Earshot: Neil Welch’s Concepcion Picciotto

An impassioned tenor player “who combines mysticism with ferocity” (DownBeat) and half of the adventurous Seattle sax/drum duo Bad Luck, Neil Welch presents a new, large ensemble. Concepcion Picciotto is his homage to the late homeless peace activist’s 35-year White House vigil for nuclear disarmament. Welch’s solo work Puhpohwee opens. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

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Jesse Myers & Leanna Keith: Lizée’s Hitchcock & Tarantino Etudes

Jesse Myers (piano) and Leanna Keith (flute) collaborate in this concert to present two of Nicole Lizée’s etudes for glitch film. In her Hitchcock Etudes, the composer glitches and stitches scenes from “Psycho”, “The Birds”, “Rope”, and “The Man Who Knew Too Much”, all while superimposing live piano music on the soundtrack. In a similar manner, Lizée pulls from … Read More



Triptet is a meeting of minds and spontaneous electrical impulses between Michael Monhart (saxophones and electronics), Tom Baker (fretless guitar, theremin and electronics), and Greg Campbell (percussion, french horn and electronics).

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Earshot: Sarah Manning

Saxophonist and composer Sarah Manning‘s Transmuting Anger is a series of melodic fragments cued by alchemy symbols and tied together with improvised music, focused on the exploration of women’s anger around #metoo, sexism and sexual harassment. Featuring Manning (alto sax), Briggan Krauss (guitar), Peggy Lee (cello) Dylan van der Schyff (drums). Manning’s playing is “like a blade cutting into … Read More


Seattle Modern Orchestra

Seattle Modern Orchestra offers a program bringing to our present past experiences, people, and ideas, and that remembers, commemorates, and empathizes with the invisible. Pre-concert conversation with composer Yigit Kolat and co-artistic director Jérémy Jolley at 7:30 pm

YIGIT KOLAT, Kav Yankıları/Echoes of Tinder for ensemble and electronics
GEORGE CRUMB, Eleven Echoes of Autumn for violin, alto flute, cello and piano
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November 1 Concert

William O. “Bill” Smith

World premieres of works written by and for the groundbreaking clarinetist and composer William O. “Bill” Smith will be performed by Bill with flutist Jeffrey Cohan and violinist Sharyn Peterson in seven performances around the Pacific Northwest. Seattle composer Huntley Beyer and Slovenian composer Igor Dekleva (Ljubljiana) have written works for the occasion.

Smith recently turned 92 and is well … Read More

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