SEATTLE SYMPHONY--The "Music of Our Time" series: I knew already that "our time" was rather more conservatively tuneful than is my taste, but enough grumbling; this is a first-class selection of composers for whom academic serialism--even their own youthful indiscretions-- are dirty words. The program ranges from the emotive bombast of Corigliano's Voyage (well, I've never heard it, but you've gotta figure...) to the spare loveliness of Harbison's Mirabai Songs, with stops along the way for Zwilich's tasteful melodiousness and Tower's playful intelligence (Prologue & Variations and Island Prelude, respectively). Conductor David Stock has chosen to end with his own Available Light; hope it's good, that's a tough act to follow. Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, Sat Feb 27 at 8, $15, 215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.
B.O.M.B.-- An intriguing concert-- cantatas by Bononcini and Campra, sonatas and concertos by Vivaldi, Corelli, and others-- so I'm going to ignore the silly "early days of rock & roll" concert title. Music Center of the Northwest, 96th & Linden, Sat Feb 27 at 8, Sun Feb 28 at 3, $12/$15, 325-7066.
SEATTLE YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA-- Three perennials-- Schubert's Symphony No. 8, Barber's Knoxville 1915, and Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel-- and the world premiere of Anthony Brandt's Turbulent Tones. I confess I was excited the SYSO had turned to such an important, rarely performed composer, until I realized I was thinking of Harry Brant. This Brandt fellow I don't know from Adam. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, Sun Feb 28 at 3, $5-$32, 362-2300.