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Amati 5 Music for string quintet by five Seattle Symphony members in a casual atmosphere. Wine Bar on 24th, 5903 24th Ave. N.W. Donation. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 15.

Gidon Kremer The patron saint of violinists everywhere discontent with a career path based on Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, he combines old and new repertory in unfailingly intelligent, compelling ways. He'll play music by Bach (some translated into a jazz idiom), Bartok, Piazzolla, and others. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-215-4747,$22-$73. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 15.

Tango Infusions Violinist Tom Swafford and pianist Amy Rubin offer traditional works, originals, and improvisations in the tango idiom. City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 Fourth Ave., 206-684-7171, Free. Noon, Thurs. Nov. 16.

Music for Lunch Natalya Kalendarev and Ron Traficante perform music by Rachmaninoff on this free weekly lunchtime recital series at Sherman Clay Showroom, 1624 Fourth Ave., 206-622-7580. Free. 12:15 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 16.

Seattle Symphony Bassoonist Seth Krimsky will be the soloist in John Williams' The Five Sacred Trees; Arild Remmereit (one of the names tossed in the air re replacing Christoph Eschenbach at the Philadelphia Orchestra) also conducts Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites and Schumann's First. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-215-4747, $15-$64. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18, 2 p.m. Sun. Nov. 19.

Seattle Symphony A "Tiny Tots" concert featuring the music of Tchaikovsky—which won't, I hope, go too deeply into his personal life. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-215-4747, $7. 9:30, 10:30, & 11:30 a.m. Fri. Nov. 17-Sat. Nov. 18, also 1 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18.

Haller Lake Music Series Pianists Thelma Strand and Linda Allen play four-hand works by Fauré, Schubert, and others. Haller Lake United Methodist Church, 13055 First Ave. N.E., 206-362-5383. Donation. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Nov. 17.

Paul Tegels & Dana Robinson Music for organ four-hands (and four feet) with a special video feed so you can see up close how they choreograph all those limbs. St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 Tenth Ave. E., 206-325-6500,, $12-$18. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Nov. 17.

Hell's Bellows An accordion quartet—yep, four accordions—led by Amy Denio. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave., 206-322-1533, $5-$15. 8 p.m. Fri. Nov. 17.

Sunship The out-jazz outfit, featuring Stuart Dempster on trombone (etc.), that closed his all-star birthday party last month at Town Hall. Mr. Spot's Chai House, 5463 Leary Ave. N.W., Donation. 8 p.m. Fri. Nov. 17.


Music Northwest One more Mozart birthday concert, a chamber-music miscellany with the WWU String Quartet and pianist Jane Harty. Olympic Recital Hall, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 206-937-2899, $10-$18. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18.

Michael Partington Music by Giuliani, Johanson, Piazzolla, and a lovely Sonata written for Partington by Stephen Goss.Sponsored by the Seattle Classic Guitar Society. Benaroya Recital Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-297-8788, $22-$28. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18.

Puget Sound Symphony A new, and ambitious as usual, season for this young, energetic (and affordable) group opens with music by Berlioz, Hindemith, Strauss, and Weber. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., $3-$8. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18.

Seattle Peace chorus "Voices for the Common Good" features two new works by Joseph Zamberlain and director Fred West. Seattle First United Methodist Church, Fifth Avenue and Marion Street, 206-264-5532, $13-$17. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18.

Cantaré Vocal Ensemble Mark A. Adrian leads this 40-voice group in seasonal music. St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., 206-246-6040, $15-$18. 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18.

Brian Lally Music and stories from this guitarist. Seattle Museum of the Mysteries, 623 Broadway E., 206-328-6499. Suggested donation $10. 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18.

Tara Winds The premiere of Patrick Stoyanovich's Lincoln-inspired symphonic band piece Our Last Best Hope, as part of the Western International Band Clinic convention. Grand Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel, 18740 International Blvd. $10. 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18.

Bellevue Philharmonic Heartening press release of the week: The headline reads "Bellevue Philharmonic to Present Two Rare 20th-Century Works" (namely, Tailleferre's Harp Concertino and Villa-Lobos' Sinfonietta No. 1). The warhorse on the program, Beethoven's Sixth, only gets a one-sentence mention buried in the middle. Kudos to them for pushing the pieces you won't hear played by every other orchestra in the state, and to conductor Fusao Kajima for programming them. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue, 206-325-6500, $12.25-$34. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18, 2 p.m. Sun. Nov. 19.

Bainbridge Symphony Alan Futterman conducts his own Japanese Vignettes and New Slavonic Dance, plus Grieg's music for Peer Gynt (in its original stage version, with choir) and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with soloist Marié Rossano. The Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge Island, 206-842-8569, $10–$15. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18, 3 p.m. Sun. Nov. 19.

Philharmonia Northwest Clarinetist Sean Osborn is the soloist in Daniel Dorff's Summer Solstice; Roupen Shakarian also conducts two Suites by Stravinsky and Mendelssohn's precocious, if self-consciously well-mannered, Symphony No. 1. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 4805 N.E. 45th St., 206-675-9727, $12-$18. 2:30 p.m. Sun. Nov. 19.

Ian Clarke Music from/by this flutist/composer.Sponsored by the Seattle Flute Society. Demaray Hall, Seattle Pacific University, $12-$14. 3 p.m. Sun. Nov. 19.

Seattle Bach Choir Gregory Vancil conducts Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes and a few Renaissance works. Bethany Lutheran Church, 7400 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., 206-324-4828, $12-$15. 3 p.m. Sun. Nov. 19.

Les Boréades de Montreal This quintet, led by Francis Colpron on recorder and flute, plays music from 17th-century Italy. Sponsored by the Early Music Guild. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-326-7066, $15-$34. 8 p.m. Sun. Nov. 19.

UW Contemporary Group Music all over the 20th century's stylistic map: Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale, piano works by Boulez and Poulenc, and Josh Parmenter's Organon Sostenuto, in which "flute, bassoon, cello, and bass sounds are subjected to real-time processing. The instruments' abrupt gestures are stretched, echoed, and layered into turbulent, haunting washes of sound." Meany Hall, UW campus, 206-543-4880, $10. 7:30 p.m. Mon. Nov. 20.

UW Voice Department To mark the 150th anniversary of Schumann's death, a song recital, with selections from Dichterliebe, Frauenliebe und -leben, and other great cycles. Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, 206-685-8384, $5. 7:30 p.m. Mon. Nov. 20.

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. Nov. 21.

Garrick Ohlsson For anyone else, Liszt's vast Sonata in B Minor would be workout enough for one recital, but powerhouse pianist Ohlsson is also playing Prokofiev's Seventh Sonata, with its thundering, rattling toccata finale, and smaller works (which will demonstrate his poetic side) by Beethoven, Chopin, and Liebermann. Meany Hall, UW campus, 206-543-4880, $36. 8 p.m. Tues. Nov. 21.


Seattle Opera Young Artists In The Tragedy of Carmen, director Peter Brook and composer Marius Constant stripped down (to 85 minutes) Bizet's opera, putting an emphasis on drama rather than opulence—which should be an excellent fit for the eager, energetic actor/singers in Seattle Opera's training program. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave., 206-388-0569. $10-$22 (sold out at press time). 8 p.m. Fri. Nov. 17.

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