by Bruce Reid
*COPLAND-WEILL CELEBRATION--A free student concert at noon, then an evening concert that mixes the overfamiliar (Rodeo excerpts, Mack the Knife) with such rarities as Weill's String Quartet. PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 E Roy, 325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com, noon and 8 pm, $10 general/$5 students & seniors (noon performance is free).
SEATTLE SYMPHONY--Respighi's Gli uccelli, Stravinsky's spiky Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments, and Scriabin's Symphony No. 4, Op. 54, Poem of Ecstasy. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, 215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org, 7:30 pm, $10-$69. Also Fri Feb 2, 1 pm; Sat Feb 3, 8 pm; and Sun Feb 4, 2 pm.
*COPLAND-WEILL CELEBRATION--After a Piano Master Class (bring sheet music to participate) and an open rehearsal of Appalachian Spring, the evening's festivities are all Aaron. PONCHO Concert Hall; noon, 2, and 8 pm; $10 general/$5 students & seniors (noon and 2 pm performances are free).
BELLADONNA--Some of the great toe-tappers of all time are the 15th-century Spanish folia, the ornate guitar-based dance pieces. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 325-7066, 8 pm, $16-$25.
*COPLAND-WEILL CELEBRATION--A five hour symposium on all things relating to the composers, then a Weill concert in a jazz key. PONCHO Concert Hall, 10 am and 8 pm, $10 general/$5 students & seniors (10 am performance is free).
NORTHWEST CHAMBER ORCHESTRA--The aggressively difficult, well-crafted music of Joël-François Durand gets another play with La mesure des choses III: la mesure de la terre et du feu. Also Mozart and Prokofiev. Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, 343-0445, 2:30 pm, $22.50 general/$19 students & seniors.
NORTHWEST SINFONIETTA--"Farewell to the 20th Century," which wittily includes Haydn's Symphony No. 45 and Stravinsky's Pergolesian Pulcinella Suite, kicks off the 21st with the world premiere of Daniel Ott's Intrada. Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, 292-ARTS, 7 pm, $20-$25.
CAROLE TERRY--This month's free recital-demonstration of the Seattle Symphony's Watjen Concert Organ offers "Music of Romance." Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, 215-4856, 12:30 pm (tour begins at noon), free.
RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA--Vladimir Spivakov conducts his acclaimed troup in two outdated warhorses by Tchaikovsky (Piano Concerto No. 2 in G and a Suite from Swan Lake) and Pärt's already immortal Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, 215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org, 7:30 pm, $15-$67.
RAINIER CHAMBER WINDS--An overpriced, coyly located, and well-nigh unmissible performance of some of the finer 20th-century French music for wind ensemble. Enesco (Dixtuor), Françaix (Sept Danses), Schmitt, and Bernard are featured. Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, 780-1021, 6:30 pm, $35 general/$30 students & seniors.
by Angela Garbes
THIS AMERICAN LIFE--Tune into the radio program that, along with its endearing host, Ira Glass, is already a legend in its own time. Always intelligent and entertaining, this week's show is titled "Urban Nature," and features stories of nature creeping into man-made environments. KUOW 94.9 FM, 7 pm.
WEEKEND ON BROADWAY--Rise with the sun on Saturday morning and indulge a guilty pleasure. Sing along with "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" or "Send in the Clowns," as George Dougherty guides you through musical theater recordings. KAOS 89.3 FM, 7 am.
AL BANDIERO'S JAMMIN' PARTY--If you cannot enjoy the Jammin' Party, then surely you are dead inside. Along with playing classic soul smashes, Al Bandiero gives you "pop culture sound bites and nostalgic memories of the past forty years." KSRB 1150 AM, 2 pm.
SCOTTY VanDRYVER--Here's what we know of Scotty VanDryver: He has a cat named Pepper and his favorite activities include watching pro wrestling and movies, swimming, and pestering people. His favorite place in Washington is the Fremont Troll, his favorite food is chicken "catchatoree," and his favorite song is "Hotel California" by the Eagles. And he's a DJ with this very own radio show. KAFE 104.3 FM, 10 am.
THE DA, DA, DOLLAR BILL GAME--Do you find yourself broke and with a case of the winter blahs? KUBE 93 is making it so easy for you to find a way out of your little hole! Save your dollar bills because almost every hour DJs will call out serial numbers. If you have the numbers that they read, be the first caller (421-9393) and vie for a chance to win $93,000 or a trip for two to Negril, Jamaica. KUBE 93.3 FM, all day.
Out of Town
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, JEALOUS SOUND, THE AND/ORS: Thurs Feb 1, Crystal Ballroom, Portland
BLUE OYSTER CULT: Thurs Feb 1, Roseland Theater, Portland
HELL'S BELLES, THE RUBY DOE, STUCK UPS, RAZORBABES: Fri Feb 2, 4th Ave Tavern, Olympia
MODEST MOUSE: Fri Feb 2, Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
SUPERSUCKERS: Fri Feb 2, Berbati's Pan, Portland
ERIC JOHNSON, DEREK TRUCKS BAND: Fri Feb 2, Crystal Ballroom, Portland
BLACK HEART PROCESSION, LOVE AS LAUGHTER, SOUL JUNK: Sat Feb 3, Berbati's Pan, Portland
TREY GUNN BAND: Sat Feb 3, Cobalt Lounge, Portland
KID ROCK, BUCKCHERRY, FUEL: Sat Feb 3, Wendler Arena, Saginaw, MI
NEBULA: Tues Feb 5, Pine Street Theater, Portland
Headed to Portland? Visit www.portlandmercury.com.