Summer Concerts: Jonathan Oddie, Harpsichord


7:00 pm-8:00 pm


St. James Cathedral
804 9th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104, First Hill

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Jonathan Oddie, Harpsichord
Professor of Practice of Historical Keyboards, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625): Fantasias, pavans, and galliards
J. J. Froberger (1616–1667): Canzonas, ricercars, and fantasias
J. S. Bach (1685–1750): Preludes and fugues

Jonathan Oddie is in demand across the United States as a versatile performer on harpsichord, fortepiano, and continuo organ. As a continuo player, he works with leading musicians including violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky and flutist Janet See, and with orchestras including Portland Baroque Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony.

He has performed on chamber music series including Gallery Concerts Seattle and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and has been featured as a soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta and Saratoga Orchestra.

Oddie studied piano and harpsichord at Indiana University, where his teachers included Elisabeth Wright, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Edmund Battersby. Oddie also holds a doctorate in musicology from the University of Oxford, where he researched the instrumental music of English composer Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625).

Oddie has published research in the journals Early Music and Historical Performance. His awards include a Performer’s Certificate from the Jacobs School of Music and a Frank Huntington Beebe Fellowship.

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After each concert in the summer series, join us outside in the Archbishop Murphy Courtyard (south side of the Cathedral) for a free sorbet reception and an opportunity to meet the artists!

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