thru may 24Free Massage Sessions for Active-Duty Military and SpousesMassage EnvyActive-duty military members and their spouses are invited to receive a free one-hour therapeutic massage session at any of Massage Envys 23 Puget Sound locations. The event marks the third annual Massage for the Military program created by local Massage Envy clinic owners as a way to honor each communitys military heroes and their families by providing beneficial stress relief through therapeutic massage.
The free massage sessions are by appointment only and participants are encouraged to book as soon as possible as the spots fill up fast! To reserve a free massage session, contact any Puget Sound Massage Envy location directly; a list of area clinics and contact information is available on the Massage Envy website at http://www.massageenvy.com/regions/WA/Seattle.aspx. Military IDs will be required at check-in.
jun 2Easing the Sleep Transition: Natural Approaches to a Restful SummerIntegra Natural WellnessAs the days get longer, sleep over summer grows shorter and shorter. New activities, more idle time, and lack of routine can wreak havoc on a childs sleep patterns. And without adequate sleep, families can plan on a summer filled with more tantrums, physical complaints, and hyperactivity.
Help ease your childs transition to better summer sleep with tips from the physicians of Integra Natural Wellness. Naturopathic physicians who specialize in pediatrics, Dr. Bethany Glynn and Dr. Carrie McMillin will guide your family to a more restful summer with achievable herbal, nutritional, homeopathic, and lifestyle approaches.
jun 12 - jun 11Alzheimer's Association African American Caregiver Support GroupMt Zion Baptist ChurchCaring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer's Association African American caregiver support groups provide a place for African American caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. Starting June 2013, a free support group for unpaid African American care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss will be held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Contact facilitator Carol Seay at 206.363.5500 for details. oct 1Chris ThileMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusChris Thile, of Punch Brothers, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses progressive bluegrass, classical, rock, and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. Recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (aka "genius grant"), in February 2013, Thile also won a Grammy for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Stuart Duncan. Punch Brothers, described by The Times of London as "brilliant, audacious, original and, above all, entertaining," released their latest album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, in 2012 on Nonesuch Records. In Spring 2013, Thile releases Bach Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 1, also on Nonesuch Records. On this new program, he draws from his new Bach recording, while also exploring his own compositions and contemporary music. oct 3 - oct 5AXIS Dance CompanyMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusMaking their Seattle debut, AXIS Dance Company is one of the world's most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Founded in 1987, the company has become a jewel of contemporary dance and disability culture, paving the way for a new, powerful, contemporary dance formphysically integrated dance. Winner of seven Isadora Duncan Dance awards and featured on the nationally broadcast television show So You Think You Can Dance, AXIS will change the way you think about dance and the possibilities of the human body forever. oct 15Emerson String QuartetMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusThe Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammy Awards, three Gramophone Awards, and the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. UW World Series presents the group's first Seattle appearance with new cellist Paul Watkinstheir first member change in 34 years. Internationally celebrated pianist and UW Professor, Craig Sheppard, will join the Quartet on stage for the second half of the program.
Program: Mozart: String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat Major, K.428 | Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80 | Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57
oct 25MarizaMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusOne of the most widely acclaimed world music stars, Portuguese fado singer Mariza transcends the boundaries of musical forms, remaking "fado's ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound" (Rolling Stone). Mariza has risen from her status as a well-hidden local phenomenon, known only to a small circle of admirers in Lisbon, to a universal artist and master of her unique Portuguese-Mozambican musical culture. oct 31 - nov 2MOMIXMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusFrom the revolutionary dance-illusionists MOMIX comes Botanica, an eyepopping fantasia of sight and sound that reveals the extraordinary wonders of nature. Set to a score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, Botanica uses breathtaking dance, spectacular costumes, mesmerizing projections, and larger-than-life puppets (from Portland's Michael Curry, co-creator of the puppets for Broadway's The Lion King) to create a captivating world of boundless imagination for all ages. nov 7Andre WattsMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusAndre Watts burst upon the music scene at age 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to debut with the New York Philharmonic in a nationwide Young People's Concerts broadcast. Two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for the ailing Glenn Gould in performances of Liszt's E-flat Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, thus launching his career. More than 40 years later, Watts remains one of todays most celebrated and beloved superstars. His performances each year with the world's great orchestras and conductors, and his sold-out recitals and appearances at the most prestigious international festivals, bring him to every corner of the globe.
Program: Bach/Kempff: Chorale, "Befiel de deine Wege," BWV 727 | Bach/Kempff/Watts: Sinfonia, "Wir danken dir," BWV 29 | Bach/Brahms: Chaconne, Partita in D Minor, BWV 1004 | Beethoven: Sonata in A-flat
Major, Op. 110 | Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 | Strauss/Tausig: Valse-Caprice, "Man lebt nur einmal" | Strauss/Dohnanyi: Schatz-Walzer
nov 8AnDa UnionMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusA Seattle debut. AnDa Union's 10 singers and instrumentalists from Inner Mongolia describe themselves as music gatherers, digging deep into the Mongol traditions of Genghis Khan's unified tribes and unearthing forgotten musical treasures. This vibrant young ensemble combines different musical traditions from all over Inner and Outer Mongolia to create a new form of music performed on indigenous instruments and sung in the khoomii, throat-singing, style. nov 19Modigliani QuartetMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusBased in Paris, the Modigliani Quartet is one of the globe's leading young quartets. They are winners of the Frits Philips String Quartet competition, First Prize at the Vittorio Rimbotti Competition, the Young Concert Artists auditions, were recently nominated as ECHO rising stars, and their four CDs have earned significant international and critical acclaim. Known for their unique range of dynamics and color, musical maturity and cohesion, the Modigliani's appearance is not to be missed.
