Weekly Concert Round-up: March 24 – 30

Cellist Lori Goldston (Photo: Kelly O.)

Cellist Lori Goldston (Photo: Kelly O.)

This week’s featured concerts:

Mar. 24 – 31 — Salish Sea Early Music Festival honors the celebrated concerts held at the court of France’s King Louis XIV with a program of works that may have been performed at these 18th century royal recitals. The festival’s ambitious 7-concert tour includes stops in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham, and the San Juan Islands.

Mar. 27Wayward Music Series hosts an evening of music for solo cello performed by Lori Goldston. The Seattle-based cellist has shared the stage with Nirvana and was the recipient of a Stranger Genius Award in 2012. Her description for this week’s concert simply reads, “Lori Goldston plays solo cello, amplified and/or acoustic, improvised and not.” Expect an evening of surprises.

Mar. 28 – 29 — Choral Arts celebrates the choral music of Johannes Brahms with two days of festivities. On March 28, the choir performs Ein deutsches Requiem (“A German Requiem”), one of the composer’s most challenging choral works. The next day, join the ensemble at the UW School of Music for a day-long Brahms Symposium filled with performances, lectures, and masterclasses.

Mar. 29 — New music community The Box is Empty presents world premieres by Seattle-based composer Nat Evans and New York’s Leaha Villarreal, artistic director of the contemporary music ensemble Hotel Elefant. The two composers showcase compositions that combine live performance with video, spoken text, and field recordings.

Mar. 30 — Five local ensembles unite at Benaroya Hall for a performance of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, originally written by the composer in honor of his wife Constanze. For this landmark collaboration, the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra is joined by singers from the Northwest Chamber Chorus, Cantaré Vocal Ensemble, Sacred Music Chorale, and Vashon Island Chorale.

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