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ConcertsDaniel Pearl World Music Days Concert
Stanford University's St. Lawrence String Quartet will lead a free annual concert honoring the life and memory of Stanford alumnus Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter and violinist who was killed in Pakistan in 2002. Oct. 8, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
ConcertsBodhi Tree Concerts North: 'Reimagining Standards'
At this event benefiting Family Giving Tree, Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist and composer Aaron Lington will lead a quartet of talented Bay Area musicians in performing new spins on old songs. Oct. 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25. Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsKronos Quartet: 'My Lai'
Joined by tenor Rinde Eckert and Vietnamese musician Vân Ánh Vanessa Võ, the Kronos Quartet will perform "My Lai," a work composed by Stanford faculty composer Jonathan Berger that uses as its context the massacre of Vietnamese villagers by American soldiers in 1968. A talk will precede the show at 6:30 p.m., and a discussion with the artists will follow. Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. $15-$70; discounts available for Stanford students. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsSonnet Ensemble Fall Concert 2015
The Sonnet Ensemble will present one of its bi-annual concerts, featuring a program with Mozart's "Eine kleine Nacht Musik," Durwynne Hsieh's "Three Scenes for Strings" (which was commissioned by the ensemble), the Korean Lied "Bimok," and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings in C Major. Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. $10-$35. First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsShenson Recital Series: Eugene Brancoveanu and Laura Dahl
The A. Jess Shenson Recital Series will welcome baritone Eugene Brancoveanu and pianist Laura Dahl for a concert program featuring Stanford faculty composer Jonathan Berger's "Tweets for Talya," Johannes Brahms' "Vier Ernste Gesänge" and other songs. Oct. 11, 2:30-4 p.m. $15 general; $10 student, senior; free for Stanford students with ID. Braun Music Center, Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford.
ConcertsEnsemble San Francisco: 'Romance'
This Ensemble San Francisco evening performance will present musical works about unrequited love. Violinist Rebecca Jackson and Portola Valley pianist Christine McLeavey Payne will be joined by the San Francisco Symphony's Amos Yang, Matthew Young and Mingjia Liu. Oct. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25 general; $15 student, senior. Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
ConcertsPaly jazz bands and orchestra concert
The Paly Instrumental Music Department will present the Palo Alto High School Jazz Bands & Orchestra Debut Concert. The groups will be conducted by Jeff Willner. Oct. 15, 7 p.m. Free. Palo Alto High School, Haymarket Theatre, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsRobert Huw Morgan organ recital
Robert Huw Morgan, the Stanford University organist, will offer a performance of "Messe pour les Paroisses" by François Couperin. Oct. 16, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
ConcertsAlice Gerrard and the Piedmont Melody Makers
At this Redwood Bluegrass Associates-sponsored event, Alice Gerrard and the Piedmont Melody Makers will serve some old-time bluegrass, honky-tonk and country music. Grammy-nominated Gerrard is a recognized artist in the country-bluegrass-Americana community. Oct. 17, 7:30-10 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at door; half-price for teens, students; free for under age 13, music students. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View.
ConcertsMaster Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra concert
Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will kick off its 50th Anniversary Season with a program conducted by David Ramadanoff, including Respighi's "Trittico Botticeliano"; Glazunov's Violin Concerto, featuring violinist Emma Steele; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. Oct. 17, 8-10 p.m. $15-$25; free for children. Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
ConcertsA Bohemian Masterpiece: Zelenka's 'Missa Votiva'
Artistic Director Paul Flight and the 30-voice California Bach Society will present "Missa Votiva" by Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. The performance will feature a Baroque orchestra and vocal soloists Rita Lilly and Elizabeth Kimble (sopranos), Gabriela Estephanie Solis (alto), Chris McCrum (tenor), and Sepp Hammer (baritone). Oct. 17, 8-9:30 p.m. $33; discounts for advance purchase, seniors, students and those under age 30. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsThe Borodin String Quartet: Seventieth Anniversary Concert
Music@Menlo's 2015-2016 Winter Series will begin with a concert program featuring the Borodin Quartet as it celebrates its 70th anniversary through the performance of its most storied repertoire. The program will include Borodin's String Quartet No. 2, Shostakovich's 8th Quartet and Tchaikovsky's 2nd Quartet. Oct. 18, 6 p.m. $20-$52. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
ConcertsMaster Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra concert in Los Altos
Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will kick off its 50th Anniversary Season with a program conducted by David Ramadanoff, including Respighi's "Trittico Botticeliano"; Glazunov's Violin Concerto, featuring violinist Emma Steele; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. Oct. 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $15-$25; free for children. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.
