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Redwood Symphony concert
This Redwood Symphony concert will include a world premiere by bassoonist Douglas McCracken, Jean Sibelius's Symphony No. 7 and a violin concerto by Bela Bartok, featuring Miranda Liu. March 28, 8-10 p.m. $10-$30. Canada College, Main Theater, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside.

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New Music For Treble Voices Festival
The Peninsula Women's Chorus will hold its eighth annual New Music for Treble Voices Festival, where it will be joined by three other choruses for a performance of new music. March 28, 4-6 p.m. $20 general; free for students (under age 21). All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

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'Swing Time! - A Big Band Tribute'
The 65-piece California Pops Orchestra, conducted by Kim Venaas, will perform a special two-hour performance of Big Band hits from the '30s to today, including "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Jumpin' at the Woodside." Special guests the Black Tie Jazz Big Band will also perform. March 29, 3-5 p.m. $42 premium; $37 regular; $15 youth; Foothill College, Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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Magical Strings West Spring Concert 2015
Magical Strings West will hold its annual Spring Concert, during which the young violinists will play pieces by Bach, Vivaldi, Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich and others. March 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Chia-Lin Yang piano recital
Dr. Chia-Lin Yang, Bay Area pianist and faculty member at San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division, will offer a recital of pieces by Schumann, Debussy and Ravel. The concert will also feature San Francisco Symphony violinist Florin Parvulescu. March 29, 3-4:30 p.m. $15. Community School of Music and Arts, Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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Gunn Choir Concert with Michelle Jordan
Gunn High School Choirs and Bay Area singer Michelle Jordan will team up for a vocal celebration of the power of music to inspire entitled "It's All About Love." April 1, 7:30 p.m. $7 adult; $5 student. Gunn High School, Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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'The Demo'
A collaboration between Ben Neill, Mikel Rouse and Bob McGrath, "The Demo" is a music-theater performance that reimagines an early computer technology demonstration in 1968 by Douglas Engelbart. April 1 and 2, 7:30 p.m. $40-$65. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
 

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Good Friday Concert with St. Lawrence String Quartet
In this free concert, Stanford University's St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform Franz Joseph Haydn's "Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross," a seven-part work that will be punctuated by readings of the Good Friday service by the Dean for Religious Life Jane Shaw. April 3, 5 p.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.

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Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert IV
The Palo Alto Philharmonic will perform a program including Jennifer Higdon's "blue cathedral," Sergei Prokofiev's "Love for Three Oranges Suite," and Antonin Dvorak's Concerto for Violoncello. The featured soloist will be Michael Chung, winner of the 2013 Mondavi Young Artists Competition. April 11, 8 p.m. $22 general; $18 senior (age 62 plus); $10 student. Cubberley Community Center Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Organ concert based on dance
Kimberly Marshall, the Goldman Professor of Organ from Arizona State University, will perform a concert called "A Dance through Time," in which she will play organ music based on dance forms from the 14th to the 21st centuries. Admission price includes wine at the intermission. April 24, 7:30 p.m. $20 general; $10 senior, student. Christ Church Portola Valley, 815 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Winter Series: Clarinet Celebration
Clarinetists David Shifrin and Romie de Guise-Langlois will join with with violinist Arnaud Sussmann and pianist Hyeyeon Park play a program of works for clarinet and ensemble. May 17, 4 p.m. $50/$45 general; $25/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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Gunn Choir Spring Concert
At this annual performance, Gunn Choir will perform its spring repertoire and honor its graduating seniors. May 28, 7:30 p.m. $7 general; $5 student. Gunn High School, Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.