Chamber Players are now the ensemble-in-residence at First Church Seattle, located at 2nd and Denny on Lower Queen Anne. Join Onyx at First Church Seattle for the first concert of their 2014-2015 season.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014, at 5:00PM
With Principal Guest Artist: Mel Butler, viola
MENDELSSOHN Piano Quartet in d minor
HAYDN Piano Trio in A-flat, Hob. XV:14
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in c minor
Pre-concert lecture at 4:50pm by pianist David White.
Tickets for the Onyx 2014-2015 season are available at Brown Paper Tickets (Onyx 2014-2015 Season)
Meg Brennand and David White will also present the complete works of Beethoven for cello and piano in a special three-concert series.
The first concert in this series will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014, 5:00PM, at First Church Seattle.
Tickets for the Beethoven Cello and Piano concert series are available at Brown Paper Tickets (Beethoven Cello and Piano Concert Series)
More information about the 2014-2015 season can be found on the Upcoming Concerts page.
Chamber Players, the new ensemble-in-residence at First Church, are gaining
recognition for their fresh interpretations of masterworks from the
Classical era. Onyx combines a unique blend of early music performance
style with the brilliance and virtuosity of modern instruments. Their
goal is to perform with a transparency of sound and clarity of musical
concept, peeling away much of the 20th century heaviness that has
infused many readings of these masterworks. Audiences and critics alike
have hailed their musical energy, the exciting chemistry among the
players and the musical intensity Onyx brings to their performances.
Onyx Chamber Players are known for their insightful programming,
presenting performance cycles of the complete works of Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and Mendelssohn at Town Hall Seattle.
Their Haydn/Mendelssohn series in '09-'10 received rave reviews in The
Gathering Note and their Mozart cycle in 2007 was featured in the Seattle
Post-Intelligencer (please see Reviews page). Onyx Chamber Players have been frequent guests on the radio, appearing
live on KUOW-FM and KING-FM in Seattle.
"These gifted artists and their rich display of these jewel-like works lift us into that glowing world of special illumination which music lovers dream of and only seldom find." - Bernard Z. Friedlander, Concert Reviews Online
Onyx Chamber Players is an associated program of
Shunpike Arts Collective.
Shunpike is a 501(c)3 non-profit art service
organization whose mission is to strengthen the Seattle arts
community by partnering with small and mid-size arts groups to
develop the business tools they to succeed. Working in close
partnership with these groups, Shunpike helps solve problems
quickly and impart vital skills in finance, organizational
management and arts administration.