One of the major assets that distinguishes Music Works Northwest from other music schools is our unique and talented faculty. We are currently 46 faculty members strong, which means 46 highly talented members of our local, national, and global music community teach right under one roof. Each one of them has something exciting on the horizon, and this month, we’d like to give you a teaser of what is coming up for saxophone instructor Greg Sinibaldi and percussion instructor Denali Williams.
Greg Sinibaldi has recently finished scoring a piece for a percussion quartet and it is being premiered October 2, 2010 by the Seattle Percussion Collective. The concert will be held at the Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle.
Greg writes in his blog his feelings on composing this piece:
“I’m excited to hear it and really appreciate the opportunity to write it. It’s interesting finishing something like this. I worked countless hours on this and in the end I really don’t have much to show for it. I have a pretty score and parts but its manifestation doesn’t really come till its heard. And even then, its manifest for 10 minutes then gone. An odd thing. Maybe that’s why I like improvisation so much. Its in the now and reflects whats happening in the current space.”
Honoring Greg with the performance of this piece is Denali Williams, a member of the Seattle Percussion Collective and percussion instructor at Music Works Northwest.
Denali will be performing with the Seattle Percussion Collective on both October 1st and 2nd. Both nights look to have a promising set list. The October 1st concert will be held at Gallery 1412 on Capitol Hill and will explore the music of John Cage. The October 2nd concert as mentioned above will be held at the Chapel performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford and will feature the piece written by Greg Sinibaldi, as well as Mark Applebaum, and other composers from around the US and the world.
These are definitely two concerts that you do not want to miss!
Gallery 1412: 1412 18th St, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill/Central District neighborhood). Suggested Donation $5 – $15.
Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA (Wallingford neighborhood). Suggested Donation $5 – $15.