Seattle Symphony, Northwest Boychoir, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Ballard Civic Orchestra and Seattle Baroque Orchestra all have concerts in the coming week.
A list of select classical-music concerts and events coming up this week:
SSO ushers in the newness of spring with the premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Violin Concertro, written for James Ehnes; Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony; and Debussy’s “L’enfant prodigue.” Noon Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday (March 17-18) at Benaroya Hall, Seattle; tickets from $22 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.com).
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The annual “Choral Tradition” program will feature Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Vivaldi’s Gloria, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, Plymouth Church, Seattle; 7:30 p.m.. Saturday, March 18, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Seattle; $5-$28 (nwchoirs.org).
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra
Violinist Jae-In Shin joins the program “Hearing Nature,” which will include the Winter Concerto from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and other works performed against a backdrop of landscapes from the current Seattle Art Museum exhibition, “Seeing Nature.” 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, First Free Methodist Church, Seattle; $15-$20 (brownpapertickets.com).
Ballard Civic Orchestra
The BCO, with conductor Paula Madrigal, pianist Jovino Santos Neto and countertenor Lose Luis Munoz, present two concerts, “Celebrating Hispanic and Latino Cultural Heritages,” 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Seattle; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, SOMA Towers, Bellevue; free (ballardcivicorchestra.org).
Seattle Baroque Orchestra
Alexander Weimann will conduct SBO’s “Bach Brandenburg Celebration, which will spotlight Bach’s violin concertos in E major and A minor, as well as violins, violas and cellos in Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and the lower strings in Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $26-$46 (206-325-7066 or earlymusicguild.org).