Various locations Across Seattle
July 6–27, Fridays, 7:30 pm All Ages
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 folks 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 month of July, with Mondays at Delridge Playfield, Wednesday and Thursday concerts at Volunteer Park, and Fridays at Freeway and Columbia Parks. You'll hear performances of everything from Igor Stravinsky's Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano and Maurice Ravel's Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in A minor to Robert Schumann's Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94 and Johannes Brahms' Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in B Major, Op. 8.