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

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