This week’s featured concerts:
Jul. 15 — Seattle Chamber Music Society‘s Summer Festival presents music by three great B’s: Beethoven, Britten, and Brahms. Hear chamber works for strings, clarinet, and piano performed by top-notch musicians from around the county.
Jul. 17 — Each summer, the Seattle Chamber Music Society hosts a free performance at Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn while hearing Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 12 and String Quintet No. 3, both influenced by American folk tunes heard by the Czech composer after his immigration to the United States.
Jul. 18 — Head to Auburn’s Mary Olson Farm for an outdoor concert with members of the Auburn Symphony. July’s installment of the Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm chamber series features the Symphony’s brass section performing favorites by John Philip Sousa.
Jul. 18 — Second City Chamber Series presents a program of Italian arias, songs, and chamber music at the picturesque Lakewold Gardens in Tacoma. This concert is part of the Concerts at the Gardens series held every summer.
Jul. 18 – 21 — A celebration of electronic audio and visual art, Substrata 1.3 gathers musicians, composers, and sound artists from around the country for four days of lectures, workshops, and performances. Most of the festival’s concerts will be held at Wallingford’s Chapel Performance Space.
Jul. 19 — Hear the music of J.S. Bach performed on baroque violin by Monica Huggett, director of the Portland Baroque Orchestra. This recital is part of Our Lady of Fatima Parish‘s month-long Bach Festival, which features beloved Baroque works performed on period instruments.
Jul. 20 – 21 — If you find yourself on the Olympic Peninsula this weekend, stop by the hamlet of Quilcene for chamber music from the Romantic Era. The Olympic Music Festival presents works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Rozsa, all performed in a rustic country barn.