Program: Arriaga: String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat Major | Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135 | Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
jan 15Garrick OhlssonMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusWell-known to Seattle audiences, Garrick Ohlsson returns to our Series for the 15th 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. Although he has long been regarded as one of the world's leading exponents of the music of Frederic Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson is praised for his masterful performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire.
Program: Beethoven: Sonata in D Major, Op. 28, "Pastoral" | Schubert: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15, D. 760 | Griffes: Selections | Chopin: Sonata in B Minor, Op. 58
jan 16A Far CryMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusA Far Cry stands at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music. Founded in 2007 by a collective of 17 Boston-based young
musicians, it developed an innovative structure of rotating leadership both on stage and behind the scenes, while expanding the boundaries of orchestral repertoire, performance, and the audience experience. A Far Cry has been embraced throughout the world with more than two hundred concerts and three recordings. Their performances are known for precision, unity, and an exceedingly high caliber of musicianship, both vigorously alive and emotional.
Program: Ives: A Set of Three Short Pieces | Gershwin: Lullaby | Jones: Three Views of a Mountain | Zhurbin: The Vjola Suite | Dvořák: String Quintet No. 3 in E-fl at Major, Op. 97 (arr. for string orchestra)
jan 23 - jan 25Grupo CorpoMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusThe electrifying Brazilian contemporary dance company Grupo Corpo combines the sensuality of Afro-Brazilian dance forms, the liquid swing of jazz, and the technical prowess of ballet, with energy to burn. The heart and soul of the company is the Pederneiras family, who collaborate to produce powerful work of stunning physicality, dynamic ability, and rich visual finesse. Grupo Corpo will perform two of its most celebrated works, both Seattle premieres: Sem Mim, inspired by the sea and the songs of medieval Galician-Portuguese troubadors, and O Corpo, exploring ideas about movement and the human body. feb 4Brooklyn Rider and Bela FleckMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusBrooklyn Rider is known for its work with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road project, its commitment to existing quartet literature, and the creation of new works. From its appearances at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to a recent tour in China, Brooklyn Rider is credited with "recreating the 300-year old form of the string quartet as a vital and creative 21st century ensemble" (NPR). Bela Fleck is considered the premier banjo player in the world, has won 14 Grammy awards and 30 nominations, and virtually reinvented the sound and image of the banjo. feb 19Joyce YangMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusAcclaimed as an artist who possesses "compelling virtuosity and sensitivity" (Los Angeles Times), pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences around the globe with a full schedule of concerto and recital performances. Just 25 years old, Yang first came to international attention in 2005, when she became the Silver Medalist of the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. As the youngest contestant that year, she swept two additional awards as an all-around winner. More recently, she was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2010, one of the most prestigious prizes in classical music. This performance marks Yangs Seattle debut.
Program: Bartok: Out of Doors Suite, Sz. 81 | Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op. 12 | Rachmaninoff/Wild: Dreams, The Little Island, and Vocalise | Rachmaninoff: Sonata in B-flat Minor, Op. 36
mar 6 - mar 8Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of TaiwanMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusFounded in 1973 by choreographer Lin Hwai-min as the first contemporary dance company in any Chinese-speaking community, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan features a repertoire rooted in Asian mythology, folklore, and aesthetics with a modern sensibility. Returning to the Northwest for the first time since Vancouvers 2010 Cultural Olympiad, the company makes their Seattle debut with Songs of the Wanderers, a visually stunning work inspired by Siddharthas quest for enlightenment and brought to life on an astonishing set of 3 ½ tons of shimmering golden grains of rice. mar 20Richard GoodeMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusHailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power and sensitivity, Richard Goode is acknowledged as a master interpreter of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, and Schubert. A particular favorite of his colleagues, Goode probes the inner reaches of works, infusing every measure with the utmost expressivity, making his musicianship an exciting combination of grandness and humility, boldness and depth. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the worlds capitals, and acclaimed recordings, he has won a large and devoted following.
Program: Janacek: Selections from On an Overgrown Path | Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze, Op. 6 | Debussy: Preludes, Book 1
mar 22CIRCAMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusAustralia's bold cirque group brings spectators to a place where acrobatics and movement meld seamlessly to redefine the nature of circus as a beautiful, provocative, and contemporary art form. Combining "astonishing physical mastery" and "poetic resonance" (New York Times), CIRCA's daring performances push the boundaries between cirque and dance. In their Meany Hall debut, the troupe of seven presents an immersive experience blending bodies, light, and sound - with a soundtrack by Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen, and Radiohead - to celebrate the expressive possibilities of the human body. apr 3 - apr 5Ballet du Grand Theatre de GeneveMeany Hall for the Performing Arts- University of Washington CampusAppearing in Seattle for the very first time, Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve has a rich, century-long history in Switzerland. Known for its exceptional, classically trained dancers and a repertory of varied works by today's leading choreographers, the company is considered one of the most original and inventive dance companies in Europe. For their Seattle debut, Ballet Geneve will perform the evening-length Preludes et Fugues by acclaimed Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat, an hypnotic reflection on human interaction set to Bachs Well-Tempered Clavier performed to live, solo piano.