Hilary Hahn, Christian Swenson

Hilary Hahn

The Seattle Symphony presented violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg last week, and now here's the anti-Nadja—poised, polished, Apollonian, and not one atom less expressive a player. Hearing them back-to-back will be a lesson in how two extremely different approaches to music-making can both produce transcendent results. With pianist Natalie Zhu, Hahn will play two Mozart sonatas and one by Fauré; alone, she'll offer Bach's Sonata No. 3. Benaroya Hall, Third and Union, 206-215-4747. $15-$75. 7:30 p.m. Mon. Nov. 1. GAVIN BORCHERT

Christian Swenson

Swenson is a dancer in the way that Bobby McFerrin is a singer, combining scat vocalizations with a free-wheeling physicality that is drop-dead funny at one moment and shockingly tender at the next. He's based in Seattle, but mostly performs elsewhere, so this is an excellent chance to see a truly unique artist at work. Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church, 14724 First Ave. N.E., 206-623-8632. $15. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 30. SANDRA KURTZ

 
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