October 1, 2023
7:00 PM
Benaroya Hall, Seattle

Baroque Meets Karuk

17th century works for strings and harpsichord highlighting the connections between Spain, Italy, Austria and the colonization of Turtle Island (now known as the North American continent). A string ensemble led by Anna Okada will explore works by Bartolomeo de Selma y Salaverde, Andrea Falconieri, and Isabella Leonarda, alongside music from the Karuk tradition of what is now the Pacific Coast.

“I love that Byron isn’t afraid to pair traditional favorite composers and pieces alongside works from less well-known cultures and composers, or even newly commissioned music”

— Fox Spears, Artist, Karuk tribal member, and Sound Salon board member


Anna Okada


Reynalod Patiño


Breana McCullough


Elisabeth Reed


Byron Schenkman



Heinrich Schmelzer:

“The Fencing School” for strings and continuo

Traditional Karuk:

“Picnic Song”

Bartolomeo de Selma y Salaverde:

Works for strings and continuo

Andrea Falconieri:

Folia and other works for two violins, cello, and continuo

Salomone Rossi:

Works for two violins and continuo

Traditional Karuk:

“Gathering Song”

Claudia Rusca:

Canzona no. 1 “La Borromea” for strings

Girolamo Frescobaldi:

Works for harpsichord

Isabella Leonarda:

Sonata for two violins, cello, and continuo

Biagio Marini:

Passacaglia for strings and continuo

Traditional Karuk:

“Weaving Song”

“Byron Schenkman Pushes the limits in classical music”

— Roberta Cruger, The Advocate

Notes on the Program

By Byron Schenkman

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