Early Music Seattle is the area’s largest presenter of early music and related educational programs. Its mainstage events include Seattle Baroque Orchestra at Nordstrom Recital Hall and internationally-renowned touring artists at other venues including Seattle First Baptist Church, St. James Cathedral, and Bastyr University Chapel.
Formed in 1977 as Early Music Guild, Early Music Seattle is now the area’s largest presenter of early music, including the International Series and Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and related educational programs serving 2,400 students in Seattle Public Schools annually and more than 100 amateur musicians.
To present outstanding early music, use early music to enrich cultural heritage via education and outreach, and engage new audiences through inclusivity and openness.
Early Music Seattle leads in enriching cultural life in the Pacific Northwest.
Compelling, historically informed performances by great artists.
Greater awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of early music.
Inclusivity and equity for audiences and performers.