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Concerts & Events
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.
Shakuhachi Masters Traditional Japanese music for the wooden flute. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave. $10-$15. 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.
Music for Lunch Pianist Nino Merabishvili performs Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition on this free weekly lunchtime recital series at Sherman Clay Showroom, 1624 Fourth Ave., 206-622-7580. Free. 12:15 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 9.
Seattle Symphony Stravinsky's Petrouchka and other folk-flavored works by Brahms and Bartok. Lawrence Renes conducts, with violinist Leonidas Kavakos. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org. $15-$64. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 9, 1 p.m. Fri. Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Sun. Nov. 12.
Rara avis This Amsterdam-based duo combines influences of medieval and Indian music, improv, and electronics.Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave., 206-322-1533, www.gallery1412.org. $5-$15. 8 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 9.
Symphony Seattle Pianist/composer Matt Messina's annual benefit concert for Children's Hospital this year celebrates his hometown, with Starbucks baristas, Market fish-throwers, and the Seafair Pirates onstage in addition to his popular pop-orchestral originals. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-244-7819, www.thesymphonyseattle.com. $30-$38. 7 p.m. Fri. Nov. 10.
Town Hall Family Concerts Their new Saturday morning kids' series presents traditional Americana from John Doe of X and the Knitters. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com. $5 adult, 12 and under free. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11.
Ben Haussmann The Seattle Symphony's Acting Principal Oboist plays compositions of his own in homage to Mozart and Beethoven. Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, 206-685-8384, www.music.washington.edu. $10. 2 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11.
Hanneke Cassel Champion of the Scottish fiddle, presented by the Seattle Folklore Society. Haller Lake Community Club, 12579 Densmore Ave. N., 206-528-8523, www.seafolklore.org. $12-$14. 7 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11.
Philip Brown This UW faculty trombonist plays music by Ray Premru. Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, 206-685-8384, www.music.washington.edu. $10. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11.
Cytosoul Arrangements, originals, and improv from this instrumental quartet. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave., 206-322-1533, www.gallery1412.org. $5-$15. 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11.
Seattle Baroque Orchestra Ingrid Matthews plays the five colorful, mystical "Rosary Sonatas" by the eccentric Heinrich Biber (1644-1704). Benaroya Recital Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 206-322-3118, www.seattlebaroque.org, www.brownpapertickets.com. $10-$34. 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11, 3 p.m. Sun. Nov. 12.
Electric Island Cutting-edge electro-acoustic music on Bainbridge Island—sounds odd until you realize it's home to Allen Strange, author of the pioneering textbook Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques and Controls. This concert includes work by Strange, Marc Barreca, Bonnie Miksch, Chris Penrose, and Byron AuYong (resurrecting the antique technology of the cassette tape recorder in Pause for recorders, singers, and audience). Island Music Guild Hall, 10995 Valley Rd., Bainbridge Island. $10. 4 p.m. Sun. Nov. 12.
Zoe Keating: One Cello x 16 Opening for the California Guitar Trio is this self-sampling cellist, intricately layering her sound as she plays. The Triple Door, 216 Union St., 206-838-4333, www.thetripledoor.net. $20-$22. 7 p.m. Sun. Nov. 12.
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. 13.
Amati 5 Music for string quintet by five Seattle Symphony members in the casual atmosphere of the 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, www.seattlesymphony.org. $22-$73. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 15.
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. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, 425-893-9900, www.kpcenter.org. $10-$22. 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11. www.seattleopera.org/operas/young0607/tragedy_carmen.aspx.