The final show of the was on June 30, 2011. It was a terrific show, with a huge turnout. A full house, and a wonderful night all around.

The 2011 Fall Season is tentatively scheduled for October 6 – December 15, 2011. Big news coming, so stay tuned for details as the pieces fall into place.

It was quite a season for Tuning the Air. An expanded performance team – 10 guitarists – continuing to explore to sonic possibilities of performance in the circular, surround-sound format; what the Seattle Times called “magical notes around the circumference of Fremont Abbey.” New material is always being added, including two new compositions that were debuted in June. Ambient guitarist Joel Palmer continues to “tune the space” as the audience arrives and settles in, as well as playing on several pieces within the performance itself. Joel’s preshow performances are available for listening online.

The April 14 show featured one of the Seattle Circle Guitar School’s classes: 15 4th graders from the Salmon Bay Kids Guitar Circle served as the “opening act” for the show. Their performance can be viewed online. Several shows have included guest artists: guitarist Tony Geballe sat in for the first two shows of the season, as well as the Salmon Bay Kids Guitar Circle show; oboist Darlene Franz performed with us throughout June.

Thanks from the Tuning the Air team for over 6 years of support. 215 performances… and counting. We cannot do it without you!