Cornish Presents Baroque Music for the Theater at the Cornish Playhouse

SEATTLE, WA – The renowned Early Music faculty from Cornish College of the Arts present an evening of baroque masterworks by Purcell, Handel, Finger and Lully. As part of the Cornish Presents series, they will play the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer Street, on November 16 at 7 p.m. 

During the baroque period, nearly every public space, from churches to piazzas, was conceived as a stage, dramatically lit and extravagantly gilded. Now some of Seattle’s finest early music performers present baroque masterworks written for the theater by Henry Purcell, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Godfrey Finger and George Frideric Handel. Vicki Boeckman (recorder), Tekla Cunningham (baroque violin), Jillon Stoppels Dupree (harpsichord), Kris Kwapis (baroque trumpet), Anna Mansbridge (baroque dance), Ingrid Matthews (baroque violin), Byron Schenkman (harpsichord), Janet See (baroque flute), Cyndia Sieden (soprano), Nathan Whittaker (baroque cello) and Elly Winer (baroque viola) will transport listeners to another time. 

Baroque Music for the Theater: Purcell, Lully and Handel 

Sunday, November 16 at 7pm 

Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center 

Tickets: $32 general admission, $22 seniors (62+), and $10 students. Tickets are available online and by phone at, 1.800.838.3006. 


Henry Purcell: Suite from Abdelazer 

Godfrey Finger: Trio-sonata in C Major for trumpet, violin, and continuo 

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Passacaille d'Armide 

George Frideric Handel: Sonata for flute and continuo 

Trio-sonata in C Minor for recorder, violin, and continuo 

Aria “Lascia ch'io piango” from Rinaldo 

Aria “Destero dall'empia dite” from Amadigi 

More about Cornish Presents

For more than 30 years, Cornish Presents, formerly known as the Cornish Music Series, has introduced Seattle audiences to rising stars and Seattle premieres as well as established masters in world music, jazz, chamber music, and more. Artists in the community also are invited to take part in a variety of free master classes provided by visiting artists and Cornish faculty. More information about all Cornish Presents events can be found at

More about Cornish College of the Arts

Begun in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Art, Dance, Design, Performance Production and Theater, a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma in Early Music. Since its beginning, the College’s founder Nellie Cornish, and the many teaching artists who followed her, believed in education through exposure to all the arts. This approach continues to inform the College’s curriculum and community involvement today. The College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. For more information, please visit