Music calendar


Northern Sound Choirs: Sonus Boreal performs for a cabaret night fundraiser at 3 and 7 p.m. March 29 at the historic Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by sending an email to

“Chase the Wind, Touch the Sky”: Benefit concert for the Patrick Castro Excellence in Vocal Music Scholarship at Snohomish High School; 2 p.m. March 30, Performing Arts Center, at the high school, 1513 Fifth St., Snohomish; admission is $20 adults, $15 students and seniors, $50 family. Featured will be opera tenor Joel Cummings, who sang under the direction of Castro at Snohomish, and Megan Chovick, a lyric coloratura soprano, who has sung leading operatic and musical theater roles throughout the region.

Everett Philharmonic Orchestra: Directed by Paul-Elliott Cobbs, the orchestra performs for its gala fundraising event Spring Fling, set for 5:30 p.m. April 6 at the Everett Events Center Ballroom, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. The music includes hits from Elvis, The Beatles, Beach Boys and Stevie Wonder. Tickets are $80 until March 29 and $90 after that. The event includes a gourmet dinner, dancing and an auction. Tickets are available at or by calling 206-270-9729.


Snohomish County

“Tribute to Great Female Vocalists”: Dianna Larkin sings a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Julie London, Lena Horne, The Andrew Sisters and Patsy Cline at 7:45 p.m. March 21 at the Everett Music Hall, located behind Macy’s in the Everett Mall. Tickets are $25 and are available at Information about the Snohomish County Music Project will be available at the concert.

Cascade Sound Percussion: Directed by Kevin Tsai, a member of Seahawks drum line Blue Thunder, the Cascade Sound Percussion and Cascade High School Band Boosters welcome indoor drum lines from two regions to Everett on March 22. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at Cascade, 801 E. Casino Road. Admission is $3.

Tania Opland and Mike Freeman: Pacific Northwest Folklore Society and Everett Public Library present the second in a spring series of traditional folk music concerts at 2 p.m. March 23 in the library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Opland’s and Freeman’s shows feature traditional and contemporary material from many cultures as well as original compositions, using voice, guitar, drum, whistle, hammered dulcimer, hurdy-gurdy, mandolin, violin and a few surprises. More about the duo is at

The Boys Of Summer: The Eagles tribute band from California kicks off its 2014 tour with a free concert at 8 p.m. March 23 at the Tulalip Resort Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd.

Pearl Django: The gypsy jazz band’s roots are in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli, but the band’s repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions. They perform at 7 p.m. March 22 at Under the Red Umbrella, 1502 Rucker Ave., Everett. Tickets, $18 each, available at the restaurant or call 425-252-9193.

Sno-King Chorale: “Musica Da Coro,” featuring the “St. Cecilia Mass” by Charles-Francois Gounod with soloists Melanie and Thomas Hingson and Matthew Richardson. The program also includes the music of John Rutter, Frank DeMiero (chorale director), American gospel selections and the Cascade Youth Symphony under the direction of Gerry Marsh; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 22, Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell. Tickets are $20 general, $17 seniors, $17 students and $5 for 12 and younger and are available at

Celtic Woman: The quartet of Irish singers performs at 7 p.m. March 25 at Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets are $47, $67 and $101 and are available at or by calling 866-332-8499. The popular group’s all-new stage production celebrates Ireland and the Emerald Isles’ Celtic heritage through traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music by Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes, formerly of Riverdance.

Pianist Alpin Hong: About 60 middle and high school students from the Edmonds School District will be mentored by Alpin Hong and then perform in an all-star orchestra with the pianist at 7:30 p.m. March 26 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets range from $15 to $27. Call 425-275-9595.

Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: Del Rey with guest Matt Weiner; 7:30 p.m. March 22. Del Rey started playing guitar at age 4. Influenced by blues guitarist Memphis Minni and classic jazz, she also gets the same rhythmic blues and ragtime out of the four strings of the ukulele as she does from her six-string guitar. Tickets are $15 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater is at 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412.

