Three works in the chamber-music repertory are guaranteed standing ovations, whenever and wherever theyre played, thanks to their hurtling, whizbang endings: Schuberts Death and the Maiden quartet, Beethovens quartet Op. 59 No. 3, and the rollicking, Gypsy-flavored finale of Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor. Of Brahms three quartets (generally speaking), one is stormy and dramatic, one is elegiac and lavender-scented, but the G Minor is the one you play if you really want people to hyperventilate. It closes the Olympic Music Festivals 25th season of bucolic concerts in a converted barn, a favorite road trip for Seattle music lovers, and is preceded on the program by trios by Mozart and Ravel. GAVIN BORCHERT Center Rd., Quilcene, Wash., 360-732-4800, www.olympicmusicfestival.org. Lawn seating $11-$18, barn $16-$27. 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 6-Sun. Sept. 7.
Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: June 28. Continues through Sept. 7, 2008