Are you missing your live music around now? Are you getting antsy, because your favorite music festival was canceled this summer, due to societal shutdowns by governments trying to stop the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus? Well, I have for you a little silver lining in that black cloud of concert and festival cancellations.
For many years, I have been a supporter, volunteer, and concert-goer of the venerable Seattle Chamber Music Society. Since all concerts were cancelled last year, by Governor Jay Inslee, the Chamber Music Festival was forced to present all their Summer Festival concerts online. Also last year, the Society funded and built their new Center for Chamber Music in downtown Seattle, and some of the concerts were held in that beautiful new space. The Governor’s ban on large gatherings of people is still in place, so the Winter Festival will also have to be 100% online.
The Silver Lining is, now, for the price of about two individual tickets, you can subscribe to the entire Seattle Chamber Music Winter Festival, held over six nights in February. And, you can watch all the concerts from the comfort of your own living room. You can cough, sneeze, drink your favorite beverage, and cuddle with your sweetie without disturbing the other patrons. And you can watch each concert more than once, if you think you missed something. This is a great and wonderful bargain, and believe me, all concerts will hold your attention, and sometimes make you gasp at the virtuosity of all the artists. This is the very best in chamber music performance, and not to be missed.
So, wander on over to the Seattle Chamber Music Society Web site, and take a look at the schedule of concerts. Then, subscribe, and watch all six concerts. You will be able to get that “live music” experience from the comfort of home. You will be in the company of patrons from all over the USA, and maybe from abroad also. While you are on the SCMS Web site, check out the free live-streaming events for the Winter Festival, too. You cannot help but be impressed by the wide range of talented artists, and all the beautiful music that Music Director James Ehnes has planned. Subscribe today! You will not be disappointed!