• The Shins: 8 p.m. Sept. 22, The Paramount, $31.25, stgpresents.
• Madonna: Get ready to vogue. 8 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4. $45 to $355. KeyArena. Ticketmaster.
• Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan and his Band, with special guest Mark Knopfler; Oct. 13, KeyArena; ticketmaster.
Pacifica Chamber Orchestra: This opening concert kicks off Pacifica’s third season and Artistic Director Fred Chu said, “excitement is always guaranteed in our concerts.” On the program are “Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 9 for String Orchestra,” by Brazillion composer Villa-Lobos; “Mladi,” by Janacek; “Movement for Wind Sextet,” Britten and “Symphony for Strings, No. 8”, Mendelssohn. “I am really looking forward to this most exciting opening concert ever in PCO’s not-too-long history,” Chu said. The concert starts at 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Everett Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Tickets are $10 and $15, available at pacificachamberorchestra.org and at the door.
Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper Auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattlesymphony.org.
• “Pines of Rome”: Ludovic Morlot, conductor. Berlioz: “Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9”; Martinu: “Symphony No. 6, Fantaisies symphoniques”; Debussy: “Nuages and Fetes from Nocturnes”; Respighi: “The Pines of Rome”; noon Sept. 21 and 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets start at $19.
• The Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era with Steven Reineke, conducting; Katherine Strohmaier, vocalist; Hugh Panaro, vocalist; and members of Vocalpoint! Seattle. Snap your fingers to the swinging tunes of the 50s and 60s; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; 8 p.m. Sept. 28; 2 p.m. Sept. 29; 8 p.m. Sept. 29 and 2 p.m. Sept. 30. Tickets start at $19.
Baroque and Far From Home: Colonial Music of France and Spain, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Trinity Parish Church, 609 Eighth Ave., Seattle; explore the colonial music of France, including Quebec and New Orleans, and Spain (the Americas and Caribbean). You’ll hear some familiar music by familiar composers, as well as some New World music by New World people. Tickets are $25 general, $20 seniors and $10 for students. Call 206-920-3822 to order tickets or go to www.baroquenorthwest.com.
Chamber Music Madness: Open house, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at Bischofberger Violins, 1314 E. John St., Seattle. Meet the new artistic director, Dr. Quinton Morris. Come for chamber music a conversation with Morris and refreshments. Free. For more information go to www.chambermusicmadness.org.
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 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 barbership chorus meets 7 p.m., Mondays, Everett Music Hall; 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett; open to women 16 and older; email firstname.lastname@example.org; 425-741-9123.
Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Celtic jam, 5 p.m., workshop, 6 p.m., circle jam, 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and 28 and Oct. 12 and 26. 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 email@example.com.