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Music Under the Stars

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Various locations (map) Across Seattle
Mon., July 3, 7:15 p.m., Wed., July 5, 7:15 p.m., Fri., July 7, 7:15 p.m., Mon., July 10, 7:15 p.m., Wed., July 12, 7:15 p.m., Fri., July 14, 7:15 p.m., All Ages

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The concept of Music Under the Stars is simple but compelling: A student ensemble sets up in a park and plays to whoever shows up, often folk with picnic blankets in tow and maybe a surreptitious bottle of wine or two. Then, at eight, Benaroya Hall pipes in whatever performance is happening that night (aligned with selections from this year's Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival, of course) to the assembled throng—it's basically two shows for the price of none! This summer, MUTS takes place during the months of July and August, with Mondays at Delridge Playfield, Wednesday concerts at Volunteer Park, and Fridays at Freeway and Columbia Parks.

Schedule for the piped-in Benaroya concerts:

July 7: Rebecca Clarke, Sonata for Viola and Piano; Johannes Brahms, Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 87; Felix Mendelssohn, String Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 87
Freeway Park and Columbia Park

July 10: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K. 423, Lisa Bielawa, Fictional Migrations; Franz Schubert, Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Major, D. 667 "Trout"
Delridge Playfield

July 12: Moritz Moszkowski, Suite for Two Violins and Piano in G minor, Op. 71 ; Samuel Barber, Summer Music for Woodwind Quintet, Op. 31; Darius Milhaud, La cheminée du roi René for Wind Quintet, Op. 205; Antonín Dvořák, Quartet for Piano and Strings in D Major, Op. 23
Volunteer Park

July 14: Claude Debussy, Petite Suite for Piano, Four Hands; Maurice Ravel, String Quartet in F Major; Georges Bizet, Jeux d'enfants for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 22; Camille Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals
Freeway Park and Columbia Park

July 17: Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 119; Antonín Dvořák, Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola; Ernest Chausson, Quartet for Piano and Strings in A Major, Op. 30
Delridge Playfield

July 19: Frank Bridge, Phantasy for Piano Quartet in F-sharp minor; Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 9 for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"; Edvard Grieg, String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27
Volunteer Park

July 21: Leoš Janáček, Concertino for Piano and Chamber Ensemble; Bedřich Smetana, String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, "From My Life"; Antonín Dvořák, Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in B-flat Major, Op. 21
Freeway Park and Columbia Park

July 24: Sergei Rachmaninov, Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quintet in D Major, K. 593; Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano
Delridge Playfield

July 26: Aaron Jay Kernis, Trio in Red; Camille Saint-Saëns, Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 75; Antonín Dvořák, Sextet for Strings in A Major, Op. 48
Volunteer Park

July 28: Franz Schubert, Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G minor, Op. 137, No. 3, D. 408; Johannes Brahms, Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114; Arnold Schoenberg, Verklarte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4
Freeway Park and Columbia Park

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Various locations

, , WA 98101

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This event is in the past.
  • Mon., July 3, 7:15 p.m., Wed., July 5, 7:15 p.m., Fri., July 7, 7:15 p.m., Mon., July 10, 7:15 p.m., Wed., July 12, 7:15 p.m., Fri., July 14, 7:15 p.m.,
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