Weekly Concert Round-up: April 21 – 27

Trio Pardalote (Photo: Rosemary Wagner)

Trio Pardalote (Photo: Rosemary Wagner)

This week’s featured concerts:

Apr. 22 — Cellist Joshua Roman returns to the Town Hall stage, this time with a program of music by Russian composers. He’ll be joined by pianist Andrius Zlabys for Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne (from Pulcinella) and Schnittke’s Sonata for Cello and Piano.

Apr. 24 — A NPR staple for years, From the Top showcases the next generation of classical musicians with interviews and performances. Pianist Christopher O’Riley hosts a taping of the show with live audience at Tacoma’s Rialto Theater.

Apr. 25 & 27 — The singers of Northwest Boychoir join forces with chamber musicians from Simple Measures. Their program takes audiences on a tour through the history of Western classical music with pieces for choir, organ, violin, harp, and percussion.

Apr. 26 — Head south for a program of classics with the Auburn Symphony. You’ll hear pieces from three eras of Western music, from Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony to Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9. Cellist Brian Wharton joins the orchestra for Bruch’s Kol Nidrei.

Apr. 27 Trio Pardalote and friends honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with music by Shostakovich and Jewish composers Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Gideon Klein, and Alexander von Zemlinsky. The ensemble’s Club Shostakovich concert series explores the Russian composer’s vast repertoire alongside other chamber works.

Apr. 27 — Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons comes to life in a collaboration between the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle and Emerald Ballet Theatre. Experience original choreography set to this suite of twelve piano pieces, each representing a different month of the year.

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