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Upcoming Dates

  • Live performances at Seatac--ongoing!
  • varies
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  • I am part of the Live at Seatac performances, as part of the Experience the City of Music program sponsored by the Port of Seattle and the vendors at Seatac. If you will be traveling through the airport, check this link for the schedule--you may catch me! 

  • August 4, 2017
  • Bridge Across Sound
    album release concert
    Chapel Performance Space
    at Good Shepherd Center
    4649 Sunnyside Avenue N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    U.S.A.
  • 8:00pm
  • $5-$15 sliding scale
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  • Join me at the beautiful Chapel Performance Space on the top floor of the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford for my Bridge Across Sound album release show! 

    Refreshments will be available, so you can relax with a snack and enjoy my new music...

    This concert is presented as a part of the Wayward Music Series

  • August 29, 2017
  • Last call (for cello in August:)
    at Perihelion
    2800 16th Ave South
    Seattle, WA 98144
    USA
  • 7:00-9:00pm
  • (no cover)
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  • Perihelion Brewery is the perfect place to celebrate Summer! I'll be spinning my electric cello tunes on Tuesday, August 29th from 7:00-9:00pm. This great place in the Beacon Hill neighborhood has a cheery atmosphere, plenty of choices on tap, and a fantastic menu. This is an all-ages venue, and there is no cover charge. To quote from their website: The "perihelion" is the closest point to sun of an object's orbit . Come be warmed by our beers and food, we guarantee you'll leave us with a glow. 

Past Dates

  • July 8, 2017
  • Different Drummer at The Big Gig
    216 Union Street
    Seattle, WA 98101
    (206)838-4333
  • 8:00pm
  • $27.50 (advance)-$35
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  • Indulge in a night of entertainment at the swanky Triple Door in Seattle! My "band" Different Drummer is part of a lineup that includes jazzy singers, comedy, and dance in this fun variety show. 

  • June 18, 2017
  • Different Drummer Band--Father's Day show
    8564 Greenwood Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    U.S.A.
    206.838.6299
  • 6:00-8:30pm
  • $20 adults/$10 youth under 16
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  • Celebrate Fathers Day (or just celebrate for the joy of it:) with my band, Different Drummer!  
    This multi-genre chamber ensemble features violinist/fiddler Brandon Vance, me on cello, bassist Anna Doak and the man with the beat feet, tap dancer Mark Mendonca.  Brandon, Anna & I are members of the NW Sinfonietta, the regions premier chamber orchestra.  Mark has danced on Broadway, television, and on concert stages around the world.  Performing music from their 2016 eponymous CD debut plus new original material, Different Drummer presents an exhilarating visual and musical show.

  • June 10, 2017
  • Cello Wenatchee!
    111 Orondo Ave
    Wenatchee, WA
    U.S.A.
    (509) 663-9073
  • 6:30-9:00pm
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  • I'm going on a field trip! Enjoy my solo electric cello sounds as you dine at McGlinn's in Wenatchee... 

  • June 4, 2017
  • Seattle Peace Chorus--Verdi for the People
    University Congregational Church
    4515 16th Ave NE
    Seattle, WA
    U.S.A.
    206-264-5532
  • 7:30pm
  • $18-$25
  • details+-
  • I'm playing in the orchestra for this powerful work by Verdi. If you are not familiar with the piece, imagine opera meets movie music (James Bond meets Star Wars...) Here is the program description from our wonderful conductor, Fred West:

    Verdi for the People: Requiem of Resistance

    “Remember!” Music honoring the Jewish diaspora:

    • Messa da Requiem, by Giuseppe Verdi
    • Traditional Jewish songs

    This stirring music will honor the strength of the human spirit and the power of music to keep that spirit alive during the darkest times. Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa Requiem was memorized and performed by prisoners in the Terezin Nazi concentration camp.

    For non-season ticket-holders: $25 at the door; $20 in advance; $18 seniors, students, special needs

    Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets:

    or call 800.838.3006

  • June 3, 2017
  • Seattle Peace Chorus--Verdi for the People
    University Congregational Church
    4515 16th Ave NE
    Seattle, WA
    U.S.A.
    206-264-5532
  • 7:30pm
  • $18-$25
  • details+-
  • I'm playing in the orchestra for this powerful work by Verdi. If you are not familiar with the piece, imagine opera meets movie music (James Bond meets Star Wars...) Here is the program description from our wonderful conductor, Fred West:

    Verdi for the People: Requiem of Resistance

    “Remember!” Music honoring the Jewish diaspora:

    • Messa da Requiem, by Giuseppe Verdi
    • Traditional Jewish songs

    This stirring music will honor the strength of the human spirit and the power of music to keep that spirit alive during the darkest times. Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa Requiem was memorized and performed by prisoners in the Terezin Nazi concentration camp.

