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April 2017

Emerald City Music: Without Words

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Black Box at Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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    Emerald City Music brings the world's highest caliber classical musicians to Olympia's Washington Center mainstage for a delightfully casual and virtuosic concert experience. THE BEST OF OPERA, WITHOUT WORDS. For centuries, chamber music has taken much inspiration from the drama and grandeur of opera. "Without Words" packs these intimate and virtuosic opera-inspired works into one fiery performance!

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The Music of Strangers

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:36 pm
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road,
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences. THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the latest film from the creators of…

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Eugene Onegin – The Met: Live in HD

April 22 @ 9:55 am - 1:55 pm
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road,
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season.

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Lily Afshar, Classical Guitarist

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Frye Art Museum Recital Hall, 704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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The Seattle Classic Guitar Society presents award winning Iranian guitarist Lily Afshar in a free concert at the Frye Art Museum. Music by Albéniz, Bach, Granados, traditional Persian Ballads, Tofiq, and Bustamente. Free tickets distributed at 1:00 pm at the Frye Information Desk.

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Emily Bear

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road,
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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At age 15, Emily Bear is one of the most astonishing and prolific musical talents of our time – composing, orchestrating, and performing in a remarkably diverse collection of styles. She has performed at many of the world’s most famous venues including Carnegie Hall, the White House, Lincoln Center, Montreux Jazz Festival, and Blue Note, among others. Her concerts have taken her to concert halls across the U. S. and Europe and Asia and her love for all musical styles…

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Louis Armstrong: A New Orleans State of Mind

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Jazz was born in New Orleans, and Louis Armstrong was the first great soloist of the emerging, uniquely American art form. Born in 1901 and suffering through a difficult upbringing, Armstrong was a precocious eleven year-old when he bought himself his first cornet for $5—and the world was forever changed. Our concert will feature jazz works from Louis’ earliest years with Kid Ory’s band in New Orleans, his earliest recordings in Chicago with King Oliver and with his own groups-—the…

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7th Annual Phil Ochs Celebration of Life & Community Fundraiser

April 22 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Egan’s Ballard Jam House, 1707 NW Market Street ,
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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The theme of this year's show is "Phil Ochs In Labor', highlighting the songs of Labor & organizing by the iconic folksinger/songwriter and social radical of the Vietnam Era. Hosted by labor singer/songwriter Gary Kanter, performers include Eric Apoe, Reggie Garrett, Erika Lundahl, and others. Funds will be raised for Bellingham-based civil rights attorney, Larry Hildes, who has worked on some of the most important cases in our state, usually pro bono or for minimal compensation.  Recently, Larry was diagnosed…

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Louis Armstrong: A New Orleans State of Mind

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033 United States
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Jazz was born in New Orleans, and Louis Armstrong was the first great soloist of the emerging, uniquely American art form. Born in 1901 and suffering through a difficult upbringing, Armstrong was a precocious eleven year-old when he bought himself his first cornet for $5—and the world was forever changed. Our concert will feature jazz works from Louis’ earliest years with Kid Ory’s band in New Orleans, his earliest recordings in Chicago with King Oliver and with his own groups-—the…

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Louis Armstrong: A New Orleans State of Mind

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Avenue North
Edmonds, WA 98020 United States
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Jazz was born in New Orleans, and Louis Armstrong was the first great soloist of the emerging, uniquely American art form. Born in 1901 and suffering through a difficult upbringing, Armstrong was a precocious eleven year-old when he bought himself his first cornet for $5—and the world was forever changed. Our concert will feature jazz works from Louis’ earliest years with Kid Ory’s band in New Orleans, his earliest recordings in Chicago with King Oliver and with his own groups-—the…

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Sammamish Symphony Orchestra Presents Romantic Exotica

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Meydenbauer Theatre, 11100 Northeast 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004 United States
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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. Flutist Sandra Saathoff is the…

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