A World Premiere, but a little fishy. I'm not enough of a Hovhaness fan to know for sure what's going on, but the man's written literally hundreds of works and this Cello Concerto is listed as Opus 17, No. 1. Is it one of his many withdrawn pieces, or has it somehow just been lost in the shufflamese till now? Either way, worth a listen. Also an In Ecclesiis of Gabrieli's arranged by Maderna (don't worry, his serial thinking cap wasn't on), and Bruckner's Symphony No. 1, which, if you haven't heard it, is just like all his others. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, Thurs March 18 at 7:30, Sat March 20 at 8, and Sun March 21 at 2, $15-$65, 215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.
SEATTLE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Bass Curtis Streetman guest solos in a selection of Handel's "rarely heard masterpieces." Nothing more specific; the rest of the evening is an instrumental potpourri: Corelli's Concerto Grosso in D, a suite by Purcell, and sinfonias by de Rossi and Bononcini. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 4805 NE 45th, Fri-Sat March 19-20 at 8, $14/$18/$23, 675-1805.
NORTHWEST SCHOOL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Can't decide if you prefer an evening of easy-listening classical (Schmitt, Respighi, Debussy's Girl with the Flaxen Hair) or over- orchestrated jazz standards (Gershwin, Monk, Mancini, Miles Davis)? Well, they sound equally soporific to me, but if either's your cup of tea, why not get both in one concert? Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, Tues March 23 at 7, Donations accepted at the door.