Seattle Peace Chorus’ spring concert features music from Canto General, the epic work for which Chilean poet Pablo Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature. First published in Mexico in 1950, it’s a masterpiece that’s been set to music several times, perhaps most famously by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, who dedicated his life to producing the piece. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Pinochet’s coup in 1973 (and the death of Neruda shortly thereafter) and the 20th anniversary of Canto General’s Chilean premiere. Seattle Peace Chorus has presented this glorious piece of exciting rhythms and choral parts twice before (the last time in 2005, for the 100th anniversary of Neruda’s birth), and Music Director Fred West is one of only a handful of conductors in the United States who has conducted it. Presented by Seattle Peace Chorus.
Advance tickets are $20/$18 seniors & students, at www.brownpapertickets.com; $25 at the door. For group discounts, call 206/264-5532. Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue.