SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL -- As this month-long series enters the home stretch, the hits just keep on coming -- along with a few surprises. Many of the shows are sold out, but there's always that cool, inviting lawn to be sat upon.... Thursday is a family program, with classical music selections illustrating the stories Ferdinand the Bull, The Emperor's New Clothes, and the like (note the earlier starting time). Friday has an early Dvoràk Trio, but after that it's strictly for 20th-century fans: Rachmaninoff, Sviridov, Milhaud's "Création du monde," and a premiere by Donald Sur. Monday sounds like a typical program day for KING-FM; the three "Bs" and a Fauré Quartet. Then Wednesday is the week's most eclectic, with Bartók, Beethoven, Frank, and a Handel piece arranged by Halvorsen. Lakeside School, 14050 First Ave NE, Thur July 22, 6 pm, and Fri July 23, Mon July 26, and Wed July 28, 7/8 pm, $25/$30, 283-8808.

ICICLE CREEK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL -- What possible reasons are there to take the long drive to Leavenworth? Well, the town's Alpine look is nice, if tacky, and there's a pretty neat snake zoo along the way, but certainly nice performances of Ravel's Chansons Madécasses, Brahms's Duets for Mezzo, Baritone, and Piano, and Barber's Dover Beach are worth a pleasant road trip. Schubert's "Trout" Quintet as well, but of course you can throw a rock anywhere and manage to hit an ensemble performing that piece. Sleeping Lady, three miles down Icicle Road off Hwy 2 (according to the editors of Sforzando), Sat July 24, 8 pm and Sun July 25, 2 pm, $14/$16, (877) 265-6026.

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