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ConcertsCSMA piano students recital
The Merit Scholar students of Ludmila Kurtova, a distinguished teacher at the Community School for Music and Arts, will perform music by various composers in this annual concert. Feb. 13, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
ConcertsSan Jose International Piano Competition Recital
This event will include performances by two talented young California pianists, Ryan Wang and Jessica Li, who have received numerous awards and honors. Attendees will also learn about the San Jose International Piano Competition, and there will be a Q&A session. Feb. 13, 2-3 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
ConcertsSchola Cantorum: Valentine's Day Sing
Schola Cantorum will hold a Valentine's Day Sing, welcoming couples, friends and singles to sing along with the group. Lyrics will be projected on a screen. Feb. 14, 3 p.m. $15. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.
ConcertsFortnightly Music Club concert
The Fortnightly Music Club's February concert will include works for flute and piano by Beethoven and Chopin; baritone arias and songs by Donizetti, Satie, Holst and Bolcom; and Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 108, by Brahms. The event is free and open to the public. Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Free. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsCypress String Quartet's Salon Series II: Brahms Sextets
The Cypress String Quartet will be joined by cellist Zuill Bailey and violist Barry Shiffman for a program of two sextets by Johannes Brahms. Feb. 14, 3-5 p.m. $50. Woman's Club of Palo Alto, 475 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsStanford Philharmonia Winter Concert
During these two concerts, Anna Wittstruck will conduct the Stanford Philharmonia in a program including Beethoven's "Die Geshopfe des Prometheus" (Op. 43), Saints-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor featuring Niuniu Teo on piano, and Brahms' Serenade No. 1 in D Major (Op. 11). Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 14, 2:30 p.m. $20 general; $15 senior; $10 student; free for Stanford students with ID. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsJordan-Paly Jazz Concert
Jordan Middle School and Palo Alto High School will jointly present a jazz concert, which will include the the Jordan Jazz Band, the Paly Jazz Ensemble and the Paly Jazz Band. The groups are conducted by Vivian Boudreaux and Jeff Willner. Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Free. Palo Alto High School, Haymarket Theatre, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsLine Upon Line Percussion
The Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics will welcome for a concert Line Upon Line Percussion, an Austin-based contemporary art music group. Feb. 16, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. The Knoll, CCRMA Stage, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
ConcertsPiano Trio Masterpieces
As part of the Music at Noon Performances series, Markus Pawlik (piano), David Chernyavsky (violin) and Angela Lee (cello) will play pieces by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and others. The admission price includes lunch. Feb. 16, noon-1:30 p.m. $20 or two punches on Community Tuesdays Card. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
ConcertsStanford New Ensemble: 'Spatial, Visual, and Expressive'
Directed by Joo-Mee Lee, the Stanford New Ensemble will perform its Winter program called "Spatial, Visual, and Expressive," which will include the music of Hindemith, Ysaye, Britten and Petrassi. The concert will take place in the midst of the contemporary art at Stanford University's Anderson Collection. Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. Free. Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
ConcertsStanford Pan-Asian Music Festival: Celebration of Asia
The Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival will lead the audience on a tour of the Asian continent with local masters of music from Iran, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Japan. In a collaborative finale, they will be joined by the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra from China. Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. $30 general; $20 student; $10 Stanford student with ID. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsDanny Paisley & the Southern Grass
For this Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert, lead vocalist and guitarist Danny Paisley will be joined by his son Ryan Paisley (mandolin), Mark Delaney (banjo), Eric Troutman (bass) and TJ Lundy (fiddle) to whip up some intense bluegrass. See the website for specific ticket prices for adults, seniors and students, in advance and at the door. Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Prices vary; free for ages under 13 and music students. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View.
ConcertsRedwood Symphony: Chabrier, Lutoslawski, Mozart, Strauss
In this eclectic program featuring pianist Thomas Hansen, Redwood Symphony will perform Chabrier's Suite Pastorale, Lutoslawski's Paganini Variations, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor and Strauss' "Dance of the Seven Veils." Feb. 20, 8-10 p.m. $10-$15; free for accompanied children under age 18. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.
