Gidon Kremer's Kremerata Baltica: Grammy-Winning Chamber Orchestra Performs Live
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Introduce your little ones to the joys of classical music with this charming adaptation of Prokofiev's musical favorite Peter and the Wolf, part of Seattle Chamber Music Society's annual Summer Festival Family Concert series. Seattle's Northwoods Wind Quintet performs an abridged, 40-minute version of the timeless classic (along with other delightful tales) and introduces children to the family of wind instruments -- flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn -- that represent characters in the story. Before the show, you can visit a musical instrument "petting zoo" in the lobby where kids can see the instruments up close and learn more about them. Learn More
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“Kremer and his new string orchestra, made up of extraordinary young players from the Baltic States, are special. They animate everything their bows touch.” —Los Angeles Times
Kremerata Baltica, a chamber orchestra, was created in 1997 by renowned violinist Gidon Kremer, who serves as the orchestra’s artistic director and solo violinist. The high artistic quality of the ensemble is the result of the exceptional talent of the individual musicians and Kremer’s innovative approach to repertoire. Kremerata Baltica is composed exclusively of talented young musicians (average age 27) from the Baltic States and is supported by the Ministries of Culture of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, making the group the de facto cultural ambassadors of the region. Kremerata Baltica won a Grammy Award in 2002, was nominated for another in 2003, records for Nonesuch Records (a Warner Bros. label) and Deutsche Grammophon, and it performs in all the great halls of the world.
Schumann: Cello Concerto (Violin Version)
Also including works by Arvo Pärt & Michael Nyman.