Past Performances

What people are saying about Karin's performances:


“I've known Karin many years through several organizations and in various capacities. I also have been fortunate to have enjoyed several of her music concerts. I am thoroughly impressed by the quality of these concerts, their capacity to attract an audience and hold its attention, and their pure joy. Karin always manages to inject a real spirit of enthusiasm and fun into whatever she's presenting. I can highly recommend Karin as a skilled musician and a consummately wonderful person.” Dr. Steven Lagerberg, M.D.

"I loved the sophistication and poignancy of the programming, the excellence of each and every one of your performances, and the warmth and depth of your interpretations." Lynn Muehleisen

"[Karin's performance of the Valses Poeticos by Granados] is very wonderful to listen to, the dance in it really comes through and the shifts from slow and contemplative to boisterous and ebullient or otherwise are dynamic and exciting." Dan Millar

"[Karin's performance of Partita No. 1 was] the perfect use of the modern piano for Bach, harnessing its qualities but still 'feeling Baroque'...likewise the faithfulness to rhythm and steadiness but with nuance and sensitivity." Susan Strick

This season:

September 1, 2017, at 8pm, in the Wayward Music Series/Seattle Composers' Salon in the Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 4th Floorin the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. Karin gave the world premiere of Patrick O'Keefe's Sonata (3 movements). 

Past seasons:

2017:

Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, March 18-21, 2017, as part of the Greater Seattle Bach in the Subways celebrations: Karin joined hundreds of other local musicians in celebrating the 332nd anniversary of J.S. Bach's birth by performing for free in public spaces such as:

    * Seattle Ferry Terminal food court, Seattle, WA, United States

March 18, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
PROGRAM
Selections from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book One: Prelude & 4-voiced Fugue Nos. 1 (BWV 846) in C Major, Prelude & 3-voiced Fugue No. 8 (BWV 853) in E flat minor, Prelude & 4-voiced Fugue No. 12 (BWV 857) in f minor, Prelude & 3-voiced Fugue No. 13 (BWV 858) in F sharp Major, Prelude & 4-voiced Fugue No. 14 (BWV 859) in f sharp minor, and Prelude and 4-voiced Fugue No. 23 (BWV 868) in B major

    *Seattle Ferry Terminal food court, Seattle, WA, United States on March 18, 2017 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
PROGRAM: Italian Concerto (3 movements) performed by Karin McCullough and Daniel Millar (pianists)
    *SeaTac Light Rail Station (at the foot of the escalators), International Blvd & S 176th St, WA 98188, USA on March 18, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
PROGRAM: Seattle Music Teacher Association member and Ladies Musical Club of Seattle performing member, pianist Karin McCullough, performed JS Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Book One Prelude & 4-voiced Fugue Nos. 1 (BWV 846) in C Major, Prelude & 3-voiced Fugue No. 8 (BWV 853) in E flat minor, Prelude & 4-voiced Fugue No. 12 (BWV 857) in f minor, Prelude & 3-voiced Fugue No. 13 (BWV 858) in F sharp Major, Prelude & 4-voiced Fugue No. 14 (BWV 859) in f sharp minor, and Prelude and 4-voiced Fugue No. 23 (BWV 868) in B major
    *Caffe Appassionato Coffee Roastery and Tasting Bar, 21st Avenue West, Seattle, WA, United States
on March 19, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
PROGRAM: Italian Concerto (3 movements performed with Daniel Millar); JS Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Book One Prelude (performed by Dan) & 4-voiced Fugue (performed by Karin) Nos. 1 (BWV 846) in C Major, Prelude & 3-voiced Fugue No. 8 (BWV 853) in E flat minor, Prelude & 4-voiced Fugue No. 12 (BWV 857) in f minor, Prelude & 3-voiced Fugue No. 13 (BWV 858) in F sharp Major, Prelude & 4-voiced Fugue No. 14 (BWV 859) in f sharp minor, and Prelude and 4-voiced Fugue No. 23 (BWV 868) in B major (all performed by Karin)
    *Caffe Appassionato Coffee Roastery and Tasting Bar, 21st Avenue West, Seattle, WA, United States
on March 19, 2017 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
PROGRAM: arias from the Coffee Cantata ("Ei, wie schmeckt der Kaffee susse" and "Heute noch, liebe Vater"), "Seufzer, Tranen, Kummer, Not," "Mein glaubiges Herze" (My Heart Ever Faithful), "Bist du bei mir." selected arias from the Peasant Cantata, "Quia respexit," and the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria, sung by Seattle Opera chorus member Eliza Woodyard accompanied by pianist Karin McCullough
    *Caffe Appassionato Coffee Roastery and Tasting Bar, 21st Avenue West, Seattle, WA, United States
on March 20, 2017 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
PROGRAM: Italian Concerto (3 movements); JS Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Book One Prelude (performed by Dan) & 4-voiced Fugue (performed by Karin) Nos. 1 (BWV 846) in C Major, Prelude & 3-voiced Fugue No. 8 (BWV 853) in E flat minor, Prelude & 4-voiced Fugue No. 12 (BWV 857) in f minor, Prelude & 3-voiced Fugue No. 13 (BWV 858) in F sharp Major, Prelude & 4-voiced Fugue No. 14 (BWV 859) in f sharp minor, and Prelude and 4-voiced Fugue No. 23 (BWV 868) in B major (all performed by Karin)
    *Caffe Appassionato Coffee Roastery and Tasting Bar, 21st Avenue West, Seattle, WA, United States on March 21, 2017 
11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
PROGRAM: Italian Concerto (3 movements performed by Karin McCullough and Daniel Millar); JS Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Book One Prelude (performed by Dan) & 4-voiced Fugue (performed by Karin) Nos. 1 (BWV 846) in C Major, Prelude & 3-voiced Fugue No. 8 (BWV 853) in E flat minor, Prelude & 4-voiced Fugue No. 12 (BWV 857) in f minor, Prelude & 3-voiced Fugue No. 13 (BWV 858) in F sharp Major, Prelude & 4-voiced Fugue No. 14 (BWV 859) in f sharp minor, and Prelude and 4-voiced Fugue No. 23 (BWV 868) in B major (all performed by Karin)
    *Third Church of Christ, University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA, United States on March 19, 2017, 9:45 AM - 11:10 AM. Karin performed the music of JS Bach throughout the church's regular service, during the prelude from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m., during the offertory, and during the postlude (ending at 11:10).

Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the annual Seattle Music Teachers Association's Sonatina Festival held at the Wedgewood Presbyterian Church in Seattle, pianist Karin McCullough accompanied her piano student/flautist Melina Nilson in the world premiere of Seattle composer Patrick O'Keefe's Allegretto for Flute and Piano: https://app.box.com/s/yx5dfl94wwgro8mhw47bl2fbfwixs4pf

"An Argentinian and Spanish Solo Piano Recital" on Sunday, February 19, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Emerald Room at the Mirabella Retirement Home (116 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109, on the corner of Fairview Avenue North and Denny Way). On her program: selections from "Suite Espanola" by Albeniz and from "Scenes from Childhood" and "Twelve Spanish Dances" by Granados, plus music by Sor, Torroba, Ginastera and Piazzolla. This concert was free and open to the public, and is given under the auspices of Ladies Musical Club of Seattle.


Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Haller Lake United Methodist Church, (13055 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125pianist Karin McCullough joined Dale Henderson - cellist and founder of the global movement Bach in the Subways, soprano Lori Williams, oboist Maureen Stone, and pianist Lucy Wenger in a Bach in the Subways Fundraiser Concert. On the program: selections from Bach's cello suites, the Magnificat, and the Well-Tempered Clavier Book One; the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria for soprano, cello and piano; and Bruch's arrangement for cello and piano of Kol Nidrei ("All My Vows"). Twenty dollar tickets through Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2724778).

Thursday, January 5, 2017, from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the downtown Seattle Art Museum in the First Avenue Auditorium, Karin McCullough and four other pianists gave a free to the public concert called "The Art of the Piano." Karin performed 3 famous solo piano pieces by French composers: Faure's Clair de Lune Minuet, Debussy's Prelude "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair", and Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess. 

2016:

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Frye Art Museum's Auditorium, under the auspices of Ladies Musical Club of Seattle, pianist Karin McCullough & violinist Adrianna Hulscher of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra performed duets for violin & piano (Erich Korngold's four-movement suite "Much Ado About Nothing" in a free public concert. 

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Pocket Theatre on NW 84th and Greenwood Avenue, Seattle, in an improvisational theatrical performance by Duck Duck Scissors. Pianist Karin McCullough accompanied soprano Becky Peterson in three operatic arias by Floyd, Menotti and Strauss, Jr. 

