Welcome the Ballance Duo

Performing and Teaching in Seattle, Washington

Performance Schedule 2016

Ruth Marie Ballance and Friends

January 30, 7:30 pm
Wesley Home - Lea Hill, Eby Lodge upstairs in the room with the stained glass window
32049 109th Pl. SE, Auburn, WA 98092

J. S Bach: Violin Concerti in E Major and A Minor
J. S Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor
Bartok: Duos for Two Violins
Mozart: Table Music
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Kreisler: Liebesleid
Mark O'Connor: Limerock

Anita Knight violin Anne and Keely Rendle, violin Nelson Athow, violin Noah Miller, violin Jared Ballance, cello Linda Bridge, viola Rachel Gardner, violin Sally Ramsden, piano

Performance Schedule 2015

February 8, 2 pm, Bellevue Presbyterian Church (Bellevue, Washington)

"Songs of Hope, Songs of Mercy, Songs of Home"

Ross Hauck, Tenor
Maya Lewis, flute
Rob Barnett,  narrator
Jared Ballance, cello
and Ensemble, select singers from Bellevue Presbyterian Church

Performance Schedule 2014

January 25, 7:00 pm, Auburn City Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Auburn, Washington)

Service Music

Janurary 31, 8:30 am, Kentwood High School (Kent, Washington)

Bach: Violin Concerto in E Major

Rebecca Clarke: Lullaby

Handel: Violin Sonata in F Major

Handel: Selections from the Messiah

Cirri: Duo No. 3 for Violin and Cello

February 7, 10:30 am, Mattson Middle School (Kent, Washington)

Bach: Violin Concerto in E Major

Rebecca Clarke: Lullaby

Handel: Violin Sonata in F Major

Handel: Selections from the Messiah

Cirri: Duo No. 3 for Violin and Cello

 

February 8, 11:00 am, Auburn City Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Auburn Washington)

Service Music

February 8, 7:45 pm, House Concert

Bach: Violin Concerto in E Major

Rebecca Clarke: Lullaby

Handel: Violin Sonata in F Major

Handel: Selections from the Messiah

Cirri: Duo No. 3 for Violin and Cello

March 31, 5-8 pm, Soundbridge (Benaroya Hall, Seattle)

Dalcroze Workshop

April 27, 2014, 4:00 pm, Second City Chamber Series (Tacoma, Washington)

"Songs of Africa"

William Chapman Nyaho, piano

Ruth Marie Ballance, violin

Jared Ballance, Cello

For tickets and information, visit Second City Chamber Series

May 22nd-26th, Hilton Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN)

                                  Suzuki Association of the Americas 16th Conference:

                                      Ruth Marie Ballance Presents:

                                      "Steps to Holistic Sight-Reading Ability: How to Help String Students Enjoy Playing for a Lifetime"

 

October 12th, Hilton Hotel (Portland, Oregon)

Ballance Duo Concert:

Benefit event and Auction for Portland Adventist Community Services


2013


January 12th, 7:00 pm, Truitt Building (Auburn, WA)

                                 Service music for church meeting


January 18th, 1:15 pm, Lake View Elementary School (Auburn, WA)

                                Educational performance:

                    Francois Gossec: Gavotte
                              Giovanni Battista Cirri: Duo No. 3
                              Mark O’Connor/Edgar Meyer: Limerock


February 10th, 9:25 am, First Baptist Church (Kent, WA)

                                 Service Music


February 24th, 9:25 am and 11:00 am, Kent United Methodist Church (Kent, WA)

                                 Service Music


February 28th - March 2nd, Westin Providence (Providence, RI)

                                 2013 ASTA National Conference:

                                      Ruth Marie and Lucy Lewis present:

                                      “Setting up your studio for success: strategies for young teachers”

 

July 13th, 11:15 am, North Hill Adventist Fellowship (Edgewood, WA)

Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer

How Deep The Father's Love For Us

 

Performance Schedule 2012

January 1st, 11:00 am, University Presbyterian Church (Austin, TX)

