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April 4, 2013 at 7:00 AM
8 ways to experience classical music in 7 days
An unusually rich string of concerts land on the calendar in the coming days:
–Adventurous Vespertine Opera Theater presents a new edition of Poulenc’s “Les Mamelles de Tiresias,” adapted by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. 8 p.m. April 4, Columbia City Theater, Seattle; $20-$25 (vespertineopera.com).
–The Seattle Opera Young Artists Program salutes Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentennial with “Viva Verdi,” an evening of scenes and acts from his works. 7:30 p.m. April 6, Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle; $15-$35 (seattleopera.org).
–Medieval scholar and Sequentia ensemble leader Benjamin Bagby sings “Beowulf” with harp accompaniment. 8 p.m. April 6, Town Hall Seattle; $15-$40 (earlymusicguild.org).
–Children get a program just for them with new SSO principal horn Jeffrey Fair, who will introduce kids ages 4-8 to the French horn with a performance and a Q&A. Activities follow. 9:30 and 11 a.m. April 7, Soundbridge at Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $6.50-$8.50 advance; $8-$10 at the door (seattlesymphony.org).
–Organist/composer/Paris Conservatoire professor Thierry Escaich will play Brahms, Vierne, Bach and Dupre on the Watjen organ at 7:30 p.m. April 8, Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $21-$31 (seattlesymphony.org).
–Russian rising star Daniil Trifonov performs a piano program of Chopin and Rachmaninov, plus his own work. 7:30 p.m. April 9, Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle; $35-$39 (uwworldseries.org).
–Former SSO principal cellist Joshua Roman drops by for an evening with the modernist Talea Ensemble for an evening of fun and “Games.” 7:30 p.m. April 10, Town Hall Seattle; $10-$25 (townhallseattle.org).
–The pretty-much-perfect Garrick Ohlsson will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, “Jeunehomme,” in a Seattle Symphony program that also includes Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, led by SSO conductor laureate Gerard Schwarz. April 11-13, Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $19-$112 (seattlesymphony.org).
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