Seattle Scene: June 2-10, 2017

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Kaley Lane Eaton: Lily
Fri. June 2, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Seattle composer Kaley Lane Eaton presents Lily, an electroacoustic “opera” exploring the psyche and heart of Lily Isabel Bunny, Eaton’s great-grandmother, an orphan who fled England at the start of WWI in 1915, alone, 25, female. She took a ship to Montreal and then a train, which she rode to the end of the railroad, arriving at Cascade Tunnel east of Everett, WA.

SMO with Carol Robinson
Sat. June 3, 7:30 PM; $25, $15, $10

For its season finale concert, Seattle Modern Orchestra collaborates with Paris-based clarinetist Carol Robinson in a program centered around enigmatic Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi, with whom she worked closely. She will also premiere a new work by SMO co-artistic director Jérémy Jolley, and celebrate the 90th birthday of renowned Seattle clarinetist/composer William O. “Bill” Smith.

THU. 6/8 – chamber ensemble Cursive performs wirks in honor of Spring and Summer by Copland, Stravinsky, Takemitsu, Matyas Seiber, Netty Simons, and Anteo Fabris

FRI. 6/9 – electronic and electroacuostic music by Roarke Menzies (NYC), Samson Stilwell (Portland) and Norm Chambers (Seattle)

SAT. 6/10 – Inverted Space Ensemble performs music of Elliott Carter and John Zorn