tape (2010)

Einhorn: Maxwell’s Demon for 5-string electric violin

White: As night falls for violin, viola, narrator and electronic sound (2012)

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May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Bach Refractions

  • Brechemin Auditorium, University of Washington, Seattle (map)
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Frequency turns its lens on Bach in this performance of selections from Bach’s Goldberg Variations, arranged for string trio, plus Bach-inspired works by Paul Hindemith, Melia Watras, and Eugène Ysaÿe. 

Bach: Prelude from Partita in E major, BWV 1006

Bach/arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky: from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (selections announced from stage)

Watras: Prelude for cello solo (2014)

Bach: Prelude from Suite in C major, BWV 1009

Ysaye: Obsession from Sonata No. 2

Bach/Watras: Bach Browser (2017)

Hindemith: Passacaglia from Viola Sonata, Op. 11, No. 5

Bach/arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky: from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (selections announced from stage)

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Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

The Kreutzer Sonata, with guest violinist Cordula Merks and guest pianist Cristina Valdés

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Frequency makes it debut, presenting The Kretuzer Sonata, a program of interconnected works by Beethoven, Janacek and Watras, as well as improvisation. The group welcomes  guests violinist Cordula Merks and guest pianist Cristina Valdés.

Lim/Watras: Improvisation on Tolstoy

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"

Watras: Kreutzer for violin, viola and cello (2016)

Janacek: String Quartet No. 1 "The Kreutzer Sonata"

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