“Meet the Orchestra:” Whidbey Island’s Saratoga Chamber Orchestra presents “The Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” music by Gabrieli, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn and Britten; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Oak Harbor High School, 950 Northwest Second Ave., and 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at South
Whidbey High School, 5675 South Maxwelton Road, Langley. Tickets are $20 and $18 and available at various locations or at the door. Concert information and the $75 Season Flex Pass are available at www.saratogachamberorchestra.org.
Trinity Artists at the Organ: 7 p.m. Oct. 30, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-778-2159, www.trinitylutheranchurch.com; Trinity Artists at the Organ begins its 17th season with a concert by organist Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer, archdiocesan director of music/cathedral organist at the Cathedral of St. Cecilia in Omaha, NE. As organist and harpsichordist, Bauer has performed solo concerts and concertos throughout the United States and in Germany, France, Sweden, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. She will perform works associated with the great Lutheran Chorales of the Reformation; suggested donation $10.
First Presbyterian piano concert: 2 p.m. Nov. 6, The First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-7139, www.firstpreschurch.com or email to email@example.com; The first concert of the 2011-2012 season features former Everett resident Dr. James Oakes playing the sanctuary Steinway piano in a program commemorating the bicentennial of Franz Liszt with works from three concert etudes and more; suggested donation of $10 at the door.
Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattlesymphony.org.
Haydn’s Cello Concerto: Han-Na Chang, conductor; Mozart: “Symphony No. 25 in G minor”; Haydn: “Cello Concerto in C major”; Schubert: “Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major”; 8 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets start at $17.
Genius Inspires Genius: Andrew Manze, conductor; Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord; J.S. Bach: “Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052”; Webern: “Symphony, Op. 21”; Stravinsky: “Concerto in E-flat, Dumbarton Oaks”; J.S. Bach: “Brandenburg” concerto; 8 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29. Tickets start at $17.
“Beyond the Score: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring”: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; John Patrick Lowrie, actor; Steve Reeder, narrator; Stravinsky: “The Rite of Spring”; spend the first half of this concert learning about the history of a great masterwork with Reeder, multimedia and local actors. Then, after intermission, sit back and listen to the music; 2 p.m. Oct. 30. Tickets start at $17.
“Music from the City of Light: Paris at the Age of Enlightenment”: The Seattle Baroque Soloists’ second Seattle appearance offers a sampling from the Age of Enlightenment, including Italianate trio-sonatas by Boismortier and Jacquet de la Guerre, virtuosic solos for harpsichord and guitar, and Leclair’s “Recreations de la Musique.” A preconcert lecture is at 7 p.m.; the concert starts at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $40, $35, $25 and $15. Call the Early Music Guild at 206-325-7066 or go to www.earlymusicguild.org.
Swingnuts Jazz: They are serving hot swingin’ jazz at Cyndy’s Broiler with the Swingnuts Jazz cooking up swing, upbeat Brazilian and freewheelin’ jazz from the 1920s to the 1950s plus some modern originals. Band members are Peggy Wendel, a vaudeville-flavored vocalist; Philip Nakano on sax, flute, and percussion; Pete Smith on guitar; Mark Dodge on bass and Randy Johnson on piano; 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at Cyndy’s Broiler, 27021 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. For reservations, call 360-629-4800. For more information on the band, visit www.swingnutsjazz.com/Swingnuts.htm.
“A Night of Music:” Live folk, Americana and country music to benefit The Farm, Youth Outreach. Featuring Beth Whitney, Jessica Lynne, the Travelers and Junk Drawer with special guests Ri-3; 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th St., Snohomish. Tickets are $10 at the door or sevenstoneproductions.com.
Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes: The critically acclaimed husband and wife jazz pianists together in concert. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds. Tickets are $30, $35 or $15 for youth at www.ec4arts.org or 425-275-9595.
Monroe Concert Band: 2 p.m. Oct 30, Frank Wagner Elementary School, 639 West Main St., Monroe. A free concert of “Music Madness” with trick-or-treating for those kids in costume. More information at Monroeconcertband.org.
Death Cab for Cutie with Head & Heart: 7 p.m. Oct. 22; KeyArena; $39.50; Ticketmaster.
Potishead with Thought Forms: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23; WaMu Theater; $48; Ticketmaster.
Roger Daltrey performs “Tommy,” The Who’s classic rock opera. Oct. 25, KeyArena; $77.50 to $123;Ticketmaster.
Jeff Beck: The guitar powerhouse. 8 p.m. Oct. 28, The Moore; $23 to $93; STG Presents.
Freaknight with Tiesto, Pendulum, Dada Life and more: 8 p.m. Oct. 28; WaMu Theater; $55; Ticketmaster.
Judas Priest with Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy: 6 p.m. Oct. 29; WaMu Theater; $55; Ticketmaster.
Call for musicians for Arlington Nativity Festival: Scheduled for Dec. 8 to Dec. 11, the story of Christmas will be shared through music and other activities of the season. Musician are invited to participate either in solo or groups for 45-minute performances. Time is voluntary and the music should be soft, traditional and sacred Christmas music. Vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to participate in the Dec. 11 choral concert. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-629-9695. More information at www.arlingtonnativityfestival.org.
Public music opportunities: 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Leatherheads Pub & Eatery, 10209 270th St. NW, Stanwood; one- or two-person groups, playing acoustic instruments only; call 360-348-3361 for details and to reserve times; www.leatherheadspub.com.
Recorder music sessions: 10:30 a.m. to noon first and third Saturdays, Everett Senior Activity Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett; easy medieval, Renaissance and baroque pieces; free; for ages 50 and up; must provide own instrument and be able to sight-read; join anytime; 425-257-8780.
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 email@example.com.
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 360-939-0240.
Voices Northwest: 7 p.m. Mondays, Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave., Everett; open to women 16 and older; 360-794-4426; email firstname.lastname@example.org.