<b>ARTS NOTEBOOK | </b>Herald staff
Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel “Norwegian Wood” comes to life in a film opening in Seattle Jan. 27.
The novel and film tell a story of first love and loss set in Tokyo in the late 1960s against a time of global instability. The main character, Watanabe, looks back on his days as a freshman university student living in Tokyo. Through his reminiscences, we see him develop relationships with two very different women, the beautiful yet emotionally troubled Naoko, and the outgoing, lively Midori.
The film opens at the SIFF Center Uptown Cinema on Jan. 27.
For more information, go to www.norwegianwoodmovie.com.
Miniatures needed for Gallery North show
Gallery North is seeking submissions for its annual Miniature and Small Painting Show.
There are three award categories: miniature paintings, small paintings and Best in Show.
First-place winners in each category receive $100, second-place winners get $50, and third-place winners receive $25.
Delivery deadline is Feb. 26. For more information and a prospectus, go to www.gallery-north.com/mini_show.htm.
Student contest winners in Everett
The winners of a Snohomish County music teachers’ association student concerto contest will perform 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Music Hall in the Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way.
• Charlotte Marckx, a fourth-grader at Spiritridge Elementary in Bellevue. She has been playing the violin for four years.
• Stephen Binondo, a fifth-grader at Northshore Christian Academy. He has been playing the piano since he was 5 1/2.
• Daniel Chong, a senior at Jackson High School in Mill Creek. He has been playing the piano since he was 4.
• Aaron Adams attends Marysville Getchell High School. He began playing piano at the age of 4.
• Frederick Huyan, a seventh-grader at Skyview Junior High. He started playing piano at the age of 4.
• Zhi Long (Eric) Tan, a senior at Stanwood High School. His piano study began at age 6 in China.
Tickets are $14 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students, available at brown papertickets.com and at the door.
Pianist joins Seattle Symphony for concert
French-Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin returns to Benaroya Hall to perform Chopin’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and 8 p.m. Jan. 28.
Both concerts are at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle.
This concert includes a world premiere by Nico Muhly, a 30-year-old, New York-based composer hailed by the British press as “the hottest composer on the planet.”
Tickets are $17 to $115, available at www.seattlesymphony.org or by calling 206-215-4747.
Apply for Artist Trust Fellowship
Artists practicing in craft, literary, media and music arts in Washington are eligible to apply for the 2012 Artist Trust Fellowship.
The award amount is $7,500; $7,000 is unrestricted and $500 is payable to artists upon completion of a Meet the Artist event.
Application guidelines and workshop information can be found at www.artisttrust.org. Deadline is 10:59 p.m. Feb. 26.