Classical, Events, Music

Philharmonia Northwest: Viva Americas – Feb 25, 2018

Viva Americas Concert

with violin soloist Mikhail Shmidt

Sunday, Feb 25 at 2:30 pm
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Seattle

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Our Latin American concert is filled with exhilarating colors and rhythms! In addition to our new commission by young Mexican composer, Osvaldo Mendoza, you’ll hear pieces by two of the best-known Mexican composers, Silvestre Revueltas and Arturo Márquez. Janitzio depicts the beautiful Mexican landscape, while Danzón No. 2 paints a vibrant folk dance. Inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Astor Piazzolla’s violin concerto, Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons in Buenos Aires), combines quotations from the Baroque masterpiece with passionate tangos. ​

Classical, Events, Flute, Music, Piano

An Afternoon of P.D.Q. Bach – Mar 25, 2017

Saturday March 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Benaroya Hall – 200 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Philharmonia Northwest is honored to present the West Coast premier of Peter Schickele’s latest discovery, PDQ Bach’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra, with the noted piano virtuoso Jeffrey Biegel as soloist. The amazing range of PDQ Bach’s talents are celebrated in this festive concert with other humorous works – the tasteful oratorio, The Seasonings, S. 1-½ tsp, the heart-wrenching Liebeslieder Polkas, and the beloved Eine Kleine NICHTmusik. (RVW)

Julia Tai, conductor
Jeffrey Biegel, piano

Eine Kleine NICHTmusik
Concerto for the Simply Grand Piano – new commission
Liebeslieder Polkas
Oratorio: “The Seasonings” (S. 1 1/2 tsp.)

Classical, Events, Music

An Evening of Opera – Jan 14, 2017


I’m excited to be part of this event (as a Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra member) because amazing singers are so fun to play with!  Opera music just makes me want to sing through my flute.

An Evening of Opera

Saturday, January 14, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Bellevue Meydenbauer Center

Admission Price: $25

Chinese Young Artist Performing Tour – Classic Opera and Arts Song The concert is held by Seattle Eastern West Performing Arts and Philharmonia Northwest, and directed by Pamela Casella. We invites four top Chinese opera singers from Chinese National Opera House and National Center for the Performing Arts. They will perform western and Chinese classic opera songs.

Seattle East West Performing Arts Group (SEWPA) is a Washington nonprofit organization with a mission to further and appreciate classic and traditional music of East and West, and to organize musical education and performances.

Philharmonia Northwest was established as Thalia Chamber Symphony by founding music director Frances Walton in 1976. It began as the chamber symphony arm of Thalia Symphony, and as such was administered by Thalia Symphony for its first nine years, becoming an independent unit of Thalia Allied Artists in 1985. The name change to Philharmonia Northwest was effected in 1987. Julia Tai was chosen as music director in 2011 after a year-long search. She continues to bring new energy to their performances and  organization. Under her direction, the Outreach Program, partnering with local school music groups and community organizations, has added a new element to our community involvement. Philharmonia Northwest also partners with the Kirkland Choral Society to produce outstanding annual concerts at Benaroya Hall.

Art Director : Pamela Casella

Spinto Soprano Soprano, early in her career, after studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, was the first voice heard in the Seattle Opera’s opening performance of Wagner’s RING OF THE NEIBELUNGEN, singing the role of Woglinde. Ms. Casella was a first place winner in the regional Metropolitian Opera Competition.

For more information, please contact:  206.454.0746 or

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SAMI Choir Concert – Dec 13, 2016

I was thrilled to be a part of this fun and talented production with the singing scientists of the future!  A killer rendition of Manhattan Transfer’s Java Jive by the Samissimo Choir was the highlight for me (and I got to sit back and enjoy from the audience since it is a cappella).  These kids love to sing and it shows.

Science and Math Institute Choir Concert

December 13, 2016 – 7:00 pm – Urban Grace Church, Tacoma, WA

Emily Wickman, Director

Erica Coutsouridis, Accompanist

Aidan Glaze, Practicum Student

Chad McCann, Percussion

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Chamber Musicale at Kenyon Hall – Sat. 1/10/2015

Philharmonia Northwest presents CHAMBER MUSICALE

Saturday, 10 January, 2015 – 2:30 p.m.

Kenyon Hall
7904 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126

We’re thrilled to welcome you to our very first Chamber Musicale, an afternoon of chamber music with tea, coffee and treats! Come and join us as our talented orchestra musicians play delightful chamber music in an informal concert. The repertoire will include Bach’s famous double violin concerto, the soulful Brahms clarinet quintet, and exuberant new pieces for brass quintet and wind ensemble by Clark McAlister and Jean Francaix.

This is a free concert! (Donations welcome.)

Classical, Events, Flute, Music

Flute Recital at Trinity – Sat 10/12/13

I’m happy to announce another Fall Flute Recital:

Saturday, October 12, 2013 – 7:30 pm

Trinity Parish Church in First Hill

609 8th Ave. Seattle, WA

Dusting off some old favorites including Bach and Poulenc Sonatas with piano, Griffes Poem, reprising The Jet Whistle flute-cello duet, and trying some crazy modern techniques in a short piece by Ian Clarke (which may remind you of Ian Anderson…) called Zoom Tube.

Kristine Anderson joins me on piano, Chris Worswick on cello.

Admission: $15 suggested donation.

Free parking in the Skyline garage in marked Trinity spaces.

If you can’t make this one (or hey, if you want to hear it again), we’ll be playing the program again Sunday, Oct 27 at Magnolia United Church of Christ (see post).

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Flute Recital at Magnolia UCC – Sun 10/27/13

I’m excited to announce an upcoming Solo Flute Recital this Fall!

When: 2:00pm on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013

Where: Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W. McGraw Street, Seattle

Dusting off some old favorites including Bach and Poulenc Sonatas with piano, Griffes Poem, reprising The Jet Whistle flute-cello duet, and trying some crazy modern techniques in a short piece by Ian Clarke (which may remind you of Ian Anderson…) called Zoom Tube.  Also a brand new Lullaby, written in honor the expected bundle of joy, for alto flute, cello and piano.

Kristine Anderson joins me on piano, Chris Worswick on cello.

Admission is a freewill donation, all proceeds going to charity.  A reception with desserts, coffee, and tea will follow the program.

If you can’t make this one, catch the same program on Sat. Oct 12 at Trinity in First Hill (see post).