Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Symphony – Noah Geller’s Playlist

Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, Taper Auditorium

Our own Concertmaster’s playlist is a celebration of music for strings, starting with his beloved Bach and culminating in Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto. In between, Noah has chosen a mesmerizing piece by Samuel Adams. Movements (for Us and Them) is a modern-day response to the Baroque concerto grosso.  Details Here

Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra & The Byrd Ensemble – Vivaldi’s Venice

Bastyr University Chapel, 14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore
Virtual tickets available

In this season’s finale collaboration with Seattle’s own Byrd Ensemble, co-directed by Kris Kwapis and Markdavin Obenza, we travel to Venice to celebrate virtuosic music written by the Red Priest. In addition to his beloved Gloria written for the famed Ospedale della Pietà orphanage in Venice, the program includes his Concerto for Trumpet and Oboe, and his dazzling Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, “La Notte” RV 501.  Details Here

Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 pm: Seattle Symphony presents Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson

Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, Taper Auditorium

Hailed as the “new superstar of classical piano” by The Daily Telegraph, Víkingur Ólafsson is an artist of true insight and sensitivity whose multiple awards include Gramophone magazine’s 2019 Artist of the Year. He brings his captivating skill to Bach’s intriguing Goldberg Variations.  Details Here

Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra & The Byrd Ensemble – Vivaldi’s Venice

Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle
Virtual tickets available

Same as May 4, except at Trinity Parish.  Details Here

Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 pm: Pacific MusicWorks presents From Rome with Love – Songs from the Italian Baroque

Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle

In a concert full of virtuosity and passion, star soprano Amanda Forsythe takes us on a tour of Rome’s greatest hits from Rossi to Handel.

Rome in the 17th century was the epicenter of a new and lyrical song culture led by Luigi Rossi. It was Rossi’s Opera L’Orfeo that burst onto the Parisian stage in 1647 and ushered in the conquest of the rest of Europe by Italian Opera. A half century later when the brilliant young German composer Handel sought to complete his musical education, he made a bee-line for Rome and created some of his greatest vocal masterpieces there, highlights of which will be performed on this thrilling program.  Featuring: Amanda Forsythe soprano, Maxine Eilander, baroque harp, David Morris viola da gamba and lirone, Stephen Stubbs, lute and guitar.
Details Here

Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 pm: Pacific MusicWorks presents From Rome with Love – Songs from the Italian Baroque

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4805 NE 45th St, Seattle

Same as May 11, except at St. Stephen’s.

Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 pm: Gallery Concerts – Maturation

The Chapel at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle

It was a simple idea, four equal voices – but it developed into the extraordinary. Works for string quartet by Purcell, Bach, and Haydn, culminating in Beethoven’s epic Op. 132. Aisslinn Nosky, violin, Maureen Murchie, violin, Adam Lamotte, viola, Nathan Whittaker, cello.  Details Here

Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 pm: Gallery Concerts – Maturation

Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 9th Ave NE, Seattle

Same as May 18, except at Blessed Sacrament.

Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 pm: Farallon Recorder Quartet – Between Heaven and Earth

Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd Ave NE, Seattle

The Farallon Recorder Quartet – Miyo Aoki, Tish Berlin, Frances Blaker and Vicki Boeckman – present “Between Heaven and Earth” – a sneak preview of the program they will be playing as a main stage event at the Berkeley Festival this year!  From the stars to terra firma, the works chosen will span from the medieval to the present.

Suggested Donation $20/25 or pay as able. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Kids under 18 free

Saturday, May 25 at 2:00 pm: Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound concert

Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd Ave NE, Seattle

The newly revived Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound will present the fruits of their labor under the direction of Charles Coldwell and Vicki Boeckman. Works by Guerrero, Gabrieli, Bach, Böhm, Gardel and Caldini. Family friendly program with reception immediately following. Bring the kids and grandkids! Absolutely free.

Sunday, June 2 at 3:30 pm: Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound concert

Olympic Tower at Skyline, 715 8th Ave, Seattle

Same ROPS program as on May 25.

Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 pm: Seattle Bach Choir – Bach in Spring

Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle

Details Here

Saturday, June 8 at 8:00 pm: Medieval Women’s Choir – Vision & Miracles

St. James Cathedral, 804 9th Ave, Seattle

Visions and miracles play a fundamental role in the foundational narratives and sacred texts of Christianity. It is with a miracle at the wedding feast in Cana that Jesus began his public ministry, and miracles are held up in the gospels as one mechanism through which the skeptical are brought to the faith. An acceptance of biblical truth requires the acceptance of a world in which visions and miracles are indisputably real.

No wonder, then, that medieval Christians experienced the world in the same way: celebrating, inventing, narrating, and preserving a dizzying array of visions and miracles. This is a reflection of their intense spirituality and their casual acceptance of the role of the supernatural in daily life. Accounts of miracles and visions permeated the music of the era, often pushing singers to create their most expressive works. Join the MWC as we explore the musical mysticism of the Middle Ages.
Details Here