Northern Departure: Named the California Bluegrass Association's emerging artists of the year, this quartet starts their guitar-picking at 7:30 p.m. March 9, Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Tickets are $15. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.
Dave Nachmanoff: Singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff sings folk rock and has written hundreds of original songs and toured with Al Stewart; 7 p.m. March 13 at Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Seating is limited so preregister at www.sno-isle.org or by calling 360-568-2898.Funded by Friends of the Snohomish Library.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo: This South African a cappela group is famous for "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" but they've also played with Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton and many others and been nominated for a Grammy 15 times; 7:30 p.m. March 13, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $35, $45 and $15 youth and students. Call 425-275-9595 or go to www.ec4arts.org.
Jazz at the Center: The series continues with the Miles Black Trio from 4 to 7 p.m. March 17 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Call the Camano Center at 360-387-0222 for more information.
Pacifica Chamber Orchestra: The spring concert includes the music of Milhaud, Bloch, Brauer and Part; and if you are a movie fan, Erika Pierson performs Arvo Part's "Fratres for Cello, String Orchestra, and Percussion," which was featured in the 2007 movie "There Will be Blood"; 3 p.m. March 10, First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Tickets are $10 and $15. Go to www.pacificachamberorchestra.org/ or call 425-743-0255 for concert details.
Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall's Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattlesymphony.org.
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: Emma McGrath, conductor/violin; Vivaldi: Concerto in G major for String Orchestra, RV 151, "Alla rustica"; Handel: Concerto grosso in E minor, Op. 6, No. 3; Handel: Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 2; Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni, "The Four Seasons", Op. 8; 8 p.m. March 8 and 9. Tickets start at $19.
Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1: Michael Francis, conductor; Vadim Gluzman, violin; Seattle Symphony. Tippett: "Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage"; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26; Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36; 7:30 p.m. March 14 and 8 p.m. March 16. Tickets start at $19.
Beyond the Score: Enigma Variations: Michael Francis, conductor; Steve Reeder, narrator; Dennis Bateman, actor; Laurie Bialik, actor; Dave White, actor; Kimberly Russ, piano; Seattle Symphony. Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36; 2 p.m. March 17. Tickets start at $19.
"The Tudors: A Lenten Musical Journey through 16th-century England": The Tudor Choir performs a candlelit concert of Tudor composers Robert White, John Sheppard and Thomas Tallis; 7:30 p.m. March 9, Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 Ninth Ave. NE, Seattle. Tickets are $30 and $20. Go online at brownpapertickets.com or www.tudorchoir.org or call 206-323-9415.
The Seattle Choral Company: Italian choral music in "Quaresima Italiana: An Italian Lent"; 8 p.m. March 16, Saint Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. East, Seattle. Advance tickets are $25, $20 and $10; tickets at the door $27, $22 and $12.Call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or go to www.seattlechoralcompany.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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; www.nwscottishfiddlers.org.
The Sound Singers: 1 p.m. practices, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; new members welcome; 425-774-5555; www.soundsingersofedmonds.org.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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. March 8 and 22 and April 5 and 19. 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 email@example.com.
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