Audio from NW Focus Live, August 2013

On Friday, August 23rd, we joined Sean MacLean at Classical KING FM 98.1 for a live radio show.

Featuring Andrew Chen & Brooks Tran, piano; Sol Im, violin; Ruth Mar, harp; Timothy Mar & Haeyoon Shin, cello; Daria Binkowski & Maggie Stapleton, flute.

LIVE Concert Recording: Byrd Ensemble & Parnassus Project

From November 24 & 25, 2012: Live recording from the Byrd Ensemble / Parnassus Project joint concerts at Trinity Parish Church in Seattle, also featuring actor Nurmi Husa. Recorded by Scribe Records.

Instrumentalists: Winnie Chen Dungey, violin; Clifton Antoine, viola; Nathan Harrenstein, cello; Ruth Mar, harp

Audio from NW Focus Live

On Friday, August 17th, we joined Sean MacLean at Classical KING FM 98.1 for a live radio show.

Ibert, Jacques
Two Interludes
Maggie Stapleton, flute / Sol Im, violin / Ruth Mar, harp

Debussy, Claude
Cello Sonata in D minor: I. Prologue
Maria Scherer Wilson, cello / Brooks Tran, piano

Schaposhnikov, Adrian
Flute and Harp Sonata: I. Andante con moto (1925)
Maggie Stapleton, flute / Ruth Mar, harp

Ravel, Maurice
Mother Goose (excerpts)
Tom Lee and Brooks Tran, piano

Bartok, Bela
Romanian Folk Dances
Sol Im, violin / Ruth Mar, harp

Piazzolla, Astor
Sol Im, violin / Maria Scherer Wilson, cello / Brooks Tran, piano

Schoenfield, Paul
Café Music: I. Allegro con fuoco
Sol Im, violin / Maria Scherer Wilson, cello / Brooks Tran, piano

The one-minute Parnassus show

A time-lapse of our recent show at Design Commission Gallery:

Parnassus Project at Design Commission Gallery – Timelapse from Design Commission on Vimeo.

Thanks for a great first concert!

A sample of our inaugural first concert on May 5th:

The Program
Dohnanyi: Serenade in C major, Op. 10
Ravel: Violin Sonata
Foote: At Dusk
Scott: Lotus Land
Gershwin-Heifetz: It Ain’t Necessarily So
Schoenfield: Café Music

The Artists
Violin: Mitchell Drury, Sol Im, Jae-In Shin
Viola: Clifton Antoine
Cello: Maria Scherer Wilson
Piano: Mayumi Tayake, Brooks Tran
Flute: Maggie Stapleton
Harp: Ruth Mar

Parnassus Project in the Seattle PI

Parnassus Project was recently featured in the Seattle PI:

“At first, it seemed like a normal Friday night at the Green Bean Coffeehouse in Greenwood. An elderly woman lounged in a red chair. A barista took orders behind the bar.

Then there was the harpist setting up in the corner next to the violinists.

Espresso brewing in the background, idle coffee drinkers found themselves in the midst of a chamber music concert, courtesy of the Parnassus Project.”

Check out the whole article for interviews with musicians and audience members, and pictures from our last show at Green Bean Coffeehouse!

Photo: Sofia Jaramillo / Seattle PI

Bringing chamber music to cafes

Parnassus Project is up for a $2500 grant from Good.Is to continue our cafe concerts throughout Seattle. The winner is determined by audience vote — would you help us by casting one our way? It’s fast and free, and would mean a whole lot to us!

Vote for Parnassus Project at Good.Is.

Above: The view from the street at our last cafe concert at Cafe Cesura in downtown Bellevue. Check out more pictures on Facebook! Photo credit: Ben Pink.

Parnassus Project in The Sun Break

Parnassus Project and Classical Revolution got a nice preview in The Sun Break about our upcoming joint cafe concert at Cafe Cesura!

Check it out here.

Your Gifts Now Tax-Deductible

We have another piece of good news. Parnassus Project is officially a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. This means that all donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Would you consider including Parnassus Project in your end-of-year giving? Your resources will go towards funding our first season of performances, which includes our first official concert in May 2012 and spring cafe concerts currently in the works; and to offsetting our general operating expenses. Any amount helps!

Click here to give securely online
Click here to pledge monthly support

Vote for Parnassus Project!

Parnassus Project is up for vote in the Pepsi Refresh Everything program! Help us earn a $5000 grant by voting for us every day for the month of December.

Visit to cast your vote. You can also text 110137 to Pepsi (73774). Spread the word!


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