2017/2018 SEASON



All performances take place in the chapel at Haller Lake United Methodist Church, located at 13055 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125, USA. No need to dress up! There’s plenty of off-street, free parking. Admission is by freewill donation at the door ($20 suggested; $5 for students and children). Audience members get a chance to speak with the musicians at a post-concert reception in Fellowship Hall across from the chapel, where there are free refreshments.


Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Gems of the 19th C. – Music by Berlioz, Bruch and Beethoven

On the program:

Les nuits d’été                        Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)

  1. Villanelle
  2. Le spectre de la rose
  3. Sur les lagunes: Lamento
  4. Absence
  5. Au cimetière: Clair de lune
  6. L’île inconnue

Malya Muth, soprano, Nola Allen piano

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Malya Muth – soprano


Nocturne, op. 83, 6 & 8            Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (1838– 1920)

Trio for Clarinet, Piano and ‘Cello, op. 38    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Trio Cascade

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(Nola Allen, piano; Robert Wingert, clarinet; Dave Beck, cello)

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

“From Beethoven to Broadway, Music for Horn and Piano”



featuring selections from famous composers of the past: Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, Strauss, Mendelssohn, Glazounov, Saint-Saens, Cherubini, Rachmaninoff and 20th century American composers like Leroy Ostransky, Burt Bacharach, Elmer Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Rogers and Henry Mancini. This is a light-hearted look at some of Bruce Dorcy and Beverly Reese Dorcy’s most requested pieces from over 20 years of horn-piano concerts; there is something here for everyone to enjoy.

Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Sharyn Peterson and Mayumi Tayake: A program of violin/piano duets:

Romanian Folk Dances by Bartók

Violin Sonata No.3, Op. 108 by Brahms

Légende by Wieniawski

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28 by Saint-Saëns (arranged for violin and piano by Bizet)

‘Fratres’ for violin and piano by Pärt

Friday, February 23, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

Thomas Lee & Emily Hu

In a program of piano/cello duets

Thomas Lee, pianist

Thomas Lee

For more information, please visit  www.thomasleepianist.com

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

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Soprano Malya Muth and pianist Johanna Mastenbrook perform songs by Strauss and Rachmaninoff; solo pianist Lucy Wenger performs music of Smetana; soprano Regina Thomas and pianist Johanna Mastenbrook perform songs by Liszt.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Brittany Boulding Ensemble: 

Brittany Boulding

On the program: viola quintets by Mendelssohn and Mozart; piano trios by Dvorak and Brahms, and a Beethoven violin and piano sonata.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Tamara Friedman, forte pianist, and Steve Daniels, violinist, perform a program of duets: a sonata by Grieg, a sonata by Beethoven, and the Schubert Fantasy, plus “Set Mir Gegrusst,” the Schubert song that shares the same melodic theme as the Fantasy’s variation movement.

Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Girsky Quartet (with Natasha Bazhanov)

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Brian Chin, trumpet
Chérie Hughes, Soprano
Dainius Vaicekonis, Piano

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Brittany Boulding, violin
Tanya Stambuk, piano



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Jonathan Levin, piano





Saturday March 21, 2015

Rose McIntosh, violin
Andrew Sumitani, violin
Tricia Wu, viola
Mary Riles, cello

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Trio Pardalote





Friday May 29, 2015
David Brooks, piano







Sunday, June 14, 2015
Trio Caldera






Sunday, July 12, 2015



 Chris Arpin, piano
Roberta Downey, cello
Brittany Boulding, violin

Sunday, October 11, 2015
“A Musical Journey Through Song”
MALYA MUTH, soprano


Saturday, November 21, 2015

“Impressions of Italy”




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“J.S. Bach’s Complete Viola da Gamba Sonatas”

Bach in the Subways Day founder DALE HENDERSON, cellist,

accompanied by

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 3:00 p.m.

