Category Archives: New Composed Music in Seattle

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The Live Music Project and Second Inversion are curating a monthly calendar of contemporary classical, cross-genre, and new composed music in Seattle, Eastside, and Tacoma.

This music is the cutting edge of classical composition and improvisation, and we invite you to check it out!

Keep an eye out for the flyer at concerts, coffee shops, and online. Feel free to share, download, and distribute it too!

If you’d like to be included in the flyer, please submit your performance to the LMP calendar: http://livemusicproject.org/calendar/community/add

New Music Concerts: April 2016

Visit Second InversionVisit the Live Music ProjectThe Live Music Project and Second Inversion are curating a monthly calendar of contemporary classical, cross-genre, and new composed music in Seattle, Eastside, and Tacoma.

This music is the cutting edge of classical composition and improvisation, and we invite you to check it out!

Keep an eye out for this flyer at concerts, coffee shops, and online. Feel free to share, download, and distribute it too!

If you’d like to be included in the flyer, please submit your performance to the LMP calendar and drop a note to secondinversion@king.org.

Here’s the April flyer (click to enlarge):Program Insert - April 2016 - onesided

More information about this month’s new-music performances:

Racer Sessions
A weekly showcase of original music with a jam session based
on the concepts in the opening presentation.
Every Sunday, 8-10pm, Cafe Racer | FREE

Wayward Music Series
Concerts of contemporary composition, free improvisation,
electronic/electroacoustic music, & more.
Various days, 7:30/8pm, Good Shepherd Chapel | $5-$15

Kaley Lane Eaton: ANIMAL
A psychedelic, post-minimalist kaleidoscope of recent work, dancing the tension lines between body, mind, instrument, & computer.
Fri, 4/1, 8pm, Good Shepherd Chapel | $5-$15

Second Inversion Presents: SRO Quintet
The Seattle Rock Orchestra Quintet transforms popular song into art song with Radiohead, Bjork, and original emotional chamber works.
Sat, 4/9, 8pm, Resonance at SOMA Towers, Bellevue | $25

Seattle Modern Orchestra: Musica Electronica
Three electronic works from three generations, including works by Berio and Saariaho, and a world premiere by Ewa Trębacz.
Sat, 4/9, 8pm, Good Shepherd Chapel | $10-$20

Cornish Presents: A Tribute to Janice Giteck
Cornish celebrates the teaching career of Janice Giteck with a concert of her music performed by long-time friends & former students.
Tues, 4/12, 8pm, PONCHO Hall | $5-$10

Seattle Symphony: Silvestrov U.S. premiere
Guest conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov leads SSO in the U.S. premiere of Silvestrov’s Symphony No. 8.
Thurs, 4/14, 7:30pm, Benaroya Hall | $21-$121
Sat, 4/16, 8pm, Benaroya Hall | $21-$121

2Cellos
This Croatian cello duo breaks down boundaries between genres, equally comfortable playing Bach or rocking out to AC/DC.
Sun, 4/17, 7pm, McCaw Hall | $36.50-$56.50 (+ fees)

Cornish Presents: Friction Quartet
This San Francisco quartet has a reputation for edgy programming and exhilarating performance of contemporary string quartets.
Thurs, 4/21, 8pm, PONCHO Hall | $10-$20

(re)MOVE: Back Toward Again the (re)TURN Facing
This evening of dance & live music (by Horvitz, Owcharuk & Omdal) ventures into personal & feminist injustices of earth & the female body.
Fri, 4/22, 7:30pm & Sat, 4/23, 7:30pm, Velocity Dance Center | $15-$50
Sun, 4/24, 6:30pm, Velocity Dance Center | $15-$50

Philharmonia Northwest: The New World
Featuring a world premiere by David Schneider that illuminates new forms of communication between computer and orchestra.
Sun, 4/24, 2:30pm, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church | $15-$20

Music of Today: The Music of Harry Partch
This performance of music by Harry Partch features the composer’s collection of handmade instruments, housed at the School of Music.
Tues, 4/26, 7:30pm, Meany Theater | $10-$15

Erin Jorgensen
Soundscapes from a 5-octave marimba, with intimate vocals, backing electronics, stream-of-consciousness thoughts ideal for closed eyes.
Tues, 4/23, 8pm, Good Shepherd Chapel | $5-$15

UW Guest Artist Concert: Decoda
This Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall presents fresh insights into works both new & old, culminating a week-long residency at UW.
Thurs, 4/28, 7:30pm, Meany Theater | $10-$20

UW World Series: Daedalus Quartet
Daedalus Quartet makes their Seattle premiere with Beethoven quartets and a commissioned work by composer Huck Hodge.
Fri, 4/29, 7:30pm, Meany Theater | $34-$38

NWSO: Johnston, Bassingthwaighte, Dvořák
Join the Northwest Symphony Orchestra for a world premiere flute concerto by Sarah Bassingthwaighte.
Sat, 4/30, 8pm, Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien | $12-$15

New Music Concerts: March 2016

Visit Second InversionVisit the Live Music ProjectThe Live Music Project and Second Inversion are curating a monthly calendar of contemporary classical, cross-genre, and new composed music in Seattle, Eastside, and Tacoma.

