Who's playing this week.

Send listings two weeks in advance to classical@seattleweekly.com. Music for Lunch Pianist Nicole Kim performs on this free weekly lunchtime recital series at Sherman Clay Showroom, 1624 Fourth Ave., 206-622-7580. Free. 12:15 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 2. Ani Kavafian A master class, open to the public, from this renowned violinist/violist. Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, 206-685-8384, www.music.washington.edu. Free. 5 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 2. Silent Strings A forum, led by KUOW's Dave Beck, on the topic "Where are the Black Youth in Classical Music?" Violinist Quinton Morris (of the ensemble Young Eight) and Garfield High orchestra director Marcus Tsutakawa will be among the panelists. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S. Free. 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 2. Norwegian Folk Music Music from the village dance tradition, featuring Loretta Kelly on Hardanger fiddle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/hardingfele). Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707, www.nordicmuseum.org. $10-$12. 7 p.m. concert (dance at 8:20 p.m.) Thurs. Nov. 2. Cathedral Choir of St. James James Savage leads a performance of Mozart's Requiem for the Feast of All Souls. St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., 206-382-4874, www.stjames-cathedral.org. Freewill offering. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 2. Seattle Symphony SSO bassist Jordan Anderson is the soloist in a new concerto by John Harbison; Lawrence Renes also conducts music from Berlioz's The Trojans and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 (a piece that for some reason has become the nearly omnipresent choice as the sugar to help new music go down easier). Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org. $15-$64. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4, 2 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5 (no Berlioz). Huun Huur Tu The otherwordly resonances and overtones of Tuvan throat-singers are based on natural sounds and topographical representation, to aid this nomadic people in navigation. Hmmm. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell, 425-489-6018, www.npacf.org. $15.50-$24.50. 8 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 2. Ann Hampton Callaway This jazz singer/songwriter, who earned her place in TV Theme Heaven by rhyming "Flushing, Queens" and "crushing scenes" in her jingle for The Nanny, comes for a vocal master class, open to the public. PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E. Roy St, www.cornish.edu. Free. Noon, Fri. Nov. 3. Tim Root's Handy Metal Mart Chance-composed music from this group. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave., 206-322-1533, www.gallery1412.org. $5-$15. 8 p.m. Fri. Nov. 3. SPU Choirs Four ensembles from Seattle Pacific University. First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W., 206-281-2205. Free. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Nov. 3. Medieval Women's Choir A performance by director Margriet Tindemans to celebrate the release of their CD River of Red, music of Hildegard of Bingen. University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave. N.E. 7 p.m. Fri. Nov. 3. Convergence Chamber Players Music for clarinet, horn, and piano. St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 722 N. 145th St., Shoreline. $10 donation. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Nov. 3. Sreevidhya Chandramouli This virtuoso of the lute-like veena is joined by another musician in the South Indian tradition, Poovalur Srinivasan. St. John United Lutheran Church, 5515 Phinney Ave. N. $5-$15. 7 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. St. Mark's Cathedral Choir For their All Souls service, Duruflé's Requiem. St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., 206-323-0300, ext. 220, www.saintmarks.org. Free. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio Instrumentalists from the popular Internet radio station perform. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue, www.solopianoradio.com. $15-$25. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. Cappella Romana Mark Bailey guest-conducts this men's ensemble in Tchaikovsky's Divine Liturgy and other Russian works. Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4139 42nd Ave. S.W., 800-992-8499, www.cappellaromana.org. $25. 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. Seattle Choral Company "Sing Tango!" launches their 25th season with music from Argentina and dancers Eva Lucero and Patricio Touceda. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue, 3 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5. $10-$25. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com, www.seattlechoralcompany.org. Freedom rings An inspirational performance featuring choirs, speakers, and dancers representing cultures from around the world. Seattle First United Methodist Church, 811 Fifth Ave. Freewill offering. 7 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5. Orchestra Seattle/Seattle Chamber Singers Powerful expressions of faith in four dramatic Bach cantatas, with the brilliant Sinfonia from his Cantata No. 29 to open. First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W., 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com, www.osscs.org. $10-$20. 3 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5. Andre Thomas Quartet This drummer and his ensemble perform as part of the Seattle Jazz Vespers series, every first Sunday, at Seattle First Baptist Church, Harvard Avenue and Seneca Street, 206-325-6051, www.seattlejazzvespers.org. Free. 6 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5. Celtic Fiddle Festival Performing alone and together, Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre, Andre Brunet, and Gilles Apap. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell, 425-489-6018, www.npacf.org. $19.50-$29.50. 7:30 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5. Simple Measures An innovatively informal approach to chamber music—or, as they put it, "98% Hoity-Toity Free." This time, music by Glass, Harbison, Hindemith, and Stravinsky. Northgate Community Center, 10520 Fifth Ave. N.E., 7 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5. Q Café, 3223 15th Ave. W., 7:30 p.m. Mon. Nov. 6. $10-$25. www.SimpleMeasures.org. Marni Nixon SEE BOX. 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, www.tuningtheair.com. Free. 8 p.m. Mon. Nov. 6. Just Add Water Gallery 1412's open jam session, the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave., 206-322-1533, www.gallery1412.org. 8 p.m. Tues. Nov. 7. Composer Spotlight Sound artist/installationist Joe Colley discusses his new piece in the Jack Straw Gallery, Lonely Microphone. Co-sponsored by the Washington Composers Forum. Jack Straw Studios, 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org, www.washingtoncomposers.org. Free. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 8. Music of Remembrance Aflame! commemorates the 68th anniversary of Kristallnacht with music inspired by the Holocaust, or of it (by victims or exiles). The Northwest Boychoir appears in two works by Betty Olivero. Benaroya Recital Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-365-7770, www.musicofremembrance.org. $25. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 8. Opera 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. Auburn/Riverside Theater, 501 Oravetz Rd. S.E., Auburn, 253-931-3043. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Nov. 3. Rainier Auditorium, Trinity Lutheran College, 4221 228th Ave. S.E., Issaquah, 206-784-9713. 5 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5. www.seattleopera.org/operas/young0607/tragedy_carmen.aspx. UW School of Music An intriguing double bill about sin and redemption: Weill/Brecht's 1933 The Seven Deadly Sins, in which two sisters take a trans-American road trip and encounter the enticements of the title, and Puccini's Suor Angelica, about a nun with a past. Meany Hall, UW campus, 206-543-4880, www.music.washington.edu. $15-$25. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 8, Fri. Nov. 10, 3 p.m. Sun. Nov. 12.

 
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