This week’s featured concerts:
May 20 — Experience opera up close and personal with Opera on Tap. This lively group of singers performs a program of French, German, and Spanish art songs in the casual atmosphere of Greenwood’s Naked City Brewery.
May 22 — Seattle Opera celebrate Wagner’s 200th birthday with a free party at the Seattle Center Armory. Festivities include a costume contest, “Hojotoho” competition, and birthday cake.
May 14 — Cellist and composer Lori Goldston performs a recital in preparation for her impending European tour. She’ll be joined onstage by violinist Julie Baldridge and percussionist Greg Campbell for this program of composed and improvised works.
May 24 – 27 — The Northwest Folklife Festival brings together musical and cultural traditions from around the world on the sprawling grounds of Seattle Center. Classical music offerings include performances by the Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra, the Dusty Strings All-Guitar Orchestra, and Eckstein Middle School Wind Ensemble.