Weekly Concert Round-up: March 3 – 9

Black Violin (courtesy photo)

Black Violin (courtesy photo)

This week’s featured concerts:

Mar. 6 – 7 — The dynamic musicians of Black Violin bring their blend of classical, jazz, and hip-hop to the Seattle area. Violinists Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester perform with an ensemble of cello, turntables, and drums at Kirkland Performance Center (March 6) and Tacoma’s Broadway Center for the Performing Arts (March 7).

Mar. 7 – 9The Esoterics celebrate the natural power of rivers and oceans with a program of contemporary choral works. Hear sea-inspired pieces by Swedish and Argentinean composers alongside founding director Eric Banks’ These oceans vast, a setting of nautical poetry by Herman Melville.

Mar. 8 — The Tudor Choir sings chant and devotional music from 16th century England at the University District’s Blessed Sacrament Church. Many of the pieces on the program were composed for the Sarum Rite, an ancient Christian mass service.

Mar. 8 – 9Gallery Concerts hosts Belgian viola da gamba master Wieland Kuijken in a concert of baroque works by Bach, Telemann, and others. Kuijken will be joined by local luminaries Eva Legêne on recorder and Jillon Stoppels Dupree on harpsichord.

Mar. 9 — After a three-year absence, the Bellevue Philharmonic returns to the stage under a new moniker, the Lake Washington Symphony. The orchestra’s inaugural concert features music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Bizet, and Johann Strauss.

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