Make a difference

“Let’s redefine what classical music is, what chamber music is and who it’s for, and who gets to do it.” 

– Byron Schenkman, Artistic Director 

We started this Give BIG season with a matching gift pool of $6,000.  Your support goes twice as far if you donate right now!

Surpassing our $14,000 goal will allow us to make online concerts that are free for all with internet access and bring ticketed in-person concerts to Benaroya Hall. We could not present any concert – in-person or online – without you and your donations. We know many of our community members have given in years past – please consider giving again!

Your Donation ensures BS&F’s Vision

  • Showing care and appreciation for artists, audience, staff, and volunteers.
  • Committing ourselves to equity, inclusivity, and egalitarian relationships.
  • Engaging in learning with humility.
  • Being transparent and intentional in all our activities.
  • Relating our work to history and to the social realities of our time.
  • Performing with attention to the technical and philosophical aspects of music

In BS&F’s 10th Season

  • More than 42% of pieces performed are by women composers AND more than 70% of our scheduled events include compositions by women.
  • More than 59% of performers are People of the Global Majority
  • Less than 40% of performers identify as Male
  • BS&F is dedicated to continuing its pandemic-inspired series of unique online performances. These FREE online original concerts are for all and especially for those unable to attend concerts in-person for whatever reason: health concerns, location, or cost.
  • BS&F’s virtual library embodies our commitment to performing music by underrepresented composers and advocating for more equitable representation in the repertory and on stage.
  • Regular-priced tickets are under $50. Ticket prices have not changed since the Sixth Season (2018/2019) when we increased the prices so we could increase artist pay.

Donations to support this work are essential & greatly appreciated.