From Interactive Multimedia Installations to Baroque Dance Music

Classical (and more) music this week.

 Send classical listings two weeks in advance to classical@seattleweekly.comConcerts & EventsPersian Music A performance by Eyvind Kang, Jessika Kenney, and Heather Carman of settings of Sufi poets, sung in the original Farsi. City Hall lobby, 600 Fourth Ave., 684-7171, Free. Noon, Thurs. Jan. 18.Seattle Symphony Carolyn Kuan conducts this outreach concert, with members of the Roosevelt High Orchestra joining the SSO for two fave symphonies (Beethoven's Fifth and Schubert's "Unfinished"), one fave overture (Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream), and the wild card, a Serenade by Howard Hanson. Roosevelt High School, 1410 N.E. 66th St., 215-4747,, Free. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 18. Seattle Symphony Pianist/conductor Philippe Entremont joins SSO members for music by Mozart, including the Piano Concerto No. 20 and the "Haffner" Serenade. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 215-4747, $15-$64. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 18, 8 p.m. Sat. Jan. 20.Erwin Schulhoff Festival SEE THE WIRE, THURSDAY.Bronn Journey The New Age harpist is not just for Christmas anymore. Aurora Church of the Nazarene, 1900 N. 175th St., Shoreline, 363-4105. Donation. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Jan. 19.Brian Owen Quintet Jazz originals from this Everett native and his ensemble. Haller Lake United Methodist Church, 13055 First Ave. N.E., 362-5383. Suggested donation $10. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Jan. 19.Hilary Hahn SEE THE WIRE, FRIDAY.Honest Doubt Ann Cummings' 8' x 8' x 8' interactive multimedia installation features music by Tom Baker and Chris DeLaurenti. Bring a flashlight! Workshop #30, Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., $5. 8 p.m. Fri. Jan. 19-Sat. Jan. 20. Seattle Symphony Carolyn Kuan conducts music by Copland, Stravinsky, and others on a "Discover Music!" family concert, with special guests the ARC Dance Company. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 215-4747, $15-$20. 11 a.m. Sat. Jan. 20.Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus Singing Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Vivaldi's Gloria. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., 860-SLGC, $12-$15. 3 p.m. Sat. Jan. 20.Brian Fairbanks With pianist Mel Butler, French flute music. Diocesan House, 1551 Tenth Ave. E., 323-0300, $40. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Jan. 20. Minneapolis Guitar Quartet Spanish music and Bach, plus Daniel Bernard Roumain's Ghetto Strings. Sponsored by the Seattle Classic Guitar Society. Benaroya Recital Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 297-8788, $22-$28. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Jan. 20.Baroque Northwest Quartet Where dance music is concerned, the line between classical and folk is pretty blurry—at least it was in earlier centuries. The BNQ traces the Scottish roots of Appalachian music. Bethany Lutheran Church, 7400 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., 368-0735, $10-$22. 8 p.m. Sat. Jan. 20. Lindsay Feldmeth and Franz Moser This soprano and pianist team up in a benefit recital (Debussy, Liszt, Puccini) for teen homeless shelter Roots and Hofmann House for Women. University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., 783-9264. $15. 8 p.m. Sat. Jan. 20. Philippe Entremont The pianist joins Seattle Symphony members for chamber music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Franck. Benaroya Recital Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 215-4747, $40. 2 p.m. Sun. Jan. 21.Seattle Philharmonic An all-Vaughan-Williams concert culminates with his Symphony No. 9. Meany Hall, UW campus, 525-0443, $10-$18. 3 p.m. Sun. Jan. 21.Matthew Swihart A benefit recital for relief organization Heifer International of trumpet music by Gershwin, Handel, and others, with pianist Ingrid Verhulsdonk. Wallingford United Methodist Church, 2115 N. 42nd St., 240-8576. Donation. 4 p.m. Sun. Jan. 21. Seattle Symphony at The Triple Door SEE THE WIRE, SUNDAY. Educate Your Ear A lecture by Steven Lowe to preview the Seattle Chamber Music Society's "Winter Interlude," Jan. 25-28. Soundbridge, Benaroya Hall, Second Avenue and Union Street, 283-8808, $10. 7 p.m. Mon. Jan. 22.Moscow Soloists Violist/conductor Yuri Bashmet leads this acclaimed ensemble in string music by Britten and Schnittke and arrangements of quartets by Beethoven (op. 95) and Schubert ("Death and the Maiden"). Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 215-4747, $15-$64. 7:30 p.m. Mon. Jan. 22. Robin & Rachelle McCabe The Director of the UW School of Music and her sister (on the faculty at Oregon State) team up for four-hand piano works: Brahms' "Haydn" Variations, Gershwin's An American in Paris, and others. Meany Hall, UW campus, 543-4880, $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Tues. Jan. 23.Seattle Symphony Fiddler Natalie McMaster joins the SSO as part of the Popular Culture series. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 215-4747, $20-$65. 7:30 p.m. Tues. Jan. 23.Seattle Symphony More free community concerts, with an eclectic program (Copland, Haydn, Piston, Sibelius) led by Carolyn Kuan. Aki Kurose Middle School, 3928 S. Graham St., 10:30 a.m. Tues. Jan. 23; South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S., 7 p.m. Tues. Jan. 23; Langston Hughes Community Center, 104 17th Ave. S., 10 a.m. Wed. Jan. 24-Thurs. Jan. 25, also 7:35 p.m. Wed. Jan. 24. Free. String Quartet This Norwegian foursome plays music by Grieg (natch), Mozart, and Bartok (his Fourth Quartet, one of his gnarliest). Meany Hall, UW campus, 543-4880, $32. 8 p.m. Wed. Jan. 24.OperaSeattle Opera SEE REVIEW.Met at the Movies By popular demand, a repeat (recorded, not live) of the Met's first HD broadcast of Dec. 30, not seen at that time in local theatres: Julie Taymor's fanciful production of Mozart's Magic Flute, sung in English and abridged to 90 minutes for young audiences. (You know, it'd be great if Pacific Place replayed all the Met broadcasts this season; I think I'd forgo seeing the operas live for the sake of seeing them closer to home. . . ) Pacific Place, 600 Pine St. $15-$18. 7:30 p.m. Tues. Jan. 23.

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