Byron Schenkman & Friends: Vivaldi & the (Forty) Four Seasons
$48 ($41 senior, $10 youth/student)
Connor Chee — Navajo Prelude for Piano No. 2
Francesca Caccini — La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina ("Sinfonia No. 1")
Antonio Vivaldi — Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315 "L'estate" ("Summer" from The Four Seasons)
Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre — Harpsichord Suite No. 4 in F major ("I. Tocade")
Antonio Vivaldi — Violin Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293 "L'autunno" ("Autumn" from The Four Seasons)
Luis Advis — Prelude in B-flat
Antonio Vivaldi — Violin Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297 "L'inverno" ("Winter" from The Four Seasons)
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: https://www.seattlesymphony.org/benaroyahall/plan-visit/safety
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. http://theensembleproject.com/team/adaiha-macadam-somer/
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. https://ethnicstudies.uoregon.edu/profile/mjacob