Music calendar


Snohomish County

Damian McGinty: Star of “Glee,” “The Glee Project,” and “Celtic Thunder,” this young Irish singer and actor will be performing an intimate concert at 7 p.m. May 18, at Spiro’s, Spiro’s Pizza &Pasta is at 11815 Mukilteo Speedway in Mukilteo. Tickets are $50 or $110 for a meet and greet visit. A limited number of tickets are available at

The Pacific Northwest Folklore Society: Presents their final concert of the spring with the folk duo Pretty Little Feet, 2 p.m. May 19 at Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Free. Go to

“Journeys of Heart and Soul: Tribute to the Queens of Country”: Marcia Kester will debut her tribute show featuring music by Patsy Cline and Wynonna Judd; 7:30 p.m. May 25, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $16.50 and $13. Go to or call 425-258-6766.

“An American Sampler”: The Everett Chorale presents songs by American composers including American folk songs and spirituals, sacred and non-sacred choral classics, and a premiere performance of “Triptych of the Rock” by Bruce Buckingham; 3 p.m. June 9, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets are $16 and $14. Call 425-257-8600 or go to

Island County

The Rural Characters in Concert: 7:30 p.m. May 17 and 18, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $23.50. Go to or call 360- 221-8268 or 800-638-7631. For the 11th year, The Rural Characters are performing at WICA and will sing some favorites and sprinkle in a few new numbers. The Characters gained notoriety for a song written for Dave Anderson when he first ran for House of Representatives. “Whidbey Island Democratic Guy,” sung to the tune of “Rocky Mountain High.”


Snohomish County

Trinity Lutheran Church: “Recorders Meet the Organ” featuring music for two recorders, 7:30 p.m. May 17, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Donations accepted. Go to

The Edmonds Community College Symphonic Choir: Presents its spring concert 7:30 p.m. June 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. The choir will debut an original piece of music, “Sing to Me!,” composed by John Muehleisen with a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 425-640-1139 or go to


Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747;

Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5: Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano; David Gordon, trumpet; Seattle Symphony: Shostakovich: October, Op. 132; Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35; Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47. 7:30 May 16. Tickets start at $19.

Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1: Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Julian Schwarz, cello; Seattle Symphony: Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96; Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107; Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103, “The Year 1905”. 8 p.m. May 17. Tickets start at $19.

Beethoven’s Violin Concert; Jakub Hrusa, conductor; Alina Ibragimova, violin; Seattle Symphony. Smetana: Wallenstein’s Camp; Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61; Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60. 7:30 p.m. May 30, 8 p.m. June 1 and 2 p.m. June 2. Tickets start at $19.

“Cantata Misericordium: Works by Benjamin Britten and Ola Gjeilo”: 8 p.m. June 8, Saint Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E, Seattle. Advance-purchase tickets $25, $20 and $10; $27 $22 and $12 at the door. Call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or go to


Cascade Symphony Orchestra: CSO is seeking new board members. The board consists primarily of members of the symphony who, with their first-hand knowledge of the mission and vision of the organization, have managed the affairs of CSO since its reorganization in 2000. They are now seeking interested community members with some wider experience in the areas of fundraising and marketing. Interested parties can get an application packet by emailing Kathy Moellenberndt at or visit the CSO web site at

Marysville Strawberry Band: Play from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Totem Middle School, 1605 Seventh St., Marysville. For more information, contact Nathan Sackman at or Julile Tapusoa at 425-334-1791.

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;

The Sound Singers: 1 p.m. practices, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; new members welcome; 425-774-5555;

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

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.

Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Celtic jam, 5 p.m.; new group for beginning fiddlers, mandolinists and guitarists, 6 p.m.; workshop, 6:30 p.m; circle jam, 7:30 p.m. April 19 and May 10 and 24. 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

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