Musica Vitae, Seattle Chamber Music Society

Musica Vitae

After a holiday hiatus, this cabaret show is back, featuring music, dance (including Joon Change and Lorraine O'Neal, pictured) and intrigue. It's written by David Koch and David Scully, and produced by the local doyenne of popular dance, Hallie Kuperman. General salsa, swing, and tango follow the show. Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., 206-324-7263. $20-$45. Re-opens Sat. Jan. 8. 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. cabaret and dancing every Sat. Ends Sat. Jan. 29. SANDRA KURTZ

Seattle Chamber Music Society

Their Winter Festival brings some of the convivial warmth of their summer series to Seattle at its grayest. It gets off to a mellow start with wind music: clarinet and bassoon duos on the 7 p.m. recital, then a septet by Mikhail Glinka and Max Bruch's autumnal Three Pieces. One of Brahms' most lyrical works, the A-Major piano quartet (featuring violinist James Ehnes, pictured) winds up the evening. Highlights of the rest of the fest include don't-miss music by Shostakovich, Schubert. Crumb, and Bach. Benaroya Recital Hall, Third and Union, 206-283-8808. $16-$35. 8 p.m. (pre-concert recital at 7) Tues. Jan. 11. GAVIN BORCHERT

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