Early Music Seattle

A nonprofit organization

$10,393 raised by 58 donors

100% complete

$10,000 Goal

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, 
flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”  

– Plato

All Donations Matched Up To $10,000 Thanks To A Generous EMS Patron! 

Why do you GiveBig?

“When I Give Big, it is because Early Music Seattle gives a voice and an attentive audience to me and my community.” —Babak Khiavchi

“When I Give Big, it is because Early Music Seattle gives a sense of belonging.” —Gus Denhard

“When I Give Big, it is because Early Music Seattle gives me a sense of pride in being human.” —Jim Hessler

“When I Give Big, it is because Early Music Seattle gives beautiful experiences and opportunities to transcend the everyday.” —Aly Gardner-Shelby


“When I Give Big, it is because Early Music Seattle gives me the opportunity to discover, embrace, learn, and share - cultures, history, ways of doing, thought, people, sounds.” —Sarah Thomson

“When I Give Big, it is because Early Music Seattle gives Big Rewards to me” —Richard Ginnis

“When I Give Big, it is because Early Music Seattle gives hope to me” —Ricardo de la Torre

Our Mission

Every day, Early Music Seattle aims to present outstanding early music, enrich cultural heritage via education and outreach, and engage new audiences through inclusivity and openness. 

With your support, we are designing a new way of thinking about Early Music: from the traditional European music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods to the wider story of all cultures and communities, enriching our understanding of the cultural interconnectedness that forms the foundations of the world’s great music traditions.

Values

- Artistic Excellence: Compelling, historically informed performances by great artists.
- Education: Greater awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of early music.
- Community Outreach: Inclusivity and equity for audiences and performers. 

About Us

Early Music Seattle has been a beloved and leading organization for early music in the area for more than 45 years. Its support and strong connection with the community it serves, led to the development of many current non-profit and community projects - including the Sine Nomine Choir, Gallery Concerts, the Medieval Women’s Choir and of course the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, now part of the organization. 

Your gift during GiveBig this year will support our new Beyond Baroque Initiative. 

For our 2024-2025 Festival Season, Early Music Seattle reimagines its performing arts season with Beyond Baroque! Beyond Baroque represents Early Music Seattle’s commitment to bring the greatest early music performances from across the world together with Seattle’s local artists, organizations and our arts partners to truly enrich cultural life in the Pacific Northwest. Early Music Seattle aims to establish Seattle as the home for groundbreaking, diverse artistry and outreach in the world of Early Music.  

Beyond Baroque also marks the establishment of new partnerships with local arts organizations, including the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, the University of Washington, Frye Art Museum, Cornish College of the Arts, Peyvand NPO, Seattle-Isfahan Sister City Advocacy, Seattle Folklife, Consulado de México en Seattle, the Honorary Consulate of Spain in Seattle and more. 

There is a bright future for EMS that includes everyone. Thank you for being a part of it! 


Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Early Music Seattle

Tax id (EIN)

91-0999643

Category

Arts & Culture

Address

PO Box 25893
Seattle, WA 98165

Service areas

Seattle, WA, US

Phone

206-325-7066

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