by Bruce Reid
SEATTLE CHAMBER PLAYERS -- What do the burbling Romanticisms of Weber's Clarinet Quintet, the sardonic rhythms of Stravinsky's Septet, and the still, haunting anguish of Kancheli's Exil have in common? Absolutely nothing that I can determine, but here they all are together anyway. Three cheers for variety, especially pushed to such schizophrenic levels as this. Soprano Cyndia Sieden will take singing duties in the Kancheli. Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, 286-5052, 8 pm, $15 students & seniors/$20 general.
PIANO PAIRINGS -- The pair are pianists Amy Rubin and Peter Mack, but this Cornish series aims to give you a full evening of entertainment: a recital at 6:30 (student Jonathan G. Hansen); a meet-the-artist discussion at 7; Rubin and Mack take the stage at 8; and you can gather for a reception at 10. This evening's theme is "The Global Piano," frankly too large a topic even for so extensive a program, but sure to be worthwhile. PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 E Roy, 726-5066, 6:30 pm, $5 students, seniors, and Cornish alumni/$10 general.
TUDOR CHOIR -- A collection of medieval and Renaissance music, plus two world premieres (Northwest composers Jeff Junkinsmith and Kevin Siegfried), all intended to be sung during compline: Essentially devout lullabies and thanksgivings to God for providing yet another mighty fine day, compline being the final prayer call in the hour after sunset. Tallis, Byrd, Mundy, and a host of others. St. Mark's Cathedral, 322-3118 or 323-1040, 1245 10th Ave E, $15 students & seniors/$18 general.
JUDITH LINSENBERG -- A recorder recital marking the solo debut of Linsenberg after much acclaimed work with ensembles. Vivaldi's Sonata No. 6 in G, Bach's Sonata in D (an arrangement of Violin Sonata in C, BWV 1017), and Leonarda's Sonata in D, plus works for the instrument from Castello, Fontana, and Kempis. Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 726-6088, 2 pm, $9 students/$15 seniors/$18 general/children 7-14 free when accompanied by adult.
EMERSON QUARTET -- Riding waves of applause for their complete Shostakovich release on DG, the freakishly perfect Emerson return to town to once again overwhelm audiences. This evening they perform only the final Shostakovich, No. 15, a searing journey through six adagio movements. Also, Beethoven's majestic Op. 130; curiously, the concert begins with the alternative finale, then the Shostakovich, and finally the Beethoven, complete with the sublime "Grosse Fuge." Meany Theater, University of Washington, 543-4880 or 292-ARTS, 8 pm, $27.
by Alex Staiger
TALK OF THE NATION -- Join host Ira Flatow for Science Friday and this week's science-infused adventure. Past listeners have experienced the excitement and danger of his two week journey to Antarctica and the South Pole. KUOW 94.9 FM, 2-4 pm.
SHAKEN NOT STIRRED -- Seattle's locally produced comedy show featuring swing and heavy metal interludes. Kick back and laugh through these 60 minutes of social commentary. It's Seattle's own Saturday Night Live, but funny and on the radio. KQBZ 100.7 FM, 9 pm.
SONARCHY -- Free jazz meets 20th-century classical composition with the Tony Grasso Sax Quartet. KCMU 90.3 FM, 11 pm.
WHAT'S THE WORD -- In honor of National Poetry Month, What's the Word welcomes Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky to discuss his Favorite Poem Project made in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Also, John Miles Foley explores the tradition of the oral epic, and Phil West provides an update on slam poetry. KUOW 94.9 FM, 2:30 pm.
WO' POP -- Host Darek Mazzone plays world music, from the ragas of India to the djembe rhythms of Africa. If three hours aren't enough for you, then get down and jam on Thursday nights at the Baltic Room, where he spins Afro-Cuban salsa with a group of talented local musicians playing to his beats. KCMU 90.3 FM, 6-9 pm.
Metropolis, Olympia, Thursday, April 6th
Arlene Schnitzer Hall, Portland, Thursday, April 6th
Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Thursday, April 6th
THE MAKE-UP, DUB NARCOTIC SOUND SYSTEM
Metropolis, Olympia, Friday, April 7th
GAZA STRIPPERS, GLUECIFER
Satyricon, Portland, Friday, April 7th
STIR, TRAIN, WOOD
Roseland Theater, Portland, Friday, April 7th
SUPER DIAMOND, THE NOW
Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Friday, April 7th
Aladdin Theatre, Portland, Friday, April 7th
METHOD MAN, REDMAN
Roseland Theater, Portland, Saturday, April 8th
Aladdin Theatre, Portland, Saturday, April 8th
THE MAKE-UP, THE SPORES
Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Sunday, April 9th
Aladdin Theatre, Portland, Sunday, April 9th
ERROR TYPE 11, BY A THREAD, TEEN CTHULHU
Showoff Gallery, Bellingham, Sunday, April 9th
FISHBONE, SLIGHTLY STOOPID,
Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Monday, April 10th
CHRIS VON SNEIDERN
Berbati's Pan, Portland, Monday, April 10th
THE GO, NEBULA, ZEN GUERRILLA
Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Tuesday April 11th
Paris Theatre, Portland, Tuesday April 11th
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Tuesday April 11th