Weekly Concert Round-up: April 14 – 20

Pianist André Watts (Photo: Steve J. Sherman)

Pianist André Watts (Photo: Steve J. Sherman)

This week’s featured concerts:

Apr. 15 — Pianist André Watts plays Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin, and more in a solo recital at the UW World Series. The decorated pianist has been performing and touring the world since his debut as a teenager in the early 1960’s.

Apr. 17 — Electronic noisemakers and homemade gadgets take the stage at Chapel Performance Space. Composer and tinkerer Mark Hosler performs on his musical inventions in a concert presented by the Wayward Music Series. Seattle-based electronic keyboardist Noel Brass, Jr. opens.

Apr. 17 – 19 — Seattle Symphony premieres The Death of Oscar, a new work by Scottish composer James MacMillan. Also, hear pianist Paul Lewis perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 rounds out the evening’s musical medley.

Apr. 13 — Music Northwest presents a program of 20th and 21st century chamber music. The unique program features two works that draw inspiration from literature: Ned Rorem’s Last Poems of Wallace Stevens and André Previn’s Four Songs, based on the writings of Toni Morrison.

Apr. 20 — Two Portland-based ensembles roll into town for an Easter Sunday concert at the Triple Door. The cellists of Portland Cello Project team up with the Alialujah Choir for an adventurous program of music that’s sure to be full of surprises.

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