by Bruce Reid THURSDAY 9/30
SEATTLE SYMPHONY -- Who am I to call Nielsen's Violin Concerto meandering; I'll leave that to the composer, who confessed the finale was "almost aimless" and considered rewriting it. Still, Cho-Liang Lin likes it enough to make it a staple of his repertoire, and he does quite well by it, too. Kodály's eternally popular collection of Hungarianisms, the Háry János Suite, shows up again, along with Dvorák's Symphony No. 5, which was originally No. 3, and is not as good as the Third which supplanted it. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, Thurs Sept 30, 7:30 pm, Fri Oct 1, 8 pm, and Sun Oct 3, 2 pm, $10-$67, 215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.
MUSICAL EXPERIENCES -- A "performance and discussion" of Mozart's use of classical form, illustrated by the Fantasy in D, K. 397; Sonata in F, for violin and piano, K. 376; and Clarinet Trio in E flat, K. 498. Less Calliope, more Terpsichore! Green Lake United Methodist Church, 6415 1st Ave NE, Fri Oct 1, 8 pm, $10 seniors & students/$15 general, 368-9247.
JILLON STOPPELS DUPREE -- The harpsichordist performs the complete solo keyboard works of Belgium's own Joseph-Hector Fiocco, about whom I know the following: He came from a musical family, died young (38), and his music sounds a lot like Couperin's. Central Lutheran Church, 1710 11th Ave, Sat Oct 2, 8 pm, $8 students/$12 seniors/$15 general, 325-7066.
BRENTANO STRING QUARTET -- Most of Tan Dun's music I've heard makes for better background sounds than for active listening, including Ghost Opera; an earlier quartet piece, Eight Colors for String Quartet, promises (threatens?) more of the same. Bookended by Shumann's Quartet in A, Op. 41, No. 1, and Mozart's Quartet in G, K. 387. Meany Theater, University of Washington, Wed Oct 6, 8 pm, $27, 543-4880 or 292-ARTS.
by Pete Savignano
Alien Crime Syndicate -- Berbati's Pan, Portland
They Might Be Giants -- Aladdin Theatre, Portland
Ben Folds Five, Train -- Rage, Vancouver
Super Furry Animals -- Starfish Room, Vancouver
Botanica -- Spot, Portland
Mr. T Experience -- Glass Factory, Portland
Wyrd Sisters -- Shakabrah Java, Tacoma
Blacks -- Satyricon, Portland
I Mother Earth -- Croation Cultural Center, Vancouver
Blinker the Star -- Starfish Room, Vancouver
Lamb -- Sonar, Vancouver
Christian Death -- EJ's, Portland
Insane Clown Posse -- Roseland Theater, Portland
Lamb -- Berbati's Pan, Portland
Tori Amos -- Rose Garden Arena, Portland
Chemical Brothers, DJ Shadow -- PNE Forum, Vancouver
by Traci Vogel
THE SOUL FOOD CAFE -- Bring it on: R&B classics as per your request, all night, Mon-Fri. Puts you in the mooooood. KSRB 1150 AM, 7 pm-2 am.
REGGAE -- People have been waking up to Johnny Horn's mellow groove for years now, and it doesn't look like he'll be givin' it up any time soon. KCMU 90.3 FM, 9 am-noon.
THE LIVE ROOM -- Host Abe Beeson treats you to local and national indie acts playing live sets with some interviews. Tonight's sound is the contemporary neo-soul groove of 10-piece, all-star ensemble Cornucopia. KCMU 90.3 FM, 8-9 pm.
ON THE EDGE -- Edge host Paul Aleinikoff brings you music from groups like KMFDM, Ministry, and Hate Dept -- you know, edgy. C-89.5 FM, 6 pm-midnight; also real-time at www.c895fm.com.
EXPANSIONS -- Acid jazz/triphop mix, hosted by DJs Riz, Nasir, and/or Masa. KCMU 90.3 FM, 8 pm.
RADIØ1 -- Live broadcasts from RadiØ1's website feature Seattle bands and musicians every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 pm. Tune in at www.giantradio.com