Conducting a Showdown

Classical music (and more) this week.

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Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz conducts a showdown between Nordic fluff (Grieg's Piano Concerto, with Freddy Kempf) and Austrian rectitude (Bruckner's stern Ninth). Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org. $15-$89. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 8, 8 p.m. Sat. Feb. 10, 2 p.m. Sun. Feb. 11.

Seattle Symphony A "Tiny Tots" concert for the littlest classical fans. Benaroya Recital Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org. $7. 9:30, 10:30, & 11:30 a.m. Fri. Feb. 9-Sat. Feb. 10; also 1 p.m. Sat. Feb. 10.

East-West Piano Arts Paul Chihara's new piano quintet, and other works by Zhou Long and Bright Sheng, on this chamber music series. Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, 685-8384, www.music.washington.edu. $10. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Feb. 9.

Hot Java Cool Jazz Musicians from several local high schools perform, to benefit their programs. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. $8-$15. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Feb. 9.

Hymns for Epiphany St. Mark's Cathedral Choir—and you, too—singing seasonal music to organ accompaniment. St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 Tenth Ave. E., 323-0300 x220, www.saintmarks.org. $10. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Feb. 9.

The Coronation of Poppea SEE THE WIRE, FRIDAY.

Evan Drachman The cellist in recital with pianist Lisa Bergman. Ida Culver House, 2315 N.E. 65th St., 522-3137, 2:30 p.m. Sat. Feb. 10; University House, 4400 Stone Way N., 545-8400, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Feb. 10; The Summit at First Hill, 1200 University St., 652-4444, 7:30 p.m. Sun. Feb. 11.

University Chorale All kinds of ensembles and solos to raise money for their spring tour. Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, 685-8384, www.music.washington.edu. $5. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Feb. 10.

Andre Feriante This guitarist's annual Valentine's Day (or thereabouts) concert will take the theme of peace. Benaroya Recital Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com. $30. 8 p.m. Sat. Feb. 10.

Mexico in Seattle SEE THE WIRE, SATURDAY.

Stefan Östersjö Music for guitar and electronics of various kinds, including video. Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, 685-8384, www.music.washington.edu. Free. 2 p.m. Sun. Feb. 11.

Flute Recital Student winners in the recent Horsfall competition. PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E. Roy St. $12-$16. 3 p.m. Sun. Feb. 11.

Master Chorus Eastside Romantic music for Valentine's weekend. Eastlake Performing Arts Center, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish, 425-392-8446, www.masterchoruseastside.org. $9-$18. 3 p.m. Sun. Feb. 11.

Festival of Choirs Catholic church groups in concert. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 292-ARTS. $12. 7 p.m. Mon. Feb. 12.

UW Voice Division A Valentine's vocal recital. You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs. . . (It just occurred to me that probably none of the students involved are anywhere near old enough to recognize that lyric.) Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, 685-8384, www.music.washington.edu. $5. 7:30 p.m. Mon. Feb. 12.

I Puritani Encore The response to the Metropolitan Opera's HD broadcasts in movie theatres of their performances has been so enthusiastic, they're adding repeat showings; first up, Bellini's costume drama, starring Anna Netrebko. Auburn Stadium 17 Theatres, 1101 Super Mall Way, Auburn; Bella Bottega Stadium 11 Cinema, 8890 N.E. 161st Ave., Redmond; Pacific Place 11, 600 Pine St. $18. 7 p.m. Tues. Feb. 13.

Composer Spotlight Composer Ryan Hare presents "Fighting the Imaginary Fight: Impulse and Irrationality in Music." 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. Feb. 14.

Romantic Vibes UW faculty members Tom Collier and Marc Seales meet for a vibraphone/piano evening. Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, 685-8384, www.music.washington.edu. $5. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Feb. 14.

Emerson String Quartet Three rowdy Beethoven quartets (the three from Op. 59), played by one of the world's great ensembles. Meany Hall, UW campus, 543-4880, www.uwworldseries.org. $35. 8 p.m. Wed. Feb. 14.

 
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