This music is the cutting edge of classical composition and improvisation, and we invite you to check it out!

Keep an eye out for this flyer at concerts, coffee shops, and online. Feel free to share, download, and distribute it too!

If you’d like to be included in the flyer, please submit your performance to the LMP calendar and drop a note to secondinversion@king.org.

Here’s the flyer (click to enlarge):March new music concerts in Seattle, Eastside, and Tacoma

More information about this month’s new-music performances:

Racer Sessions
A weekly showcase of original music with a jam session based on the concepts in the opening presentation.
Every Sunday, 8-10pm, Cafe Racer | FREE

Wayward Music Series
Concerts of contemporary composition, free improvisation,
electronic/electroacoustic music, & more.
Various days, 7:30/8pm, Good Shepherd Chapel | $5-15

Seattle Composers Salon
Informal presentation/discussion of works by Jeremiah Lawson, Sean Osborn, Nicole Truesdell, Neil Welch & Marcin Paczkowski.
3/4, 8pm, Good Shepherd Chapel | $5-$15

STG Presents: José González with yMusic
González’s melodies & lyrics will be reframed by new chamber orchestra arrangements in a collaboration with yMusic.
3/6, 7:30pm, Moore Theatre | $37.50 (+ fees)

Inverted Space: Mystery Concert (Long Piece Fest)
For those looking for a bit of an aural adventure, this concert’s works will be announced from the stage.
3/8, 7:30pm, Good Shepherd Chapel | $5-$15

Universal Language Project: SCRAPE
The innovative ensemble Scrape (15 bowed strings, harp & electric guitar) perform new works by Jim Knapp and Brian Chin.
3/11, 8pm, Resonance at SOMA Towers, Bellevue | $10-2$5
3/12, 8pm, Velocity Dance Center | $15-$25

Northwest Sinfonietta: Mass in the Time of War
Artistic Partner David Lockington conducts Aaron Jay Kernis’
Musica Celestis alongside music by Haydn and Mendelssohn.
3/11, 7:30pm, Nordstrom Recital Hall | $20-$40
3/12 7:30pm Rialto Theatre, Tacoma | $20-$60
3/13 2pm, Pioneer Park Pavillion, Puyallup | $40

STG Presents: Well Strung
An evening of string quartet music fusing pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven.
3/16, 8pm, Neptune Theatre | $28 (+ fees)

UW World Series: Jeremy Denk, piano
This MacArthur “Genius” Fellow performs music by Bach, Bolcom, Tatum, Ives, and much more in between.
3/18, 7:30pm, Meany Hall | $45-$50

The American String Project Chamber Players in concert
Barry Lieberman, Maria Larionoff, and friends reunite to
perform Ligeti’s String Quartet No.1 and Beethoven’s String
Quartet, Op. 127.
3/18, 7:30pm, Brechemin Auditorium | FREE

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Director’s Choice
A performance of new ballet works featuring music by American singer/songwriters including Andrew Bird & Sufjan Stevens.
3/18-27, McCaw Hall | $37-$142

Seattle Rock Orchestra: Electric Light Orchestra Tribute
SRO pays tribute to their upbeat and imaginative compositions, drawing from their extensive discography.
3/19, 8pm, Kirkland Performance Center | $40

NW Symphony Orchestra: Poteat, Benn, Beyer,
Medina & more
This program features female composers Angelique Poteat,
Hanna Benn, & Kari Medina and soprano soloist Alexandra Picard.
3/19, 8pm, Holy Rosary Catholic Church | $12-$15

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra: Water Passion After
St. Matthew
TSO presents the Water Passion by Tan Dun, a refreshing blend of Western classical music & traditional Chinese ritual.
3/20, 2:30pm, Pantages Theatre, Tacoma | $12-$80

Washington Wind Symphony: Of Commoners and Kings
This program will showcase David Holsinger’s dynamic composition In the Spring, at the Time When Kings Go Off to War.
3/20, 2pm, Kirkland Performance Center | $6-$16