Seattle Chamber Players, Violinist Eric Rynes, and One-minute solos

Send classical listings two weeks in advance to Concerts & Events Alexander Kobrin Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, and Schumann from this Van Cliburn Competition gold-medal pianist. Meany Hall, UW campus, 206-543-4880, $33. 8 p.m. Wed. Oct. 25. Music for Lunch Pianist Natalya Kalendarev performs on this free weekly lunchtime recital series at Sherman Clay Showroom, 1624 Fourth Ave., 206-622-7580. Free. 12:15 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 26. Henry Butler Acclaimed jazz/blues pianist from New Orleans. Meany Hall, UW campus, 206-543-4880, $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 26. Keith Highlanders Pipe Band Traditional Scottish piping, drumming, and dancing—which is impossible for me to take seriously after Alan Cumming's running gag in Nicholas Nickleby: "My specialty is the Highland fling. Would you like to see it?" Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, 425-893-9900, $15-$20. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 26-Sat. Oct. 28. Tatsuya Nakatani This Japanese percussionist is joined by locals Tom Swafford (violin) and Bill Horist (guitar), with butoh dancers Sheri Brown, Vanessa Skantze, and Alex Haverfield. CoCA, 410 Dexter Ave. N. 8 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 26. Eric Rynes Pushing the violin to its limits in works by Boulez, Carter, Xenakis, locals Joël-Francois Durand and Ryan Hare, and others. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave., 206-322-1533, $5-$15. 8 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 26. Northwest Symphony Dance music to open its 20th season: pops favorites by Dvorak and Khachaturian and recent works by David Kechley, Tomas Svoboda, and others. Highline Performing Arts Center, 401 S. 152nd St., Burien, 206-292-ARTS, $10-$13. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Oct. 27. Thalia Symphony Music by Humperdinck, Shostakovich (the Symphony No. 10, supposedly his reply to Stalinism after The Great Leader's death), and Strauss. First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W., 206-281-2048. $8-$12. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Oct. 27. ApoSTRoPHE 3 A collaboration with musician Angelina Baldoz, poet Daniel Comiskey, and dancer Amelia Reeber. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave., 206-322-1533, $5-$15. 8 p.m. Fri. Oct. 27. Seattle Symphony Acclaimed countertenor David Daniels shows up for a few Handel arias and Vivaldi's Stabat Mater; Nicholas McGegan also conducts suites by Purcell and Telemann. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-215-4747, $15-$64. 8 p.m. Fri. Oct. 27-Sat. Oct. 28. Seattle Symphony Stravinsky's musical fable The Soldier's Tale on this "Discover Music!" family concert. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-215-4747, $15-$20. 11 a.m. Sat. Oct. 28. Town Hall Family Concerts Their new Saturday morning kids' series (I hope they don't all conflict, as this one does, with the Seattle Symphony's Saturday morning kids' series) begins with African drumming, dance, and storytelling from the Talking Vegetables. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 800-838-3006, $5 adult, 12 and under free. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 28. Renaissance Singers Markdavin Obenza leads this vocal decet in music by Byrd, Sheppard, and Tallis. Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle University, 901 12th Ave. Suggested donation $15. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 28. Raymond Scott Project Members of the Monktail Creative Music Concern present music by Scott, whose career took him from Warner Bros. to Motown. On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., 206-217-9888. $16-$18. 8 p.m. Sat. Oct. 28. Fantasma Five pianists gather for a Halloween-themed recital: original works and pieces by Messiaen, Mussorgsky, and others. Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-226-8776. $7-$12. 2 p.m. Sun. Oct. 29. Dulces Exuviae This duo, soprano Linda Tsatsanis and lutenist John Lenti, debuts with a concert of amorous Elizabethan music inspired by the affair between the Queen and the Earl of Essex. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 15 Roy St., 206-819-9210, $10-$20. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 28, 3 p.m. Sun. Oct. 29. Gallery Concerts Overlooked in all this year's Mozart/Shostakovich hoopla is the 150th anniversary of Robert Schumann's death. Pianists Tamara Friedman and George Bozarth and clarinetist Neil Rynston join for a concert of his music, that of his wife Clara, and of their friends and contemporaries. Seattle Piano Gallery, 2230 Eighth Ave. 206-726-6088, $10-$25. 8 p.m. Sat. Oct. 28, 2 p.m. Sun. Oct. 29. One Minute Solos As many musicians as they can muster will contribute 60 seconds of improv each at this two-night benefit event—kind of a musical rent party. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave., 206-322-1533, $5-$15. 8 p.m. Sat. Oct. 28-Sun. Oct. 29. Dempster Diving SEE ARTICLE, WWW.SEATTLEWEEKLY.COM. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 800-838-3006, $10-$12. 2 p.m. Sun. Oct. 29. Seattle Youth Symphony Their new music director, Stephen Rogers Radcliffe, is starting with a bang: three stage showpieces, Wagner's Die Meistersinger Prelude, Barber's Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance, and Stravinsky's Firebird. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-362-2300, $8-$35. 3 p.m. Sun. Oct. 29. Seattle Chamber Players SEE BOX. Shaham/Harrell/Bronfman This all-star piano trio (with Lynn Harrell replacing Truls Mork, originally scheduled) plays Schubert's expansive Trio in E-Flat and Tchaikovsky's expansiver Trio in A Minor. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-215-4747, $22-$73. 7:30 p.m. Mon. Oct. 30. Tuning the Air Improv, original music, and arrangements played each Monday by a 10-piece guitar orchestra. Seattle Circle Performance Space, Trinity Church Annex, 6512 23rd Ave. N.W., Room 329. 206-789-8481, Free. 8 p.m. Mon. Oct. 30. Halloween Organ Concert This recital of spooky organ music by UW professor Carole Terry and her students is an annual tradition. Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, UW campus, 206-685-8384, $10. 7:30 p.m. Tues. Oct. 31. Opera Seattle Opera The comedy's a little tired, but the pop-up set and the neon costumes will wake you up in their production of Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers. Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe puts her skill with coloratura to fine use as an aviatrix who, having crash-landed in Algiers while searching for her boyfriend, has to fend off a buffoonish Bey grown weary of his harem. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 206-389-7676, $41-$135. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Oct. 25, Fri. Oct. 27, Sat. Oct. 28.

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