Quarter notes: upcoming

Like Henry Purcell? Then there is no reason you shouldn’t see the final performance of the Indian Queen tonight at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. This weekend is the first time this opera will be performed in Washington State. If you can’t to the Indian Queen, the Israel Philharmonic is in town as part of an eight city United States tour. Webern and Mahler highlight Zubin Mehta’s program. Also tonight the Medieval Women’s Choir will fill St. James Cathedral with deeply spiritual sounding music written by women composers or inspired by female poets.  For choral music lovers who don’t like medieval music, Opus 7 hosts their All Northwest concert. Tomorrow, Alastair Willis returns to conduct Orchestra Seattle in a two concerto program. The most interesting piece on the program isn’t a concerto however, it is Ralph Vaughn Williams Toward the Unknown Region. Philharmonia Northwest brings Daron Hagen’s Heliotrope to the stage; also tomorrow. And on Monday, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra’s barn-storming musicians invade Meany Hall with Baroque music — Music for the Royal Fireworks, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and two concertos. Nicola Reilly and Tyler Reilly will play Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, and Katherine Isbill and Meese Agrawal Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Flutes.

Of course, this weekend is also the start of Seattle Opera’s run of Jules Massenet’s Don Quixote.


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