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Menlo Summer Brass Festival Concert
The Menlo Summer Brass Festival Concert will feature a program with pieces by Bach, Schubert, Wagner and others played by brass octet. David Bilger of the Philadeplhia Orchestra and other Bay Area orchestra members will perform. July 2, 8 p.m. $25. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

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The July 4th Firework Spectacular
At this annual celebration, the San Francisco Symphony will play a program of American film music, highlighting selections from "The Sound of Music." The evening will finish with a colorful fireworks show. See website for ticket pricing. July 4, 8 p.m. Prices vary. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View.

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Boomerang Barbershop Quartet
The Boomerang Barbershop Quartet will sing a cappella vintage melodies from early 20th-century America, as well as some classics from the '50s and '60s. July 7, 7 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Music On The Square: Blue Collar Men
Blue Collar Men, a Styx tribute band re-creating the stadium classic rock of the '70s, will perform as part of Redwood City's Music On The Square series. July 10, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Phillip Phillips with Dave Eggar
Phillip Phillips, 2012 American Idol victor and performer of hits including "Home" and "Gone, Gone, Gone," will give a Stanford Live concert, accompanied by virtuosic cellist Dave Eggar. July 10, 8 p.m. $30-$65. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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Twilight Concert Series: Journey Revisited
The City of Palo Alto Twilight Concert Series 2015 will present a performance by the Journey tribute band Journey Revisited at Mitchell Park. Local food trucks will also be on hand. The event is sponsored by the Stanford Federal Credit Union and the Palo Alto Weekly. July 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park , 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.
 

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Music On The Square: Steel 'n' Chicago
Redwood City's Music On The Square series will next welcome to the stage Steel 'n' Chicago, a Steely Dan and Chicago tribute band formerly known as Aja Vu. July 17, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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Twilight Concert Series: Doctor Noize
The City of Palo Alto Twilight Concert Series 2015 will next welcome children's musician Doctor Noize for a show at Mitchell Park. Local food trucks will also be on hand. Event sponsors include Stanford Federal Credit Union and the Palo Alto Weekly. July 18, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park , 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.
 

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Concert Program I: 'Genius Ignited, 18111819'
Starting off Music@Menlo's 2015 Schubert Festival, the first concert program "Genius Ignited, 1811-1819" will summarize the first decade of composer Franz Schubert's career, as well as pay tribute to Mozart's influence. July 18, 6 p.m. $68/$60 general; $30/$20 under age 30. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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Prelude Performance (July 18)
Prelude Performances, popular free events at Music@Menlo's annual summer festival, will showcase young artists ages 18 to 29 from the Chamber Music Institute's International Program. July 18, 3:30 p.m. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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Prelude Performance (July 19)
Prelude Performances, popular free events at Music@Menlo's annual summer festival, will showcase young artists ages 18 to 29 from the Chamber Music Institute's International Program. July 19, 3:30 p.m. Free. Menlo School, Martin Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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The House Jacks
For this Stanford Live performance, The House Jacks, an a cappella quintet spearheaded by the vocal producer of "Pitch Perfect," will create funk, rock, emotional ballads and more using only its voices. July 19, 4 p.m. $15-$30. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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Summer Jazz: El Desayuno
Portola Vineyards will kick off its fifth annual Summer Jazz concert series with a performance by El Desayuno. The winery will offer tastings of its currently released wines. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic. July 19, 5:30-7 p.m. $15 adult; $4 child. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Schubertiade I
A unique part of Music@Menlo's 2015 Schubert Festival, the first Schubertiade -- or a social gathering sharing the music of Schubert, once practiced by the composer's friends and supporters -- will feature an eclectic mix of his earliest songs, as well as a rarely performed string trio. July 19, 10:30 a.m. $85 general; $35 under age 30. Menlo School, Stent Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Concert Program I: 'Genius Ignited, 18111819'
Starting off Music@Menlo's 2015 Schubert Festival, the first concert program "Genius Ignited, 1811-1819" will summarize the first decade of composer Franz Schubert's career, as well as pay tribute to Mozart's influence. July 19, 6 p.m. $80 general; $35 under age 30. Menlo School, Stent Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Concert Program II: 'Vocal Inspirations, 18201824'
The next concert program in Music@Menlo's 2015 Schubert Festival will explore the next chapter in the Franz Schubert's career, in which the composer endeavored to master other musical genres. The program will include his unfinished Quartet in c minor. July 21, 8 p.m. $80 general; $35 under age 30. Menlo School, Stent Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Prelude Performance (July 21)
Prelude Performances, popular free events at Music@Menlo's annual summer festival, will showcase young artists ages 18 to 29 from the Chamber Music Institute's International Program. July 21, 5:30 p.m. Free. Menlo School, Martin Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Concert Program II: 'Vocal Inspirations, 18201824'
The next concert program in Music@Menlo's 2015 Schubert Festival will explore the next chapter in the Franz Schubert's career, in which the composer endeavored to master other musical genres. The program will include his unfinished Quartet in c minor. July 22, 8 p.m. $68/$60 general; $30/$20 under age 30. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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Music@Menlo Master Classes
During Music@Menlo's 2015 Schubert Festival, young artists and faculty from the Chamber Music Institute will hold master classes to exchange ideas, discuss interpretive approaches and prepare classical music masterworks for the stage. July 21-24 and 29-31, Aug. 3, 4, 6 and 7, 11:45 p.m. Free. Menlo School, Martin Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Music@Menlo Master Classes
During Music@Menlo's 2015 Schubert Festival, young artists and faculty from the Chamber Music Institute will hold master classes to exchange ideas, discuss interpretive approaches and prepare classical music masterworks for the stage. July 21-24 and 29-31, Aug. 3, 4, 6 and 7, 11:45 a.m. Free. Menlo School, Martin Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

