Weekly Concert Round-up: April 8 – 14

This week’s featured concerts:

Apr. 9 — The Seattle Collaborative Orchestra premieres Spring Grove, a new work by local composer Angelique Poteat. This free performance also includes works by Ravel, Barber, and Poulenc. More info

Apr. 10 — The Talea Ensemble takes the stage at Town Hall for a playful program of music about games. The New York-based group will be joined by cellist Joshua Roman for this concert of 20th century and contemporary works. More info

Apr. 11 – 13Spectrum Dance Theater‘s Donald Byrd commemorates ten years as artistic director with a re-staging of his first original work with the ensemble. A commentary on life in the post-9/11 world, A Cruel New World/the new normal will occupy the expansive space of the Emerald City Trapeze Arts Aerialdrome. More info

Apr. 12 — Contemporary music collective The Box is Empty debuts a new series of solo recitals with a concert by saxophonist Evan Smith. His program of new works blends the acoustic saxophone sound with electronic elements. More info

Apr. 12 – 13 — Berlioz channels Shakespeare in Béatrice et Bénédict, a two-act opera based on Much Ado About NothingPuget Sound Concert Opera‘s production travels around the region this weekend, with performances in Bellevue and Seattle. More info

Apr. 13 — Portland-based choral ensemble Cappella Romana celebrates the Easter season with Renaissance motets from Spain and Portugal. The soaring sanctuary of West Seattle’s Holy Rosary Church provides an atmospheric backdrop for this program of sacred music. More info

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