Weekly Concert Round-up: April 28 – May 4

Hoffmann (John Uhlenhopp)  and Stella (Carrie Kahl) in Seattle Opera's "The Tales of Hoffmann" (Photo: Rosarii Lynch)

Hoffmann (John Uhlenhopp) and Stella (Carrie Kahl) in Seattle Opera’s “The Tales of Hoffmann” (Photo: Rosarii Lynch)

This week’s featured concerts:

Apr. 28 – May 4 — Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents a program of trio sonatas from the Baroque era. Hear works for harpsichord, baroque flute, and viola da gamba by J.S. Bach, Rameau, Couperin, and others.

May 3 — Known for their dedication to musical traditions of the ancient Christian church, Portland-based choral ensemble Cappella Romana branches out with a 21st century work. Commissioned in 2007, Robert Kyr’s A Time for Life is an “environmental oratorio” that honors the natural world around us.

May 3 — Baroque Northwest explores the reach of the French Baroque into the New World, particularly in Louisiana and Canada. Hear pieces from the Ursuline Manuscript, a collection of music from 18th century New Orleans.

May 3 – 17 — Seattle Opera‘s The Tales of Hoffmann marks Speight Jenkins’ final production in his 31-year tenure as general director. Offenbach’s operatic fantasy follows the adventures of a wayward poet and the women he loves.

May 4 — The Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Spivakov return to Seattle for a performance at Benaroya Hall. They’ll play music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Piazzolla.

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