Category Archives: Music

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Town Music
Karen Gomyo & Pablo Ziegler
featuring the Pablo Ziegler Tango Quartet

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Single tickets are on sale now.

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Music, Town Music

Tango meets classical music as Canadian violin virtuoso Karen Gomyo, Latin Grammy-winning pianist Pablo Ziegler and his quartet, and pianist Cory Smythe perform works from Bach, Brahms, Bartok, and Piazzolla.

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Monday, January 27, 2014, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Mozart Birthday Toast

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $13-$18.

Arts & Culture, Music

For Town Hall’s fifth annual toast to Mozart’s birthday, pianist Byron Schenkman is joined by soprano Linda Tsatsanis, violinist Liza Zurlinden, violist Jason Fisher, and clarinetist Sean Osborn in a program that includes beautiful music, chocolates, sparkling beverages, prizes, and merriment all around.

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Saturday, November 9, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Morton Subotnick & Lillevan
‘From Silver Apples of the Moon to a Sky of Cloudless Sulphur’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $15-$20.

Arts & Culture, Music

Two artistic innovators join forces for one stunning performance when Subotnick, “the grandfather of Electronica,” and Berlin-based video artist Lillevan share the stage for a program that spans time and media.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Town Music
Enso String Quartet
Opera Composers’ String Quartets

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $25/$20/$17/$10.

Music, Town Music

With a 2010 Grammy nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance, the NYC-based Enso String Quartet is committed to the classics of the string-quartet repertoire as well as strong advocacy for new music.

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Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:00 – 10:00pm

Global Rhythms

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Series subscriptions and single tickets on sale now!

Global Rhythms, Music

With a unique combination of community activism and electrifying original music, Grammy-winning Quetzal forges a sound as rich and complex as its multi-ethnic barrio experience, moving your feet to dance and your heart to seek change.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Town Music
Roomful of Teeth

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Series subscriptions on sale now!

Music, Town Music

Single tickets on sale now!
Town Hall’s Town Music series kicks off its 2013-14 season with a performance by Roomful of Teeth, which is decidedly not your typical classical ensemble—in name, or in performance: Its eight classically trained vocalists have studied Tuvan throat singing, belting and pop techniques, yodeling, and Inuit throat singing.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013, 6:00 – 7:00pm

Season Preview/Happy Hour with Joshua Roman

The Pub at Town Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

Music, Town Music

Just before Town Music’s (literally) jaw-dropping season-opening presentation of Roomful of Teeth, meet Roman, the artistic director of Town Hall’s new-music chamber series, at a special free preview of the upcoming season—complete with special deals.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Seattle Girls’ Choir: 30 Years of Inspiration

Great Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $15-$20.

Community, Music

This concert of rich and varied music features premieres of new works by each choir level, all celebrating the strength of young women.

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Friday, June 14, 2013, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Lake Union Civic Orchestra

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $13-$18.


Of all the cello concertos, Dvorak’s masterpiece stands as the most celebrated and coveted by cellists around the world—including tonight’s soloist, Michael Center. Also on the program: the also-inspiring and ground-breaking Gaelic Symphony by Amy Beach.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:30 – 9:30pm

JACK Quartet Featuring Joshua Roman

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $12-$25.

Music, Town Music

Returning to Town Hall after an explosive May 2011 concert, JACK Quartet (called “viscerally exciting” and “mind-blowingly good”) is dedicated to the commissioning and performance of new works, and this concert features a performance-specific commission by Jefferson Friedman.

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