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.
2016/17 marks our second full season of fun and innovative music, and we have plenty of fabulous programming to share with you! In our season opener, we’ll be snooping through Pisendel’s closet in a program of works from the Dresden SLUB collection. Our January concerts will delve into some of the finest chamber and theater music of 17th- and 18th-Britain, with guest violinist Christine Wilkinson Beckman. Next up, a special duo program featuring Linda and Jonathan investigates the obbligato sonata repertoire for harpsichord and violin, including a newly commissioned work by local composer Adam Haws. Our season ends with a bang when sound|counterpoint is joined by Portland-based bassoon phenomenon Nate Helgeson in a virtuoso program featuring works of Vivaldi and Zelenka.
Each program will be performed in Seattle and on Mount Vernon’s Salmon Run Concerts series. Other fun events include a repeat of the popular Red Earth Project on Bainbridge Island for the First Sundays series, and performances at Seattle’s new subscription library, Folio. Stay tuned right here, or sign up for our newsletter, for more information about other special performances and programming!
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.