This week’s featured concerts:
Apr. 8 — Trio con Brio Copenhagen takes the stage at UW World Series for a program of Danish chamber music and piano trio favorites. Comprised of two Korean sisters and a Danish pianist, the ensemble performs music by Danish composer Per Nørgård alongside works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
Apr. 10 — Vocalist Harry van der Kamp joins Pacific Musicworks for 17th century cantatas for bass voice. This landmark concert brings together violinist Monica Huggett (artistic director of Portland Baroque Orchestra), lutenist Stephen Stubbs (artistic director of Pacific Musicworks), and musicians from both ensembles.
Apr. 11 – 19 — Shakespeare comes to life in Pacific Northwest Ballet production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Choreography by George Balanchine illuminates Mendelssohn’s beloved score; a treasure trove of sparkling costumes and sets completes the magic. Now’s your chance to hear that ubiquitous Wedding March in its original context.
Apr. 12 — Hear the world premiere of a lost work from Communist Russia. The singers of Cappella Romana debut Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week just in time for the Easter holiday. Steinberg composed his choral masterpiece in 1927, right before Stalin’s regime began to suppress religious music and expression.
Apr. 13 — Cornish Music Series hosts Seattle Symphony violist Mara Gearman in an exploration of Women in Music. Gearman and a cast of local luminaries perform chamber music and works for solo viola by composers Rebecca Clarke, Emily Doolittle, Janice Giteck, and Sofia Gubaidulina.