John McCutcheon: The singer presents folk music and award-winning stories, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. North, Edmonds. Tickets are $20 to $30, $15 for youth. Call 425-275-9595 or on-line at www.ec4arts.org.
Jazz Misfits: 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13, Normanna Hall, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett; 425-252-0291; $5 at the door; Jazz Misfits are playing jazz standards, TV themes, movie scores and classic rock.
Seattle Rock Orchestra: This 50-piece ensemble is reprising its favorites from legends like Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and the Beach Boys at a retrospective event; vocalists will be Chris Cunningham of Ravenna Woods, James Lanman of the Good Hurt, Andrew Vait of Eternal Fair, Tamara Power Drutis of Phinney Estate, Annie Jantzer of Bucket of Honey and Ian Williams of The Thoughts; 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Byrnes Performing Arts Center, Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Tickets are $15, free for youth under 12. Go to Flowers By George, 335 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington, Brownpapertickets.com or www.byrnesperformingarts.org or call 360-403-3448.
Tartan Terrors: The Celic group that performs music, comedy and dance will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell, on the campus of Bothell High School. Tickets are $25 to $35 by calling 425-984-2471 or online at www.npacf.org/Home.html.
The Seattle Folklore Society: And the Phinney Neighborhood Association presents its 11th season of folk music concerts at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. except one 7 p.m. Sunday concert. Ticket prices vary. Reservations and schedule information at 206-528-8523 or www.seafolklore.org.
•Oct. 13: Hanz Araki, Kathryn Claire and the Celtic Conspiracy.
•Oct. 20: Bill Staines, folksinger and American troubadour
Free thank you concert: Camano Lutheran Church will host a free evening of music to thank the community for its support of the church’s new organ. Local performers, including Selena Tibert, who will play pieces for her latest album. Pianist Mary Munson, who is producing the show, and organist Mary Simmons will present “Dueling Marys,” and Munson will lead a 17-member community choir. The performance is suitable for families. Refreshments will be served after the concert. The church will collect canned goods for the Stanwood Camano Island Food Bank. Camano Lutheran Church is at Highway 532 and 850 Heichel Road. Call 360-629-4592 for more information.
Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattlesymphony.org.
•Bach &Vivaldi: Rinaldo Alessandrini, conductor/harpsichord; selections include J.S. Bach’s: “False Welt, dir trau ich nicht” (“False world, I don’t trust you”) and “Harpsichord Concerto No. 3 in D major” and “Wir danken dir” (“We thank you”); also Vivaldi’s “Concerto in D major” and “Concerto in F major”; 8 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. Tickets start at $19.
•Andras Schiff: Pianist Andras Schiff plays an all-Bach recital; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Tickets start at $25.
•Beethoven, Mozart &Haydn: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) playingBeethoven: “Coriolan Overture, Op. 62”; Mozart: “Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major”; Dai Fujikura: “Mina, Concerto for 5 Soloists and Orchestra”; Haydn: “Drumroll”; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; 8 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets start at $19.
•Haydn’s “Drumroll” Symphony: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the Seattle Symphony playing Mozart: “Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major” and Haydn’s “Drumroll” symphony; 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets start at $17.
•1962: Ludovic Morlot, conductor and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) playing works written in 1962 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair. The program also celebrates the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth; 9 p.m. is a pre-concert performance of Gabriel Prokofiev’s “Concerto for Turntables and the Orchestra”; concert at 10 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets are $17.
Early Music Guild International Series: A mix of music performers from around the globe at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle after the first performance. Tickets are $40, $35 for seniors, $25 for side sections and $15 for students and patrons under 25; www.earlymusicguild.org or call 206-325-7066.
•Musica Ficta: Oct. 13, St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle. A Spanish group of eight voices and brass with works by Cristobal de Morales, Tomas Luis de Victoria and Alonzo Lobo.
Cascade Symphony seeks Rising Stars: Cascade Symphony is accepting applications for its 2012-13 Rising Star Search, in which the winners will perform as soloists with the symphony at its Children’s Concert Feb. 23 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. The contest seeks young musicians who will be age 15 or younger on the day of the concert. The search is open to piano, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, and euphonium. All audition materials must be postmarked by Nov. 1. Applicants must complete the application found on the CSO web site at www.cascadesymphony.org/education. There is a non-refundable application fee of $10. Finalists may be asked to audition in person, and winners will be notified by Dec. 15. For further inquiries regarding the Rising Star Search, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-743-7968.
Voices of Compassion: Folk singer Linda Allen will lead a workshop, an introduction to therapeutic singing at the bedside, from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 2245th Ave. SW, Edmonds. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the principles and practices of singing at the bedside, and includes learning songs, discussing ethical standards and bedside techniques, sharing resourcing and practicing. Open to musicians, family members, chaplains, healthcare professionals and anyone who is interested in using their voice to lessen pain and anxiety at the bedside of those who are suffering. Email email@example.com or online at 222.lindasongs.com. The fee is $25.
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 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 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 email@example.com; 425-741-9123.
Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Celtic jam, 5 p.m., workshop, 6 p.m., circle jam, 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and 26 and Nov. 9 and 23. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.