“Musical Excursions: Chamber Music by Händel, Fauré, and Schumann”

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performing major chamber works by Handel, Fauré, and Schumann


April 2016


Partita No. 1 in Bb major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantilène by Louis Cahuzac

Ansias by Estéban Eitler

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Four Hungarian Dances  by Rezső Kókai

Trio in A minor, Op. 114 by Johannes Brahms

Milonga del Ángel by Ástor Piazzolla

 March 2016

“Listening to Mozart”
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Favorite compositions

by W.A. Mozart

interspersed with readings by poet Esther Altshul Helfgott from her latest book, Listening to Mozart


ROBERT WINGERT, clarinetist

Saturday, April  23, 2016, at  7:30 p.m.

“Two Guitars”


Classical solos and duets from the 19th through the 21st centuries, including music by Villa-Lobos, Albeniz, Piazzolla, and Hilary Field


Friday, May 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

“Voix Étouffées”



Featuring compositions by four composers whose voices the Third Reich tried to silence: Erwin Schulhoff, Alfred Tokayer, Erich Korngold and Kurt Weill

Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.

“Play On!”

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Play On! Chamber Ensemble
Mary Jo DuGaw, Soprano
David Ketter, Actor
Mary Kantor, Clarinet
Martha Garrett, Violin
Kris Iverson, Piano
RoseMarie Tamburri, Piano

A concert of instrumental and vocal music of Bach, Lehar, Bozza, Josef Strauss, and  Apparitions, a song cycle by one of the Northwest’s finest composers, John Muehleisen. Also Kris Iverson’s arrangement of Liszt’s Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude.

Saturday October 1, 2016
Ann Cummings, pianist

Saturday October 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
“INSIDE the MUSIC, Who Says Love Isn’t Dangerous.”
Featuring the works of Franz Liszt


Ann Cummings, pianist


Sunday November 13, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.
Geisa Dutra Geisa Dutra, pianistperforms an Ibero-Latin American program, with Spanish, Brazilian and Argentinian composers.


FREDERIC MOMPOU (1893-1987) Scenes d’Enfants (Scenes from Childhood)

TOM JOBIN (1927-1994)  Olha Maria (Amparo) 

HEITOR ALIMONDA (1922-2002) Desafio (Challenge)

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) (Arranged by Geisa Dutra) Two Tangos: Amelitango and Violentango

ENRIQUE GRANADOS (1867-1916) Goyescas (Los Majos Enamorados)

FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849) Etude Op.25 no 9 in Gb Major Etude Op.25 no 12 in Eb Major

Friday December 9, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. 

French horn player Joshua Paulus with pianist Jamie Namkung
Joshua Paulus, french hornist

French Hornist Joshua Paulus performs in concert accompanied by pianist Jamie Namkung. Mr. Paulus’ program explores different works for horn from various Nordic composers and will end with some holiday favorites. His program will include:
Salonen’s Etude
Agustsson’s Andante
Nielsen’s Canto Serioso
Korling’s Pastorale
Madsen’s Sonata
Larsson’s Concerto





Sunday January 8, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. 
Spiritus Winds with pianist Maria Khavin

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Pianist Maria Khavin joins Spiritus Winds for Mozart’s Quintet K. 452 and performs music for solo piano by Liszt and Chopin. Spiritus Winds opens the concert with Jean Françaix’s delightful Wind Quartet, brimming with Parisian witticism, followed by a suite from Darius Milhaud’s score for a film set in Provence during the Middle Ages and a quintet from Endre Szervánszky inspired by Hungarian folk music.

Spiritus Winds is composed of Danijela McElwee (flute), Yu-Pey Lin (oboe), Jenny Ziefel (clarinet), Paulette Altman (horn) and Jeff Eldridge (bassoon).


Saturday January 21, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Bach in the Subways Fundraiser Concert

with founder & cellist Dale Henderson, accompanied by local musicans

Local musicians Lori Williams (soprano), Karin McCullough (piano); Lucy Wenger (piano) and Maureen Stone (oboe) join Dale Henderson, cellist and founder of the international musicians’ movement Bach in the Subways.

