This week’s featured concerts:
Feb. 4 — Banjo master Béla Fleck joins string quartet Brooklyn Rider for a UW World Series performance that crisscrosses folk and classical genres.
Feb. 4 — Tacoma-based vocal ensemble Canonici sings secular Renaissance works from France, England, Spain, Italy, and the early American colonies.
Feb. 5 — Violin fans, take note: Superstar violinist Joshua Bell returns to Benaroya Hall for a recital of works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Tartini.
Feb. 6 – 8 — Now in its 29th year, the Seattle Improvised Music Festival features a roster of local musicians and a visiting artists in a weekend of live improvisation.
Feb. 8 – 9 — Seattle Pro Musica celebrates the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth with some of the composer’s most beloved choral works.