The Seattle Symphony presents Bach and Handel; the Metropolitan Opera continues its live broadcasts; Seattle Opera presents “Katya Kabanova” and there’s even a Secret Chamber Music Series.
Here are some selected classical events happening this week:
Seattle Symphony: Bach & Handel
This is the latest entry in the SSO’s Baroque and Wine series; tastings begin at 6:30 p.m. Concerts are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday (Feb. 24-25), Benaroya Hall, Seattle; tickets from $21 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
The Met: Live in HD: ‘Rusalka’
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Singing star Kristine Opolais takes her turn in the role made famous by Renee Fleming and written by Dvorak in this live broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera. 9:55 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at theaters including Pacific Place, Oak Tree, Thornton Place and Lincoln Square; for a complete list, go to metopera.org.
Pacific MusicWorks: ‘Handel’s Tenor: Beard’s Beauties’
Tenor Aaron Sheehan brings James Beard, Handel’s favored singer, to life. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Mercer Island, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $20 and $45 (pacificmusicworks.org).
Seattle Opera: ‘Katya Kabanova’
The setting of Janácek’s story of a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage who embarks on an affair has been transported to rural Washington state. Opening night is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25; through March 11, McCaw Hall, Seattle; tickets from $25 (206-389-7676 or seattleopera.org).
Seattle Pro Musica: ‘Chichester Psalms’
The esteemed vocal group will present Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” and James MacMillan’s “Cantos Sagrados,” among other works in a peace concert at 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Feb. 25-26) at St. James Cathedral, Seattle; $12-$38 (206-781-2766 or seattlepromusica.org).
Guest violinist Kristin Lee debuts with ST in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Gig Harbor, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Rialto Theater, Tacoma; tickets from $19 (800-291-7593 or symphonytacoma.org).
Secret Chamber Music Series: Carlin Ma and Daniel Stein
The program is public: Bach, Debussy, Chopin, Brahms and Bridge. The location is not: Once you reserve your spot, you’ll be sent the precise location of this casual concert. All we can tell you is that it is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, somewhere in downtown Seattle, and costs $25. Reserve your spot here: secretchambermusic2.brownpapertickets.com