Weekly Concert Round-up: May 6 – 12

This week’s featured concerts:

May 6 – 8 — The University of Washington School of Music explores the strange world of American composer Charles Ives with three days of events. Hear Ives’ orchestral works on May 6, his devilishly difficult “Concord” Piano Sonata on May 7, and a collection of songs and chamber music on May 8. More info

May 8 — Pianist Jon Kimura Parker shows off his chops at the UW’s Meany Hall with his own solo piano arrangement of Stravinsky’s infamous ballet Rite of Spring. As if a full-length performance of Rite isn’t enough, Parker also throws in Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and works by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff. More info

May 10 – 12 — A recent winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition — one of the classical music world’s most prestigious contests — 24-year-old violinist Mayuko Kamio joins the Northwest Sinfonietta for a performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. More info

May 11 — Soprano Marian Seibert joins the Medieval Women’s Choir for “Music of the Spheres,” a tribute to 12th-century abbess and religious mystic Hildegard of Bingen. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages with this choral performance, accompanied by period instruments. More info

May 11 — Experience the sound of a full-fledged piano choir with Ten Grands. The benefit concert brings ten pianists and ten pianos to the Benaroya Hall stage for a medley of music that includes classical, jazz, and pop favorites. More info

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