Weekly Concert Round-up: July 1 – 7

"Concerts in the Barn" at the Olympic Music Festival (Photo: Olympic Music Festival)

“Concerts in the Barn” at the Olympic Music Festival (Photo: Olympic Music Festival)

This week’s featured concerts:

Jul. 5 — The three-week Bellingham Festival of Music opens with the West Coast premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Dreamsongs, featuring the Bellingham Festival Orchestra and Joshua Roman, former principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony. Roman will also perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme.

Jul. 5 — In honor of Independence Day, St. Mark’s Cathedral Assistant Organist Alan De Puy performs a program of Americana tunes on the cathedral’s grand Flentrop organ.

Jul. 5Seattle Chamber Music Society‘s summer festival is in full swing. This Friday’s concert features an eclectic mix of chamber music by J.S. Bach, Saint-Saëns, Britten, and living composers John Adams and Paul Schoenfield. Head to Benaroya Hall early for a free program of contemporary classical works performed by pianist Andrew Russo.

Jul. 6 — Seven trombonists! Brass didjeridoos! Wayward Music Series celebrates the birthdays of Seattle composers Stuart Dempster and Dennis Rea with an evening of improvisatory music. The concert includes the world premiere performance of Dempster’s Seventy Seven Sevens, written for a seven-member trombone choir.

Jul. 6 – 7 — Head out to the Olympic Peninsula and experience chamber music in the quaint surroundings of a rustic barn. With concerts every weekend from now until September, the Olympic Music Festival is one of the longest summer festivals in the region. This weekend’s program focuses on music for violin and piano.

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