CLASSICAL
by Bruce Reid


SATURDAY 9/16

SEATTLE SYMPHONY--When the big kids hit the playground, everybody else resigns themselves to the sidelines. So it's no surprise that the Seattle Symphony's opening night is pretty much the only thing going on in town this week. And they've brought some ringers in as well--the father-daughter team of violinist Pinchas Zukerman and soprano Arianna Zukerman. The program is mostly Mozart (Dad should blaze through the Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in E flat, K. 269, and be appropriately soulful for the like-scored Adagio in E, K. 261; while the apple of his eye takes on Non temer, amato bene from Idomeno and another aria from Il rè pastore), with a touch of Tchaikovsky to bookend: Suite No. 4 in G (or, more appropriately given the bulk of the evening, Mozartiana), and his lovely, dripping, not-as-good-as-Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Overture. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, 215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org, 8 pm, $25-$62.


SUNDAY 9/17

DAY OF MUSIC 2000--Only one day for the whole year? Good thing it sounds pretty enticing. The Seattle Symphony, plus unnamed "outstanding local and regional ensembles," in a daylong series of performances of Pacific Rim musics. There's certain to be a regrettable aura of condescension and smug do-goodism about the event, but the price ought to make up for that. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, 215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org, 11 am-6 pm, free.



RADIO SHOWS

by Megan Seling


THURSDAY 9/14

VINTAGE JAZZ--Start your morning off on the right note. KBCS' own jazz expert Al Barnes hosts this show and keeps it old-school with jazz from the '20s and '30s. Much better than any of that overproduced Creed crap you'd find on other stations. KBCS 91.3 FM, 9 am.


SATURDAY 9/16

LIVE ROOM--The Live Room isn't very live tonight, but still might be worth your time. A rebroadcast of a February '99 show featuring Black Anger will be airing for your listening pleasure, in case you missed it the first time. KCMU 90.3 FM, 8 pm.

SONARCHY RADIO--FCS North is featured tonight and will be performing their drum and bass sound live from the studio. Call up some friends, turn the music up loud, and start dancin'! But be sure not to let Mayor Schell know about this little "dance" of yours, as he'd probably shut you down. KCMU 90.3 FM, 11 pm.


TUESDAY 9/19

LIVE BY GEORGE--Tonight is an encore presentation of the Mauthausen Holocaust Memorial Concert. The concert, which took place last May, was performed at the site of what once was a concentration camp in Mauthausen, Austria, where more than 100,000 people perished during the Holocaust. Keep that in mind while listening--it's sure to give you chills. KING 98.1 FM, 8 pm.


 

REGIONAL MUSIC

MOBY: Thurs Sept 14, Roseland Theater, Portland, 503-224-2038

MOS DEF, LYRICIST LOUNGE: Thurs Sept 14, Roseland Theater, Portland, 503-224-2038

MIKE WATT: Fri Sept 15, Starfish Room, Vancouver, BC

RICKI LEE JONES: Sat Sept 16, Aladdin Theatre, Portland, 503-233-1994

BURNING SPEAR: Sat Sept 16, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, 604-872-5200

COUNTING CROWS, LIVE: Sun Sept 17, Rose Garden Arena, Portland, 503-235-8771

CUBANISMO!: Mon Sept 18, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, 604-872-5200

LEE SCRATCH PERRY, MAD PROFESSOR: Wed Sept 20, Crystal Ballroom, Portland, 503-778-5625

JURASSIC 5, DILATED PEOPLES, BEAT JUNKIES: Wed Sept 20, Roseland Theater, Portland, 503-224-2038

TRANS AM, THE FUCKING CHAMPS, NEIL HAMBURGER, LADDIO BALACKO: Wed Sept 20, Paradigm, Portland, 503-232-7861

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