THE CLASSICAL CONSORT--There are precious few pieces I'd rather listen to than any work by the greatest of all compos-ers, Haydn. This evening displays his sparkling inventiveness and joy right off with the ebullient Piano Sonata in D, Hob. xvi/37. Followed by an unspecified program of Lieder and song, the Piano Trio in f sharp, Hob. xv/26, and, a bit of a ringer, some of his Scottish Folk Song arrangements, a purely mercenary job that Haydn performed with his usual craftsmanship but little creativity. Queen Anne Baptist Church, 2011 First Ave N, Fri-Sat Feb 19-20 at 8, $9/$15/$18 (children 7-14 free with an adult), 726-6088.
NORTHWEST CHAMBER ORCHESTRA--Guitarist Celino Romero, member of the Romero Quartet, is soloist in a program of Latin American music. Well, it actually starts with Still's Three Dances; but after that it's Rodrigo's eternally popular Concerto de Aranjuez, three of Piazzolla's ever-more-popular Tangos, and Ginastera's Concerto per corde, which deserves to be more popular. Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, Sat Feb 20 at 8, and Sun Feb 21 at 2:30, $19.50/$22.50, 343-0445 or 292-ARTS.
ANNE-MARIE MCDERMOTT--I've never heard her, but this pianist's press kit is thick with glowing reviews of her "luminous, boldly expressive" playing, with especial praise for her Mozart and Brahms. Needless to say, neither composer is featured here: Bach's English Suite No. 2, some mid-period Beethoven, and Chopin's Sonata No. 3. Meany Theater, University of Washington, Wed Feb 24 at 8, $26, 543-4880 or 292-ARTS.