Dale Henderson will perform selections from his favorite solo cello suites by J.S. Bach. Soprano Lori Williams will sing Quia Respexit from the Magnificat by JS Bach, accompanied by Mr. Henderson on cello, Maureen Stone on oboe, and Karin McCullough on piano; Ms. Williams will also sing an arrangement of the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria, accompanied by Mr. Henderson on cello and Lucy Wenger on piano; and Mr. Henderson will also perform Bruch’s cello/piano arrangement of Kol Nidrei.

Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. 

Rudolf Haken, violist

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Works of Bach, Haken, and Paganini, arranged for five-string viola pomposa by Rudolf Haken

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH’s Partita II, BWV 1004 (Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda, Giga, Ciaccona)

RUDOLF HAKEN’s Suite for solo viola (1981) (Preludio, Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda, Menuetto I & II, Giga I & II)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH’s Sixth Solo Cello Suite (arr. Haken)

NICCOLÓ PAGANINI’s Two Caprices, Op. 1, Nos. 9&17

Friday March 31, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Dana Jackson (bassoonist), Sophie Baird-Daniel (harpist), and Christina Siemens (pianist)

On the program:

Vaughan Williams’ Six Studies for Harp and Bassoon
Bochsa’s Nocturne Op. 69 No. 1 for Harp and Bassoon
Britten’s Suite for Solo Harp
Saint Saens’ Sonata for Bassoon and Piano
Mignone’s Three Waltzes for Solo Bassoon
Dubois’ Sonatine-Tango for Bassoon and Piano

Saturday April 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. 

Valentina Rodov, pianist


Russian-born and Moscow Conservatory-trained pianist Valentina Rodov performs an all-Chopin concert.

Polonaise in E-flat minor, op.26, no.2
Mazurka in B-minor, op.33, no.4
Ballade no.3 in A-flat major, op.47
Ballade no.4 in F-minor, op.52
Nocturne in F-sharp major, op.15, no.2
Nocturne in C-sharp minor, op.27, no.1
Nocturne in D-flat major, op.27, no.2
Sonata no.2 in B-flat minor (“Funeral March”), op. 35


Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Volta Piano Trio

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Volta Piano Trio (f/k/a Icicle Creek Piano Trio) featuring:
Jennifer Caine (violin)
Sally Singer Tuttle (cello)
Oksana Ezhokina (piano)


Clara Schumann – Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17

Johannes Brahms – Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8

Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Jamie Namkung, pianist


Jamie Namkung

Jamie Namkung performs a solo piano recital featuring:

Sonata in A major, K.322 / L.483 and Sonata in b minor, K.27 / L.449 by Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI: 46 by Franz Joseph Haydn

Ballade No.3 in A-flat Major, Op.47 by Frédéric Chopin

Evocación from Iberia, Book I by Isaac Albéniz

Humoreske in B-flat Major, Op.20 by Robert Schumann


Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Seattle Music Teacher Association Teacher Performance Showcase:


Seattle Music Teachers Association (SMTA) is delighted to present a Teacher Performance Showcase on the Haller Lake Music Series. The Showcase will highlight the wide range of musical genres and talents in the SMTA community of professional music educators. This program will feature four SMTA members and guest artists. You will be treated to a program of solo and chamber music repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary literature:

Jason Kuo, pianist, with soprano Shih-Yi Kuan, and violist Brian Lew perform works by Schubert and Strauss

Sandra Layman, violinist, accompanied by pianist Lucy Wenger, performs short pieces by Romanian composers, entitled: “Romanian Miniatures”

Christine Lee, pianist, performs pieces by Chopin and Bach

Kirsten Carlson, flutist, accompanied by pianist Kris Iverson, performs contemporary music by Ralph Vaughan Williams,  León Zuckert, and Kristof Iverson.

All concert proceeds will benefit SMTA’s many Student Enrichment programs.