You may not know who cellist Lori Goldston is, but chances are you've already heard her play. A staple Seattle musician, Goldston has performed with K Records artist Mirah, local experimental quintet Ribbons, in her own Balkan influenced group, the Black Cat Orchestra, and most notably on Nirvana's 1993 Unplugged album. Usually in pop music, the cello is used to add a dash of color or texture to a song, to accentuate what's already there. But every now and then with Goldston you get to hear the instrument's full range and depth. In a recent performance at the Seattle Children's Theater with Mirah, Goldston's cello parts soared upwards in a hurricane of bow work, finger picking and percussion. She's also capable of passages so serenely beautiful that it's a wonder she should ever play accompanied. At the Chapel she'll be performing with Greg Campbell and Eric Richards in what she describes as pieces that "explore the interconnections between a wide range of idioms, in this case, black metal, early music, American folk, Near Eastern rock, and minimalism." Goldston performs intermittently these days, but describes this as the beginning of a potentially larger, long term project. Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., 789-1939. 8 p.m. $5-$15. All ages.
Thu., Oct. 23, 8 p.m., 2008