    For non-season ticket-holders: $25 at the door; $20 in advance; $18 seniors, students, special needs

    Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets:

    or call 800.838.3006

  • May 21, 2017
  • Mozart Requiem + Gabriel Kahane
    330 South Meridian
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    USA
    888.356.6040
  • 2:00pm
  • $37
  • details+-
  • About This Performance

    The final performance of the Sinfonietta season brings one of the most monumental works in classical music to life: Mozart's stunning Requiem.  Sketched on his deathbed, this composition is considered one of the pinnacles of the composer's musical achievements.  The orchestra is joined by the Seattle Choral Company, under the direction of Freddie Coleman.  The first half of this program features pioneering vocalist and composer Gabriel Kahane, acclaimed for his seamless blend of classical and indie-pop influences in his compositions.  He presents his "Crane Palimpsest", a 2012 work premiered with the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

    Eric Jacobsen, conductor

    Gabriel Kahane, vocalist

    Seattle Choral Company 

    Program:

    G. Kahane                    Crane Palimpsest (2012)

    Mozart                          Requiem in D minor (1792)

  • May 20, 2017
  • Art of Being--electric cello performance
    1540 15th Avenue
    Seatttle, WA 98122
    U.S.A.
  • 2:00-2:30pm
  • free (donations accepted)
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  • All are welcome to attend the Art of Being event! I am performing first on the program, and there are classes and presenters throughout the day. 

  • May 20, 2017
  • Mozart Requiem + Gabriel Kahane
    310 9th St.
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    USA
    888.356.6040
  • 7:30pm
  • $20-$50
  • details+-
  • About This Performance

    The final performance of the Sinfonietta season brings one of the most monumental works in classical music to life: Mozart's stunning Requiem.  Sketched on his deathbed, this composition is considered one of the pinnacles of the composer's musical achievements.  The orchestra is joined by the Seattle Choral Company, under the direction of Freddie Coleman.  The first half of this program features pioneering vocalist and composer Gabriel Kahane, acclaimed for his seamless blend of classical and indie-pop influences in his compositions.  He presents his "Crane Palimpsest", a 2012 work premiered with the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

    Eric Jacobsen, conductor

    Gabriel Kahane, vocalist

    Seattle Choral Company 

    Program:

    G. Kahane                    Crane Palimpsest (2012)

    Mozart                          Requiem in D minor (1792)

  • May 19, 2017
  • Mozart Requiem + Gabriel Kahane
    200 University St
    Seattle, WA 98101
    888.356.6040
  • 7:30pm
  • $21.50-$36.50
  • details+-
  • About This Performance

    The final performance of the Sinfonietta season brings one of the most monumental works in classical music to life: Mozart's stunning Requiem.  Sketched on his deathbed, this composition is considered one of the pinnacles of the composer's musical achievements.  The orchestra is joined by the Seattle Choral Company, under the direction of Freddie Coleman.  The first half of this program features pioneering vocalist and composer Gabriel Kahane, acclaimed for his seamless blend of classical and indie-pop influences in his compositions.  He presents his "Crane Palimpsest", a 2012 work premiered with the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

    Eric Jacobsen, conductor

    Gabriel Kahane, vocalist

    Seattle Choral Company 

    Program:

    G. Kahane                    Crane Palimpsest (2012)

    Mozart                          Requiem in D minor (1792)

  • April 8, 2017
  • House Concert
    House Concert
    Seattle, WA
    U.S.A.
  • 7:30pm
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  • Cozy house concert in Seattle! Please contact Gretchen for more information and to reserve a seat. 

  • February 12, 2017
  • Northwest Sinfonietta Concert--Tchaikovsky, Dvorak & Mozart
    330 South Meridian
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    United States
    8008383006
  • 2:00pm
  • $35
  • details+-
  • About This Performance

    Violin virtuoso and artistic partner Joseph Swensen returns to the stage to lead the Sinfonietta from his instrument, presenting three masterpieces of the violin literature.  Audiences were enthralled by this unique experience last season, when the orchestra performed a lively, unconducted performance of the Brahms violin concerto. 

    This year, Swensen leads audiences on a musical tour from the heart of Europe to the east.  Mozart's stunning third Violin Concerto, composed at just 19, is the centerpiece of the program.  An youthful, energetic work, it is perfectly composed for the intimate setting of the Northwest Sinfonietta.  Czech composer Antonin Dvorak's passionate Romance opens the concert, which ends with the fiery showpiece by the great Russian romantic, Tchaikovsky.

    February 10-12, 2017

    Joseph Swensen, conductor/violin

    Program:

    Dvorak                             Romance in F minor for Violin and Orchestra, op. 11  (1879)

    Mozart                             Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 (1775)

    Tchaikovsky                    Souvenir de Florence, op. 70 (1890)

     

    Single tickets are $35, and available by following this link to the Northwest Sinfonietta ticketing system (provided by Arts People).

    Package tickets are available at a reduced price for three or four of the remaining concerts in the 2016-17 season.  For more information, contact Kristin McCarthy at 253-383-5344 or patronservices@nwsinfonietta.org.  

