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What type of geography best describes you? What is important about its ecosystem, its history, and its future? Families will ponder the ways they relate to the environment and create unique self-portraits based on and inspired by the natural world. ArtVentures encourage families to think about art...

How do memories and histories stay alive through objects? Considering everything from jewelry, to toys, to monuments, families will think about things lost, remembered, and found. Participants will revisit important memories as they craft sculptures that they might gift or use as personal souvenirs...

Award-winning author and frequent New Yorker contributor Gary Shteyngart will give two lectures on May 7 and May 9, 2018. The titles are "Failure is an Option: Immigration, Memory, and the Russian Jewish Experience" and "I Alone Can Fix It: Tales from the New Dystopia." The 2018 Stroum Lectures...

Ph.D. students from UW Biology labs will provide a taste of their current research within the inspirational site-specific sculptural installation Reforestation of the Imagination by Ginny Ruffner with Grant Kirkpatrick. MadArt Studio, 25 Westlake Ave N, #101, Seatle

Help sculpt a city that works for everyone. Families will think about how they benefit from their own neighborhoods and the differences, inequalities, or new ideas present in other places. Throughout the program, participants will create buildings and resources that contribute to a giant,...

In 2011, the removal of the Elwha River Dam began after decades of tribal activism and an act of Congress. Forover a century, the dam, constructed in 1910 wreaked havoc on the ecosystem and violated the treaty rights of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. Since the removal of the Elwha River Dam and the...

Join us for an afternoon of creative writing at the Henry led by poet Shin Yu Pai. Explore the ways that text can help navigate, capture, and create new experiences with visual and multi-sensory works of art. Participants will conduct poetic investigations in the galleries and take home drafts of...

The superb St. Lawrence String Quartet showcases two iconic masters of quartet writing, Haydn and his student Beethoven, as well as John Adams’ first string quartet, inspired by both composers. Haydn single-handedly created the genre of the string quartet, and through the SLSQ’s “...

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), Brooklyn Rider explores the healing properties of music, recognized from ancient Greek civilization to today’s modern neuroscience, and expressed in countless global traditions. The slow movement of Beethoven’s Opus 132 is...

Two-time Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet joins forces with renowned Irish fiddler and composer Liz Carroll for Winter’s Eve, a concert of winter music and year-end celebrations from around the globe. From songs of the Celtic winter solstice and Irish yuletide reels, to Hannukah...

The Emerson String Quartet has amassed an unparalleled list of achievements over four decades. In this new program, the Emerson explores three famous quartets written as elegies: Barber’s Adagio , probably the most famous elegy ever written; Britten’s third quartet and final work,...

Groundbreaking and category-shattering, this string trio transcends traditional classification, mixing elements of pop, rock and classical forms. With an infectious energy, virtuosity and showmanship, Time for Three performs everything from Bach and Brahms to ingenious mash-up arrangements of hits...

In a new project by the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang, Samuel Adams—composer in residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra— explores the resonance of the classical forms of Mozart with his own unique musical voice. As a composer whose coming of age occurred at the...

Marc-André Hamelin’s unrivaled combination of musicianship and technique has earned him legendary status as a pianist and myriad accolades for his ability to shine both in the exploration of unfamiliar music as well as beloved classic repertoire. Hear why Alex Ross, long-time music...

Hailed as one of his generation’s foremost pianists, this MacArthur “genius” is also celebrated for his original and insightful writing on music, with articles published in The Guardian and The New Yorker. His unique blend of virtuosic dexterity and colorful imagination has earned...

Italian pianist Filippo Gorini is praised for his “rare intellect, temperament…and vivid imagination.” In 2015, he received first prize at the Telekom-Beethoven Competition Bonn. After hearing his performance of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations , Alfred Brendel invited...

There are few pianists as universally beloved as Emanuel Ax. In constant demand since his 1974 win at the first-ever Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Ax has earned a reputation for top-notch performances that “seem to enfold every listener in a metaphorical embrace” (...

Yekwon Sunwoo burst onto the world stage last year, winning the coveted Gold Medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Not yet 30, the South Korean pianist is lauded as a powerful performer, with a comprehensive technical arsenal as he strives to reach for truth and pure beauty...

One of the premier Indian Classical dance ensembles performing today, Nrityagram has the unprecedented distinction of making The New York Times’ “Best Dance of the Year” list two consecutive years in a row (2015, 2016). The all-female ensemble’s daily life of intensive...

“One of the most innovative troupes on the experimental dance scene,” (The New York Times) Compagnie Käfig performs a dazzling fusion of circus acrobatics, martial arts and virtuoso street dancing. Founded by renowned hip-hop artist Mourad Merzouki, the Lyon-based company makes its...

Choreographer Alonzo King is renowned for creating work that infuses classical ballet with new expression and expansive histories. With his latest work, Figures of Speech, he explores the power of lost languages, collaborating with slam poet Bob Holman, a leading advocate of linguistic preservation...

Choreographer Mark Morris has been hailed as the “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times). He returns to Meany Center with a world premiere set to the music of 20th century iconoclast Harry Partch. Partch built...

Internationally acclaimed for its virtuosic choreography and dance, Ballet Preljocaj presents narrative performances with an exceptionally physical and sculptural style. The company will perform La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall), based on a traditional Chinese legend about a traveler who falls...

Celebrated around the world for performances of astounding inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX takes audiences into surreal and fantastic worlds. Seamlessly blending illusion, physicality, magic and whimsy, these dancer-illusionists, under the direction of Moses Pendleton, conjure “...

One of the most dazzling flamenco guitarists of his generation, Vicente Amigo has been heralded as the “Sultan of Duende.” Winner of a 2017 Latin Grammy, the Spanish-born composer and virtuoso possesses an ethereal, otherworldly quality, and music seems to flow from his guitar without...

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