2021–2022 Season: Renewal

Welcome to the 2021–2022 season of Harmonia! Subscriptions for the five remaining concerts in mainstage series (which represent a savings of 20% over single-ticket prices) are now on sale.

First off, to be 100% clear: yes, “Harmonia” is the new name of “Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers.” You’re in the right place! So what harmonious offerings do we have for you this season? Everything from major oratorio works (Brahms’ German Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion) to rarities that you might never hear anywhere else (Hubert Parry’s Elegy for Brahms and William Grant Still’s Poem for Orchestra), plus some brand new music written during the pandemic.

Our theme for this season is “Renewal,” and it’s about more than just the new name. This season is about renewing our relationship with music, exploring its edges and boundaries, and leaving ourselves open to what it has to teach us. And to maximize everyone’s safety along the way, we’re instituting a new health and safety policy. You can read the details below, but put simply: to attend in person this season, you’ll need to be vaccinated.

But there’s good news for those of you who not quite ready to come back to the concert hall: we’re offering a streaming option for (almost) all of our concerts this year.


Jubilation

Saturday, October 9, 2021 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Tess Altiveros, soprano • Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano
Brendan Tuohy, tenor • Anton Belov, baritone

Mason Toast of the Town
Dvořák Žalm 149
White Psalm 46
J. Strauss II Overture to Die Fledermaus
Arias and duets by Verdi, Bizet, Gounod, Humperdinck, Rossini and Mozart
Beach Bal Masqué
Puccini Humming Chorus from Madama Butterfly
L. Bernstein “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide

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Elegy

Saturday, November 6, 2021 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Kimberly Giordano, soprano • Charles Robert Stephens, baritone

Parry Elegy for Brahms
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem

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Messiah

Saturday, December 18, 2021 • 2:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church (Seattle)
Sunday, December 19, 2021 • 2:30 p.m. • Bastyr Chapel (Kenmore)
Ellaina Lewis, soprano • José Luis Munoz, countertenor
Brendan Tuohy, tenor • Ryan Bede, baritone

Handel Messiah

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Resilience

Saturday, February 5, 2022 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Rachel Lee Priday, violin

Still Poem for Orchestra
Barber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

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Resurrection

Sunday, March 13, 2022 • 3:00 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Zach Finkelstein, Evangelist • Ari Nieh, Jesus
Arwen Meyers, soprano • Laura Beckel Thoreson, mezzo-soprano
Brendan Tuohy, tenor • Zachary Lenox, baritone

J.S. Bach St. Matthew Passion

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Celebration

Sunday, April 24, 2022 • 7:30 p.m. • Benaroya Hall

L. Boulanger D'un matin de printemps
White The Muses [world premiere]
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé

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Health and Safety

This season, Harmonia will require that everyone at our concerts be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes all performing musicians, guest artists, staff, volunteers, independent contractors and audience members age 12 and older. Children under the age of 12 may attend our concerts only if they are masked and accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All in-person concert attendees age 12 and older will be required to provide proof of vaccination at the door (either a physical document or a photograph thereof). Masking requirements will be determined on a concert-by-concert basis and communicated at least 48 hours prior to each performance.

Each of this season’s mainstage programs will be simulcast online and all in-person ticket-holders will receive a streaming link, offering considerable flexibility and confidence. Perhaps you’re not yet ready to come back to the concert hall, or you make plans now to attend in person but come down with a cold the day before the performance. Stay home and watch our concert from the comfort of your living room. You’ll be glad you did.

All programs and artists are subject to change. Harmonia reserves the right to alter its policies throughout the season in accordance with updated health guidelines.