2005 Performances

Sunday, January 9, 2005

Seattle Chamber Players appears on “Saint Paul Sunday”

Seattle, Washington
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
at Benaroya Hall
3rd & Union

The Seattle Chamber Players is pleased to announce a special program
Saint Paul Sunday Concert Sunday

The Seattle Chamber Players have been invited to perform a concert for Saint Paul Sunday, the award-winning national radio program based in St. Paul, Minnesota, and KING-FM, which now airs the program in Seattle. Host Bill McGlaughlin and his crew will travel to Seattle to produce and record the concert, which will be broadcast nationwide, in New Zealand and on the web on Sunday, April 10, 2005. They have selected repertoire from the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for the program, and have invited some of their favorite colleagues to join them for the concert.

    • A Tre for violin, cello and guitar Ester Mdgi (Estonia) with Michael Partington, guitar
    • Winter Serenade for flute, violin and viola Onute Narbutaite (Lithuania) with Karen Bentley Pollick, viola
    • Islands for clarinet and violin Helena Tulve (Estonia)
    • Achitectonics VII for flute, bass clarinet and harpsichord Erkki-Sven T||r (Estonia) with Byron Schenkman, harpsichord
    • Plainscapes for violin, cello and voices Peteris Vasks (Latvia) with Seattle Pro Musica conducted by Karen P. Thomas

To learn more about the repertoire and our history with music of the Baltics, please visit the Seattle Chamber Players website and go to the Icebreaker II: Baltic Voices link under the Archives button.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Four Horizons Quartet

Haverford, Pennsylvania
Haverford College

Charles Abramovic piano
Allison Herz clarinet
Karen Bentley Pollick violin
Michal Schmidt cello

Olivier Messaien: Quartet for the End of Time

Erwin Schulhoff: Duo for violin and cello

Ingrid Arauco: Fantasy-Quartet

Wednesday April 6, 2004

6 P.M. St. Paul A.M.E.
300 4th Court North, Birmingham, AL 35204

Thursday April 7

7 P.M. Alabama School of Fine Arts
1800 8th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203

Craig Hultgren, cello
Karen Bentley Pollick, violin, viola and piano

Scott Eggert: Dance Card for violin and cello (2001)

Erwin Schulhoff: Duo for violin and cello (1925)

Ole Saxe: Tango Orientale for viola and cello

Olivier Messaien: Praise to the Eternity of Jesus, from Quartet for the End of Time

And a medley of fiddle tunes and spirituals

Review in the Birmingham News

Thursday, May 19 & Friday, May 20, 2005

Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Band

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Prince Music Theatre

1412 Chestnut Street at Broad
On The Avenue of the Arts

Paul Dresher Ensemble

Paul Dresher: The Tyrant for tenor and Pierrot Ensemble; Libretto by Jim Lewis

Paul Dresher: Elapsed Time for violin and piano

Paul Dresher: Double Ikat for violin, piano and marimba lumina

Paul Dresher’s The Tyrant is a song cycle commissioned by the Seattle Chamber Players, in consortium with the California EAR Unit (Los Angeles), Present Music (Milwaukee), Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia) and Musical Traditions/Paul Dresher Ensemble. The Tyrant will be performed by noted contemporary music tenor and long-time Ensemble collaborator John Duykers.

See reviews of The Tyrant from The Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Philadelphia Enquirer.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Paul Dresher Ensemble with tenor John Duykers
Sonoma, California
3 P.M.
Sonoma State University
Evert B. Person Theater

Paul Dresher Ensemble:
Karen Bentley Pollick, violin
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
Tod Brody, flute
Peter Josheff, clarinet
Marja Mutru, piano
Joel Davel, percussion

Paul Dresher: The Tyrant for tenor and Pierrot Ensemble; Libretto by Jim Lewis

With a Hilarious Impromptu Introduction — “Tyrants of the Opera throughout History”
Hosted by Donald Pippin and showcasing emerging singers in highlights from classics of the operatic stage

A post-show reception will be hosted by Neva Turer on the lawn outside the lobby.

Sunday, October 9, 2005

Sibelius Violin Concerto with Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham, Alabama
2:30 P.M.
Alys Stephens Center

Southern and the Symphony to kick off BSC’s Sesquicentennial Celebration

BSC choirs, composers, and musicians will join the Alabama Symphony Orchestra to kick off the Birmingham-Southern Sesquicentennial festivities

Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in Dminor, Op. 47 with Karen Bentley Pollick, violin
Charles Norman Mason: Fanfare for Human Dignity (world premiere
Dorothy Hindman: Streaming
Beethoven: Choral Fantasia, with William DeVan, piano

Saturday, November 5, 2005

with Yakov Kasman
Huntsville, Alabama
7:30 P.M.
Lindberg Farm
Karen Bentley Pollick, violin
Yakov Kasman, piano

Sergei Prokofiev: Five Melodies, Opus 35 bis
Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for violin and piano, Opus 134
Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano in D minor, Opus 108