                                  Service Music


January 25th, 12:20 pm, Hulsey Recital Hall at University of Alabama - Birmingham  (Birmingham, AL)    

                               Andre Previn: Four Pieces
                                          Kristin Kenning, voice
                                           Kathryn Fouse, piano
                                           Jared Ballance, cello


February 1st, 12:20 pm, Hulsey Recital Hall at University of Alabama - Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)      

                                Faculty Potpourri Recital
                                   Paul Schoenfield: Four Souvenirs
                                           Ruth Marie Ballance, violin
                                           Kseniia Polstiankina, piano


February 7th, 7:30 pm, Brock Recital Hall at Samford University (Homewood, AL)                                 

                                Andre Previn: Four Pieces
                                         Kristin Kenning, voice
                                          Kathryn Fouse, piano
                                           Jared Ballance, cello


March 13th, 7:30 pm, Brock Recital Hall at Samford University (Homewood, AL)                                 

                    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Dissonance Quartet
                              Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae
                              Antonin Dvorak: American Quartet
                                         Samford String Quartet

                                   


April 3rd, 7:30 pm, Brock Recital Hall at Samford University (Homewood, AL)

                    Faculty Cello Recital: Jared Ballance and Friends
                              J.S. Bach: Solo Cello Suite No. 3
                              Erwin Schulhoff: Duo for Violin and Cello
                              Anton Webern: Three Pieces for Cello and Piano
                              Mark O’Connor/Edgar Meyer: Limerock
                              Rebecca Clarke: Lullaby

                       Ruth Marie Ballance, violin
                                 Sarana Chou, piano


May 3rd, 3:00 pm, Seminar Presentation at Samford University (Homewood, AL)

                                 Music of the Holocaust Lecture Performance

                                    Erwin Schulhoff: Duo for Violin and Cello
                                Olivier Messaien: “Louange a l’Eternite de Jesus” 
                                                                     from Quartet for the End of Time
                                   Gideon Klein: Duo for Violin and Cello

                                

May 25th-28th, Hilton Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN)

                                  Suzuki Association of the Americas 15th Conference:

                                      Ruth Marie and Lucy Lewis present:

                                      “Setting up your studio for success: strategies for young teachers”


June 3rd, Alabama School for the Fine Arts (Birmingham, AL)

                                   STEP Cello Workshop

                                    Jared, Dalcroze and cello faculty


June 11th-15th, Samford University Advanced Piano and Chamber Music Camp 

                                                                                                            (Homewood, AL)

                                 Ruth Marie and Jared Ballance, string faculty


June 17th, 3:00 pm Birmingham First SDA Church (Hoover, AL)

                                Giovanni Battista Cirri: Duo No. 3
                                Antonin Dvorak: Humoresque
                               Fritz Kreisler: Recitativo and Scherzo
                              Franz Joseph Haydn: Duet in D Major
                              Olivier Messaien: “Louange a l’Eternite de Jesus” 
                                                                      from Quartet for the End of Time
                               J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 3
                               Rebecca Clarke: Lullaby
                              Francois Gossec: Gavotte


October 20th, 2:30 pm Overlake Terrace (Redmond, WA)

                    Ludwig van Beethoven: Serenade
                              Erno von Dohnanyi: Serenade

                             Ruth Marie Ballance, violin
                                       Linda Bridge, viola
                                       Jared Ballance, cello


November 30th, 6:00 pm Aegis Inn (Kent, WA)

                               Christmas Program

                             Ruth Marie Ballance, violin
                                       Linda Bridge, viola
                                       Jared Ballance, cello
                                       Jeffrey Bridge, trumpet 


December 11th, 6:15 pm, Edgewood Bible Church (Edgewood, WA)  

                               Jared gives Dalcroze workshop for students of Patty Nuernberg                                      


December 21, 7:00 pm, Sunnyside SDA Church (Portland, OR)

                                Christmas program segment

                                        Ballance Duo