Violoncellist & Sound Healing/Reiki Practitioner

As a creator and manipulator of sound, violoncellist Maria Scherer Wilson dedicates her talents to music and healing in the Pacific Northwest. 

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Sera Cahoone w/String Trio by Alex Guy (Led to Sea) and guest Zoe Muth

Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA

The world of American roots music is no stranger to Seattle songwriter Sera Cahoone. Even though her last three albums were on Sub Pop Records and she spent years at the top of the indie charts, she’s always had a streak of Americana that ran through her music, a love of the humble folk song that bolstered her art. She’s returning now to these earliest influences with her latest album, From Where I Started (2017). Growing up, Cahoone first found her voice in Colorado dive bars, backing up old blues musicians at age 12 on the drums. Her father, a Rocky Mountain dynamite salesman, took the family along to mining conferences and old honky-tonks in the state. The sounds she heard there—the twang of country crooners, cowboy boots on peanut shells—have stayed with her all the way to Seattle, where she lives now, and the seminal indie rock bands she’s been a part of in the city (Carissa’s Weird, Band of Horses).

ALEX GUY- Led to Sea Violinist, Violist, Composer and Songwriter Alex Guy is the leader and principal songwriter for Led To Sea, a magnetic chamber-pop ensemble that fuses classical, pop and experimental music. Her live show has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, and draws comparisons to St. Vincent and Andrew Byrd. As a musician Alex has performed and collaborated with a virtual whose who of bandleaders, composers, improvisers and jazz musicians in the Pacific NW and beyond. Notable collaborators include Jherek Bischoff, Laura Veirs, Sera Cahoone Ahamefule Olou, Tucker Martine, Wayne Horvitz, The Seattle Rock Orchestra, Mirah, Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, Paranthetical Girls and many more.

Sera Cahoone w/ String Trio by Alex Guy (Led to Sea) and guest Zoe Muth

Benaroya Recital Hall , 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101

The world of American roots music is no stranger to Seattle songwriter Sera Cahoone. Even though her last three albums were on Sub Pop Records and she spent years at the top of the indie charts, she’s always had a streak of Americana that ran through her music, a love of the humble folk song that bolstered her art. She’s returning now to these earliest influences with her latest album, From Where I Started (2017). Growing up, Cahoone first found her voice in Colorado dive bars, backing up old blues musicians at age 12 on the drums. Her father, a Rocky Mountain dynamite salesman, took the family along to mining conferences and old honky-tonks in the state. The sounds she heard there—the twang of country crooners, cowboy boots on peanut shells—have stayed with her all the way to Seattle, where she lives now, and the seminal indie rock bands she’s been a part of in the city (Carissa’s Weird, Band of Horses).

ALEX GUY- Led to Sea Violinist, Violist, Composer and Songwriter Alex Guy is the leader and principal songwriter for Led To Sea, a magnetic chamber-pop ensemble that fuses classical, pop and experimental music. Her live show has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, and draws comparisons to St. Vincent and Andrew Byrd. As a musician Alex has performed and collaborated with a virtual whose who of bandleaders, composers, improvisers and jazz musicians in the Pacific NW and beyond. Notable collaborators include Jherek Bischoff, Laura Veirs, Sera Cahoone Ahamefule Olou, Tucker Martine, Wayne Horvitz, The Seattle Rock Orchestra, Mirah, Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, Paranthetical Girls and many more.

ZOE MUTH - Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers First making her name in the Pacific Northwest, where she’s been called “Seattle’s Emmylou,” and heralded as one of the best songwriters to come out of Washington State. Playing bars and cafes as a young pre-school teacher, she saved up her minimum wage earnings and beer bucket tips to pay for her 2009 debut album, Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers. That album, along with her 2011 follow up, Starlight Hotel, went on to garner praise from the international press, and landed on No Depression’s “Top 50 Albums” list in their respective years.