“The Airs and Tunes of the Windswept North”: Northwest Scottish Fiddlers perform a free concert at 2 p.m. March 30 at the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Based in Edmonds, the Northwest Scottish Fiddlers are dedicated to preserving traditional Scottish music and culture. Featured music will be from Scotland, Nova Scotia and the Shetland Islands, played on fiddles, cellos, guitar, piano and string bass.

Thumbnail open microphone: All ages welcome beginning at 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Performer sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $3 performers, $5 audience. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412; Tickets available through or call 360-568-9412.

Artists at the Organ: Trinity Lutheran Church features an all Bach concert performed by Robert Huw Morgan at 7 p.m. March 23 at the church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Admission is by donation. Morgan earned his doctoral degree from the University of Washington and now serves as the Stanford University organist.

Camano Center Events: Community dance with Camano Junction, 7 to 10 p.m., April 12; tickets at the door; $10 for members, $12 for non-members. The Thomas Marriott Quartet 7 to 9 p.m., April 15. Call 360-387-0222 for information.

Edmonds Center for the Arts: 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; call 425-275-9595 for tickets. For more information on events, see edmondscenterforthearts. Among the shows are The Wailin’ Jennys band, 7:30 p.m. April 11; and Yesterday and Today, Beatles music, 7:30 p.m. May 17.


Henry M. Jackson High School Jazz Ensembles: The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents the Jackson High’s award-winning jazz groups from Mill Creek beginning at 6 p.m. March 25, at the club, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. Admission is $20.

Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Band: Starbucks’ annual “Hot Java, Cool Jazz” show at the Paramount Theatre is 7 p.m. April 25 at 911 Pine St. Mountlake Terrace performs along with bands from Ballard, Bothell, Garfield and Roosevelt high schools. Proceeds from tickets, $19 each, benefit the schools. Call Seattle Theatre Group, 877-784-4849.

Seattle Symphony: Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor, played by cellist Efe Baltacigil, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 27 and 8 p.m. March 29 in Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; tickets and other information at The rest of the program includes Varese’s “Deserts” and Debussy’s “La Mer.”

Seattle Men’s Chorus: A concert of the music of Broadway’s Stephen Schwartz is set for 8 p.m. March 29 and 2 p.m. March 30 at McCaw Hall, Seattle Center. Megan Hilty, a Bellevue native, and star of TV shows “Smash” and “Sean Saves the World,” will sing songs from her Broadway turn as Glinda in Schwartz’s “Wicked.” Call 206-388-1400 for tickets that range from $28 to $78.

Skagit County

Lydia Pense and Cold Blood: The Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts presents a fundraiser concert by a funk, soul and rhythm and blues band from East Bay that was at its peak in the 1960s when the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco was a music mecca. Opening for Pense and Cold Blood is the Margaret Wilder Band. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First. St., Mount Vernon. Tickets are available by calling 360-336-8955 or at


The city of Arlington is looking for bands for its annual Music in the Park series on Thursdays in August. Write to

Friday Music Jam Sessions: For people with disabilities and their friends, the Village Music and Art’s Friday jam sessions, featuring live music by Jon Dalgarn and Voices of the Village, are 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays at 338 N. McLeod, Arlington. Musicians and other interested community members are welcome. Children under the age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Call 360-653-7752, ext. 14, for information or to sign up.

Music Hall Community Orchestra: Meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Music Hall, next to Macy’s inside the Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way. For more information, call 425-252-6542.

Old Time and Country Music Association: Seeking new members. The group meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month at the Baker Hi-Rise, 1401 Poplar St., Everett. Provides entertainment, including old-time country, gospel and bluegrass music, for residents and guest of Snohomish and Skagit County senior living and care facilities. Contact club president Bill Bissonnette at 360-403-7379 or email

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; 425-741-9123.

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