Weekly Concert Round-up: August 12 – 18

Seattle Opera's 2009 production of Wagner's "Das Rheingold" (Photo: Rosarii Lynch)

Seattle Opera’s 2009 production of Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” (Photo: Rosarii Lynch)

This week’s featured concerts:

Aug. 12 – 17 — It’s not to late to jump on the Ring bandwagon. Tickets are still available for Seattle Opera‘s second cycle of Wagner’s beloved four-opera masterpiece. Can’t make it this week? All four operas will be performed again next week for Seattle Opera’s third (and final) cycle.

Aug. 15 — Pianist Hai-Kyung Suh performs a solo recital at Benaroya Hall hosted by the Korean Music Association. Known for her interpretations of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, the former child prodigy has played with major orchestras around the world.

Aug. 15 — Head down to the farm for a whimsical evening of music about animals. Musicians of the Auburn Symphony perform Saint-Saëns’ beloved Carnival of the Animals at this family-friendly outdoor concert on the grounds of Auburn’s Mary Olson Farm.

Aug. 16 — Wallingford’s Wayward Music Series hosts Oakland-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Peck for an evening of improvisatory avant-garde music. He’ll be joined onstage by Derek M. Johnson, a musician and visual artist from Olympia.

Aug. 16 – 17 — This weekend’s offerings at the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival include a cheeky “César Salad” concert featuring works by Romantic Era composers César Franck and César Cui. The festival continues until August 24 with four more programs of exciting chamber music.

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