Sera Cahoone w/String Trio by Alex Guy (Led to Sea) and guest Lenore

The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave , Portland, OR

The world of American roots music is no stranger to Seattle songwriter Sera Cahoone. Even though her last three albums were on Sub Pop Records and she spent years at the top of the indie charts, she’s always had a streak of Americana that ran through her music, a love of the humble folk song that bolstered her art. She’s returning now to these earliest influences with her new album, From Where I Started (released March 24, 2017). Sera will be joined by Alex Guy - viola/violin/vox, Begin Scarseth - violin and Maria Scherer Wilson - cello.

Jherek Bischoff: By Land and By Sea

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

Renowned musician, composer and Bainbridge Island native, Jherek Bischoff presents contemporary chamber works in a special evening of songs inspired by the sea with commentary on how living aboard a sailboat in Eagle Harbor shaped his career in music. Called a pop polymath by The New York Times, Jhereks recent collaborators include playwright Robert Wilson and music icon David Byrne. Joining Bischoff are Heather Bentley and Alina To on Violin, Alex Guy on Viola, and Maria Scherer Wilson on Cello.

Spring Afresh Service

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave S. , Renton, WA

St. Luke’s Seasonal Liturgies returns in 2018 with Spring Afresh, a free event. We will gather on the Spring Equinox at 7:00 pm for an evening of poetry, story, song, and chant. These liturgies are one of St. Luke’s major ways of welcoming and engaging the wider community. Your family, friends, and guests are more than welcome.

Dancing in the Streets - A Rock Symphony Fundraising Event

Xfinity Arena at Everett, 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA

A Rock Symphony Fundraising Event Homage Senior Services (formerly Senior Services of Snohomish County) and the Snohomish County Music Project invite you to Dancing in the Streets, our 7th annual fundraising dinner show. It's a one-of-a-kind evening of food, friends, and fabulous music!

The Sound Edge Orchestra will accompany the super-groovy vocalists Jimmie Jerrod, Annie Jantzer, Tamara Power-Druits, and Andrew Vait

Led to Sea

The Royal Room , 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA

Led to Sea is the unusual and magnetic solo project from the Seattle-based violinist, violist and singer Alex Guy, who fuses classical, pop and experimental music. She'll be joined my Maria Scherer Wilson on cello and Adam Kozie on drums. Her live shows as a string player and vocalist has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, and draws comparisons to St. Vincent and Andrew Byrd. She has opened for and shared the stage with a host of renowned artists, including Laura Veirs, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Mirah and Jherek Bischoff. She has also contributed to albums from Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, Laura Veirs, Mirah and Parenthetical Girls.

NW Yoga Conference Session - In the Spirit: Experiencing Our Inner Selves Through Yoga, Affirmation & Music

Washington State Convention Center , 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA

When we experience the deep nature of ourselves, our hearts and mind are directed toward unity, toward connection. This unique workshop offers a gateway into deep inner experience, and ultimately unity, through asana, affirmation and live music. Each affirmation and piece of music has been crafted for each specific pose, taking us beyond the mind and body into a deep experience of our highest selves in meditation. Led by an certified Ananda Yoga teacher, Murali, and accompanied by David Eby, cellist of Pink Martini and the Bodhi Trio, Maria Scherer Wilson, cellist and Paean Lee, violinist.

North Corner Chamber Orchestra - Vibrant Hearts: A Romanian Celebration

The Royal Room , 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA

In collaboration with the Romanian American Chamber Concerts and Arts, ROCCA, pianist Oana Rusu Tomai (Founder and Artistic Director)

Please make table reservations directly through The Royal Room

General admission $25, Seniors $15
Ages 18 & under + music students $10

Program:

Enescu - Double Wind Quintet

Enescu - Romanian Rhapsody, Featuring Romanian-American pianist Oana Rusu Tomai

Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances

We unfortunately cannot offer complimentary tickets at this venue, but students and those under 18 may enjoy a reduced rate of $10.

