Jazzin’ with the Classics!: 7 p.m. Friday 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.
Beethoven’s Ninth 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. Friday, 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 Ninth 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.
Westminster Presbyterian Church Concert Series: 2531 Hoyt Ave, Everett; 425-252-3757; concerts are free. All ages welcome. A free will offering will be taken; 6 p.m. Feb. 3, Evergreen State Quartet: A sweet Southern Gospel blend interwoven with personal testimonies, congregational hymn singing, and inspirational storytelling; 6 p.m. April 14, Halden Toy at the Pipe Organ: He has performed for a national audience on NPR and played the Mormon Tabernacle organ and the Fritts organ at Pacific Lutheran University.
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.