Concerts'Home, Harvest and Heartland'
Directed by Gregory Wait, Schola Cantorum will present a concert program of folk music celebrating America's cultural heritage, including the songs "Simple Gifts," "We Gather Together" and "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain." Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. $26 general; free for youth. First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsPalo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert I
Palo Alto Philharmonic's opening concert for its 28th season will feature Laura Griffiths in Richard Strauss' Concerto in D Major for Oboe and Small Orchestra. The program will also include Adrienne Albert's "Western Suite" and Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish." A pre-concert talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 8 p.m. $22 general; $18 senior; $10 student. Cubberley Community Center Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Concerts'Home, Harvest and Heartland' (Oct. 25)
Directed by Gregory Wait, Schola Cantorum will present a concert program of folk music celebrating America's cultural heritage, including songs like "Simple Gifts," "We Gather Together" and "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain." Oct. 25, 3 p.m. $26 general; free for youth. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.
ConcertsPalo Alto Philharmonic Fall Chamber Concert
The Palo Alto Philharmonic will offer a concert program featuring Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 82, by Antonín Dvorák and "Celtic Suite" by John Palmer. Nov. 14, 8-10 p.m. $22 general; $18 senior; $10 student. First Baptist Church of Palo Alto, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsVoices of Music: 'Virtuoso Italian Concertos'
Voices of Music will celebrate the holidays with an evening of virtuoso concertos by Corelli, Torelli and Vivaldi. Soloists will include Cynthia Miller Freivogel, Lisa Grodin, Carla Moore, Elisabeth Reed, David Tayler, Tanya Tomkins and Hanneke van Proosdij. Dec. 17, 8 p.m. $40 adult; $35 senior, member; $5 student with photo ID. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsVoices of Music: 'La Bella piů Bella'
This Voices of Music concert program will include duets and instrumental music from Europe and the New World, featuring sopranos Jennifer Ellis Kampani and Catherine Webster. Pieces to be performed include music by Buxtehude, Monteverdi and Purcell, as well as villancicos from the New World. Jan. 28, 8 p.m. $40 adult; $35 senior, member; $35, $5 student with photo ID. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Concerts2015–2016 Winter Series: The Chamber Music Society quartet
At this Music@Menlo Winter series event, Gilles Vonsattel (piano), Arnaud Sussmann (violin), Paul Neubauer (viola) and Paul Watkins (cello) -- a powerhouse quartet from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center -- will perform a program including pieces by Beethoven, Dohnanyi and Dvorak. Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. $52/$47 full price; $25/$20 under age 30. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
ConcertsVoices of Music: 'The Art of the Countertenor'
Christopher Lowrey, a countertenor sensation from London, will join Voices of Music for a program of arias by Handel, Bach and Vivaldi that range from beautiful sacred music to dramatic opera arias. March 17, 8 p.m. $40 adult; $35 senior, member; $5 student with photo ID. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Concerts2015–2016 Winter Series: Wu Han-Setzer-Finckel Piano Trio
Violinist Philip Setzer will join David Finckel (cello) and Wu Han (piano), Music@Menlo's artistic directors, in performing a program of three revered piano trios by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Brahms. May 8, 6 p.m. $52/$47 full price; $25/$20 under age 30. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.