  • February 11, 2017
  • Northwest Sinfonietta Concert--Tchaikovsky, Dvorak & Mozart
    310 9th St.
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    888.356.6040
  • 7:30pm
  • $20-$50
  • details+-
  • About This Performance

    Violin virtuoso and artistic partner Joseph Swensen returns to the stage to lead the Sinfonietta from his instrument, presenting three masterpieces of the violin literature.  Audiences were enthralled by this unique experience last season, when the orchestra performed a lively, unconducted performance of the Brahms violin concerto. 

    This year, Swensen leads audiences on a musical tour from the heart of Europe to the east.  Mozart's stunning third Violin Concerto, composed at just 19, is the centerpiece of the program.  An youthful, energetic work, it is perfectly composed for the intimate setting of the Northwest Sinfonietta.  Czech composer Antonin Dvorak's passionate Romance opens the concert, which ends with the fiery showpiece by the great Russian romantic, Tchaikovsky.

    February 10-12, 2017

    Joseph Swensen, conductor/violin

    Program:

    Dvorak                             Romance in F minor for Violin and Orchestra, op. 11  (1879)

    Mozart                             Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 (1775)

    Tchaikovsky                    Souvenir de Florence, op. 70 (1890)

     

    Single tickets are available by contacting the Broadway Center box office at 253-591-5894, or visiting their event page for this concert.

    Package tickets are available at a reduced price for three or four of the remaining concerts in the 2016-17 season.  For more information, contact Kristin McCarthy at 253-383-5344 or patronservices@nwsinfonietta.org.  

  • February 10, 2017
  • Northwest Sinfonietta Concert--Tchaikovsky, Dvorak & Mozart
    200 University St
    Seattle, WA 98101
    888.356.6040
  • 7:30pm
  • $21.50-$36.50
  • details+-
  • About This Performance

    Violin virtuoso and artistic partner Joseph Swensen returns to the stage to lead the Sinfonietta from his instrument, presenting three masterpieces of the violin literature.  Audiences were enthralled by this unique experience last season, when the orchestra performed a lively, unconducted performance of the Brahms violin concerto. 

    This year, Swensen leads audiences on a musical tour from the heart of Europe to the east.  Mozart's stunning third Violin Concerto, composed at just 19, is the centerpiece of the program.  An youthful, energetic work, it is perfectly composed for the intimate setting of the Northwest Sinfonietta.  Czech composer Antonin Dvorak's passionate Romance opens the concert, which ends with the fiery showpiece by the great Russian romantic, Tchaikovsky.

    February 10-12, 2017

    Joseph Swensen, conductor/violin

    Program:

    Dvorak                             Romance in F minor for Violin and Orchestra, op. 11  (1879)

    Mozart                             Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 (1775)

    Tchaikovsky                    Souvenir de Florence, op. 70 (1890)

     

    Single tickets are available by contacting the Benaroya Hall box office at 206-215-4747, or visiting their event page for this concert.

    Package tickets are available at a reduced price for three or four of the remaining concerts in the 2016-17 season.  For more information, contact Kristin McCarthy at 253-383-5344 or patronservices@nwsinfonietta.org.  

     

  • January 14, 2017
  • Different Drummer Show
    Kenyon Hall
    7904 35th Ave SW
    Seattle, WA 98126
    U.S.A.
    206-937-3613
  • 7:30pm
  • $8-$14
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  • Different Drummer is a multi-genre chamber ensemble comprised of violin, double bass and percussive tap dancing.  The recipients of a 2015 Artist Support Grant from the Jack Straw Foundation, they have just released a self-titled album of traditional Irish, Scottish, Gypsy, Classical and Jazz repertoire.  This unlikely ensemble presents an exhilarating visual and musical show.   Brandon and Anna are both members of the Northwest Sinfonietta, the NW regions premier chamber orchestra. Their abilities fluidly cross genre boundaries with this project.  Mark has performed on Broadway, television and on concert stages around the world.  Watch his choreography, feet moving in time with the precision of an expert percussionist, and the experience becomes visceral.  They will be joined by guest artist Gretchen Yanover for this performance.

    Different Drummer performs on Saturday January 14th, 7:30pm at Kenyon Hall, West Seattle’s historic and quirky vaudevillian theater.   What a perfect venue for this unique group of artists!

    To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net  or call 206-937-3613

  • October 19, 2016
  • Music for Health & Wellness Fair
    11027 Meridian Ave N, Suite 101
    Seattle, WA 98133
    U.S.A.
    (206) 361-5346
  • 9:30-11:30am
  • free
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  • Health and Wellness Fair

    Come join us to learn about health and wellness opportunities in your community. We'll have information booths from local businesses, flu shots from Rite Aid, Bloodworks Northwest's mobile donation unit, coffee from Pilgrim Coffeehouse, and live music by Gretchen Yanover. Note, if you're planning to get your flu shot, please be sure to bring your insurance information.