On Friday, May 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. "Voix Étouffées" as part of the Haller Lake Music Series at the Haller Lake United Methodist Church (13055 1st Avenue Northeast, Seattle). Honoring the month of May's two holidays - Holocaust Remembrance Day and Memorial Day, pianists Karin McCullough & Johanna Mastenbrook, violinist Adrianna Hulscher, and sopranos Katie Hochman and Malya Muth performed music by four composers whose voices were "stifled" by the Third Reich: solo piano music by Erwin Schulhoff; an unpublished duet for violin & piano and songs for soprano & piano by Alfred Tokayer; duets for violin & piano (Much Ado About Nothing) and songs for soprano & piano by Erich Korngold; and songs for soprano and piano by Kurt Weill. See the Seattle Times article by Tom Keogh: Click Here

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at the second annual "Sonatina Festival" sponsored by the Seattle Music Teachers Association. Karin accompanies violinist and composer Susan Maughlin Wood premiering Ms. Wood's Sonatina for violin and piano. Held at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, there is plenty of free parking. (The complete program, that is, sections 1 and 2, runs 1:30-4:00 pm). Admission is by freewill donation ($5 is suggested) to benefit SMTA student enrichment programs.


On Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., "Listening to Mozart" as part of the Haller Lake Music Series, at the Haller Lake United Methodist Church (13055 1st Avenue Northeast, Seattle). Solo pianists Karin McCullough, Nicole Truesdell, and Lucy Wenger's trio (pianist Lucy Wenger, clarinetist Robert Wingert, and violist Jonathan Graber) performed their favorite works by Mozart (including Sonata KV 283; Sonata in F Major KV 332; Rondo in a minor KV 511; and the Kegelstatt Trio KV 498) interspersed with readings by poet Esther Altshul Helfgott from her most recent book, "Listening to Mozart." 

On Friday, January 8, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. at the monthly Seattle Composers' Salon held in the chapel at the Good Shepherd Center in the Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle, Karin McCullough premiered new composer Patrick O'Keefe's first three Bagatelles for solo piano.

On Thursday, January 7, 2016, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., the fifth annual "Art of the Piano" at the downtown Seattle Art Museum's Pleetscheff Auditorium. Karin McCullough was among the half dozen different Ladies Musical Club pianists performing in recital. In recognition of the art museum's special Intimate Impressionism exhibition on loan from the National Gallery of Art, Karin performed Debussy's Prelude and Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque. Also on the program: Nicole Kim performing Debussy's Arabesque No.1 & Ravel's Alborada del Gracioso from Miroirs; Valentina Rodov performing Chopin's Ballade No.3, A-flat major, Op.47; Geisa Dutra performing Granados's Los Requiebros from Goyescas; and Lisa Lanza performing Chopin's Etudes, Op. 25, No. 1 & Op. 10 Nos. 9 & 12. The concert was free to the public.

2015:

On Friday, December 18, 2015, at 8:00 p.m., on Classical KING FM 98.1, on Sean MacLean's "NW Focus LIVE" radio show. This broadcast will be archived on the NW Focus Live website. Pianist Karin McCullough was interviewed and performed Debussy's Prelude from Suite Bergamasque and the Andante movement from JS Bach's Italian Concerto; other principal guests were Bach in the Subways founder and cellist Dale Henderson and Ghanaian pianist William Chapman Nyaho.

On Sunday, December 20, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., a "Celebration of Emily Dickinson" at the Mirabella Emerald Room in Belltown, Seattle. Pianist Karin McCullough and vocalists of Ladies Musical Club presented a recital in honor of Emily Dickinson's 185th birthday, featuring poetry of Emily Dickinson set to music by various composers. In this concert, Karin McCullough performed solo piano music by Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, and Mendelssohn, composed during Emily Dickinson's lifetime, and accompanied sopranos Katie Hochman, Emily Riesser, and Amber Rose Johnson singing the poetry of Emily Dickinson as set to music by various composers such as Copland and LaitmanThis concert was free to the public.

In honor of Mothers' Day, May 10, 2015: "Scenes from Childhood" at the West Seattle Public Library, under the auspices of Ladies Musical Club of Seattle. Karin McCullough, pianist, and sopranos Malya Muth and Amy Stagno performed Schumann's Scenes from Childhood (for solo piano), the U.S. premiere of Alfred Tokayer's A Day in the Life of My Child (sung by Malya Muth; Karin McCullough accompanying), Granados's Scenes from Childhood (for solo piano) (inspired by Schumann's), and "I Hate Music", a song cycle for children by Leonard Bernstein (sung by Amy Stagno, Karin McCullough accompanying).

May 13, 2015: "Korngold Does Shakespeare" at the downtown Seattle Public Library, under the auspices of Ladies Musical Club of Seattle. Pianist Karin McCullough, soprano Katie Hochman, and violinist Adrianna Hulscher performed an all-Korngold concert featuring selections from Songs of Parting, Shakespearean Songs and Much Ado About Nothing. This concert will be repeated on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, again at the downtown Seattle Public Library, in conjunction with its display of Shakespeare's First Folio. In addition, the concert will include operatic selections from Verdi's Falstaff featuring vocalists from Ladies Musical Club accompanied by Karin McCullough and Nicole Truesdell (piano, four hands).

