by Bruce Reid


SEATTLE SYMPHONY--The "Basically Baroque" series goes neo-Baroque for an evening, with Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances: Set III, and the composer's witty orchestration of Bach's Violin Sonata in E. Adaptations remain the rule in Bach/Sitkovetsky's Dance Suite No. 1 in g and the Tartini/Kreisler Devil's Trill. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, 215-4747,, 8 pm, $15-$49. Also Sat Mar 3, 8 pm.


COMPUTER MUSIC ACROSS GENERATIONS--Seattle's William O. Smith and Stuart Dempster perform some of their acknowledged classics--Dempster's Standing Waves for computer and trombone worth attending for alone. Then new works from Joe Anderson and UW composition grad student Donald Craig. Brechemin Auditorium, School of Music Room 126, UW campus, 685-8384, 8 pm, $8 general/$5 students & seniors.

OPUS 7--A five-hundred-year-old world premiere? Well, technically the missing parts of Gesualdo's Veni Sancte Spiritus have been provided by Seattle's Bern Herbolsheimer, but it's still good news to hear. As are pieces by Rautavaara, Bartolucci, Sviridov, and a U.S. premiere of Miserere for chorus and cello from Belgium's Rudy Tas. Town Hall, Eighth and Seneca, 782-2354, 8 pm, $17 general/$12 students & seniors.


SEATTLE CHORAL COMPANY--Two marvelous, outsized Te Deums: Berlioz's, so human and terrified, and Verdi's, so majestic and devout. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, 363-1100, 7:30 pm, $25-$30.

SHOSTAKOVICH STRING QUARTET--The 20th century dances into view with Stravinsky's sprightly, modernist Three Pieces for String Quartet and the lyrical but haunted Third Quartet in F from the ensemble's namesake. Also Schumann's Quartet in A, Op. 42, No. 3; about as far from the 20th century as you can get. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th, Bellevue, 325-6500, 7:30 pm, $18 general/$9 students.


ITZHAK PERLMAN--From one violin master to another, a centennial salute to Jascha Heifetz. Fauré's elegant Sonata in A for Violin and Piano, Op. 13 and Saint-Saëns' Sonata No. 1 in d, Op. 75 are the musical highlights, but an unspecified selection of Heifetz's transcriptions are sure to provide the fireworks. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, 215-4747,, 7:30 pm, $25-$77.

UW METAL PERCUSSION BAND--The world premiere of UW student David Reeves' L'Image d'Eau, which had better be pretty strong considering the fine company it's keeping: Harrison's Fifth Symphony for Percussion Quartet; Cage's Experiences 1; works by Beck and Spears; and last and most certainly least, an arrangement of Pearl Jam's "Jeremy." Meany Studio Theater, UW campus, 543-4880, 7:30 pm, $8 general/$5 students & seniors.

by Jason Pagano


SHAKE THE SHACK--Leon Berman hosts three hours of the finest rockabilly, boogie, and R&B. KCMU 90.3 FM, 6 pm.

CYBER6@9--Welcome to week two of "Hijack the Cyber6@9," counting down the top six songs of the day, as determined by the Kiss 106.1 website poll. Help undo the corporate rigging of a supposedly democratic reflection of popular musical tastes by logging on to and writing in Huey Lewis' 1986 hit "Doing It All For My Baby." KISS 106.1 FM, 9 pm.

THE EURO SHOW--Armed with an educational Class D FCC license and the hottest dance music from other side of the Atlantic, hosts JVO and Guy provide the soundtrack to your Friday night direct from Mercer Island High School. KMIH 104.5 FM, 9 pm.


SONARCHY--"Elevated saxophone impressions" with the quartet of Paul Hoskin, Jack Wright, Bhob Rainey, and Wally Shoup. KCMU 90.3 FM, 11 pm.


WHAT'S THE WORD?--Country music and its reflections in American literature, from cheatin' hearts to "that high lonesome feelin'." KUOW 94.9 FM, 2:30 pm.

Out of Town

AMON TOBIN: Thurs March 1, Sonar, Vancouver, BC

CHUBBY CHECKER: Fri March 2, Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma

GRUNTRUCK, BACCHUS: Fri March 2, 4th Ave Tavern, Olympia

PEDRO THE LION, STARFLYER 59: Fri March 2, Meow Meow, Portland

LESBOPALOOZA: Sat March 3, W.O.W. Hall, Eugene

JEFF TWEEDY: Sat March 3, Richard's on Richards, Vancouver, BC; Mon March 5, Aladdin Theatre, Portland

RAINER MARIA, MIKE KINSELLA: Sat March 3, Arrowspace, Olympia

HELL'S BELLES: Sat March 3, Cobalt Lounge, Portland

RONI SIZE REPRAZENT: Mon March 5, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC


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