Sunday, October 9, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm (PDT)
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$48 ($41 senior, $10 youth/student)

Note: Anna Okada and Reynaldo Patiño have fallen ill and are unable to play this Sunday's season-opening concert. In the meantime, we have engaged David Greenberg and Shelby Erin Mass to step into the violin section.

Yakama tradition recognizes as many as 44 distinct seasons. Celebrate Indigenous People's Day with Byron Schenkman & Friends 10th season opening concert. Vivaldi's beloved "Four Seasons" are interspersed with stories from the Yakama tradition by scholar and master storyteller Dr. Michelle Jacob. Violinist Anna Okada, a finalist in the 2020 Indianapolis International Baroque Concerto Competition, leads an ensemble of baroque strings with Byron Schenkman at the harpsichord. Displayed in the lobby will be pieces by artist and Karuk tribal member Fox Spears. 

Please reveiw Benaroya Hall's current COVID-19 Safety guidelines before atttending this event:

About Sound Salon (formerly Byron Schenkman & Friends)

Known as Byron Schenkman & Friends until recently, Sound Salon is a concert series that brings a diverse set of 21st-century perspectives to artistically excellent ensemble music, inspired by European traditions of the 17th through 19th Centuries. Byron Schenkman is Sound Salon's Artistic Director.

Sound Salon is a 501c3 non-profit supported by donors and ticket sales.

About Shelby Erin Mass, baroque violin

Shelby Mass is a violinist currently based in Seattle, Washington. She has a master's degree in baroque violin from the Historical Performance Institute at the Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Stanley Ritchie and Ingrid Matthews. She also holds a bachelor's degree in violin performance from Miami University of Ohio where she studied with Harvey Thurmer and was awarded Outstanding Music Scholar.

Since joining Seattle's musical community, she has played with Byron Schenkman and Friends, the North Corner Chamber Orchestra, the Saratoga Orchestra, the Northwest Sinfonietta, Music at Epiphany Parish, and the McCall Mountain Symphony. Shelby became involved in Early Music through the Cincinnati Early Music Festival, the Bloomington Early Music Festival and the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project. While living in Indiana she also enjoyed playing with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, among others.

About Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, baroque cello

Multi-instrumentalist Adaiha MacAdam-Somer is currently adjunct professor of cello at Linfield University in Portland. She is equally at home on the cello, baroque cello, and all branches of the viola da gamba family. She performs regularly with a variety of ensembles, including Portland Baroque Orchestra and Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and serves as artistic director of Voice of the Viol.

About Michelle M. Jacob, storyteller

Michelle M. Jacob loves imagining a future in which kindness, fierceness, and creativity saturate our lives and institutions in delicious and inviting ways. Dr. Jacob does this in her popular The Auntie Way Writing Retreats and professional development workshops in which she draws from her Yakama Indigenous cultural teachings to encourage and support attendees in developing clear visions that bring about radical and sustainable social justice change that help us become stronger individuals who contribute to our communities. Doing so is part of a long-standing tradition of protesting structures that oppress and suppress Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Dr. Jacob is an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation and is Professor of Indigenous Studies and Co-Director of the Sapsik’ʷałá Program in the Department of Education Studies at the University of Oregon where she also serves as Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and in the Environmental Studies Program.

Dr. Jacob has won numerous awards for her scholarship, leadership, mentorship, and teaching, including most recently the United Academics Strong Voice Award and the University of Oregon College of Education’s Equity and Inclusion Award. Michelle has published seven books and has numerous articles published in social science, education, and health science research journals. Dr. Jacob founded Anahuy Mentoring to support her vision of sharing Indigenous methodologies with a broad audience through her books, writing retreats, professional development workshops, coaching, and consultation.