Weekly Concert Round-up: June 17 – 23

Composer John Luther Adams (Photo: Donald Lee)

Composer John Luther Adams (Photo: Donald Lee)

This week’s featured concerts:

Jun. 20 — Head down to Tacoma for chamber music in a picturesque garden setting. Second City Chamber Series presents their first performance in their “Concerts at the Garden” series, which brings chamber music favorites to Lakewold Gardens. This month’s concert features the Onyx Chamber Players performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Haydn.

Jun. 20, 22 & 23 — The Seattle Symphony premieres Alaskan composer John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean, a celebration of the Pacific Northwest’s waterways. For something completely different, violinist Sergey Khachatryan performs Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in the first half of the program. If you’re headed downtown for the concert, stop by the Seattle Art Museum to check out Adams’ sound installation Veils and Vesper, on display from June 14 – 21 in tandem with the Become Ocean premiere.

Jun. 20 – 29 — Choreographer Donald Byrd and the dancers of Spectrum Dance Theater are back with a new work, Autopsy of Love. Set to music by Robert Schumann and Amy Winehouse, the piece explores themes of romance, love, and fulfillment in a contemporary context. Pianist Judith Cohen and bass-baritone Clayton Brainerd join the company for six performances at the Emerald City Trapeze Arts aerialdrome.

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