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Monday, January 14, 2008

Tonight in Music

posted by on January 14 at 11:01 AM

From the Score:

CASCADE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The CSO serves up the kind of varied program other bands would do well to emulate. Along with meat-and-potatoes classical (Brahms’ Symphony No. 2) lurks a gem (the Valse Suite, op. 110 of Prokofiev), and the rarely heard Concerto for Marimba and Vibraphone by Darius Milhaud. The soloist is the splendid percussionist Matthew Kocmieroski, a longtime compadre and collaborator with the Seattle Chamber Players. Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave N, Edmonds, 425-776-4938, 7:30 pm, $15/$20.

Also, Throw Me the Statue continue their Monday night residency at Chop Suey with Welcome and Sam Squared opening. Read Jonathan Zwickel’s review of last week’s show here.

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Throw Me the Statue photo by Curt Doughty

The band dashes in just the right amounts of weird and familiar. Reithermanís voice is a flat-ish, baritone-ish, between-registers instrument and he weilds it with sheepish enthusiasm. The rest of the five-piece trades instruments, shares microphones for vocals, pogoes through triumphant choruses, and simmers for low-key verses. It’s a lot of action to watch onstage. Thereís still room to grow for TMTS, which is more exciting than if they were perfectly polished.

And this week’s U&Cs don’t have any shows listed for tonight, but they do offer this gem:

Hear about the cannibal who was late for dinner?

He got the cold shoulder!

Ha! I laugh too easily.

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