Weekly Concert Round-up: June 3 – 9

Spectrum Dance Theater's "A Cruel New World / the new normal" (Photo: Nate Watters)

Spectrum Dance Theater’s “A Cruel New World / the new normal” (Photo: Nate Watters)

This week’s featured concerts:

Jun. 5 – 9 — After rave reviews in April, Spectrum Dance Theater artistic director Donald Byrd’s visceral choreographic commentary on the aftermath of 9/11 returns for a series of encore performances at the Emerald City Trapeze aerialdrome. More info

Jun. 6 — Hear what happens when a bassoon is fitted with fifteen microphones, each piping sound to speakers placed around the auditorium. Wayward Music Series presents a concert by bassoonist Leslie Ross, who will perform works for for micro-amplified bassoon and quadraphonic speakers. More info

Jun. 8Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra concludes the 2012-13 concert season with a world premiere by young Turkish composer Erberk Eryilmaz. Favorites by Beethoven, Strauss, Wagner, and Haydn round out the program. More info

Jun. 8 — Celebrate the 100th anniversary of English composer Benjamin Britten’s birth with the Seattle Choral Company. The ensemble performs Britten’s Cantata Misericordium, a tribute to the International Red Cross, alongside works by up-and-coming Norwegian choral composer Ola Gjeilo. More info

Jun. 8 — Soprano Kimberly Giordano joins the Thalia Symphony Orchestra for Berlioz’s Nuits d’Été (“Summer Nights”). This season finale concert also features Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet. More info

Jun. 9 — Pianist Byron Schenkman has assembled an all-star cast of performers for “Schubertiade”, a program celebrating the music of Franz Schubert. One of the show’s highlights is a performance of Shepherd on the Rockfeaturing Schenkman, soprano Clara Rottsolk, and clarinetist Sean Osborn. More info

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