Weekly Concert Round-up: September 30 – October 6

Mandolinist Chris Thile (Photo: Danny Clinch)

Mandolinist Chris Thile (Photo: Danny Clinch)

This week’s featured concerts:

Oct. 1 — Originally known as a member of bluegrass ensembles Nickel Creek and the Punch Brothers, mandolinist Chris Thile‘s current work spans folk, classical, and jazz traditions. The 2012 MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient performs Bach and a medley of his own compositions as part of the UW World Series.

Oct. 3, 5 – 6 — Three rising stars join the Seattle Symphony for a performance of Beethoven’s monumental Triple Concerto, which juxtaposes the traditional piano trio (violin, cello, and piano) against the backdrop of the full orchestra.

Oct. 3 – 6 — Founded in 1987, the AXIS Dance Company has won worldwide acclaim for groundbreaking choreography that features dancers with and without disabilities. AXIS visits Seattle this week for three evenings of performances with the UW World Series.

Oct. 5Music of Remembrance honors victims and survivors of the Holocaust with a free concert at the Seattle Art Museum. Hear works by composers who perished during the Holocaust alongside pieces commemorating the struggles of the European Jewish community during World War II.

Oct. 5 – 6Choral Arts opens the 2013-14 concert season with three different settings of Ave Maria, featuring versions by Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Grieg. The diverse program jumps from the Renaissance to modern day and includes two world premieres.

Oct. 6 — Harpsichordist and pianist Byron Schenkman kicks off his new concert series with three Beethoven piano quartets. Dubbed “Byron Schenkman & Friends”, the series explores chamber music masterworks with performances by some of Seattle’s brightest musical luminaries.

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