New chamber-music series, Emerald City Music, launches in Seattle

Posted on: November 9, 2016

“Think of Kristin Lee and Andrew Goldstein as the wizards behind Seattle’s new inclusive chamber-music series, Emerald City Music,” writes Jason Victor Serinus in Sunday’s (11/6) Seattle Times. “In the process of creating a welcoming and more inclusive environment for intimate music-making, they promote their series by chalking street corners in South Lake Union to get the word out, treating social media as their friend, staging pop-up performances at Microsoft and Google, hosting meetups and collaborating with young professionals.… Over and over, people [whom Goldstein and Lee] spoke with said they wished they had a space to connect with other music lovers and artists in a far more personal way. Hence their choice for Emerald City Music’s main space, 415 Westlake in South Lake Union … ‘almost a speak-easy, a very tucked-away venue with a very chic coffee shop,’ [says Goldstein].… A glass of wine is included with admission.” At Emerald City’s November 11 concert, “Musicians include Lee [a violinist], pianists Conor Hanick and Michael Mizrahi, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor and cellist Jay Campbell. Early works by Britten and Dutilleux join [a solo work by Thomas] Adès, and … Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, and Ravel’s Piano Trio.”

Posted November 9, 2016