Once a year music lovers gather to hear the sounds of the yangqin, the guzheng, the erhu and other instruments that constitute the Seattle Chinese Orchestra. Children, seniors and everyone in between perform, most of them wizardly in their musical talents. A whole battery of percussion instruments adds to the color and the vigor of the show, making for a family-friendly treat. This year, for the first time, the ensemble is being presented by Cornish College of the Arts at the school’s Capitol Hill campus. 7 p.m. Sunday, PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E. Roy St., Seattle; $5-$20 (800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com).
Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times arts writer