    • When: Wednesday, October 19 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Music from 9:30-11:30am)
    • Where: Verity Headquarters, 11027 Meridian Ave N -
    • Cost: Free!
  • September 25, 2016
  • Northwest Sinfonietta Concert
    330 South Meridian
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    USA
    888.356.6040
  • 2:00pm
  • $15-$40
  • details+-
  • The Sinfonietta welcomes autumn with a variety of musical gems highlighting the many talented musicians of the orchestra.  Co-concertmasters Brittany Boulding and Denise Dillenbeck take center stage as soloists for Bach's beautiful double concerto and Ysaye's romantic tone poem, Amitie.  Stravinsky's neo-classical masterpiece for a small ensemble, Dumbarton Oaks, and Schumann's rousing Rhenish symphony round out the opening concert of the 26th season of music.

    David Lockington, conductor

    Brittany Boulding & Denise Dillenbeck, violins

    Program*:

    Stravinsky  Concerto in E-flat "Dumbarton Oaks"  (1937-38)

    Bach  Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043  (1723)

    Ysaye  Amitie, op. 26 (1921) 

    Schumann  Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major "Rhenish"  (1850)

    Full-season subscriptions are available now- click herefor more information.  Single ticket sales for this performance will begin September 1st at the Benaroya Hall website.

    *artists and repertoire subject to change

  • September 24, 2016
  • Northwest Sinfonietta Concert
    310 9th St.
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    USA
    888.356.6040
  • 7:30pm
  • $15-$60
  • details+-
  • The Sinfonietta welcomes autumn with a variety of musical gems highlighting the many talented musicians of the orchestra.  Co-concertmasters Brittany Boulding and Denise Dillenbeck take center stage as soloists for Bach's beautiful double concerto and Ysaye's romantic tone poem, Amitie.  Stravinsky's neo-classical masterpiece for a small ensemble, Dumbarton Oaks, and Schumann's rousing Rhenish symphony round out the opening concert of the 26th season of music.

    David Lockington, conductor

    Brittany Boulding & Denise Dillenbeck, violins

    Program*:

    Stravinsky  Concerto in E-flat "Dumbarton Oaks"  (1937-38)

    Bach  Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043  (1723)

    Ysaye  Amitie, op. 26 (1921) 

    Schumann  Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major "Rhenish"  (1850)

    Full-season subscriptions are available now- click herefor more information.  Single ticket sales for this performance will begin September 1st at the Benaroya Hall website.

    *artists and repertoire subject to change

  • September 23, 2016
  • Northwest Sinfonietta Concert
    200 University Street
    Seattle, WA 98101
    USA
    888.356.6040
  • 7:30pm
  • $15-$40
  • details+-
  • The Sinfonietta welcomes autumn with a variety of musical gems highlighting the many talented musicians of the orchestra.  Co-concertmasters Brittany Boulding and Denise Dillenbeck take center stage as soloists for Bach's beautiful double concerto and Ysaye's romantic tone poem, Amitie.  Stravinsky's neo-classical masterpiece for a small ensemble, Dumbarton Oaks, and Schumann's rousing Rhenish symphony round out the opening concert of the 26th season of music.

    David Lockington, conductor

    Brittany Boulding & Denise Dillenbeck, violins

    Program*:

    Stravinsky  Concerto in E-flat "Dumbarton Oaks"  (1937-38)

    Bach  Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043  (1723)

    Ysaye  Amitie, op. 26 (1921) 

    Schumann  Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major "Rhenish"  (1850)

    Full-season subscriptions are available now- click herefor more information.  Single ticket sales for this performance will begin September 1st at the Benaroya Hall website.

    *artists and repertoire subject to change

  • September 17, 2016
  • Moon Viewing Festival Performance
    1075 Lake Washington Blvd.
    Seattle, WA 98112
    U.S.A.
    (206) 684-4725
  • 6:00-9:00pm
  • $15
  • July 1, 2016
  • Electric Cello for World of Wearable Art Opening Party!
    EMP
    325 5th Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98109
    U.S.A.
  • 8:00-10:00pm
  • $23-$29
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  • Express yourself! Have a night out at Experience Music Project... I will play between 8:00-10:00pm, and the party continues on until 11:30pm.... (This event is age 21+) 

    EMP is celebrating the North American debut of New Zealand’s largest art show, World of WearableArt™, with an awe-inspiring evening where fashion and art collide.

    Be the first to experience the magic of EMP’s newest exhibit, World of WearableArt™, and explore how the borders between creative disciplines fade away as designers play with their imagination and innovative ways of constructing new objects.

