This week’s featured concerts:
May 15-17 & 22-24 — Spectrum Dance Theater premieres seven new dance works set to string quartets by American composers, with live music performed by the chamber musicians of Simple Measures.
May 16 – 17 — Choral Arts sings folk songs from around the world, bringing together musical traditions from Europe, South America, and the US.
May 16 – 18 — Pacific MusicWorks and University of Washington School of Music collaborate on an all-new production of Handel’s 1743 opera Semele. Based on a Greek myth, the story follows a mortal woman who falls in love with Jupiter, the king of the gods.
May 17 — Explore the life and times of legendary 12th century noblewoman Eleanor of Aquitaine with a program of songs by the Medieval Women’s Choir.
May 17 — Pianist Sara Davis Buechner joins the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra for Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F. The orchestra will also perform favorites by Debussy and Rossini.
May 18 — The Washington Wind Symphony performs a medley of musical vignettes by American composers, transporting listeners to a gallery at the Louvre, a raucous rodeo, and a seaside holiday town.