CLASSICAL
by Bruce Reid


THURSDAY 1/ 25

SEATTLE SYMPHONY--Bartók wrote his third Piano Concerto explicitly as a technically undemanding money-maker, and it shows; even mild-mannered, mellow Bartók is still Bartók, however. Ives' marvelous, mysterious The Unanswered Question and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 (not so mysterious, not so marvelous) round out the evening. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, 215-4747, 7:30 pm, $10-$69. Also Fri Jan 26, 8 pm.


FRIDAY 1/26

AMY RUBIN & DAWN CLEMENT--The "Rubin-Clement Piano Dialogues," as the program is entitled, ranges from Piazzolla, Corea, and Bud Powell to Bartók, Copland, and Clement. PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 E Roy, 325-6500, 8 pm, $10 general/$5 students & seniors.


SUNDAY 1/28

MARGRIET TINDEMANS & JILLON STOPPELS DUPREE--Viola da gamba and harpsichord, respectively. These two superb musicians perform a program of Bach's compositions for the combo; one transcription as well, of a cello/harpsichord suite. Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, 325-7066, 3 pm, $25 general/$20 seniors/$16 students.


MONDAY 1/29

TIMOTHY SMITH--The percolating classicism of Haydn's Sonata No. 60 in C, Hob. XVI/50, and Beethoven's Sonata No. 31 in A flat, Op. 110, butt heads against the thundering romanticism of Scriabin's Sonata No. 5, Op. 53, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Here's hoping Smith can pull it off. Brechemin Auditorium, School of Music 126, UW campus, 685-8384, 7:30 pm, $10 general/$8 students & seniors.


WEDNESDAY 1/31

LANG LANG--At 18, Lang Lang is too old to be a prodigy, but still young enough that his poise and energy at the piano seem wise beyond his years. This program features works by Brahms and Handel, but the main attraction is a clutch of Scriabin Etudes. Meany Theater, UW campus, 543-4880, 8 pm, $30.


RADIO SHOWS
by Angela Garbes


THURSDAY 1/25

RESURRECTION FLASHBACK LUNCH--What is it about lunch that makes us nostalgic? KUBE 93 has Old Skool Lunch, while 107.7 The End has its own Resurrection Flashback Lunch for the alternatively inclined, featuring "new wave, punk, British Invasion, and more." Pack a traditional sack lunch and enjoy--eating a turkey sandwich, Fritos, and chocolate pudding while listening to television songs or James' "Laid" is the stuff of which dreams are made. KNDD 107.7 FM, noon.


SATURDAY 1/27

JAZZ PROFILES--"When she sang she jumped octaves like she owned them." Tune in, learn about, and marvel at the divine voice and four-octave range of Miss Sarah Vaughn. KPLU 88.5 FM, 6 pm.


SUNDAY 1/28

BREAKFAST WITH THE BEATLES--You just can't argue with the Beatles. They are strangely parental. You may not seek them out, you may even think that you do not like them, but when one of their songs find you, it is familiarity, it is like coming home. KZOK 102.5 FM, 8 am.

THE POOR MAN'S KITCHEN--We all know how addictive those TV cooking shows can be. It is now time to step out of the Yan Can Cook and Emeril Live! bubble and open up to radio cooking programs, and to Chef Brian Poor. The Poor Man's Kitchen teaches listeners how to prepare delicious food and make life in the kitchen easier, whether "you're a pro with the microwave or a certified Gourmet." KOMO 1000 AM, 11 am.


TUESDAY 1/30

TALL PAUL--Take Tall Paul, one of Seattle's "New Country" radio station DJs, and put him at the Seattle Telco Credit Union for a live two hour broadcast. How could this not be fun? KMPS 94.1 FM, 11 am.


WEDNESDAY 1/31

THE SPLENDID TABLE--Another radio cooking program for you to enjoy. During this program, take a culinary tour of the South Indian coast with Maya Kaimal, author of Savoring the Spice Coast of India, and listen as Asian food authority Bruce Cost explains soy sauce. It gets better--commentator John Willoughby is back, with "good news on scallops." KUOW 94.9 FM, 7 pm.


OUT OF TOWN

SUPERDRAG, THE PUT OUTS: Thurs Jan 25, Pine Street Theater, Portland

FERNANDO, LOS CHILI DOGS, LUTHER RUSSELL, FREDDIE TRUILLO: Thurs Jan 25, Berbati's Pan, Portland

KRONOS QUARTET: Fri Jan 26, Reed College, Portland

ELTON JOHN, BILLY JOEL: Fri Jan 26, Rose Garden Arena, Portland

RICHMOND FONTAINE: Fri Jan 26, Snake and Weasel, Portland

RON JEREMY'S S&M SIDESHOW: Sat Jan 27, WOW Hall, Eugene

DUSTY 45'S: Sat Jan 27, Berbati's Pan, Portland

LINKIN PARK, TAPROOT: Sat Jan 27, Roseland Theater, Portland

A PERFECT CIRCLE: Wed Jan 31, Civic Auditorium, Portland

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