    • Watch spectacular performances by aerialists, stilt walkers, and live musicians.
    • Enjoy blissfully curated beats from DJ Explorateur, and magical melodies on the electric cello by Gretchen Yanover.
    • View amazing wearable art garments up close on live models, or capture your own creative style on the Seattle Met red carpet and photo booth.
    • World of WearableArt Founder Dame Suzie Moncrieff, as well as designers from the exhibit, will be in attendance to shed light on this spectacular art show through spotlight talks.
    • Plus, glo-fashion giveaways, interactive demos with makeFashion, and vibrant signature cocktails!

    Although there is no dress code, attendees are encouraged to come adorned in festive attire—from your favorite shoes and accessories to an entire ensemble that makes a bold statement on your personal style.

     

  • June 28, 2016
  • Anna Doak, Brandon Vance, & Gretchen Yanover in Recital
    3307 3rd Ave W
    Seattle, WA 98119
    U.S.A.
  • 7:30pm
  • donation
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  • Hammond Ashley Memorial Double Bass Workshop Faculty Recital featuring

    Anna Doak – double bass, Brandon Vance – violin, Gretchen Yanover – cello

    performing music from their new CD Different Drummer

     

  • June 25, 2016
  • Orca Sing--San Juan Island
    1567 Westside Road
    Friday Harbor, WA 98250
    U.S.A.
    360-378-2319
  • 7:00pm
  • Free
  • details+-
  • June 25: 17th Annual Orca Sing - San Juan Island

    Orca Sing, an annual event where people gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas, takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016.

    This year, Fred West and Seattle’s City Cantabile Choir will perform, including the incredible talents of cellist Gretchen Yanover and repertoire from Duke Ellington's Sacred Service with guest jazz along with gospel pianist Kent Stevenson.

    Washington State Parks and Orca Awareness Month will also be celebrated. In addition, Odin and Orca Annie from the Vashon Hydrophone Project will offer a Tlingit killer whale welcome. While there is no guarantee, organizers hope that the orcas will grace everyone with a pass-by.

    Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy the beauty of Lime Kiln. Tours of the historic lighthouse will be offered before and after the concert. The event is free and open to the public.

    A Discovery Pass is required for parking at the State Park and can be purchased through the Lime Kiln Point State Park Interpretive Center. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited. Round-trip transportation is also available through San Juan Transit for $10 a person (pick up is at 5:30 at The Whale Museum with an 8:30 departure from Lime Kiln).

    This year’s event partners include Lime Kiln Point State Park, F.O.L.K.S. (Friends of Lime Kiln Society), City Cantabile Choir, Friends of the San Juans, Orca Network, Vashon Hydrophone Project, and The Whale Museum.

    For more information, contact The Whale Museum at 360-378-4710 ext. 30 or Friends of the San Juans at 360-378-2319.

  • June 17, 2016
  • Cello music for Best of Gage Art Reception
    1501 10th Ave E
    Seattle, WA 98102
    U.S.A.
    206.323.4243
  • 6:00-7:30pm
  • Free
  • details+-
  • I will be playing my electric cello for this event! 

    Open to the public and free of charge, the 2016 Best of Gage features a wide range of sizes, styles, and mediums as students vie for the top honors in multiple categories, including the annual Best of Show Award and the fan-favorite People’s Choice Award. Student artwork ranging from small studies to large compositions is also available throughout all three floors of gallery spaces and art studios. This is an ideal opportunity for local collectors and art lovers to acquire outstanding artwork at affordable prices.

     

  • June 11, 2016
  • Seabold Open "Mic"--Featuring Me!
    Seabold Community Club
    14450 Komedal Rd
    Bainbridge Island, WA
    U.S.A.
  • 7:30-10:00pm (Cello at 9:30pm)
  • $7
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  • Island Adventure! The evening starts with an Acoustic Open "Mic" beginning at 7:30pm, and continues on to my set at 9:30pm. 

  • June 5, 2016
  • Music for Bodywork Open House
    1908 E Republican St
    Seattle, WA 98112
    U.S.A.
    (206) 992-9399
  • 2:00-4:00pm
  • Free
  • details+-
  • I will be playing my electric cello for this open house event--you are welcome to check out the space! 

  • June 4, 2016
  • Seattle Peace Chorus Concert
    University Congregational Church
    4515 16th Ave NE
    Seattle, WA
    U.S.A.
    800.838.3006
  • 7:30pm
  • $18-$25
  • details+-
  • I am playing with this sweet ensemble....

    Cantata for the Children

    scored for marimbas, flute, oboe, cello & drum
    Composed by Director Frederick N. West
    plus
    Schubert's masterpiece Mass in G with full orchestra
    Soloists: Alexandra Picard, soprano | Steve Tachell, baritone
    We will be collecting a free will offering to benefit Home for Hope Lebanon, an orphanage and school that cares for war & street traumatized children and youth.
    Come early! Talk with representatives from local nonprofits:
    Ryther - TeenFeed - Treehouse - YouthCare
  • June 3, 2016
  • Seattle Peace Chorus Concert
    University Congregational Church
    4515 16th Ave NE
    Seattle, WA
    USA
    800.838.3006
  • 7:30pm
  • $18-$25
  • details+-
  • I am playing with this sweet ensemble....

