Weekly Concert Round-up: June 10 – 16

Cappella Romana (Photo: Cappella Romana)

Cappella Romana (Photo: Cappella Romana)

This week’s featured concerts:

Jun. 11 — New York’s JACK Quartet returns to Town Hall Seattle, bringing with them an exciting program of 21st century music. Cellist Joshua Roman joins the ensemble for the world premiere of a piece by Jefferson Friedman, an up-and-coming composer whose work draws upon the worlds of classical, rock, and electronica. More info

Jun. 12 – 15 — This is a big week for choral music in Seattle. The 2013 Chorus America Conference arrives in town for four days of workshops, presentations, and performances. Several conference concerts are open to the public. Here’s a list of highlights:

Jun. 13 & 15 — Hear the combined forces of the Seattle Symphony, three choirs, and a trio of vocal soloists in Britten’s War Requiem. This epic work hasn’t been performed in Seattle since the 1980’s. Written in 1961, it features poems by English poet Wilfred Owen, who was killed in World War I. More info

Jun. 14 — In Pacific Northwest Ballet‘s “Next Step”, students from the Professional Division perform works choreographed by PNB Company dancers. This all-premiere program features seven exciting new pieces created specifically for this performance. More info

Jun. 15 — Head into the woods of Ravenna Park to experience new music in the summer twilight. Forest Show features the music of local composers John Teske, Neil Welch, and Nat Evans performed amidst the trees by a trio of Seattle musicians. More info

Jun. 15 – 16 — Hear secular and sacred choral favorites as The Esoterics commemorate twenty years of music-making. This weekend-long celebration features two different programs selected by a poll that included ensemble members, alumni, and fans. More info

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