Collin Raye and Guests: Considered one of the best voices in country, Raye comes to Everett for an evening of first rate entertainment; 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $32 at etix.com or 425-258-6766.
Second Day of Christmas Concert: Tim Pizzichemi, cello, and Sarah Pizzichemi, violin; 7 p.m. Dec. 27, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Admission is free. For more information call 425-778-2159 or go to www.trinitylutheranchurch.com.
4th Annual Community Messiah Sing: 7 p.m. Dec. 30, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 1318 East Highway 532, Camano Island. Orchestra, organ, harpsichord, soloists and 200 voice chorus -- including you. Free will offering and a plum pudding reception follows. For more information call 360-629-3969.
Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattlesymphony.org.
Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony”: Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Christine Goerke, soprano and Seattle Symphony Chorale present Humperdinck”s “Prelude” and “Three Excerpts from Hansel and Gretel” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 and 29 and 8 p.m. Dec. 30. Tickets start at $25.
New Year’s Eve: Concert, Countdown & Celebration!: Welcome 2012 with Beethoven’s mighty “Ninth Symphony” -- featuring “Ode to Joy” finale. Then, hail the New Year with a post-concert countdown and celebration; 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets start at $50.
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20: David Robertson, conductor; Orli Shaham, piano, performing Weber: “Overture to Der Freischütz”; Stravinsky: “Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra”; Mozart: “Piano Concerto in D minor, K. 466”; John Adams: “Doctor Atomic Symphony”; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and 8 p.m. Jan. 7. Tickets start at $17.
Rush Hour: Doctor Atomic: David Robertson, conductor; Orli Shaham, piano performing Weber: “Overture to Der Freischütz”; “Mozart: Piano Concerto in D minor, K. 466”; John Adams: “Doctor Atomic Symphony”; 7 p.m. Jan. 6. Tickets start at $15.
Joshua Bell with Seattle Symphony: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin, performing Weber: “Overture to Der Freischütz”; Mozart: “Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 173dB ”; Weber: “Oberon Overture”; Bruch: “Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26”; 7:30 Jan. 10. Tickets start at $45.
The Bach Family: With Bach’s Brandenburg No. 2: Ryan Brown, conductor; Charles Daval, trumpet; Ben Hausmann, oboe; Demarre McGill, flute; Emma McGrath, violin, performing Rebel/Francoeur: “Overture and Dances from Le Trophée Ouverture” and J.S. Bach’s: “Orchestral Suite No. 2”, “Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor” and “Brandenburg” concerto; 8 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14. Tickets start at $17.
“A Toast to Brandenburg”: The Seattle Baroque Orchestra is joined by flutist Janet See and recorder players Vicki Boeckman and Judith Linsenberg to perform its special holiday concert that will explore the diverse instrumentation and interplay of concertos for wind and string instruments including Bach’s fourth and fifth Brandenburg concertos; 8 p.m. Dec. 30 at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. John Lenti will present a preconcert lecture at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40, $35 for seniors, $15 for patrons under 25, and $25 for side sections. Call Early Music Guild at 206-325-7066 or visit www.earlymusicguild.org.
Annual Concert of Sacred Music by Duke Ellington: For the past 22 years, Earshot Jazz has presented an annual concert of Ellington’s sacred music. The concert features the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, guest vocalists Everett Greene, Nichol Eskridge, the Northwest Chamber Chorus and special guest tap-dancer Alex Dugdale; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $15 to $34. Go online at www.earshot.org/Events/sacred.html.
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council: Seeking local and regional bands to perform at the 2012 Summer Concerts in the Park and the Shoreline Arts Festival. Summer concerts are held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings at community parks in July and August. The Shoreline Arts Festival is held June 23 and 24 at the Shoreline Center. All events are outdoors under a covered stage for performers. Send promotional material and music samples to: Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, Attn: 2012 Concerts, 18560-1st Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155. Deadline is Jan.13, 2012.
Northwest Scottish Fiddlers: Meetings at 1 p.m. second Sundays, in Edmonds and Mukilteo; open to teens and adults; $25 annual membership fee; 425-670-9084; www.NWScottishfiddlers.org.
Public music opportunities: 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Leatherheads Pub & Eatery, 10209 270th St. NW, Stanwood; one- or two-person groups playing acoustic instruments only; call 360-348-3361 for details and to reserve times; www.leatherheadspub.com.
Recorder music sessions: 10:30 a.m. to noon first and third Saturdays, Everett Senior Activity Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett; easy medieval, Renaissance and baroque pieces; free; for ages 50 and up; must provide own instrument and be able to sight-read; join anytime; 425-257-8780.
The Sound Singers: 1 p.m. practices, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; new members welcome; 425-774-5555; www.soundsingersofedmonds.org.
Snohomish County Windjammers men’s barbershop chorus: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Christ The King Lutheran Church, 1305 Pine Ave., Snohomish; open to ages 16 and older; 425-259-2383; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Threshold choir: Women who sing in small groups at the bedsides of the seriously ill and dying. Rehearsals are 4 to 5:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays in Stanwood. Call 360-939-0240.
Voices Northwest: 7 p.m. Mondays, Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave., Everett; open to women 16 and older; 360-794-4426; email email@example.com.
Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Jams are second and fourth Fridays: Celtic group, 5 p.m., workshop, 6 p.m., circle jam, 7 p.m. Monthly meeting third Sunday, 12:30 to 5 p.m. jam followed by a potluck. Acoustic instruments welcome; a few loaners available; free; Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-691-5907, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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