    Cantata for the Children

    scored for marimbas, flute, oboe, cello & drum
    Composed by Director Frederick N. West
    plus
    Schubert's masterpiece Mass in G with full orchestra
    Soloists: Alexandra Picard, soprano | Steve Tachell, baritone
    We will be collecting a free will offering to benefit Home for Hope Lebanon, an orphanage and school that cares for war & street traumatized children and youth.
    Come early! Talk with representatives from local nonprofits:
    Ryther - TeenFeed - Treehouse - YouthCare

     

  • May 13, 2016
  • Solo Electric + Sinfonietta!
    Benaroya Hall
    200 University St
    Seattle, WA 98101
    (206) 215-4747
  • 6:00pm
  • details+-
  • Join me for a very special pre-concert show with my electric cello prior to our Northwest Sinfoinietta concert at Benaroya Recital Hall. Travel the sound crossover from my music, influenced by my classical life, into the symphonic.... 

    Free solo electric cello show at 6:00, with a break (time for you to enjoy a drink or get a bite to eat in the lobby) before the Northwest Sinfonietta concert at 7:30pm, featuring music of Strauss and Ravel. 

  • April 23, 2016
  • Camille Bloom cd release show
    5000 Rainier Avenue South
    Seattle, WA 98118
    U.S.A.
    206 906 9920
  • 5:00pm
  • $10-$15
  • details+-
  • I'll be playing several songs in Camille's band for this cd release show! Check out her music at http://www.camillebloom.com/

  • April 2, 2016
  • Emerald City Sing--with NW Sinfonietta
    804 Ninth Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98104
    (206) 622-3559
  • 8:00pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • EMERALD CITY SINGS! Choral Festival in the historic St. James Cathedral, under the direction of renowed conductor Dr. René Clausen. Northwest Sinfonietta is pleased to partner with the festival, which is a wonderful opportunity for regional high school and community choruses to perform with a live, professional orchestra! 

  • March 19, 2016
  • Sound Transit U--Launch Performance at UW
    U.W. Husky Stadium South Concourse
    Seattle, WA
    USA
  • 1:30-5:00
  • Free!
  • details+-
  • Ride on down and find me at the University of Washington Husky Stadium South Concourse performing as part of the Sound Transit U Link Launch Day festivities!

    I will be playing between 1:30-3:00 and 3:30-5:00pm

  • March 6, 2016
  • Cantare Choir Concert
    4139 42nd Ave SW
    Seattle, WA 98116
    USA
    206-551-4544
  • 2:00pm
  • $23-$25
  • details+-
  • I am performing in a string section with Cantare Choir, including works of Faure, Mozart, Rutter, and more. I think you can experience the concert venues as sacred spaces or simply wonderful acoustic environments, and you can go into the Latin meanings of the text or just enjoy letting the beauty of the sound wash over you. In any case, some gorgeous music is on the program! 

  • March 5, 2016
  • Cantare Choir Concert
    1805 N 49th St
    Seattle, WA 98103
    USA
    206-551-4544
  • 7:30pm
  • $23-$25
  • details+-
  • I am performing in a string section with Cantare Choir, including works of Faure, Mozart, Rutter, and more. I think you can experience the concert venues as sacred spaces or simply wonderful acoustic environments, and you can go into the Latin meanings of the text or just enjoy letting the beauty of the sound wash over you. In any case, some gorgeous music is on the program! 

  • December 8, 2015
  • Pre-Film Cello Performance
    1515 12th Ave
    Seattle, WA 98122
    United States
    206-329-2629
  • 6:45pm
  • $6-$11
  • details+-
  • My music is part of the soundtrack of Phoebe's Father, showing at NW Film Forum. I will perform solo with my electric cello in the theater prior to the showing of this wonderful film! 

  • November 15, 2015
  • Northwest Sinfonietta Concert
    330 S Meridian St
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    United States
    888.356.6040
  • 2:00pm
  • $40
  • details+-
  • “This is a program dedicated to song and storytelling through music. Schubert was a hero to so many great composers, and Golijov’s unique arrangements of Schubert songs entitled She was Here are hauntingly beautiful – especially when paired with the prelude to Act III of Verdi’s La Traviata. The transition from La Traviata to Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 is a truly magical juxtaposition, starting from the foreshadowing of death and loss to the brightening of a youthful and hopeful 17-year-old Schubert.” – Eric Jacobsen, artistic partner

     

    Rossini   La camniale di matrimonio Overture

    Morton Feldman   Madame Press Died Last Week at 90    

    Osvaldo Golijov    She Was Here
                                 Jennifer Bromagen, soprano

