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Natalie MacMaster: This Cape Breton Nova Scotia fiddler puts on an electrifying performance; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. North, Edmonds. Tickets are $20 to $40, $15 for youth. Call 425- 275-9595 or online at www.ec4arts.org.
Folk singer: Linda Allen will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 2245th Ave. SW, Edmonds. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youths, at the door or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/282390.
Green Day: Uno, Dos, Tres Tour, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Paramount. Tickets $47.50, stgpresents.
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Gloria Ferry-Brennan: performs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market, 2812 Thompson Road, Langley. This 15-year-old violinist has performed a solo of the first movement of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto at Benaroya Hall in Seattle with the Seattle Youth Symphony. For more information contact the market manager at 360-341-4456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 18th season for Trinity Artists at the Organ: 7 p.m. Oct. 28, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; Kathrine Handford, organist at Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wis., has appeared in recitals in the United States, Canada, England and Scandinavia, and will perform music of J.S. Bach, Weckmann, Scheidmann, Arvo Part, Jan Welmers and others. Suggested donation $15 for adults, seniors, and students $10 or pay as able.For more information and directions go to www.trinitylutheranchurch.com.
Whidbey’s Saratoga Orchestra: a special concert in celebration of the sixth season, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4, South Whidbey High School, 5674 Maxwelton Road, Langley; Overture to Weber’s “Der Freischütz” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, Opus 88. Admission is $20 and $18. Tickets at brownpapertickets.org; cash/check and MC/V/Discover accepted at the door. For more information go to www.sowhidbey.com.
Westminster Presbyterian Church Concert Series: 2531 Hoyt Ave, Everett; 425-252-3757; concerts are free to the public. 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.
•Haydn’s “Drumroll” Symphony: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; International Contemporary Ensemble 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 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 preconcert performance of Gabriel Prokofiev’s “Concerto for Turntables and the Orchestra”; concert at 10 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets are $17.
•Beethoven, Mozart &Haydn: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; International Contemporary Ensemble playingBeethoven: “Coriolan Overture, Opus 62”; Mozart: “Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major”; Dai Fujikura: “Mina, Concerto for 5 Soloists and Orchestra”; Haydn: “Drumroll”; 8 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets start at $19.
•Gil Shaham Plays Mozart: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin with the Seattle Symphony playing Mozart: “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”; Haydn: Symphony No. 49; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets start at $19.
•Sonic Evolution: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Alan White, percussion and Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs, special guest band play Arlene Sierra: “Moler”; Kenneth Hesketh: “Knotted Tongues”; Alexandra Gardner: “Just Say Yes”; 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Tickets start at $12.
•A Little Night Music for Halloween: Ludovic Morlot, conductor and the Seattle Symphony present an hour of Halloween fun including Mozart’s “A Little Night Music”; costumes encouraged; 11 a.m. Oct. 27. Tickets start at $15.
Early Music Guild International Series: A mix of music performers from around the globe. The new series includes:
•Hesperion XXI: Nov. 10. This Spanish ensemble, directed by Jordi Savall, presents a virtual tour on violas da gamba and lute of 16th and 17th-century Europe.
•The Baltimore Consort: Dec. 14. A seasonal celebration of old carols and dance tunes from the British Isles, Germany, France, Spain and the New World.
•The King’s Singers: Feb. 16. The King’s Singers make their International Series debut with a program of madrigals and other vocal works from Italy, England, and France.
•Benjamin Bagby: Beowulf: April 6. Bagby accompanies himself on an Anglo-Saxon harp and delivers the tale in Old English.
Early Music Guild performances begin at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; Musica Ficta’s performance will take place at St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $40, $35 for seniors, $25 for side sections and $15 for students and patrons under 25. Subscription packages are also available. For additional information and ticket orders go to www.earlymusicguild.org or call 206-325-7066.
American Folk Holiday: The Tudor Choir narrated concert featuring early American holiday music from New England, Appalachia and Shaker traditions: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. Tickets $30 general; $20 student/senior. Online at www.brownpapertickets.com or through www.tudorchoir.org or call 206-323-9415.
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. The choir’s 2012-13 season performances are: Dec. 15, “Nowell Sing We,” a concert of Medieval English Christmas songs; March 2, “From Santiago to Canterbury,” a musical journey to the three most celebrated pilgrimage sites of the medieval world; May 11, “Music of the Spheres,” an homage to Saint Hildegard of Bingen, songs of the 12th-century German visionary.
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 website at www.cascadesymphony.org/education. There is a nonrefundable 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 email@example.com or call 425-743-7968.