Established in 2014, sound|counterpoint is charming audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond with its performances of music of the late Renaissance, the Baroque, and 21st century on period instruments. Based in Seattle and Renton, this new ensemble has quickly gained a reputation for performances of expressive generosity, spontaneity, vivacity, and virtuosity. sound|counterpoint’s members – Miyo Aoki, recorder; Curtis Foster, oboe; Linda Melsted, violin; and Jonathan Oddie, harpsichord – regularly appear with many of North America’s top ensembles, including Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Pacific Music Works, and Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
sound|counterpoint looks forward to an upcoming performance of our popular program, the Red Earth Project at the WWU campus in Bellingham, WA, where this project’s curator, Adam Haws is on faculty. You’ll hear plenty of early music favorites, a re-imagining of a solo violin sonata by Bach, tunes from jazz and rock greats, and two works written by Adam, specifically for period instruments! Our good friend Christine Wilkinson Beckman joins sound|counterpoint on viola. This is a special collaboration that spans centuries and genres – you won’t want to miss it!
sound|counterpoint is proud to be a Professional Affiliate of Early Music Seattle! All donations made to s|c are tax-deductible and help us produce these concerts. Please consider making a donation today.