TRIO ROMANTIQUE-Guest violinist Stanley Ritchie joins cellist Meg Brennand and fortepianist Tamara Friedman for a concert of early romantic masterpieces-as early as Mozart, whose Piano Trio in E, K. 542 certainly did help point the way. Also, Beethoven's Trio in G, Op. 1 No. 2, and Schubert's Sonatina for Violin and Piano in A, Op. 137, No. 2. Queen Anne Baptist Church, 2011 First Ave N, Fri-Sat March 3-4, 8 pm, 726-6088, $9 students/$15 seniors/$18 general/children 7-14 free with adult.
SAINT PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA-The "Visiting Orchestras" series continues. A weird mix of early Beethoven (two Number Ones-the Symphony and the Piano Concerto, André Watts soloing) and the rather glib propulsiveness of the currently fashionable Michael Daugherty-Sunset Strip, which was commissioned by the orchestra. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, 8 pm, 215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org, $15-$67.
PAUL GALBRAITH-Galbraith's modified guitar is not held; rather, it rests on a metal bar, which in turn is supported by a resonating wooden box that sits between the musician's legs. Frankly, the photo looks comical-like some movie comedian who, feigning musical proficiency, doesn't even know how to hold the instrument-but the sound generated by the set-up is apparently quite lovely. Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, 7:30 pm, 297-8788, $18 students & seniors/$23 general.
CASCADE SYMPHONY-American romantics come in two flavors, and this concert gives you them both: The foursquare, transparent simplicity of Hanson's Symphony No. 2, and the mystic, searching simplicity of Hovhanness' Prelude and Quadruple Fugue. Also, Adams' brief but fun Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Deak's Concerto for Bass, Jack and the Beanstalk. Moore Theatre, Second and Virginia, 8 pm, 425-778-4688, $10 students & seniors/$15 general.
ELIADES OCHOA, CUERTETO PATRIA-Aladdin Theater, Portland
SUSAN WERNER-Sing with the Fishes, Salem
THE DWARVES, THE WEAKLINGS, GUESTS-Satyricon, Portland
WESTERLEYS-Mt. Tabor Theatre, Portland
FRANK BLACK & THE CATHOLICS, REID PALEY, MANDARIN-Berbati's Pan, Portland
ZEKE, MURDER CITY DEVILS, VALENTINE KILLERS, THE CATHETERS-Crystal Ballroom, Portland
KING BLACK ACID, HEATHER DUBY-The Ohm, Portland
STUMBLEBUM-Jimmy Z's, Everett
THE FAT WRECK CHORDS TOUR, FEATURING: NO USE FOR A NAME, MAD CADDIES, CONSUMED-Paris Theater, Portland
TIM CONWAY/HARVEY KORMAN, LOUISE DuART-Arlene Schnitzer Hall, Portland
KEVIN MAHOGANY-Jazz Festival, Portland
MILES HUNT, THE AMERICAN GIRLS, MICHAEL FERRENTINO-Satyricon, Portland
THE SPECIAL GOODNESS, GUESTS-Satyricon, Portland
HEALTH IN-DEPTH-An up-close-and-personal audio reality experience, through the voice of a multiple gunshot victim, titled "After the Shooting Stops." KUOW 94.9 FM, 7:30 pm.
THE LIVE ROOM-Jack Straw Productions' weekly live studio performances scrape up the airwaves with raw talent: this week, the unsettling, melodic/dissonant indie punk sounds of Polecat. KCMU 90.3 FM, 8-9 pm.
HORNPIPE-Open all your doors, turn the radio on loud, and get to know your neighbors. Four hours of sounds loosely translated as "music." KBCS 91.3 FM, 4 pm.
RHONA AT NIGHT-I love Rhona. She sounds so frizzy-haired and pragmatic, but you just know she'd laugh at herself if she stepped in dog shit. KQBZ 100.7 FM, 7 pm (Mon-Fri).
NORTHWEST CLARINET CHOIR-I bet Rhona played the clarinet in high school. I did too! Rhona, I love you! KING 98.1 FM, 8 pm.