Arts Alive, June 14th 2024, Eugene, OR Farmer's Market Pavilion, 6:30pm

Violette performs with Fermata Ballet Collective

Hope~k'uy temtem kakwa

Composed by Alice Blankenship

Sophie Therrell, Soprano

Michael Anderson, Clarinet

Alice Blankenship, Violin


The members of Violette are Alice Blankenship, Violin, and Michael Anderson, Clarinet. As a duo, Anderson and Blankenship formed Violette to create and commission new music, arrange baroque, classical, and folk-crossover music for the unusual pairing of violin and clarinet. Violette is the core ensemble of both Høstedans and microphilharmonic. Violette's repertoire includes works by Bach, Telemann, Mozart, Tomas Svoboda, Paul Safar, Olivia Davis, as well as original music by Anderson and Blankenship.

Hope ~ k'uy təm-təm kakwa

Violette with Sophie Therrell

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Hope ~ k'uy təm-təm kakwa

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Poetry of Emily Dickinson with interpolations in chinuk wawa, the trade language of the Northwest for 150 years. Composed by Alice Blankenship for Clarinet, Violin and Soprano. Many thanks to the tribes of Grand Ronde for sharing their beautiful language and helping educate the larger community of Oregon and beyond. hayu masi!

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Violette prepares for Concerts!

New Music at Tsunami Bookstore

Violette will perform at Tsunami Bookstore in Eugene, Oregon, with world premieres of Violin and Clarinet Duos by Paul Safar, Olivia Davis, Alice Blankenship, and Tomas Svoboda. April 8th, 2022!

Violette with Høstedans

Christmas 2021!

from Advent to Wassail, A Christmas Medley

Violette with Francis Anderson-Blankenship, arranged by Alice Blankenship

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The ancient and beautiful advent carol Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel paired with the spritely and wassailing (caroling) tradition of On Christmas Night (the Sussex carol), arranged by Alice Blankenship.

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