Baltic Spring: A Concert

April 7th at 2:00pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Mercer Island, WA

Mägi Ensemble presents a beautiful Baltic Spring performance in the wonderful acoustics of Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island.  For this concert all the members of Mägi Ensemble will also be joined by small instrumental chamber ensembles and the women of Inglemoor High School’s Chamber Choir.

Highlights include compositions by Ester Mägi, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Uģis Prauliņš, and the US Premiere of Erika Yost’s Song Cycle “Sava Vieta uz Zemes” (“My Place On The Earth”).

Pēteris Vasks: A Composer Portrait

February 10th at 2pm Located at the Nordic Museum 

Pēteris Vasks: A Composer Portrait
In conjunction with the Baltic Arts Northwest Council, we reach beyond the Nordic borders to explore the music of today’s most frequently performed living Latvian composer, Pēteris Vasks, who will attend the performance. His lyricism, influenced by nature and Latvian folk music and characterized by a heartfelt directness and honesty, will be expressed through music for flute, string quartet, contrabass, and vocal ensemble, performed by northwestern artists Paul Taub, the Skyros Quartet, and the Mägi Ensemble.

Featured in the program will be the United States premiere of a new version of Vask’s Plainscapes for women’s voices, violin and cello, inspired by the plains that are a dominant feature of the Latvian countryside.

Pēteris Vasks, composer
Paul Taub, flute
Travis Gore, contrabass
Skyros Quartet, string quartet
Mägi Ensemble, chamber vocal ensemble

Please note the 2pm start time of this concert!

Tickets for the entire concert series can be purchased here

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We live in a unique time. We are inundated by daily news and global events that raise questions about the stability of our global community and ability to maintain important relationships with nations around the world. Today, we offer you an exciting opportunity to be a part of making a step towards a more peaceful, united, and understanding world. Please consider making a difference in the world by donating to the Mägi Ensemble during the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG event on Wednesday, May 9th.

We will tour the Baltics in the Summer of 2018, during which the group will have exciting cultural exchange opportunities with composers and choirs alike. We are the first non-Latvian ensemble ever to be featured at the Small Ensemble Sacred Music concert at the Latvian National Song Festival.  We are also honored to participate in Lithuanian National Song festival in Vilnius during this tour. These are prestigious honors for the Mägi Ensemble and we’re excited to be sharing them with our supporters.

To GiveBIG directly to us, please follow the link below.

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You can pre-schedule your donation now and your donation will be automatically scheduled for May 9!

We look forward to serving as proud ambassadors of Seattle and the United States to the Baltic region and participating in cultural exchange that is important and meaningful for all of us. Thank you for support of this important trip and for your generous donation to the Mägi Ensemble.

Baltic 100

Thank you to everyone to came out to the Baltic Centennial concert in collaboration with Seattle Choral Company on March 24.  The incredible crowd of audience, choristers, and instrumentalists made for a memorable evening.

Baltic 100, Sunday, April 22

Mägi Ensemble will be hosting our next concert, Baltic 100, on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 4 p.m. (note the change of time from the original post) at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

The Mägi Ensemble celebrates the Baltic Centennial with an afternoon concert of both traditional Baltic folk songs as well as new and innovative pieces by Baltic composers. Compositions by Vytautas Miškinis, Pärt Uusberg, Ester Mägi, Ēriks Ešenvalds and others.

This concert is also a preview of repertoire for the Mägi Ensemble’s upcoming performance at the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Conference at Stanford University in June as well as their Baltic Tour to Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3395971

General Admission $20  ($25 at the door)
Seniors and Military: $15
Students $10

We are looking forward to sharing these pieces with our Seattle community before we hit the road.  Hope to see you there!