April 12, 2015: a vocal recital in honor of National Poetry Month, featuring poetry of Emily Dickinson set to music by various composers, at the West Seattle Public Library, under the auspices of Ladies Musical Club. Karin McCullough, pianist, accompanied sopranos Katie Hochman, Emily Riesser, and Amber Rose Johnson.

February 13, 2015: Bach in the Subways Seattle 2015 Fundraiser Concert with Bach in the Subways Day founder, cellist Dale Henderson: Karin performed the Prelude and Fugue in g minor from Book One of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, selections from French Suite No. 4 in E flat major, and selections from the First Partita in B flat major, and accompanied Alexandra Picard in Blute Nur from St. Matthew's Passion, accompanied Lori Williams, soprano, Dale Henderson, cello, and Rosemary Bell, oboe, in Quia Respexit from The Magnificat, and accompanied Colin Ward in the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria.



On Thursday, January 8, 2015, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Karin McCullough joined half a dozen other pianists in the annual Ladies Musical Club concert called "The Art of the Piano" at the downtown Seattle Art Museum in the First Avenue auditorium. The program included Karin performing two of Enrique Granados' Spanish Dances, and Johanna Mastenbrook and Valentina Rodov performing Schubert's Fantasy for one piano, four hands.

2013/2014:

"The So-Called 'Degenerates': Composers Silenced by the Third Reich" featuring Karin McCullough, solo and accompanying pianist, Johanna Mastenbrook, accompanying pianist, Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano, Adrianna Hulscher, violinist, Katie Hochmann, soprano, and Robert Tangney, baritone, performing selections from Erwin Schulhoff's Jazz Partita for Piano, Alfred Tokayer's songs and violin/piano duet, Priere sans paroles, selections from Erich Korngold's Songs of Parting, Much Ado About Nothing (for violin and piano), and the opera Die Tote Stadt, and songs and duets by Kurt Weill. Presented at the West Seattle Public Library in collaboration with Ladies Musical Club of Seattle. This concert was reprised on Oct. 8, 2014, at the downtown Seattle Public Library under the title "Banned Books/Banned Composers."

"Beethoven, Brahms & Dvorak": featuring Karin McCullough, solo and accompanying pianist, and Adrianna Hulscher, violinist, performing solo piano works of these three influential composers and violin/piano duets by Dvorak. Presented at Trinity United Methodist Church in collaboration with the Home School Resource Center.

"Favorite 20th Century Songs": featuring mezzo soprano Catherine Treadgold accompanied by pianist Karin McCullough, performing songs by Ireland, Sandoval,  Rodgers & Hart, and Porter. Presented at the downtown Seattle Art Museum in collaboration with Ladies Musical Club of Seattle.

"Favorite Songs from Opera and Musical Theatre": featuring soprano Becky Peterson accompanied by pianist Karin McCullough, performing music from Faust, Louise, La Boheme, She Loves You, and Carousel. Presented at the Emerald Room in the Belltown Mirabella in collaboration with Ladies Musical Club of Seattle.

"Spanish and French Songs": featuring soprano Emily Riesser accompanied by pianist Karin McCullough, performing music of Guridi, Chausson and Offenbach. Presented at the Frye Art Museum in collaboration with Ladies Musical Club of Seattle.

"The Art of the Piano": featuring half a dozen solo and duet piano works (including  Karin McCullough performing Granados's Valses Poeticos). Presented at the downtown Seattle Art Museum in collaboration with Ladies Musical Club of Seattle.

"Spanish and French Songs and Dances": featuring Karin McCullough, lecturer, solo and accompanying pianist, and Emily Riesser, soprano, performing music by Debussy, Ravel, Chausson, Offenbach, Granados, and Guridi. Presented in collaboration with Ladies Music Club of Seattle at the Emerald Hall in the Belltown Mirabella and again at Haller Lake Church in collaboration with The Haller Lake Music Series.

"Swedish and Spanish Songs": featuring mezzo soprano Nerys Jones accompanied by pianist Karin McCullough performing the music of Rangstrom, Stenhammar, and Rodrigo. Presented at the downtown Seattle Art Museum and again at the downtown Seattle Public Library in collaboration with Ladies Musical Club of Seattle.










2012:

December 12, 2012 Ladies Musical Club Concert: "Art Songs by Brahms" at the Downtown Seattle Public Library with mezzo soprano Catherine Treadgold

December 6, 2012 Ladies Musical Club Concert: "The Elle Concert: Songs by Women" at Seattle Art Museum with saxophonist Kimm Stammen November 18, 2012 Mirabella Emerald Room Ladies Musical Club Violin and Piano Duet Recital at Emerald Hall at Mirabella with violinist Adrianna Hulscher




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