There are a lot of noteworthy events this weekend in and around Seattle.
- St. James: The Mozart Requiem is being presented as part of a traditional Catholic Mass for All Soul’s Day. St. James always does music well and the setting of St. James makes this event incredibly special. Get there early though. Because its free, good pews go fast.
- Seattle Symphony: Stephane Deneve guest conducts the orchestra in a Ravel, Debussy, Stravinsky and Faure affair. Frank Braley is joining Deneve and is performing Ravel’s G Major piano concerto. Deneve has burst on the scene recently and I am personally anxious to hear what he does with my hometown band.
- Barry Lieberman and Friends: UW bassist Barry Lieberman is joined by Maria Larionoff and others for a selection of baroque chamber works. This recital kicks of the 2007/2008 Lieberman and Friends season.
- Orchestra Seattle: This group kicks of the ad hoc Brahms festival this month. In addition to the Tragic Overture, the ensemble is also performing Bach’s Actus Tragicus cantata.
- Bellevue Philharmonic: The Bellevue Philharmonic is performing Strauss’ wonderful oboe concerto and Beethoven’s under appreciated fourth symphony.