Steven Arntson

Steven Arntson is a falsettist, concertina player, and writer from the Pacific Northwest. His is a planet that closely orbits no star. Melodies set against instrumental drones and varied textures conjure a hopeful spirit and thoughts of the forest and its creatures. Tonight he performs original compositions for concertina and falsetto, as well as arrangements of works by Béla … Read More

Seattle Guitar Circle + Dear Persephone

Seattle Guitar Circle, a 9-piece acoustic guitar orchestra, brings “Simple Songs” to the Chapel (Monk, Coltrane, Corea, Satie, Coltrane, Brouwer, Monk, Fripp, Sakamoto & SGC).

Seattle Guitar Circle was founded in 1993 by Steve Ball, Bill Rieflin and Bill Van Buren. For 30 years, they have been playing eclectic, polyrhythmic prog chamber music arranged for large acoustic guitar ensemble all … Read More

NW Experimental Guitar Orchestra + Cryptid Soup

Doors open at 7 PM.

Debut performances of two large-group ensembles:

The Northwest Experimental Guitar Orchestra is an eighteen-piece ensemble comprising musicians from Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton, and surrounding areas. Its primary focus is exploring non-traditional means of scoring, conduction, and technology integration, with an emphasis on self-guiding scores that eschew the need for traditional conduction in a large-group setting.

In their debut … Read More

Keith Eisenbrey plays Benjamin Boretz

In celebration of the upcoming 90th birthday of my teacher, friend, collaborator, editor, provocateur, sometime landord, and closest among the virtual symposium of my senior colleagues, Benjamin Boretz, I will perform a generous selection of his works for solo piano, including (“…my chart shines high where the blue milks upset…”), the piece that grabbed hold of me at our … Read More