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2017 Don Bushell Concerto Competition
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Apply now. Competition date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra is now accepting applications for our 2017 Don Bushell Concerto Competition, to be held on Sunday, April 23rd, at Seattle Pacific University. The competition is open to Washington residents ages 16 and over. Application deadline is March 26, 2017.
InterHarmony International Festival in Acqui Termi, Italy
Summer Session II, July 18-30 - Register NOW
Acqui Termi, Italy
We would like to invite you to come study with us in Italy! We may accept students on behalf of the festival. Activities include two lessons per week with us, ample practice time, some chamber music and orchestra playing. During Session II the festival orchestra will be performing the Brahms Double Concerto with the famous violinist Vadim Repin with cellist Misha Quint. The schedule affords more time for practice and to explore the beautiful northern Italy region.
Auburn Mountainview Orchestra Festival Concert
April 25, 2017 at 7pm
Auburn Mountainview High School will host an inaugural Orchestra Festival Concert at 7 p.m., April 25 in the gymnasium. More than 200 elementary, middle and high school orchestra members will play. Guest conductor for the event is Nikolas Caoile, director of orchestras at Central Washington University and director/conductor of the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra. The concert finale will feature about 200 members playing together. The event is free and open to the public.
Sammamish Symphony - Romantic Exotica
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Four composers evoke lands and eras other than their own in this colorful and alluring program. Johann Strauss, Jr. demonstrates his flair for writing music in something other than 3/4 time in his Egyptian March. Camille Saint-Saëns' gifts for beguiling melodies and rich orchestration are amply displayed in the Bacchanale from his opera Samson and Delilah. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular work, the grand symphonic poem Scheherazade, caps this musical voyage to distant realms and times.
Philharmonia Northwest - In Nature’s Realm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Our season finale is a celebration of beautiful music that takes you to the most amazing landscapes and beyond. Dvorak’s In Nature’s Realm, part of the trilogy of Nature, Life and Love, was considered by the composer to be among his best orchestral works. Mahler’s famous song cycle, Songs of the Wayfarer, describes a young man wounded by unrequited love but finding comfort in nature. Mendelssohn’s third symphony commemorates the magical countryside of Scotland.
Everett Philharmonic Season Finale "Listeners' Choice"
Sunday, April 30, 2017 • 3-5 pm
Everett Civic Auditorium, Everett
The concert opens with Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s well-known Russian Easter Overture. Orthodox Russians’ Easter celebrates both the resurrection of Christ and the coming of Spring, and this piece is very emotional beginning with Orthodox chant and ending triumphantly with an almost pagan sense of merrymaking! Next, our wonderfully talented violinist, Maria Sampen, will perform the brilliant Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77.
The Young Artists Concerto Concert
7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017
The concert is a musical event of the highest caliber and should not be missed by any classical music lover. Concerto Division winners have gone on to study at The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute, Eastman School of Music and other prestigious schools. The concert is open to the public.
Kirkland Artists Studio Tour 2017
Mother's Day weekend | May 13-14 | 10am-6pm
In this free, self-directed studio tour, the public is invited to enter artists' workplaces to view art and make purchases. A wide range of artwork will be on display and available for purchase among the various studios: Jewelry, Glass Art, Paintings, Photography, Garden Art, Sculpture, Furniture, Fiber Arts, and more! Grab a map at Kirkland Arts Center and discover something new!
Eastside Symphony Spring Concert
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Redmond Performing Arts Center
We close our season with music by Russian composers Bibergan and Tchaikovsky, featuring the ever-popular 1812 Overture, along with a Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras. With Mele Santos, soprano.
Music of Remembrance
Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:00 p.m.
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall
Music of Remembrance's May 2017 concerts feature the world premiere of a daring new work about the experience of Europe's Roma people during the Holocaust. Composer Mary Kouyoumdjian’s work, to open myself, to scream, shares the story of Romani artist Ceija Stojka, who survived three concentration camps to become a noted painter and writer. The performance includes compelling visual imagery created by Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad, accompanied by a live chamber orchestra.
Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra
May 22, 2017
The Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra presents a free concert in support of the Issaquah Food Bank on May 22nd at 7:30pm at Issaquah High School at 700 2nd AVE SE in Issaquah. This is a family friendly event and children are welcomed. Please bring non-perishable food items to donate.\r\nFor more information, find the Issaquah Philharmonic at http://iphil.org and on Facebook.\r\n
Kirkland Arts Center Summer Camps
All Summer
Wide variety of Summer Camp activities at the Kirkland Arts Center. Check the website for details
Chamber Music Madness Summer Festival
July 10-15, 2017
Seattle WA
The Tuned In! Summer Student Festival is a fun, intensive, and comprehensive week-long musical learning experience for middle school, high school, and college students. Tuned In! takes place over six days, ending with a gala student performance for friends and family. The festival mixes serious education with lots of fun, in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Students will be able to play chamber music under the guidance of professional chamber musicians, the members of the Skyros Quartet.
Summer String Academy
July 23-28
Camp registration time is here!! Orchestra students currently in grades 5-8 can register to be part of our 6-day overnight camp. Students work with professional orchestra teachers, professors, camp counselors to better their playing. Campers also do many camp favorites like archery, zip-lining, and camp fires, etc. Join us outside of Ellensburg this July 23-28! Register before April 1 and save $50!!!
Evergreen Music Festival
July 24-August 5, 2017
The Tacoma Youth Symphony Association presents the Evergreen Music Festival. Session I is a day camp for string, woodwind, brass and percussion students Grades 3-8. It runs July 24-28 at Pacific Lutheran University. Session II is an overnight camp for string, woodwind, brass and percussion students Grade 9 through age 21. It runs July 30-August 5 at Central Washington University.
Vivace! Chamber Players
August 14-20, 2017
University Prep in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Seattle
Opening its doors in 2004, Vivace! began, simply, with a focus in chamber music serving 48 students. Designed to create a rich chamber music experience, Vivace! quickly earned its name by growing in a remarkably vivacious manner, not only in numbers, but in the level of musicianship and skill of our participants, and this, in turn, allowed for the expansion of Vivace's musical offerings.