Northwest Sinfonietta does Barber, Mozart
Pianist Jeffrey Kahane joins the Northwest Sinfonietta this weekend to play Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, in a program with Barber’s Capricorn Concerto and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, the mighty “Jupiter.”
7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 11) at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma; 2 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 Meridian Ave. S., Puyallup. Tickets $21-$36 (Seattle), $20-$50 (Tacoma), $35 (Puyallup), $10 student rush. 888-356-6040, northwestsinfonietta.org.
Vienna Boys Choir at the Pantages
If you haven’t heard the Vienna Boys Choir cover of “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll,” you haven’t heard anything. The internationally acclaimed boys choir with a lineage going back to 1498 will sing Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces and pop songs in their sailor suits and shiny shoes Sunday at the Pantages.
3 p.m. Sunday. From $19. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org.
Youth symphony goes British
Over two weekends, you get the chance to hear Tacoma’s two top youth orchestras play music of Britain and Scandinavia. Sunday, the Tacoma Youth Symphony plays Walton, Delius, Ridout and Finzi in the Rialto, while Nov. 19 the Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra plays Mendelssohn, Grieg and Vaughan Williams in Urban Grace.
3 p.m. Sunday at Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma, $24 balcony and $10 floor; 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Urban Grace, 901 S. Market St., Tacoma, $23 balcony, $10 floor. 253-627-2792, tysamusic.org.
Zimbabwe music at UPS
Imagine an instrument with 28 metal keys mounted on a hardwood soundboard inside a big gourd — that’s the mbira, used by the Shona people of Zimbabwe and played by touring musicians Erica Azim and Fradreck Mujuru at the University of Puget Sound on Wednesday in a free concert.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Kilworth Memorial Chapel, UPS, North 18th and Warner streets, Tacoma. 253-879-3555, pugetsound.edu.