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Mickey Meyer Tour

June 30

Mickey Meyer Tour

Following the success of his massive hit album Happy Days in 2007, Mickey was approached by many producers to perform live in the USA and India. Instead, Mickey chose to focus on his composing career…

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Garrick Ohlsson

October 1

Garrick Ohlsson

Seattle favorite Garrick Ohlsson returns to Meany Center with a program of Brahms and Chopin. In the decades since his legendary win at the International Chopin Competition, Ohlsson has…

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Chamber Dance Company

October 10–13

Chamber Dance Company

The Chamber Dance Company’s 2019 concert, Falling, investigates the nature of descending––from both literal and metaphoric perspectives. After exclusively performing and touring First Fall for…

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Sankai Juku

October 17–19

Sankai Juku

Declared “one of the most original and startling dance theater groups to be seen” by The New York Times, Sankai Juku is renowned as Japan’s finest example of contemporary Butoh. Choreographer…

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The Paco de Lucía Project

October 29

The Paco de Lucía Project

Flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía was widely considered the world’s premier flamenco guitarist and by some to be Spain’s greatest music ambassador. His influence on flamenco guitar, both as a…

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Jonathan Biss - Celebrating Beethoven: Part I

November 5

Jonathan Biss - Celebrating Beethoven: Part I

Pianist Jonathan Biss is recognized as one of the world’s leading interpreters of Beethoven. In addition to having embarked on a nine-year project to record all 32 of the composer’s piano sonatas,…

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Danish String Quartet

November 7

Danish String Quartet

The Danish String Quartet mesmerizes audiences with its impeccable intonation, integrated sound and infectious energy. These modern-day chamber music Vikings are acclaimed as one of the “best…

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Pilobolus

November 14–16

Pilobolus

This “mind-blowing troupe of wildly creative and physically daring dancers” (NY Newsday) tests the limits of human physicality, exploring the beauty and power of connected bodies. Performing for…

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Gabriel Kahane

November 23

Gabriel Kahane

The morning after the 2016 presidential election, composer, pianist and singer Gabriel Kahane packed a suitcase and boarded Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited bound for Chicago. Over the next thirteen…

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Jonathan Biss - Celebrating Beethoven: Part II

December 11

Jonathan Biss - Celebrating Beethoven: Part II

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, we continue our exploration of his piano sonatas, one of the most important collections in the history of music, with acclaimed…

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Jomama Jones

December 12–14

Jomama Jones

Developed by UW Creative Research Fellow Daniel Alexander Jones and starring Jones’s alter ego — legendary singer Jomama Jones — Black Light is a captivating musical journey that fuses…

Jones Playhouse
Midori with Jean-Yves Thibaudet

January 23

Midori with Jean-Yves Thibaudet

One of the most admired violinists in the world today, Grammy award-winner Midori transfixes audiences wherever she performs. Her graceful precision and intimate expression allow the listening…

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Brian Brooks Moving Company

January 30–February 1

Brian Brooks Moving Company

The Brian Brooks Moving Company is, as its name suggests, all about moving. Brooks developed his audacious movement style as a dancer with MacArthur “Genius” Elizabeth Streb and has gone on to…

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Orlando Consort

February 4

Orlando Consort

Acclaimed as one of the finest films ever made, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent film, La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928), chronicles the trial of Joan of Arc in the hours leading up to her execution.…

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Grupo Corpo

February 20–22

Grupo Corpo

Combining the sensuality of Afro-Brazilian dance forms with the technical prowess of ballet, Brazil’s leading contemporary dance company, Grupo Corpo, returns to Meany with two wildly different…

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Niyaz

February 28

Niyaz

Known for its electroacoustic trance music, Niyaz is “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music” (Huffington Post). The band embraces the collision of the old and the new as a…

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Hélène Grimaud

March 4

Hélène Grimaud

French pianist Hélène Grimaud brings a virtuosic program to Meany Center, performing music from her 2018 recording, Memory. In exploring music’s ability to bring the past to life, she stirs…

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Jerusalem Quartet

March 24

Jerusalem Quartet

For nearly a quarter century, the Jerusalem Quartet has toured the world, earning rave reviews for its warm, full sound and precise balance of voices — a balance so finely tuned that The New York…

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Los Angeles Master Chorale

March 26

Los Angeles Master Chorale

From visionary theater and opera director Peter Sellars comes his most personal work to date, a staging of Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of Saint Peter). This profoundly…

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RUBBERBANDance Group

April 2–4

RUBBERBANDance Group

Choreographer Victor Quijada brings together classical dance composition and West Coast hip-hop like no one before him. His unique style of movement has uprooted the boundaries of contemporary…

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Hagen Quartet

April 23

Hagen Quartet

A connoisseur’s group of intuitive playing and pure musical focus, the Hagen Quartet has been called “the pinnacle of musicality” (Die Presse). Founded in Salzburg in 1981, the quartet is…

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George Li

April 29

George Li

Praised by The Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression,” pianist George Li possesses an effortless grace, brilliant…

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Third Coast Percussion

May 2

Third Coast Percussion

Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary breadth of musical possibilities in…

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Step Afrika!

May 7–9

Step Afrika!

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities with traditional African dance and other art forms. Integrating songs,…

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David Finckel & Wu Han with Philip Setzer

May 18

David Finckel & Wu Han with Philip Setzer

Violinist Philip Setzer joins cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han for this dynamic chamber music trio performance. Finckel, Han and Setzer rank among the most esteemed and influential…

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MC Parking Permit

June 1–5

MC Parking Permit

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