Rigoletto is one of the classics, a Verdi opera for the ages, meaning the music is as beautiful as the plot is perverse. The action includes a hunchback, an assassin, a duke, and much "ruining" of virgins. Several of the arias, duets, and quartets are famous. It's a great opera to come back to, or to begin with. Seattle Opera's production is set in... more »
Yesod's "4th-world improvisations"—"experimental alternative ambient improvisational psychedelic world" music.
Gradus is the composition resulting from this experiment (!): "Since 2002, Neal Kosaly-Meyer has been systematically working through all combinations of all the As on the piano, devoting an extended improvisation session to each single A, and to all combinations of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 As." 290-1601.
Led by symphony associate concertmaster Emma McGrath.
This is the first time the Seattle Chamber Singers have done this concert since 2010, when they performed a version as a memorial to their founder, George Shangrow, who died in a car accident that year. New conductor Clinton Smith takes the lead here.
Christian Pincock, trombone/composer.
Noisegasm + Distorrent: electronic music. 290-1601.
Holiday classic! Holiday classic! Big, beautiful, hallelujah.
The nativity story with Northwest Boychoir, Vocalpoint! Seattle, and members of the Northwest Sinfonia.
Vanessa Skantze, butoh performance with live experimental music.
Favorites from The Nutcracker, Rhapsody in Blue, and, we hear, Star Wars. Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker is the special guest in the concert hall, then, in the lobby countdown to midnight with Ludovic Morlot, there's dancing to HB Radke & the Jet City Swingers.
Hum along to "Ode to Joy" and more in a performance led by Carlos Kalmar and featuring Nathalie Paulin, soprano, Angela Niederloh, mezzo–soprano, Brendan Tuohy, tenor, Charles Robert Stephens, baritone, and the Seattle Symphony Chorale.
Comedy and classical music: two terms you never hear together. Musicians Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are said to be changing that.
Wayne Horvitz, composer, with pianist Cristina Valdes and others.
Taking audiences back in time to Zimmermann's Coffeehouse in Leipzig, the home of concerts by Bach and his student orchestra!
Jacob Zimmerman, avant saxophone.
UW faculty violist Melia Watras and Pacific Northwest Ballet concertmaster Michael Jinsoo Lim present world premieres by Richard Karpen, Frances White, and the performers themselves. The musicians will be joined by renowned Seattle theater director Sheila Daniels, singing!
A stop on the tour for the piano giant. On the program: Beethoven's Sonata in E Major, Op. 109; Schubert's Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15, D. 760; Griffes's Selections; and Chopin's Sonata in B Minor, Op. 58.
The six-year-old, Boston-based, self-conducted orchestra of 17, performing music by Ives, Gershwin, Dvorák, Kip Jones, and Lev Zhurbin.
Spontaneous Rex: experimental/jazz/avant-rock.
The first half of a Tchaikovsky mini-festival featuring piano and violin concerti, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto, and with Boris Giltburg and Alexander Lubyantsev, piano.