CLASSICAL

by Bruce Reid


FRIDAY 5/5

KIMBERLY MARSHALL -- All composers excel at writing for the instrument they played; in Bach's case, of course, that's the organ. This recital features such masterworks as the Prelude in E flat, BWV 552; the Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C, BWV 564; and the Concerto No. 1 in G, BWV 592. I'll admit I'd rather continue from the E flat Prelude to the rest of the Clavier-Übung's book III, but this line-up is fine, too. St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, 323-1040, 8 pm, $13 students & seniors/$18 general.

SEATTLE SYMPHONY -- The last "Music of Our Time" concert this year to actually feature music of our time; next up is the all-Copland installment. He shows up here as well, with the jaunty Three Latin America Sketches. More to my liking is the slow, harmonically rich unfolding of Lindberg's Arena II (assuming it's a version of Arena rewritten for smaller forces). There's even a world premiere in Kechley's Cello Concerto, hopefully as enjoyably funky as the other piece I've heard from him. Then, as something of a ringer, is Shahnama, from Nicholas Maw, who actually is from our time, though you'd never guess it from his conservative, Romantic style. Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, 8 pm, 215-4747, or www.seattlesymphony.org, $15.


TUESDAY 5/9

JANICE GITECK -- Jack Straw's "Composer Spotlight" series gets around to perhaps Seattle's best, certainly its most emotive and sincere, composer. Giteck will be discussing her latest work, Tikkun/Mending, which will be premiered later this month by the Seattle Philharmonic. Here's your chance to ask any questions you may have about a piece none of us has yet heard. Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 7:30 pm, 634-0919, free.

SEATTLE SYMPHONY -- If you'd rather check on who might be the next Giteck 20 years down the road, there's this evening of chamber works from the Symphony's Young Composers Workshop. Composer-in-Residence Samuel Jones conducts, so the pieces should have a sympathetic reading. The only downside is in the event of a great piece -- nothing is so depressing as a genius who has yet to enter college. Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, 7:30 pm, 215-4747, or www.seattlesymphony.org, free.


RADIO SHOWS

by Juan-Carlos Rodriguez


FRIDAY 5/5

FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY ZONE -- DJ Mike Brady knows how to party and hey, guess what? You're invited to party along with him! If you're lucky maybe you'll hear him remix a Barry Manilow song. KNHC 89.5 FM, 8 pm-midnight.

ELECTROBOX -- Host DJ Timothy spins all the latest electronica from above and underground. KNHC 89.5 FM, midnight-4 am.


SATURDAY 5/6

ALTERNATIVE RADIO -- "Challenging the Duopoly." Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader speaks about what he thinks are the reasons behind lagging voter turnout and interest in the presidential race in general. KUOW 94.9 FM, 3 pm.

EXPANSIONS -- DJs Riz, Nasir, and Masa spin your head right round with the absolute latest ambient and acid jazz sounds on the planet. KCMU 90.3 FM, 9-11 pm.


MONDAY 5/8

RUSH LIMBAUGH -- Eavesdrop on conservative right-wing opinion and sharpen your arguments. AM radio at its most stereotypical. KVI 570 AM, 9 am-noon.


TUESDAY 5/9

STUDIO 89 -- If you love 1970s disco and funk, here's your chance to soak it up, because that's all DJ Graham Cole serves. KNHC 89.5 FM, 10 pm-midnight.


WEDNESDAY 5/10

MARINERS VS. RANGERS -- They're doing really well this year! You should be paying attention! KIRO 710 AM, 12:05 pm.


REGIONAL MUSIC

JONATHAN RICHMAN:

Thurs May 4, Berbati's Pan, Portland

VIOLENT FEMMES, EL DESTROYO:

Thurs May 4, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, B.C.; Sun May 7, Crystal Ballroom, Portland

BTO:

Thurs May 4, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma

ERIC BURDON & THE NEW ANIMALS:

Fri May 5, Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma

VALENTINE KILLERS, RONSON FAMILY

SWITCHBLADE, VACCINES:

Fri May 5, Shoboat, Tacoma

CAT POWER, MALCOLM HOLCOLMBE:

Sat May 6, Berbati's Pan, Portland

THE MAKERS:

Sat May 6, Brickyard, Vancouver, B.C.

THIRD EYE BLIND:

Sun May 7, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, B.C.

THE BACON BROTHERS:

Sun May 7, Aladdin Theatre, Portland

ROLLINS BAND:

Tues May 9, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, B.C.; Wed May 10, Crystal Ballroom, Portland

TINA TURNER, LIONEL RICHIE:

Wed May 10, Rose Garden, Portland