Events

Wayne Horvitz: Snowghost Trio & These Hills of Glory (string quartet & improvised clarinet)

The Sanctuary - Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend, WA 98368

The first of three inspiring shows with composer and keyboardist Wayne Horvitz.

"The Snowghost Sessions" may look like a traditional jazz piano trio, but with the addition of electronics, samples, and Horvitz' signature compositions, it is as much about sonic exploration as it is about swing. The Snowghost Sessions refers to a recording studio in Whitefish Montana where the music was first created. It will be released in October on the Songlines label.

"These Hills of Glory" combines a classical string quartet, in 4 movements, with an improvising soloist. Performed by four of Seattle's finest and in demand string players (Paris Hurley, Alina To, Heather Bentley & Maria Scherer Wilson), they are joined by clarinetist Beth Fleenor, a long-time collaborator of Mr. Horvitz'. This piece will also be released on CD in October on the National Sawdust label. It will be paired on the release with Those Who Remain: Concerto for Orchestra and Improvising Soloist. This composition was commissioned and premiered by the Seattle Symphony in 2015, conducted by Ludovic Morlot, and featuring guitarist Bill Frisell.

Wayne Horvitz: Snowghost Sessions & These Hills of Glory (string quartet & improvised clarinet)

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

The second of three inspiring shows with composer and keyboardist Wayne Horvitz.

"The Snowghost Sessions" may look like a traditional jazz piano trio, but with the addition of electronics, samples, and Horvitz' signature compositions, it is as much about sonic exploration as it is about swing. The Snowghost Sessions refers to a recording studio in Whitefish Montana where the music was first created. It will be released in October on the Songlines label.

"These Hills of Glory" combines a classical string quartet, in 4 movements, with an improvising soloist. Performed by four of Seattle's finest and in demand string players (Paris Hurley, Alina To, Heather Bentley & Maria Scherer Wilson), they are joined by clarinetist Beth Fleenor, a long-time collaborator of Mr. Horvitz'. This piece will also be released on CD in October on the National Sawdust label. It will be paired on the release with Those Who Remain: Concerto for Orchestra and Improvising Soloist. This composition was commissioned and premiered by the Seattle Symphony in 2015, conducted by Ludovic Morlot, and featuring guitarist Bill Frisell.

Earshot Jazz: Bill Frisell's Circuit Rider Trio & These Hills of Glory (string quartet & improvised clarinet)

Illsey Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101

The quiet genius of trumpeter/cornetist Ron Miles is gaining the long-deserved international acclaim enjoyed by his Circuit Rider band mates, drummer Brian Blade and frequent collaborator, guitarist Bill Frisell.

Opening: The distinctive classical compositions of another collaborator Wayne Horvitz, including his work for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, debuted at an earlier Earshot festival, have just been released on record. Horvitz’s concerto, “These Hills of Glory,” will be performed by a string quartet and improvising clarinetist, Beth Fleenor.

"These Hills of Glory" combines a classical string quartet, in 4 movements, with an improvising soloist. Performed by four of Seattle's finest and in demand string players (Paris Hurley, Alina To, Heather Bentley & Maria Scherer Wilson), they are joined by clarinetist Beth Fleenor, a long-time collaborator of Mr. Horvitz'. This piece will also be released on CD in October on the National Sawdust label. It will be paired on the release with Those Who Remain: Concerto for Orchestra and Improvising Soloist. This composition was commissioned and premiered by the Seattle Symphony in 2015, conducted by Ludovic Morlot, and featuring guitarist Bill Frisell.