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At its heart, tango is about the public display of private relationships, a dichotomy which performers Patricio Touceda and Eva Lurica (pictured) play with while paying homage to the "Golden Age" of tango, the 1930s and '40s. Forever Tango's Jorge Torres and Mariella Frangelico join them; live music is by TangoHeart. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway Ave., 206-323-1400. $25. 8 p.m. Wed. Feb. 18-Thurs.Feb.19. SANDRA KURTZ


This Macedonian pianist makes his Seattle debut with a refreshingly unconventional program, including the last of the six fascinating, and dreadfully neglected, Sonatinas by Ferruccio Busoni. This one is a fantasy on tunes from Carmen—a well-worn idea for virtuoso showpieces, but Busoni remembered the opera was a tragedy, so he pianistically recreated its atmosphere of romantic doom. Trpceski also plays a suite from The Nutcracker (thought you wouldn't hear that again until December, didn't you?), Stravinsky's decadent Four Etudes, and Rachmaninoff's Sonata No. 2. Meany Hall, UW campus, 206-543-4880. $30. 8 p.m. Wed. Feb. 25. GAVIN BORCHERT

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