Classical Calendar


27–29 Seattle Latin-American Music (SLAM) A weekend festival of Hispanic composers. Chapel Performance Space,

27–30 Seattle Symphony Pianist Cecile Licad plays Rachmaninoff. Benaroya Hall.

29–30 Bellevue Philharmonic Barber, Dvorak, and Rhapsody in Blue. Meydenbauer Center.


4–6 Seattle Symphony Stravinsky, Bartók, Schumann. Benaroya Hall.

5 Northwest Sinfonietta With pianist Byron Schenkman. Town Hall.

6 Baroque Northwest Music from the court of Frederick the Great in From Prussia With Love. Chapel Performance Space,

7 Marcel Khalifé Lebanese musician and his ensemble. Town Hall.

7 Orchestra Seattle Mendelssohn's Elijah. First Free Methodist Church,

7 Michael Partington Music for classical guitar. Brechemin Auditorium, UW campus.

7 Philharmonia Northwest A new flute concerto by conductor Roupen Shakarian. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church,

11–14 Seattle Symphony Their annual performance of Mozart's Requiem. Benaroya Hall.

13–14 Auburn Symphony Music from Russia. Auburn Performing Arts Center.

13–14 Seattle Baroque Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Benaroya Recital Hall.

13–14, 20–21 The Esoterics Choral music inspired by Islamic scripture and poetry. Various venues,

13–27 Seattle Opera See Picks.

16 Murray Perahia Top-drawer pianist, program TBA. Benaroya Hall.

17 Vienna Piano Trio Part of the UW World Series. Meany Hall, UW campus.

19 Lake Union Civic Orchestra American music (plus Brahms), with pianist Douglas "Arts Journal" McLennan. Town Hall.

20 Ensemble Clément Jannequin Renaissance chansons. Presented by the Early Music Guild. Town Hall.

20–21 Opus 7 This choir opens its season with Autumn Nights. Various venues,

21 Seattle Philharmonic Bernard (Psycho) Herrmann wrote a symphony? I'm there. Meany Hall, UW campus.

23 Sérgio and Odair Assad Dynamic guitar duo. Benaroya Hall.

25 Seattle Symphony Half of it, anyway, playing Mozart, Stravinsky, and Mendelssohn. Moore Theatre.

25, 27–28 Seattle Symphony With pianist Awadagin Pratt. Benaroya Hall.

26 Gareth Davis Contemporary clarinet music. Brechemin Auditorium, UW campus.

26 Finisterra Piano Trio Acclaimed Seattle ensemble. Benaroya Recital Hall.

26–27 Seattle Choral Company "Celtic Nights," with pipers and dancers. St. Mark's Cathedral,

27 Enrique Henao Classical guitarist/composer. Seattle Art Museum.

27 Stephen Stubbs Seattle-based master lutenist. Presented by the Seattle Classic Guitar Society. Benaroya Recital Hall.

27–29 Simple Measures Informal chamber music, in a jazz/crossover program entitled Cool Shade. Various venues,

30 Melia Watras See Picks.


1–3 Seattle Symphony A mostly French program. Benaroya Hall.

2 Cappella Romana Ancient and contemporary music from this vocal ensemble. Town Hall.

3–4 Bellevue Philharmonic Some Beethoven, and Strauss' ravishing Oboe Concerto. Meydenbauer Center.

4 Barry Lieberman and Friends Violin duets. Brechemin Auditorium, UW campus.

4 Music of Remembrance Opening their 10th season with a new work by Gerard Schwarz. Benaroya Recital Hall.

4 Orchestra Seattle Bach, Brahms, Beethoven. First Free Methodist Church,

7 Yevgeny Sudbin Chopin, Scriabin, and more from this Russian pianist. Part of the UW World Series. Meany Hall, UW campus.

8 UW Symphony Durand, Haydn, Brahms. Meany Hall, UW campus.

8–11 Seattle Symphony All-Brahms, with pianist Vladimir Feltsman. Benaroya Hall.

9 Seattle Harmonic Voices An overtone-singing ensemble, led by Stephen Fandrich. Chapel Performance Space.

11 Philharmonia Northwest With pianist Rachel Matthews. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church,

15–17 Lyric Opera Northwest La Traviata, Verdi's tragedy of love and sacrifice. Meydenbauer Center.

15, 17 Seattle Symphony Schwarz conducts Shostakovich's bleak Symphony No. 11. Benaroya Hall.

16 Northwest Sinfonietta Beethoven and his contemporaries. Town Hall.

16–17 Seattle Opera Young Artists Program See Picks.

18 Seattle Youth Symphony Rossini, Conus, Tchaikovsky. Benaroya Hall.

20 St. Petersburg Philharmonic Schubert, Schumann, Prokofiev. Benaroya Hall.

27 Chiara String Quartet Their program, Mestizaje: Harmony of Differences, includes folk-influenced works. Part of the UW World Series. Meany Hall, UW campus.

28 Yefim Bronfman Knuckle-busters by Ravel and Balakirev. Benaroya Hall.

30 Trio Medieval See Picks.


1–2 Bellevue Philharmonic Piazzolla and Tchaikovsky for their 40th-anniversary concert. Meydenbauer Center.

1–2 Seattle Baroque A Brandenburg Christmas. Benaroya Hall.

1–2, 8–9 The Esoterics Choral music inspired by the heavens in Ourania. Various venues,

2 Orchestra Seattle Messiah. First Free Methodist Church.

8, 15 Seattle Pro Musica Choral works from Russia and the Baltic nations. Town Hall and Bastyr University,

11 Antti Siirala Up-and-coming Finnish pianist. Part of the UW World Series. Meany Hall, UW campus.

13 Sean Osborn and Greg Sinibaldi New music for winds, presented by the Washington Composers Forum. Chapel Performance Space.

13–16 Seattle Symphony Messiah. Benaroya Hall.

28–31 Seattle Symphony To ring out the year, Beethoven's Ninth. Benaroya Hall.

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