    Verdi   La Traviata: Prelude to Act III      

    Schubert   Symphony No. 3  

  • November 14, 2015
  • Northwest Sinfonietta Concert
    310 S 9th St
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    888.356.6040
  • 7:30pm
  • $15-$60
  • details+-
  • “This is a program dedicated to song and storytelling through music. Schubert was a hero to so many great composers, and Golijov’s unique arrangements of Schubert songs entitled She was Here are hauntingly beautiful – especially when paired with the prelude to Act III of Verdi’s La Traviata. The transition from La Traviata to Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 is a truly magical juxtaposition, starting from the foreshadowing of death and loss to the brightening of a youthful and hopeful 17-year-old Schubert.” – Eric Jacobsen, artistic partner

     

    Rossini   La camniale di matrimonio Overture

    Morton Feldman   Madame Press Died Last Week at 90    

    Osvaldo Golijov    She Was Here
                                 Jennifer Bromagen, soprano

    Verdi   La Traviata: Prelude to Act III      

    Schubert   Symphony No. 3  

  • November 13, 2015
  • Northwest Sinfonietta Concert
    200 University St
    Seattle, WA 98101
    888.356.6040
  • 7:30pm
  • $15-$40
  • details+-
  • “This is a program dedicated to song and storytelling through music. Schubert was a hero to so many great composers, and Golijov’s unique arrangements of Schubert songs entitled She was Here are hauntingly beautiful – especially when paired with the prelude to Act III of Verdi’s La Traviata. The transition from La Traviata to Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 is a truly magical juxtaposition, starting from the foreshadowing of death and loss to the brightening of a youthful and hopeful 17-year-old Schubert.” – Eric Jacobsen, artistic partner

     

    Rossini   La camniale di matrimonio Overture

    Morton Feldman   Madame Press Died Last Week at 90    

    Osvaldo Golijov    She Was Here
                                 Jennifer Bromagen, soprano

    Verdi   La Traviata: Prelude to Act III      

    Schubert   Symphony No. 3  

  • September 24, 2015
  • Private Event
    Napa, CA
  • July 19, 2015
  • Cello show at Vibrant Studio
    1532 SW Jefferson St.
    Portland, OR 97201
    United States
  • 6:30pm
  • $10 suggested donation
  • details+-
  • Take off your shoes and relax with my cello music this Sunday, June 19th for a 6:30pm show at the Vibrant Studio Space in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Downtown Portland. This wonderful space is home to yoga, dance, and more, including Sunday (Dinner) Salons, which you can attend post-cello concert if you wish! Check out Vibrant on Facebook for more information and to RSVP for the event(s). 

  • June 20, 2015
  • Secret Garden Tour--Music at the Plant Sale!
    17171 Bothell Way NE
    Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    United States
  • 2:00-4:00pm
  • Free for the Plant Sale ($12-15 for Tour)
  • details+-
  • I will serenade you as you visit the Plant Sale of the Lake Forest Park Secret Garden Tour! You are free to attend just the Plant Sale at the Lake Forest Park Town Center for free (and visit 3rd Place Books, Honey Bear Bakery and more in the same location:) or also get tickets for the Tour.... 

  • May 17, 2015
  • Northwest Sinfonietta--The Taiwan Connection
    330 South Meridian Street
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    USA
    (800) 838-3006
  • 2:00pm
  • details+-
  • This concert includes Beethoven’s 7th Symphony led by of one of our new Artistic Partners. Eric Jacobsen joins us for this inaugural performance under our new artistic leadership model, and we are excited to work with him. Taiwan is the focus of this concert, featuring the U.S. premieres of two Taiwanese compositions arranged specifically for our chamber orchestra as part of Taiwanese American Heritage Week. We are also joined by Eric's amazing brother Colin, performing the quintessential Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. This season-finale concert is one you won't want to miss!

    Chen Da-Ru (arr. Mingxin Du)       Springtime Hills

    Zhou Lan-ping (arr. Che-yi Lee)     Green Island Serenade

    Mendelssohn                               Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
                                                           Colin Jacobsen, violin

    Beethoven                                   Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

  • May 16, 2015
  • Northwest Sinfonietta Concert
    310 9th St.
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    (800) 291-7593
  • 7:30pm
  • $27.50-$60
  • details+-
  • This concert includes Beethoven’s 7th Symphony led by of one of our new Artistic Partners. Eric Jacobsen joins us for this inaugural performance under our new artistic leadership model, and we are excited to work with him. Taiwan is the focus of this concert, featuring the U.S. premieres of two Taiwanese compositions arranged specifically for our chamber orchestra as part of Taiwanese American Heritage Week. We are also joined by Eric's amazing brother Colin, performing the quintessential Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. This season-finale concert is one you won't want to miss!


