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  • SeattleDelay1

    Video: Seattle Symphony musicians perform on delayed flight


    During a two-hour delay to take off on an Alaska Airlines flight to Palm Springs, four members of the Seattle Symphony – violinists Mikhail Shmidt and Elisa Barston, violist Susan Gulkis Assadi and cellist Walter Gray – whipped out their instruments to perform a string quartet. The performance ...

  • TobySaks

    Toby Saks (1942–2013)


    Cellist and teacher Toby Saks died on 1 August at the age of 71. A soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue, she founded the Seattle Chamber Music Society in 1982 and served as artistic director of the Seattle Chamber Music Festival for more than three decades. Born in 1942, Saks began ...