North Corner Chamber Orchestra - Vibrant Hearts: A Romanian Celebration

University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

In collaboration with the Romanian American Chamber Concerts and Arts, ROCCA, pianist Oana Rusu Tomai (Founder and Artistic Director)

General admission $25, Seniors $15
Ages 18 & under + music students FREE at UCC

Program:

Enescu - Double Wind Quintet

Enescu - Romanian Rhapsody, Featuring Romanian-American pianist Oana Rusu Tomai

Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances

World Sound Healing Day

World Wide

World Sound Healing Day Celebration! . At 12 noon (your time zone), sound forth the “AH” sound for 5 minutes, created and projected with the energy of compassion and love, sending a sonic valentine to Gaia, our Mother Earth. We are all co-creators here on Mother Earth and our intentions today will be to Heal our Planet! Heal our Waters! and Raise our Consciousness! Let us celebrate our Oneness together. Aum shanti!

Seattle Rock Orchestra performs David Bowie

Seasons Performance Hall, 101 N Naches Ave, Yakima, WA

Seattle Rock Orchestra honors David Bowie, a true 20th Century icon! With a program that explores his early glam years as Ziggy Stardust, and culminates with a string of dance hits from his middle and late career, there won't be a dry eye in the house or a booty that isn't shaking! Featuring the songs 'Life On Mars,' 'Starman,' 'Let's Dance,' 'Fame,' 'Young Americans,' and many more.

Winter Restore - A Discussion about Health during the Winter Season

Domanico Cellars Tasting Room - Barrel Room Gallery, 825 NW 49th St, Seattle, WA 98107

Peony Acupuncture invites you to join Seattle health practitioners in a discussion about self-care during the winter season over a glass of wine. The conversation will be held in the Barrel Room Gallery featuring the mythic mountain paintings by Mya Kerner and a terra-cotta pottery installation by Zak Helenske with live music by violoncellist Maria Scherer Wilson (6:00-6:30pm). During and after the discussion people will have an opportunity to ask questions and talk with the practitioners. This will kick off a season inspired conversation around health and pleasure organized by Peony.

PRACTICIONERS

ACUPUNCTURE, Paige Barnes www.peonymedicine.com

NATUROPATHY, Grace Chang www.adoseofgrace.com

NUTRITION, Jen Minnich www.jenminnich.com

GYROTONIC, Miguele DeQuadros www.mdequadros.com

SOUND HEALING/REIKI, Maria Scherer Wilson www.groovecello.com

Cathedrals XiX: Sera Cahoone (strings by Alex Guy), Shenandoah

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St Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA

KEXP and Abbey Arts present CATHEDRALS XIX: Sera Cahoone with strings by Alex Guy ( Led to Sea), Begin Scarseth & Maria Scherer Wilson

Guests: Shenandoah Davis, Dean Johnson ( Lowman Palace)

Special Holiday Show-- Sera Cahoone will perform this special one-night-only show accompanied by a string trio, arranged / led by bandmate, Alex Guy.

Live @ St Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 12/1/17, 8:00 show, 7:00 doors A unique open floor concert experience, quiet picnics welcome Seating available, including chairs, benches, and floor space

$14 student advance, $16 general advance (not including fees) $20 day of show (cash/credit)

All ages, mostly seated, bar w/ ID (local beer, wine, cider) Quiet picnics welcome, no outside alcohol allowed.

Series tickets available for 12/1 & 12/2 www.fremontabbey.org/cathedrals

KEXP In-Studio LIVE w/Sera Cahoone & String Trio

KEXP Studio, 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA

KEXP In-Studio LIVE w/Sera Cahoone & String Trio (Begin Scarseth, violin - Alex Guy, viola/arranger, Maria Scherer Wilson, cello). To view the Live Performance, you have to sign up in person at KEXP starting 90 minutes before the session.