June 4, cellist Jaap ter Linden will take part in the 40th anniversary of Early Music Guild at Town Hall Seattle
Alexander Weimann, Music Director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and one of the finest harpsichordists of our time, is joined by special guest and renowned baroque cellist Jaap ter Linden, Soloists of the Medieval Women’s Choir, Seattle-based soprano Linda Tsatsanis and lutenist John Lenti, and Sound|Counterpoint with guest Nate Helgeson.
7:30 PM Concert in the Great Hall – Get your tickets here
SOLOISTS OF THE MEDIEVAL WOMEN’S CHOIR (Eric Mentzel, Bill McJohn, Marian Seibert)
ELIZABETHAN LUTE SONGS (Linda Tsatsanis, Soprano & John Lenti, Lute)
VIVALDI: Vivaldi Chamber Concerto in G (Sound|Counterpoint with guest bassoonist Nate Helgeson)
J.S. BACH: Italian Concerto (Alexander Weimann, Harpsichord)
J.S. BACH: Cello Suite No. 1 (Jaap ter Linden, Cello)
HANDEL: Lucretia Cantata (Linda Tsatsanis, Alexander Weimann, Jaap ter Linden, John Lenti)
On June 3 at 10 am, Ter Linden will give a master class at the University of Washington School of Music. This event is for free!
As one of the first early music specialists, Jaap ter Linden witnessed the very beginnings
of many of the oldest and finest baroque ensembles as co-founder of Musica da Camera
and principal cellist of Musica Antiqua Köln, The English Concert and the Amsterdam
Baroque Orchestra. From these auspicious beginnings, he moved further into the
spotlight, either playing solo concerts and intimate ensemble repertoire with the world’s
finest interpreters or at the helm of an orchestra as conductor.
He founded and directs the Mozart Akademie (with which he has recorded the complete
Mozart symphonies) and is a regular guest director and soloist with the Arion Ensemble
(Canada). He has led many period instrument orchestras such as the San Francisco
Philharmonia Baroque, Portland Baroque and Amsterdam Bachsoloists and has lent his
expertise to modern ensembles such as the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Deutsche
Early Music Guild (EMG) is Seattle’s largest presenter of early music and related educational programs. Its mainstage events include the International Series and Seattle Baroque Orchestra at Nordstrom Recital Hall with occasional performances at Town Hall Seattle, Bastyr University Chapel, and other venues.
EMG was formed in 1977 as a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote early music in Seattle. Focusing on historically informed performances of music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical periods, EMG presents concert series by both internationally known and local artists, sponsors educational activities, and provides support services to Seattle’s performers.