Weekly Concert Round-up: September 16 – 22

Vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth (Photo: Stephen Spinelli)

Vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth (Photo: Stephen Spinelli)

This week’s featured concerts:

Sep. 19 — The Town Music concert series kicks off the 2013-14 season with a performance by vocal octet Roomful of Teeth, a unique ensemble dedicated to 21st century repertoire. Come to Town Hall early for a happy hour and season preview with Town Music artistic director, cellist Joshua Roman.

Sep. 19 & 21 — Bask in the Impressionistic sounds of Ravel at the Seattle Symphony‘s tribute to this beloved French composer. The action-packed lineup includes Ravel’s two piano concertos (featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet) and a performance of the infamous Bolero.

Sep. 20 – 22 — Contemporary choral ensemble The Esoterics perform a medley of new works for a cappella choir. The program features the three winners of the ensemble’s Polyphonos choral competition, which drew entries from across the country.

Sep. 21 & 26 — Seattle composer John Teske and the 26-member Broken Bow Ensemble premiere a new work inspired by the ocean. Teske’s mer incorporates local tide measurements into the score, using the data to guide performers through the piece.

Sep. 22 — Hear sounds from around the globe at the Seattle Symphony‘s Day of Music. This free celebration fills Benaroya Hall with performances to suit every taste, including appearances by the orchestra and music director Ludovic Morlot.

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