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This exhibition of work by New York-based artist Summer Wheat (U.S., born 1977) features a suite of large-scale abstract-figurative paintings that serve as both portals to imaginary worlds and as mirrors that reflect interior states of being.

The Henry is pleased to present Fun. No Fun ., a commissioned work by Kraft Duntz, the Seattle-based artist/architect team of David Lipe, Matt Sellars, and Dan Webb, in collaboration with artist Dawn Cerny.

Mindfulness Meditation is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one's physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health...

A pioneer in vertical dance performance, BANDALOOP weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side — performing on theaters, museums, skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical sites, and on the sides of cliffs. This season, we...

Due to the recent suspension of visa processing at the US Embassy in Havana, Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba has cancelled their engagement at Meany Center. We are pleased to announce that Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca will perform in their stead. Click here for more information. The date and time of...

DORA: TRAMONTANE (Program A) This first work from Analogy stems from an oral history Jones conducted with 95-year old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse and survivor of WWII. Dora is a meditation on perseverance, resourcefulness and resilience while suggesting the amorphous nature of memory. The...

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan is renowned for transforming ancient aesthetic traditions into stunning modern celebrations of movement. Founder Lin Hwai Min, widely considered the most important choreographer in Asia, returns to Seattle with his company to perform his newest work, Formosa (“...

Celebrating its 40th year as one of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has long been known for its exceptionally talented dancers and a diverse repertoire of adventurous choreography. This contemporary ballet company that “is going to take your breath away...

Combining technical precision, power and passion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet transcends tradition in a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip hop. Led by former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater virtuosos and So You Think You Can Dance alums Dwight Rhoden and Desmond...

In 1946, the newly-formed Juilliard String Quartet set its mission: “to play new works as if they were established masterpieces and established masterpieces as if they were new.” Seventy years and several personnel changes later, the storied ensemble brings the same irrepressible sense of energy to...

When the Tokyo String Quartet retired in 2013, two of its members — violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith — found a new partner: pianist Jon Kimura Parker. The newly formed Montrose Trio quickly earned a reputation for “absolutely top-notch musicmaking” ( The Washington Post ),...

The only quartet to be inducted into Gramophone’s Hall of Fame, the Takács String Quartet has won world-wide acclaim for their passionate, committed performances. Hear why the Financial Times writes, “Even in the most fiendish repertoire these players show no fear, injecting the music with a heady...

Fierce friends as well as colleagues, the Danish String Quartet is celebrated not only for their integrated sound and impeccable intonation, but for the infectious joy they bring to musicmaking. The quartet, which has been playing together since childhood, takes the stage at Meany with masterworks...

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 Times recently described the ensemble as “a single instrument with 16 strings.” They return to Meany...

Currently in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Calidore String Quartet is quickly becoming the most decorated young quartet on the world’s stage — including earning the 2016 M-Prize, the largest award given for chamber music. For their Meany Center performance, this...

Not yet 30, Armenian pianist Nareh Arghamanyan is already making headlines. The youngest pianist to ever win the Montreal International Musical Competition, her colorful tone and sparkling finger-work has earned her a place among today’s most talented young pianists. Arghamanyan makes her Seattle...

“If we needed proof that exciting new talent is in the pipeline, there was the marvelous American debut of Juho Pohjonen,” declared the The New York Times . Since his U.S. debut, the talented Finnish pianist has garnered a reputation for giving performances that crackle with intensity, displaying...

Recognized world-wide as an artist of deep insight and poetic poise, British pianist Imogen Cooper performs with a subtle power that never fails to impress. In March 2018, she brings a program to Meany Center that shines a light on her reputation as one of the foremost interpreters of classical and...

A favorite in concert halls around the globe, Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski is the consummate performer, infusing his performances with equal measures of glittering technique and thoughtful introspection. From the intimate world of Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words to the kaleidoscopic bombast...

Hailing from the West African nation of Mali, guitarist and composer Habib Koité has been named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone . His artistry and magnetic personality have made him an international star, placing him firmly among the leading figures in contemporary world music...

Winner of a 2017 Grammy Award, Third Coast Percussion performs a multi-media work co-commissioned by Meany Center: a new soundtrack for the beloved Canadian film, Paddle to the Sea. Watch the epic journey of a small wooden boat, launched by a First Nations boy, as it travels from Northern Ontario...

Renowned American Roots singer Martha Redbone performs music from her new musical theater project, Bone Hill, which traces the story of four generations of Cherokee and African American women living in the coal fields of Appalachia. With a stirring voice and commanding presence — backed by some of...

Feathers of Fire tells the magical tale of starcrossed lovers Zaul and Rudabeh from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh ( The Book of Kings ). This all-ages adventure updates the classic shadow play traditions of Asia and the Near East with breathtaking cinematic “live animation,” shadow-...

Three-time Grammy winner Diego El Cigala has been called “one of the most beautiful flamenco voices of our time,” by legendary guitarist Paco de Lucia. With a sound described as “natural, inspired [and] drop dead gorgeous” by the BBC , El Cigala seamlessly melds the intoxicating rhythms and...

Meany Center’s holiday concerts by multi-Grammy Award winner and Seattle native Mark O’Connor and his band have become so popular, they’re almost a tradition. Joined by members of his musical family, O’Connor and The Family Band will perform an unforgettable evening of Christmas classics, fiddling...

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