Performance Picks


One of Shostakovich's most intriguing and reclusive proteges, Sofia Gubaidulina's music is even starker, knottier, and more densely intense than his. Coming together as Sorelle (pictured, from left), cellist Traci Hoveskeland, pianist Julie Ives, soprano Hope Wechkin, and flutist Sarah Bassingthwaighte—collectively and individually responsible for some of Seattle's smartest and most absorbing new-music performances—perform her Two Songs on German Folktales. Also on this linguistically diverse program: Lukas Foss' setting of Wallace Stevens' much-anthologized, much-parodied Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird; Anakreontika, based on ancient Greek texts, by Peter Maxwell Davies; and works by two locals—Bern Herbolsheimer's Albina (on Tatar poetry) and Ben Houge's Mobile I in its premiere. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., 206-985-7003. $10-$15. 3 p.m. Sun. June 20. GAVIN BORCHERT

Whirlwind Festival

As suggested by its title, this new dance festival blows through town in two days, including on its program: a duet with Amii LeGendre and Michelle Miller dealing with sexuality, courage, and finger foods; excerpts from The Onion Twins (pictured), a work-in-progress by Alex Martin; and works by visitors Sarah Carlson and Nicholas Leichter. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E. Pine St., second floor, 206-325-8773. Free. 8 p.m. Sat. June 19. SANDRA KURTZ

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