Saturday, August 6, 2022 @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm (PDT)
Cultus Bay Gardens, Clinton, WA, United States
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$30 (student free)

From Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert and onwards to Brahms, Viennese classicism has become synonymous with “classical music”. Vienna drew composers from far and wide lured to the Imperial City by hopes for royal patronage, wealthy aristocratic patrons and discerning audiences. However, classicism was alive and well in other places as well, as in nearby Bohemia, home to a thriving community of musicians and composers. This program explores the uniquely Bohemian sound of classical chamber music repertoire for oboe and strings, with works by Krommer, Druschetzky, Gassmann as well as Mozart’s sublime oboe quartet in F major. WIMF is thrilled to welcome Debra Nagy, America’s leading historical oboist, back to Whidbey Island as well as new WIMF artists Cynthia Keiko Black (viola) and Eva Lymenstull (cello) along with Tekla Cunningham, violin

About Tekla Cunningham, violin

Baroque violinist Tekla Cunningham delights in bringing the music of the baroque, classical and romantic eras to life with vivid and expressive historically informed performances. Praised as "a consummate musician whose flowing solos and musical gestures are a joy to watch", her performances have been described as "ravishingly beautiful" and "stellar". Her greatest musical love is music of the baroque and chamber music of all stripes, though she can’t seem to quit Johannes Brahms. She is co-artistic director of Pacific MusicWorks in Seattle, artist-in-residence at the University of Washington and founder and director of the Whidbey Island Music Festival. She plays regularly as concertmaster and principal player with the American Bach Soloists. Her new release 'Stylus Phantasticus' with Pacific MusicWorks is delighting critics. "Tekla is a marvel…an endlessly songful bird". Early Music America describes the recording as "played with verve, the music presented here reaffirms the old notion that instrumental music can have the flair of any theatrical spectacle. … a stellar vessel for the boldest showmanship". Highlights of the 2022-23 season include a cycles of the Biber Mystery Sonatas, Brahms violin sonatas, and tour with the Breathtaking collective. Tekla plays on a violin made by Sanctus Seraphin in Venice in 1746.

Cultus Bay Gardens

7568 Cultus Bay Rd
Clinton, WA 98236
United States