Weekly Concert Round-up: July 22 – 28

Pianist Girma Yifrashewa

Pianist Girma Yifrashewa

This week’s featured concerts:

Jul. 22 — Seattle composers John Teske and Nat Evans debut new works at “New Music From the Deep North”, a concert hosted by Wayward Music Series. The event features performances by cellist Karl Knapp and percussionist Bonnie Whiting, both hailing from Alaska.

Jul. 24 — It’s the last week of Seattle Chamber Music Society‘s 2013 Summer Festival. The month-long event culminates with a live recording of Shostakovich’s String Quartets #7 and #8, two of the composer’s most celebrated works. SCMS Artistic Director James Ehnes and three other musical luminaries join forces for the session.

Jul. 25 — The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival‘s opening night concert features a veritable potpourri of pieces that span from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. Hear music by Paul Hindemith, David Popper, Sergey Taneyev, and Fritz Kreisler alongside a beloved Mozart Piano Quartet.

Jul. 26Wayward Music Series presents a recital by Ethiopian pianist and composer Girma Yifrashewa, whose music blends African and European traditions. The concert opens with a performance by Seattle-based pianist and composer Amy Rubin.

Jul. 26 — Tucked away in the Magnolia neighborhood’s residential district, Our Lady of Fatima Church is becoming a new hub for early music in Seattle. The church’s summer Bach Festival concludes with a performance by Our Lady of Fatima Baroque Orchestra playing on period instruments.

Jul. 27 — Are you a fan of new, local music? Head up to Lynnwood for the Octava Chamber Orchestra Summer Chamber Music Extravaganza. The concert presents ten new works by living composers, many of whom reside in the Seattle area.

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