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Published: Friday, March 14, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Music calendar

EVENTS
Moonlight Swing Orchestra: The Stanwood Area Historical Society presents a big band dance from 6 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Big band swing favorites and more are in the orchestra's repertoire. Cost is $20 or $35 for a couple. Call 360-629- 3074 to reserve tickets. Go to sahs-fncc.org for more information.
"Chase the Wind, Touch the Sky": Benefit concert for the Patrick Castro Excellence in Vocal Music Scholarship at Snohomish High School; 2 p.m. March 30, Performing Arts Center, at the high school, 1513 Fifth St., Snohomish; admission is $20 adults, $15 students and seniors, $50 family. Featured will be opera tenor Joel Cummings, who sang under the direction of Castro at Snohomish, and Megan Chovick, a lyric coloratura soprano, who has sung leading operatic and musical theater roles throughout the region.
CONCERTS
Snohomish County
Cascade Symphony Orchestra: The program at 7:30 p.m. March 17 includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, Flute Concerto in D minor by Carl Reinecke, Polonaise Op. 49 by Liadov and Masquerade Suite by Khachaturian. Check the availability of tickets at the Edmonds Center for the Arts box office, online at www.ec4arts.org or call 425-275-9595.
Pearl Django: The gypsy jazz band's roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli, but the band's repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions. They perform at 7 p.m. March 22 at Under the Red Umbrella, 1502 Rucker Ave., Everett. Tickets, $18 each, available at the restaurant or call 425-252-9193.
Sno-King Chorale: "Musica Da Coro," featuring the "St. Cecilia Mass" by Charles-Francois Gounod with soloists Melanie and Thomas Hingson and Matthew Richardson. The program also includes the music of John Rutter, "The Gloria" by Frank DeMiero (chorale director), American gospel selections and the Cascade Youth Symphony under the direction of Gerry Marsh; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 22, Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell. Tickets are $20 general, $17 seniors, $17 students and $5 for 12 and younger and are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/558288.
Celtic Woman: The quartet of Irish singers performs at 7 p.m. March 25 at Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets are $47, $67 and $101 and are available at www.comcastarenaeverett.com or by calling 866-332-8499. The popular group's all-new stage production celebrates Ireland and the Emerald Isles' Celtic heritage through traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music by Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes, formerly of Riverdance.
Hand Bell Choirs in Concert: The Westminster Presbyterian Church concert series presents a free concert at 6 p.m. March 16 at the church, 251 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Call 425-252-3757 or go to www.wpceverett.com. Enjoy selections such as "Greensleeves" and "Deep River" performed by 26 bell ringers from Mukilteo Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian of Snohomish. The finale, "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho," features 106 bells. A free-will offering will be taken for the performers. Reception follows.
Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: Del Rey with guest Matt Weiner; 7:30 p.m. March 22. Del Rey started playing guitar at age 4. Influenced by blues guitarist Memphis Minni and classic jazz, she also gets the same rhythmic blues and ragtime out of the four strings of the ukulele as she does from her six-string guitar. Tickets are $15 at www.brownpapertickets.com. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater is at 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412.
Thumbnail open microphone: All ages welcome beginning at 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Performer sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $3 performers, $5 audience. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412; thumbnailtheater.com. Tickets for concerts available through www.brownpapertickets.com or call 360-568-9412.
Artists at the Organ: Trinity Lutheran Church features an all Bach concert performed by Robert Huw Morgan at 7 p.m. March 23 at the church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Admission is by donation. Morgan earned his doctoral degree from the University of Washington and now serves as the Stanford University organist.
The Northwest Scottish Fiddlers: "The Airs and Tunes of the Windswept North." 2 p.m. March 30 at the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue in Everett. The event is free. Based in Edmonds, the Northwest Scottish Fiddlers are dedicated to preserving traditional Scottish music and culture.
Camano Center Events: The Randy Porter Trio, 7 to 9 p.m. March 19; adults $20, students $10. Community dance with Camano Junction, 7 to 10 p.m., April 12; tickets at the door; $10 for members, $12 for non-members. The Thomas Marriott Quartet 7 to 9 p.m., April 15. Call 360-387-0222 for information.
Edmonds Center for the Arts: 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; call 425-275-9595 for tickets. For more information on events, see edmondscenterforthearts. Among the shows are The Wailin' Jennys band, 7:30 p.m. April 11; and Yesterday and Today, Beatles music, 7:30 p.m. May 17.
Seattle
Henry M. Jackson High School Jazz Ensembles: The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents the Jackson High's award-winning jazz groups from Mill Creek beginning at 6 p.m. March 25, at the club, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. Admission is $20.
Seattle Symphony: Mozart's "Prague" Symphony, with Andre de Ridder conducting and violinist James Ehnes playing Bartok's Second Violin Concerto; noon March 14, 8 p.m. March 15. Benaroya Hall's Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; tickets and other information at www.seattlesymphony.org. Skagit County
Lydia Pense and Cold Blood: The Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts presents a fundraiser concert by a funk, soul and rhythm and blues band from East Bay that was at its peak in the 1960s when the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco was a music mecca. Opening for Pense and Cold Blood is the Margaret Wilder Band. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First. St., Mount Vernon. Tickets are available by calling 360-336-8955 or online at www.lincolntheatre.org/ways-purchase-ticket.
BILLBOARD
Friday Music Jam Sessions: For people with disabilities and their friends, the Village Music and Art's Friday jam sessions, featuring live music by Jon Dalgarn and Voices of the Village, are 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays at 338 N. McLeod, Arlington. Musicians and other interested community members are welcome. Children under the age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Call 360-653-7752, ext. 14, for information or to sign up.
Music Hall Community Orchestra: Meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Music Hall, next to Macy's inside the Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way. For more information, call 425-252-6542.
Old Time and Country Music Association: Seeking new members. The group meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month at the Baker Hi-Rise, 1401 Poplar St., Everett. Provides entertainment, including old-time country, gospel and bluegrass music, for residents and guest of Snohomish and Skagit County senior living and care facilities. Contact club president Bill Bissonnette at 360-403-7379 or email billybob60@comcast.net.
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 Darlene at 907-441-1411.
Voices Northwest: Women's chorus meets 7 p.m. Mondays, First Baptist Church of Monroe; 17922 149th St. SE, Monroe; open to women 16 and older; email membership@voicesnorthwest.org; 425-741-9123.
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