This week’s featured concerts:
Mar. 20 — Pianist Richard Goode returns to Seattle for a solo recital as part of the UW World Series. Known for his interpretations of Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert, Goode branches out in this performance with a program of music by Schumann, Debussy, and Janáček.
Mar. 21 — Seattle Symphony‘s annual Celebrate Asia concert brings together performers, composers, and musical traditions from both sides of the Pacific. This year’s event includes music by Chinese, Japanese, and Norwegian composers and features a new work for traditional Vietnamese instruments by local composer Richard Karpen.
Mar. 22 — Wayward Music Series hosts an evening of music about navigating space, with chamber works by local composers John Teske and Andrew C. Smith. For Teske’s piece, performers read from musical scores based on topographical maps, while Smith’s work involves four guitarists and a roving violist.
Mar. 22 — Seattle Choral Company brings a little bit of Norway to town with “Folk, Fiddle, and Fjord”, a program of choral works by Edvard Grieg and other Norwegian composers. Guest violinist Rachel Nesvig accompanies the choir on the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle.
Mar. 23 — The weekend of Scandinavian music continues with the latest installment in the Nordic Heritage Museum‘s Mostly Nordic concert series. This month’s event explores the music of Sweden with performances by Swedish violinist Karl-Ove Mannberg and local pianist Lisa Bergman. Don’t miss the delicious smörgåsbord after the show!