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.

Sound Salon: Inspired by Bach

Sunday, March 10, 2024 @ 10:00pm – 11:00pm (EDT)
Online event
Damien GeterBuh-roke
Damien GeterGroove Etude in Rondo Form (world premiere; for viola & harpsichord)
Jean AhnArchimedes' Principle (for violin & harpsichord)
Caroline ShawConcerto for harpsichord and strings


A Double Portrait: Johannes Brahms & Jonathan Woody

Sunday, June 26, 2022 @ 10:00pm – 11:00pm (EDT)
Online event
Jonathan Woody — Selected works
Johannes Brahms — Selected works

Free (donations requested)

Byron Schenkman & Friends: Brahms & Woody – Lullabies & Waltzes

Sunday, May 22, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm (PDT)
Trios & piano 4 hands duets by Johannes Brahms, Maria Szymanowska, & Joseph Joachim; plus the world premiere of Jonathan Woody's nor shape of today for mezzo-soprano, viola, & piano.

$48 ($43 senior)

Byron Schenkman & Friends: Schumann Fairy Tales & Fantasies

Sunday, April 24, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm (PDT)
Robert Schumann – Bilder aus Osten ("Pictures from the East"), Op. 66 (for piano 4 hands)
Marie Elisabeth von Saxe-Meiningen – Romanze in F major for clarinet & piano
Robert Schumann – Drei Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 for clarinet & piano
Robert Schumann – Märchenerzählungen ("Fairy Tale Narrations"), Op. 132 for clarinet, viola, & piano
Max Bruch – Rumänische Melodie ("Romanian Melody"), Op. 83, No. 5 for clarinet, viola, & piano
Max Bruch – Nachtgesang ("Song of the Night"), Op. 83, No. 6 for clarinet, viola, & piano

Ticket price $48 $43 Senior

Epiphany Seattle: An Evening at Versailles

Friday, March 25, 2022 @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm (PDT)
Epiphany Parish of Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States
Online and in-person
Bryon Schenkman (harpsichord), Joshua Romatowski (baroque flute), & Adaiha MacAdam-Somer (viol) perform French Baroque trios, including François Couperin's Concert royaux No. 2 & Jacques Morel's Chaconne en trio.


Byron Schenkman & Friends: Women of the Baroque

Sunday, March 6, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm (PST)
Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, & Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre are featured in this concert of some of the best vocal & instrumental chamber music of the Baroque era.

$43 Senior