by Bruce Reid
OPUS 7 -- Seattle's finest vocal ensemble in a program of songs whose texts are inspired by "the beauty and mystery of the night." A five-century survey that includes Handel, Saint-Säens' "Calme des nuits," Wilbye, Brahms' "Waldesnacht," Britten, Pärt, Northwest composers Hallock and Asplin ("Phoenix" and "Harmony and Order," respectively), and the really exciting part of the bill: the Seattle premiere of the work of one of the better new composers I've heard, Chen Yi's "Written on a Rainy Night." "Piena sorgeva la luna" by the master of conservative 20th-century choral writing, Pizzetti, rounds out the bill. St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, 782-2354, 8 pm, $10 seniors and students/$17 general.
NORTHWEST CHAMBER ORCHESTRA -- Schubert's unapproachable simplicity makes a perfect match for a day in the park. NCO members Christine Olason (violin), Andrea Chandler (cello), and Robin Miller (piano) perform the Sonatina in D, Op. 37 and the Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat. Seattle Asian Art Museum Auditorium, Volunteer Park, 343-0445, 2:30 pm, $22.50 seniors and students/$24.50 adults.
FRIENDS OF RAVENNA WOODS -- A benefit concert to help raise money to purchase the woods from a developer and have them permanently preserved. Music is secondary for events like this, so beyond "favorite" works of Brahms, Grieg, and Telemann, I can't give you a clue what's playing. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 4805 NE 45th, 523-1771, 3 pm, $15 ("income-sensitive")/$25.
ANGELA HEWITT -- The best efforts of the period movement notwithstanding, Bach on piano has mercifully never gone out of style. This gifted interpreter performs the Goldberg Variations, plus Handel's Chaconne and Variations in G and Beethoven's Eroica Variations, Op. 35. Meany Theater, University of Washington, 543-4880 or 292-ARTS, 8 pm, $27.
by Pete Savignano THURSDAY 10/14
PROMISE RING, BURNING AIRLINES, PELE -- The Glass Factory, Portland
DELTASONIC, FEAR BETTY -- Out-A-Bounz, Lynnwood
ELF POWER, THE MINDERS, FABLE FACTORY -- EJ's, Portland
LIMP BIZKIT, FILTER, THE CRYSTAL METHOD -- Rose Garden Arena, Portland
LIMP BIZKIT, FILTER, THE CRYSTAL METHOD -- Tacoma Dome, Tacoma
MACEO PARKER -- The Crystal Ballroom, Portland
by Pete Savignano
RADIØ1 -- Live broadcasts from RadiØ1's website feature Seattle bands and musicians every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 pm. Tune in at www.giantradio.com.
SHAKEN NOT STIRRED -- Broadcast from Outpatient Radio's website, featuring classic swing and heavy metal, plus Seattle's own award-winning comedy show. Sixty minutes of irreverence, belly laughs, and social commentary. www.shaken.net, 12 am.
REGGAE -- Wake up to the sounds of underground reggae every Saturday with host Johnny Horn. KCMU 90.3 FM, 9 am-12 pm.
THE Z-MIX -- Hot new hiphop show hosted by Sly and Myzta J features national, regional, and local hiphop artists every Thursday through Saturday. KRIZ 1420 AM and KYIZ 1620 AM, 7 pm-12 am.
THE LIVE ROOM -- Host Abe Beeson treats you to local and national indie acts playing live sets with some interviews. Tonight listen to the sounds of Spyglass -- moody and powerful tunes delivered with sultry female vocals layered over weaving guitars and splashes of organ, piano, and trumpet. KCMU 90.3 FM, 8-9 pm.