ConcertsPalo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert III
The Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra will present Concert III of its 2015-16 season, which will feature Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 1, Lee Actor's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (with Daniel Glover as piano soloist) and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 7. Feb. 20, 8-10 p.m. $24 general; $20 senior; $12 student. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
ConcertsKlara Frei and Temirzhan Yerzhanov concert
Klara Frei and Temirzhan Yerzhanov, graduates of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Community School of Music and Arts faculty members, will perform works by various composers. The doors will open at 7 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served and limited to 200. Feb. 20, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
ConcertsJean Ferrandis: Flute Masterclass and Recital
Master flutist Jean Ferrandis will give a 30-minute recital, after which Stanford flute students will perform and receive feedback from Ferrandis. An exhibition from Powell Flutes will be held after the master class. The event is co-sponsored by the Stanford University Department of Music and Powell Flutes. Feb. 20, noon-3:30 p.m. $30. Campbell Recital Hall, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
ConcertsStanford Pan-Asian Music Festival: Chinese New Year Concert
The Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra, the Stanford Chinese Music Ensemble and the California Youth Chinese Symphony will team up for a joyful musical celebration of the Chinese New Year. Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. $30 general; $20 student; $10 Stanford student with ID. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsCovenant Chamber Concert Series concert
With the help of violinist Chag-Hee Lee, concert pianist Chia-Lin Yang will perform works by Brahms and Debussy as part of the Covenant Chamber Concert Series. Feb. 21, 4-6 p.m. $15 adult; $20 family. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.
ConcertsCalifornia Pops Orchestra: 'The Great American Songbook'
California Pops Orchestra's next show will focus on classics from the Great American Songbook, including songs by Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and others. Feb. 21, 3 p.m. $20-$48. Foothill College, Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
ConcertsCalifornia Bach Society: 'Oratorios and Dialogues'
A 30-voice chorus, the California Bach Society will perform a program of 17th-century sacred works: Carissimi's "Jonah and the Whale," Charpentier's "Le Reniement de Saint Pierre" and Schutz's "Weib, was weinest du?" The concert will feature soprano Lindsey McLennan, tenor Kyle Stegal, baritone Sepp Hammer and a string ensemble. Feb. 27, 8 p.m. $33 (discounts for advance purchase, seniors, students and ages under 30). All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsJohn Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet
Joe Lovano, the Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist and composer, and guitarist and composer John Scofield will perform a concert, supported by bassist Ben Street and drummer Bill Stewart. Feb. 27, 8-9:30 p.m. $55 premium (includes reception); $35 public; $30 member, J-Pass holder. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
ConcertsKurt Elling: 'Passion World'
Kurt Elling, a Grammy Award-winning jazz singer, will present "Passion World," a concert with love songs from around the globe sung in their original languages. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a pre-show talk with Elling and Stanford University professors Kathryn Starkey and David Lummus. Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. $15-$80. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsBernstein Recital: 'Arias and Barcarolles'
Directed by Marie-Louise Catsalis, voice and instrumental students from the Stanford University Department of Music will present an all Leonard Bernstein recital, with selections from "Arias and Barcarolles and "I Hate Music." Feb. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Toyon Hall, 455 Arguello Way, Stanford.
ConcertsStanford Symphony Orchestra Concert
Conducted by Anna Wittstruck, the Stanford Symphony Orchestra will perform John Adams' "The Chairman Dances," Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto (Op. 14) and Francis Poulenc's "Gloria." The soloists featured at the two concerts will be Livia Sohn (violin) and YoonGeong Lee (soprano). Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m. $20 general; $15 senior; $10 student; free for Stanford students with ID. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsMandonlinist Avi Avital
The Oshman Family JCC will present a performance by Grammy Award-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital, a young musician dedicated to reinvigorating the legacy of the mandolin through virtuosic performance and new repertoire. March 2, 7:30 p.m. $40-$55. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
ConcertsVolinist Sarah Chang
Chamber Music San Francisco will present a program with Sarah Chang, who is widely regarded as one of the most remarkable violinists of her era. Chang began playing violin when she was only four years old. March 14, 7:30 p.m. $60. Oshman Family JCC, 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.
Concerts'From Bach to Rach'
James Welch and his son Nicholas, a Gunn High School senior, will perform a concert of piano and organ music by German, French, Russian and American composers. Pieces on the program include Bach's Toccata in C, Reger's Introduction and Passacaglia for Organ, and Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2 in C minor. March 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsMain Stage Concert: 'Revolutionaries'
This San Francisco Chamber Orchestra program will showcase a new work by Amy X Neuburg, "Hunger Strike," featuring her own vocals and the Bay Area string quartet Squid Inc. Other works to be performed are Stravinksy's Suite No. 1 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. April 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto .
Concerts20152016 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.
Concerts5 Seconds of Summer
The Australian pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer will make a stop in Mountain View as part of its "Sounds Live Feels Loud Tour." Sept. 2, 7:30-11 p.m. Prices vary. Shoreline Amphitheatre , One Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View.