Don’t miss the Marsha Wright Sonatina Festival on April 27th! 

composer Katie Levine

The SMTA hosts an annual Sonatina Festival each spring, honoring longtime SMTA member and volunteer Marsha Wright. It is an event for all ages, instruments, and skill levels, and open to the public. Performers and audience members enjoy two performance programs featuring a wide variety of solos, ensembles, and multi-instrumental groups. Performers share interesting information about their pieces, and perform music of the sonatina form, from Baroque era pieces to new compositions.

New this year is a sonatina commission competition. SMTA member teacher Katie Levine was awarded the commission and her sonatina for flute, violin, and piano will be featured at this year’s festival.

April 27, 2019: Programs at 2:00PM and 3:15PM.

Location: Wedgwood Presbyterian Church:  8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

 


May 21 General Meeting: Presenter Jamie Maschler

Jamie Maschler accordian

Jamie Maschler is an incredibly versatile musician. She has played the accordion since she was four and has competed with pieces by such challenging classical composers as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. She has since discovered her love of the collaborative, rock, pop, and latin musical scenes.

 

Jamie is based in Seattle, WA where she studied accordion under three-time Latin Grammy Nominee Jovino Santos Neto at Cornish College of the Arts. Brazilian culture inspires her current projects; Seattle’s only forró band – En Canto, and accordion duo with Gabe-Hall Rodrigues – Creosote.  Jamie is a frequent guest performer and presenter of workshops on stylized Brazilian and Tango music at numerous festivals.

 

Her array of projects and versatility has allowed her to be a full-time professional accordionist playing venues ranging from clubs with a Brazilian Jazz group to Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony. Jamie works for accordion manufacturer Petosa Accordions, where she is able to share her passion and actively participate in the  reinvention and face of the traditional instrument.

Coffee and pastries begin at 9:00am, business at 9:30am, and presentation at 10:00.

Music Center of the Northwest
901 N 96th St
Seattle, WA 98103

 


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