Concert calendar

Music

Snohomish County

Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Series: 7 p..m. Dec. 21 at 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-778-2159 ext. 203; www.trinitylutheranchurch.com; Sacro Profano “Vocal and Instrumental Holiday Concert.” Donation suggested at door.

David Lanz Holiday Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theatre, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Tickets are $22. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com and subject to availability at the door. This Grammy-nominated pianist performs a holiday concert.

Jazzin’ with the Classics!: 7 p.m. Dec. 28 at Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-6110; www.sahs-fncc.org/fnccinfo.html. A yuletide concert of baroque and jazz featuring musicians Linda Tsatsanis, Martin Lund, Jeffrey Cohan and Gene Nery; $15 suggested donation; refreshments served.

Seattle

An Irish Christmas with Eileen Ivers: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; 206- 215-4800; www.seattlesymphony.org. Ivers, an Irish fiddler, performs a wide-range of musical styles within Celtic traditions. Does not include the Seattle Symphony. Tickets from $31.

A Festival of Lessons and Carols: 7 p.m. Dec. 23 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; 206- 215-4800; www.seattlesymphony.org. The story of the nativity told through readings, choral settings and audience carols. Does not include the Seattle Symphony. Tickets from $22.

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 28 through 30 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; 206- 215-4800; www.seattlesymphony.org. Watch tango dancers kick off the performance with Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires then see the symphony perform “Ode to Joy.” Tickets from $28.

Messiah Sing-Along: 7 p.m. Dec. 28, Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd St., Seattle; suggested donation is $15 at the door; the Northwest Chorale will lead in this popular holiday musical classic by Handel. Refreshments provided. Go to www.nwchorale.org or call 206-522-9853.

New Year’s Eve Concert, Countdown and Celebration: 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattlesymphony.org. Ring in the new year with Rachmaninov’s stunning Piano Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony then count down to midnight with Ludovic Morlot at a post-concert party in the Samuel and Althea Stroum Grand Lobby. Tickets from $52 including post-concert party. A pre-concert dinner at the venue by Wolfgang Puck catering is available for $75.

Classical

Seattle

Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattlesymphony.org.

Rachmaninov Festival 1: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Yeol eum Son, piano; Benjamin Grosvenor, piano; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3. Tickets start at $19.

Rachmaninov Festival 2: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Denis Kozhukhin, piano; Alexander Lubyantsev, piano; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30; 8 p.m. Jan. 5. Tickets start at $19.

The Medieval Women’s Choir: The 60-voice choir performs all concerts at 8 p.m. at St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle. Season tickets are $60 ($25 for age 25 and under). Tickets and more information at www.medievalwomenschoir.org or call 206-264-4822.

“From Santiago to Canterbury”: March 2, a musical journey to the three most celebrated pilgrimage sites of the medieval world.

“Music of the Spheres”: May 11, an homage to Saint Hildegard of Bingen, songs of the 12th-century German visionary.

Billboard

Seeking brass musicians: The Strawberry Band is looking for brass players, especially tuba, French horns and trumpets; 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 9 at Totem Middle School, 1605 Seventh St., Marysville. No auditions are required. Contact Nathan Sackman at marysvillecitybands@gmail.com or Julile Tapusoa at 425-334-1791.

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.

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 nfkeck@yahoo.com.

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.

Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Celtic jam, 5 p.m., workshop, 6 p.m., circle jam, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 28 and Jan. 10 and 24. Snacks throughout the evening; bring snacks to share if you wish. Acoustic musicians of all ages and listeners are welcome; free; Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-691-5907, email noelula@aol.com.

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