Duke Ellington and More

Send classical listings two weeks in advance to classical@seattleweekly.com. Concerts & Events Music for Lunch Megan Weston and Michael Fennelly perform music by Barber, Copland, and Stravinsky on this free weekly lunchtime recital series at Sherman Clay Showroom, 1624 Fourth Ave., 622-7580. Free. 12:15 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 28. St. Cecilia Recital Series A viola/organ recital, with poet David Stalling. St. Cecilia's Catholic Parish, 1320 Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island, 842-3594. Suggested donation $5-$10. 5 p.m. Fri. Dec. 29. Salute to Vienna SEE THE WIRE, FRIDAY. Sacred Concerts Music by Duke Ellington from his "Sacred Concerts" series of the '60s and '70s, with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and the Northwest Chamber Chorus. First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E., 547-6763, www.earshot.org. $24-$28. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Dec. 30. Seattle Symphony SEE THE WIRE, SATURDAY. St. James Cathedral SEE THE WIRE, SUNDAY. Rainier Symphony Viennese music for their New Year's gala, plus cocktails, dinner, a dance performance, and the Chris Johansen Jazz Quartet. Doubletree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Pkwy., 781-5618, www.rainiersymphony.org. $95. 7 p.m. Sun. Dec. 31. Seattle Symphony Doc Severinsen is the guest for their New Year's Eve gala; Carolyn Kuan conducts music from Strauss to Tommy Newsom. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org. Concert with dancing afterward, $50-$150; gala packages start at $350. 9 p.m. Sun. Dec. 31.

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