Different Drummer


String Trio with alt percussion
1 Played once!

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Different Drummer is a multi-genre chamber ensemble founded by three string players from the region’s premier chamber orchestra, the Northwest Sinfonietta. These are “classical" musicians who certainly know how to step out of their orchestral habitat. Violinist Brandon Vance is a two-time winner of the US National Scottish Fiddle Championship. Gretchen Yanover is an acclaimed electric cellist with three solo albums to her credit. Bassist Anna Doak has performed and/or recorded with Dave Mathews, Joe Williams, Spirit of the West, Jeremy Enigk, Tommy Tune, Joel Fan & Linda Ronstadt. Add to the mix Don Dieterich, a percussionist who is willing to whack on any number of non-traditional gadgets from lampshades to garbage cans, and you’ve got a show that represents genres as varied as the artists presenting it. Prepare to be entertained, amused and exhilarated by this unique collaboration!

Traditional Repertoire

We play Classical, Celtic, Fiddle, Jazz and original music. Our current program includes the Bach Double Concerto, Take Five by Paul Desmond, Beautiful Rosemary by Fritz Kreisler, The Typewriter Concerto by Leroy Anderson, Flight of the Bumble Bee by Rimsky-Korsakov, Pure Imagination by Anthony Newly, Begin the Beguine by Cole Porter, Csardas by Vitorio Monti, Fisher's Hornpipe and a variety of traditional and original Irish music.



Beautiful Rosemary

Fisher's Hornpipe

Take Five

Performed groupmuses (1)

Love music and lights!

  • Friday, March 6, 2020, at 8:00 PM
  • Capitol Hill, Seattle Seattle, WA

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago