Gwen Lyons, “Celtic Watershed” 7:30 p.m. Friday; Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington St.; $8 suggested donation 663-2189
Gwen Lyons performs the first concert of Grace Lutheran’s Friday Night Out series. The singer and harpist has performed in venues throughout the state, including the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Spokane Symphony, Paramount Theater, Tacoma Symphony and the Icicle Creek Music Festival. She has also performed the national anthem for Mariners games at Safeco Field. Lyons is the daughter of Wenatchee Valley harpist Camille Peterson.
Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23; Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave.; $23; pacwen.org 663-2787
The Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble combines Mongolian and Japanese folk music and cultural traditions, led by artistic director Kaoru Watanabe. Khoomei-Taiko implements instruments and techniques such as morin khuur (horsehead fiddle), Mongolian jaw harp, khoomei (throat singing), long song, matgaal (praise) songs, Japanese flutes and taiko (drums). Other members of the ensemble include 24-year taiko veteran Shoji Kameda, koto expert Miki Maruta, morin khuur player Tserendorj Tseyen, Khongorzul Ganbaatar and Shinetsog Dorjnyam.
“The Fall Concert,” an Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus production 7 p.m. Oct. 24; Omak Performing Arts Center, 20 N. Cedar St.; $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, free kids under 12 322-5854
The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus opens it 2009-10 concert season with pieces from “Second Strings” and a performance of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 100. Season tickets are currently on sale through the box office — $40 adults, $35 seniors and $30 students — and include admission to all four concerts of the season. Concerts ahead on the schedule are “Christmas Concert” Dec. 19, “Family Concert” Feb. 6, and “Spring Concert” March 13.