    Chen Da-Ru (arr. Mingxin Du)       Springtime Hills

    Zhou Lan-ping (arr. Che-yi Lee)     Green Island Serenade

    Mendelssohn                               Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
                                                           Colin Jacobsen, violin

    Beethoven                                   Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

  • May 15, 2015
  • Northwest Sinfonietta--The Taiwan Connection
    200 University St
    Seattle, WA 98101
    888.356.6040
  • 7:30pm
  • $10-$40
  • details+-
  • This concert includes Beethoven’s 7th Symphony led by of one of our new Artistic Partners. Eric Jacobsen joins us for this inaugural performance under our new artistic leadership model, and we are excited to work with him. Taiwan is the focus of this concert, featuring the U.S. premieres of two Taiwanese compositions arranged specifically for our chamber orchestra as part of Taiwanese American Heritage Week. We are also joined by Eric's amazing brother Colin, performing the quintessential Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. This season-finale concert is one you won't want to miss!


    Chen Da-Ru (arr. Mingxin Du)       Springtime Hills

    Zhou Lan-ping (arr. Che-yi Lee)     Green Island Serenade

    Mendelssohn                               Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
                                                           Colin Jacobsen, violin

    Beethoven                                   Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

     



  • May 2, 2015
  • New Location Celebration Music Set!
    East West Bookshop Seattle
    6407 12th Ave NE
    Seattle, WA 98115
    USA
    206-523-3726
  • 4:00pm
  • Free
  • details+-
  • East West Bookshop in Seattle is moving across to a new location in the Roosevelt district, above Whole Foods. They will be celebrating all weekend with live music and store specials. I will play a set from 4:00-4:44pm (or so:) 

    Stop by, check out the new space, and let me serenade you! 

  • February 21, 2015
  • Northwest Sinfonietta--The Three Divas
    310 9th Street
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    888.356.6040
  • 7:30pm
  • $10-$60
  • details+-
  • Music Director Christophe Chagnard bids farewell to Northwest Sinfonietta after 23 incredible seasons at the helm of the orchestra. For his final concert as music director, we return to our roots with a scintillating and lavish performance of the best Mozart opera arias and overtures. The Three Divas gracing our stage will be sopranos Megan Chenovick and Kristin Vogel, with mezzo Melina Pyron. Join us in honoring the legacy and leadership of our co-founder in this spectacular finale!

  • January 30, 2015
  • Hello Cello!
    Third Place Commons Lake Forest Park
    17171 Bothell Way NE
    Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    USA
  • 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Free!
  • details+-
  • Enjoy a free, kid-friendly afternoon performance at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park, just a little jaunt north of Seattle down Lake City Way. There is a food court with a variety of options including the Honey Bear Bakery, so you can grab a treat or something to eat while I serenade you in a wonderful, casual setting. There is no school on this Friday for Seattle Schools. Hope to see you there!

  • November 8, 2014
  • Cello Concert
    6500 Roosevelt Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98115
    USA
    206-523-3726
  • 7:00pm
  • $15
  • details+-
  • Treat yourself to an evening of cello! Performance is in the cozy event space at East West Bookshop. Check out the Tea Garden space prior to the concert, and get ready to relax and connect with Gretchen and her cello. Hear favorites from Bow and Cello, new works from Waves Wash Over Us, and likely a couple of duos with guitarist William Wolford. 

  • October 12, 2014
  • Northwest Sinfonietta Concert
    330 South Meridian
    Puyallup, WA 98371
    United States
    (800) 838-3006
  • 2:00pm
  • $40
  • details+-
  • Gypsy Night is back by popular request! Join us for an encore evening of one of our most celebrated programs, featuring Bulgarian superstar violinist Bella Hristova. She’ll perform virtuosic music by Dvořák and Sarasate with her trademark Slavic fire, in a musical event you won’t want to miss!

    TRADITIONAL            Csardas

    VORISEK                        Sinfonia in D

    DVORAK                        Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11
                                                            Bella Hristova, violin

    BARTOK                        Old Hungarian Dances (arr. McAlister)

    SARASATE                     Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 (Gypsy Airs)
                                                            Bella Hristova, violin

  • October 10, 2014
  • Northwest Sinfonietta Concert
    200 University St
    Seattle, WA 98101
    United States
    (866) 833-4747
  • 7:30pm
  • $42
  • details+-
  • Gypsy Night is back by popular request! Join us for an encore evening of one of our most celebrated programs, featuring Bulgarian superstar violinist Bella Hristova. She’ll perform virtuosic music by Dvořák and Sarasate with her trademark Slavic fire, in a musical event you won’t want to miss!

    TRADITIONAL            Csardas

    VORISEK                        Sinfonia in D

    DVORAK                        Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11
                                                            Bella Hristova, violin

    BARTOK                        Old Hungarian Dances (arr. McAlister)

    SARASATE                     Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 (Gypsy Airs)
                                                            Bella Hristova, violin

  • May 30, 2014
  • Cello + Yoga!
    1311 Republican Street
    Seattle, WA 98109
    United States
    (206) 623-0444
  • 7:00 - 8:30pm
  • $17
  • details+-
  • I will perform on May 30th for the Friday evening practice at Ripple Yoga from 7-8:30pm. (I am the "Musican to be Announced"). Refreshments will be served after yoga! Please register online to participate in this event. 

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