Tai Murray Performs New Program in Seattle


African-American violinist Tai Murray is currently touring a new program that allows music lovers to enjoy Schubert, Pärt, Debussy and Corigliano in a more intimate setting than the symphony halls where they most frequently perform. As part of the Cornish Presents series, they will play the PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 East Roy Street, on October 8 at 8 p.m.

Described as “superb” by The New York Times and “Classical Music’s A-List Sister” by Ebony magazine , Murray has performed as guest soloist on the stages of such halls as the Barbican, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens, and Shanghai’s Concert Hall as well as performing with such ensembles as the Atlanta Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, and Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar. Now a resident of Berlin and New York, Murray’s appearances include Berlin’s Konzerthaus and Kammermusiksaal at the Philharmonie, projects with the Philharmonic Staatsorchester of Mainz and Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and tours with the Brandenburger Symphoniker and Niederrheinische Sinfoniker. She also was a BBC New Generation Artist (2008-10).

Murray’s critically acclaimed debut recording for harmonia mundi of Ysaye’s six sonatas for solo violin was released in February 2012. Her second recording with works by American Composers of the 20th century was released in November 2013 by the label eaSonus (www.easonus.com) and her third disc with the Bernstein Serenade “American Journey” was released in 2014.

Cornish Presents: Tai Murray, Oct. 8, 8 p.m., PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle

Schubert - Rondo D. 895
Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel
Pärt - Fratres
Debussy - Sonate
Corigliano – Sonata

Tickets are $22 general admission, $17 seniors (62+), $10 students, and $5 Teen Tix (members only). Tickets are available online and by phone at Brown Paper Tickets, 1.800.838.3006.

For more information visit, www.cornish.edu/presents.

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 College faculty.

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 www.cornish.edu.