Seattle Chamber Music Society

James Ehnes, Artistic Director

Free Events //

At Benaroya Hall

Pre-Concert Recital

Pre-Concert Recitals — Free

A 30-minute performance precedes each concert featuring one or two Festival musicians in repertoire of their choosing with informal commentary.


Open Rehearsals

Open Rehearsals — Free

Gain a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the intense collaborative effort of professional musicians preparing for a chamber music performance in these informal rehearsals. (Pieces subject to change)

Saturday, January 21, 1:00pm
Faure’s Quartet for Piano and Strings in C Minor, Op. 15

Saturday, January 28, 1:00pm 
Dvořák’s Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Major, Op. 81


Classical Conversations

Classical Conversation Series — Free
at Noon in the Soundbridge Learning Center (on the corner of 2nd Ave. & Union St.)

Join us for the recording of our Classical Conversation Podcast. Host Dave Beck of Classical KING FM 98.1 leads an informal and in-depth discussion with a Festival musician. You can subscribe to the Classical Conversation series podcast on our Stories page or iTunes! (Artists subject to change)

Thursday, January 19, 12:00pm
James Ehnes, violin

Friday, January 29, 12:00pm
Orion Weiss, piano


Meet the Artists

Meet the Artists — Free

Join us for a moderated 15-minute, casual conversation with one or two Festival musicians immediately following each concert. This is your chance to ask questions of the artists directly! Musicians will be posted prior to the performance in the lobby at Benaroya Hall the day of the concert.