Weekly Concert Round-up: September 9 – 15

Pianist Lang Lang brings his energetic style to Seattle on September 15

Pianist Lang Lang brings his energetic style to Seattle on September 15

This week’s featured concerts:

Sep. 11 — The Cornish Music Series begins its 2013-14 lineup with a masterclass featuring improvisational cellist Rushad Eggleston. Students from Cornish College of the Arts will collaborate with Eggleston at this session, which is free and open to the public.

Sep. 12 — Gamers, this one’s for you! Gather at Benaroya Hall for Seattle Symphony‘s tribute to The Legend of Zelda. The orchestra will play music from the popular video game series while scenes from the game are projected onto a giant screen overhead.

Sep. 13 — Hear music for violin and piano by no fewer than seven Russian composers. The Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle begins the concert season with this “Russian Kaleidoscope” program, featuring favorites by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and others.

Sep. 15 — The Auburn Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 2013-14 concert season with a program of audience favorites, including Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, Handel’s Water Music, and selections from Bernstein’s West Side Story.

Sep. 15 — Pianist Lang Lang returns to Benaroya Hall for the Seattle Symphony‘s Opening Night Concert and Gala. The ebullient pianist will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Also on the program is a medley of folk dances by Brahms, Dvořák, Bartók, and others.

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