The Seattle Public Library will host concerts, musical preview lectures and dramatic performances at several locations throughout the city this month. Event details with times and locations are outlined below.

Gershwin with A Russian Soul / Гершвин с русской душой2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Musical numbers, jazz and tango music will be infused with Russian soul by Seattle Symphony violinist Mikhail Shmidt and pianist Oana Rusu Tomai, founder and artistic director of Romanian-American Chamber Concerts & Arts and a guest pianist at the Seattle Symphony.

The Deaf Movement and Musical Theater6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 4 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Join us for a panel discussion featuring local artists, arts advocates and performers involved in The 5th Avenue Theatre’s upcoming production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

Participatory Taiko Drumming at Lake City Farmers' Market5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at the Lake City Farmers Market, Northeast 125th Street & 28th Avenue Northeast. Olympic Hills Elementary teacher Paul Brown will demonstrate Japanese taiko drumming. Audience will join in the drumming!

MindTravel—Live Piano and Conversation with Murray Hidary7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Join renowned pianist and composer Murray Hidary for a salon-style evening concert. He will perform his MindTravel music experience accompanied by visual art projections.

Evening the Score: Renee C. Baker, Avant-garde Film Composer6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. This unique music program will feature film scores by award-winning African-American composer Renee Baker.

The Key to Change: A Special Classical Music Concert11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Talented young artists in The Key to Change will perform classical music. Founded by Dr. Quinton Morris, The Key to Change provides string lessons to middle and high school students who live in South King County. The performance will be followed by a brief Q & A.

Seattle Philharmonic Strings Concert2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Hear the Seattle Philharmonic Strings in a concert featuring Vaughan Williams' Violin Concerto.

Griot Party at the Northwest African American Museum8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts St. Join us for a griot party experience, a West African practice where storytellers and musicians preserve culture and oral traditions. Performers will include Nikkita Oliver, Jamie Elmore, Tia Yarbrough, Derrick “Vitamin D” Brown, Logic Amen, Elijah Mu’ied, and Ibrahim Arsalan. Online registration is required.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask Us.

For more information, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636.