From seasonal music to advent favorites, the holidays have arrived, musically-speaking.

Classical Music this week

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Concerts & Events

Seattle Youth Symphony Seasonal favorites to open Seattle Center's winterfest. Center House, Seattle Center, 206-362-2300, www.syso.org. Free. 11 a.m. Fri. Nov. 24.

Tudor Choir Traditional carols for choir and brass in "Victorian Holiday," with readings by KUOW's Dave Beck. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-323-9415, www.tudorchoir.org. 8 p.m. Fri. Nov. 24.

Gallery Concerts Advent music by German baroque composers (Bach, Handel, and others) with soprano Amanda Jane Kelley. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 4805 N.E. 45th St., 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 25; Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 Third Ave. W., 2 p.m. Sun. Nov. 26. $10-$25. 206-726-6088, www.galleryconcerts.org.

Patrick Stoyanovich Piano music inspired by legends and tales of the Old West. Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Rd., Bainbridge Island, 206-780-6911. $10. 4 p.m. Sun. Nov. 26.

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. 27.

UW Bands Music by Sousa, Rachmaninoff, and others, plus the Beethoven's Fifth of the band repertory, John Barnes Chance's Variations on a Korean Folk Song. Meany Hall, UW campus, 206-543-4880, www.music.washington.edu. $10. 7:30 p.m. Tues. Nov. 28.

UW Choirs "Songs of Life and Love" includes music by Palestrina, Whitacre, and others. Meany Hall, UW campus, 206-543-4880, www.music.washington.edu. $10. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 29.

UW Jazz Ensembles Music by Miles Davis and Pat Metheny, plus originals and arrangements by students. Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, 206-685-8384, www.music.washington.edu. $5. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 29-Thurs. Nov. 30.

Opera

Bellevue Opera In conjunction with Ballet Bellevue, Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue, www. bellevueopera.org, www.ticketwindowonline.com. $40-$50. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Nov. 24, 2 p.m. Sun. Nov. 26.

Concert Opera of Seattle Alexei Girsh conducts Tchaikovsky's bittersweet Eugene Onegin. Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4103. Free. 2 p.m. Sun. Nov. 26.

 
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