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World Dance

Oct 01, 2015 - Oct 03, 2015
Declared "one of the most original and startling dance theater groups to be seen ” by The New York Times, Sankai Juku  weaves meticulous spellbinding movement with breathtaking visual spectacle to create deeply moving theatrical experiences.
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Nov 12, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015
One of the most intriguing dance artists on the international scene today, Akram Khan is known for his fusion of the classical Indian form of Kathak with contemporary dance.
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Feb 04, 2016 - Feb 06, 2016
A maverick and pioneer of postmodern dance, Washington State native Trisha Brown has spent a lifetime exploring movement that finds the extraordinary in the everyday and challenges existing perceptions of performance. She has pushed the limits of choreography and changed modern dance forever.
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Mar 03, 2016 - Mar 05, 2016
Founded in 2013 under the artistic direction of Osnel Delgado, MalPaso Dance Company expresses the passion and uncertainties that define Cuban life and are embodied in the country’s rich dance tradition.
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Grupo Corpo
Mar 24, 2016 - Mar 26, 2016
Brazil’s internationally acclaimed dance company Grupo Corpo combines the precision of classical ballet with the sensuality and passion of Latin dance rhythms.
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May 05, 2016 - May 07, 2016
Described by The Washington Post as “one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe” and by The New York Times as “one of the great companies of the world,” the Martha Graham Dance Company returns to Meany Hall on their 90th Anniversary Tour.
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World Music & Theatre

Oct 08, 2015
Critically acclaimed string quartet ETHEL continues its successful six-year collaboration with Native American flutist and three-time Grammy Award winner, Robert Mirabal, with this world premiere performance.
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Nov 08, 2015
Boldly called “the world's greatest pop vocalist” by the Village Voice, Youssou N’Dour is more than a musician who has popularized mbalax, a form of Senegalese music.
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Feb 13, 2016
On the heels of their eponymous album release, husband and wife musicians Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn bring their banjos and Appalachian sound to Meany Hall.
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Mar 16, 2016
Latin Grammy Award-winning flamenco guitarist, Vicente Amigo, will make his Seattle debut. A Spanish flamenco composer and virtuoso, he is hailed as the “Sultan of Duende.”
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Apr 14, 2016
Over the past decade, globalFEST has become one of the most dynamic global music platforms in North America with stages at SXSW, Bonnaroo and beyond.
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President's Piano

Oct 20, 2015
Jonathan Biss, whom The New Yorker describes as playing with “unerring sophistication,” made his New York Philharmonic debut in 2001 when he was 20 years old. Since then he has appeared with the foremost orchestras of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
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Dec 01, 2015
Yulianna Avdeeva rose to fame when she won First Prize in the Chopin Competition in 2010. She has since embarked on a world-class career and her artistic integrity is rapidly ensuring her a place among the most distinctive artists of her generation.
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Jan 12, 2016
Well-known to Seattle audiences, Garrick Ohlsson returns to our Series for the 16th time. Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a pianist of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess.
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Feb 10, 2016
Probing, intelligent and one of the most accomplished artists of the new generation, Russian-German pianist Igor Levit makes his Seattle debut at Meany Hall. Levit has appeared in major concert halls and music festivals around the world.
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Mar 18, 2016
One of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted and compelling artists, pianist Jeremy Denk is the winner of a 2013 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year award.
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International Chamber Music

Nov 04, 2015
The Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for possessing an integrated sound, impeccable intonation and judicious balance. With their technical and interpretive talents matched by an infectious joy for music-making and “rampaging energy” (The New Yorker), the quartet has been acclaimed as one of the “best quartets before the public today” (Washington Post).
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Dec 04, 2015
Celebrating almost 30 years together, this internationally beloved all-female vocal ensemble presents a very special concert program as part of their historic farewell tour, Anthology 25, featuring ancient, traditional and modern works from each of their 20 critically acclaimed recordings.
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Jan 31, 2016
For over a decade, So Percussion has redefined the modern percussion ensemble as a flexible, omnivorous entity, pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture.
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Mar 19, 2016
Members of the acclaimed Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center return to Meany Hall with the breathtaking program Virtuosity featuring music that combines the intensity of extraordinary ensemble playing with the virtuosity of the soloist.
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Apr 29, 2016
Praised by The New Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets,” the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles.
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Special Engagement

Dec 08, 2015
The world’s most famous living cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, returns to the Meany Hall stage for a solo recital. Ma has enjoyed a prolific career as both a soloist performing with orchestras around the world and as a recording artist.
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Special Event

Jan 23, 2016
The Peking Acrobats are a UW World Series favorite, and for good reason – they are astonishing.
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Apr 07, 2016 - Apr 09, 2016
Declared “a postmodernist pioneer in the use of verbal material in dance” by The New York Times, Jane Comfort addresses contemporary social and cultural issues with compassion and wit.
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Apr 09, 2016
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar emits sonic beauty as she explores Indian music, electronica, jazz, flamenco and Western classical music. The daughter and student of the legendary Ravi Shankar, her genre-defying style produces music as intriguing as it is beautiful.
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Apr 16, 2016
One of the foremost violinists of our time, Gil Shaham commands flawless technique with inimitable warmth, a combination that has solidified his legacy as an American master.
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Apr 20, 2016
Declared “one of the most satisfying, illuminating, and all-around impressive pianists of any generation” by The Los Angeles Times, Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time, performing in all the major international music centers and with every leading orchestra.
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