Concert

Ballard Street Party and Rally

What: Celebrate the Bike Month finale with hundreds of other bicyclists at the annual event. Cascade Bicycle Club transforms the heart of Ballard into a bike block party, and you’re invited.

Where: Bergen Place Park (between Leary Ave, 22nd Ave NW, and Market St)

More info: http://www.cbcef.org/btw/btw_afterparty.html.

A Concert of Sacred Song @ United Evangelical Free Church

What: Come and enjoy a concert of sacred song at our Vesper Service featuring Howard Nelson, retired lead baritone from Zurich Opera.

Where: United Evangelical Free Church (1420 N.W. 80th St.)

More info: http://www.unitedefc.org

Starbucks’ 18th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz

What: Ballard Jazz Band I joins with the other hottest Seattle-area high school bands to display their chops for one amazing, jazz-filled evening.

Where: The Paramount Theatre (911 Pine St)

Price: $20. All proceeds from ticket sales at the Ballard Starbucks (22nd& Market) will benefit BHS Performing Arts Programs. Also, BHS Performing Arts will receive 20% of other ticket sales.

More info: http://www.ballardperformingarts.org/

Ballard High School Festival Concert

What: Enjoy a night of diverse musical offering featuring the Ballard High School choirs, bands and orchestras.

Where: Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center, Ballard High School (1418 N.W. 65th St.)

Price: Free

More info: www.ballardperformingarts.org/Home.aspx

Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series: "Norway" at Nordic Heritage Museum

Where: Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St)

What: “Twenty Fingers Speak – A Powerful Partnership," Inger-Kristine Riber from Norway, Erika Lux from German, Making their U.S. debut  read more »

Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series: "Denmark" at Nordic Heritage Museum

Where: Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St)

What: “Drums and Dreams from the North,” The Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet, Matt Kocmieroski, Gunnar Fulsom, Rob Tucker, Paul Hansen

Fantastic percussion sounds from this popular, award-winning ensemble featured in the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterworks project are ever-popular in festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest. The quartet presents a program of Danish sizzlers: Andy Pape and Peter Bruun, Finnish iconoclast Kaija Saariaho, and Morton Feldman’s “The King of Denmark.”  read more »

Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series: "Finland" at Nordic Heritage Museum

Where: Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St)

What: “Birch Bark and Bothnian Breezes,” The PKH Trio, from Finland -- Multitalented musicians from Umeå and Luleå in Northern Sweden, Pia Karin Helsing (soprano, cello, violin), Görel Särs (accordion, piano, guitar), and Cay Nyqvist (clarinet, percussion, composer) present a program rooted in old music traditions of Swedish-speaking Ostrobothnia, Finland, with a magical blend of classical masterworks.  read more »

Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series: "Iceland" at Nordic Heritage Museum

Where: Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St)

What: Icelandic-born violinist, Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir, Grand Prize winner of the 2006 J. S. Bach Competition in Leipzig, European Council’s Pro Europa incentive award and concertmaster of Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, is joined by Seattle pianist Deborah Dewey, a graduate of Yale, Wellesley, and winner of the KMS Resident Artist Competition. Enjoy a program of Icelandic composers with a German twist and a touch of Baroque — Haflioi Hallgrimsson, Árni Björnsson, Schubert and Bach.  read more »

Pacific Lutheran University’s Choir of the West at Our Redeemer's

Where: Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church (2400 NW 85th St)

What: The repertoire spans many stylistic eras and genres and will include exciting performances of three works: Exultate, by PLU choral faculty member Brian Galante; Northern Lights, by Latvian composter Eriks Esenvalds, and Ubi Caritas, Hebu Upendo, an exciting new piece by PLU student Julian Reisenthel.

Price: Free, donations accepted

The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert Benaroya Hall In Seattle

For one night only, to benefit the Ballard NW & West Seattle Senior Centers. Voices rich in Christmas Cheer, The Irish Tenors begin your holidays with a concert that will delightfully overwhelm you. Reserved Concert Seating is $45-$85. Limited $150 tickets include premier seating and artist’s reception.

Tickets on sale at Benaroya Hall Ticket office at 206-215-4747 or online: www.BenaroyaHall.org.

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