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World Dance

Oct 06, 2016 - Oct 08, 2016
Layla and Majnun is an original dance and live music production based on an ancient Persian tale well known in the Islamic world and the subject of its first opera, by composer Uzeyir Hajibeyli.
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Nov 10, 2016 - Nov 12, 2016
Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Jessica Lang, the recipient of a 2014 Bessie Award, seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary
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Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 18, 2017
The first professional company dedicated to stepping—a dance form that originated with African American sororities and fraternities—Step Afrika! makes its Seattle debut with The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence.
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Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017
Chinese-born choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Shen Wei has won worldwide acclaim for amassing a body of works so strikingly original they defy categorization.
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Apr 13, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017
French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi is recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers.
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May 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017
One of the most popular dance companies in the United States, Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo performs classic ballet repertoire with a definite twist.
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International Chamber Music

Oct 27, 2016
The multi-award winning Heath Quartet is a UK-based quartet with a strong international presence. Their playing is thrilling: boldly expressive, heady and intimate.
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Nov 15, 2016
North America’s premier wind quintet, the Grammy nominated Imani Winds has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally important programming, adventurous collaborations and ins
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Jan 10, 2017
Deemed “superheroes of the new music world” by The Boston Globe, the JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with their virtuosity and viscerally exciting performances.
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Feb 01, 2017
Called “one of the top young quartets before the public today” by The Washington Post, the Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty.
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Mar 11, 2017
Lauded by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras,” Canada’s award-winning period instrument ensemble, Tafelmusik, is known around the world for its creative, innovative new contexts for the performance of baroque an
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Apr 21, 2017
Long-time friends of ours, the Emerson String Quartet has accumulated an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than 30 acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys, three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize and Musical Am
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World Music & Theatre

Nov 01, 2016
One of world music’s most widely acclaimed stars, Mariza returns to Meany Hall with her bewitching renditions of fado—the haunting torch songs of old Portugal.  “When Mariza sings, time stands still.
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Feb 03, 2017 - Feb 04, 2017
An international phenomenon since 1981, the percussion ensemble KODO explores the limitless rhythmic possibilities of the traditional Japanese taiko drum.
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Mar 02, 2017
Widely considered one of contemporary African music’s most exciting talents, Dobet Gnahoré has astounded audiences with her thrilling stage presence, appealing melodies and powerful singing.
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May 13, 2017
Singer Emel Mathlouthi has been called “The Voice of the Tunisian Revolution.” In 2010, her song “Kelmti Horra” (my word is free) became an anthem for protesters during the Arab Spring.
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President's Piano

Nov 03, 2016
Returning to Meany Hall, South Korean pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences across the globe with her stunning virtuosity combined with heartfelt lyricism and interpretive sensitivity — enhanced by her rare gift of synesthesia.
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Dec 10, 2016
American pianist Jonathan Biss returns to Meany Hall for an encore performance following his stunning recital last season.
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Jan 11, 2017
French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.
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Feb 14, 2017
Benjamin Grosvenor first came to prominence as the outstanding winner of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of 11.
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Apr 18, 2017
Born in Uzbekistan, Israeli-American pianist Yefim Bronfman is known for exceptional pianism and musicality backed by a massive technique, and stands among the most highly sought after artists of our time.
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May 16, 2017
The multifaceted Soviet-born, Israeli pianist Kirill Gerstein has rapidly ascended into classical music’s highest ranks, with a masterful technique, discerning intelligence and a musical curiosity that has led him to explore repertoire spanning centur
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Special Event

Dec 15, 2016
Multiple Grammy Award-winning violinist Mark O’Connor is joined by members of his family for an unforgettable evening of music from his album, An Appalachian Christmas.
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