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Twilight Concert Series: Caravanserai
Santana tribute band Caravanserai will play a set of its Latin classic rock as part of the City of Palo Alto's Twilight Concert Series. Local food trucks will be on hand. Event sponsors include the Stanford Federal Credit Union and the Palo Alto Weekly. Aug. 1, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. California Avenue , California Avenue at Birch Street, Palo Alto.

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Summer Jazz: Fred Randolph Quintet
Portola Vineyards' Summer Jazz series will continue with a show by the Fred Randolph Quartet. The winery will offer tastings of its currently released wines. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic. Aug. 2, 5:30-7 p.m. $15 adult; $4 child. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Rengstorff Arts Festival: San Jose Taiko
San Jose Taiko will give a performance, with audience participation woven throughout, as part of the Rengstorff Arts Festival. Aug. 2, 2-3 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
 

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Music@Menlo Master Classes
During Music@Menlo's 2015 Schubert Festival, young artists and faculty from the Chamber Music Institute will hold master classes to exchange ideas, discuss interpretive approaches and prepare classical music masterworks for the stage. July 21-24 and 29-31, Aug. 3, 4, 6 and 7, 11:45 a.m. Free. Menlo School, Martin Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Music@Menlo Master Classes
During Music@Menlo's 2015 Schubert Festival, young artists and faculty from the Chamber Music Institute will hold master classes to exchange ideas, discuss interpretive approaches and prepare classical music masterworks for the stage. July 21-24 and 29-31, Aug. 3, 4, 6 and 7, 11:45 a.m. Free. Menlo School, Martin Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

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Twilight Concert Series: The Sun Kings
The City of Palo Alto Twilight Concert Series 2015 will continue with a performances by the Beatles tribute band The Sun Kings. Local food trucks will be on hand. Event sponsors including the Stanford Federal Credit Union and the Palo Alto Weekly. Aug. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Rinconada Park , 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Stanford Jazz Festival 2015
The Stanford Jazz Festival will return this summer with 34 concerts featuring a plethora of acclaimed jazz performers, including Eliane Elias, James Farm, John Scofield and John Medeski, Regina Carter, Pete Escovedo, Taylor Eigsti, Keb' Mo', Lisa Carter and others. See website for specific dates, times and pricing. June 19-Aug. 8. Prices vary. Stanford University venues, including Bing Concert Hall and Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford.
 

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Rengstorff Arts Festival: Black Cedar
The Rengstorff Arts Festival will welcome Black Cedar, a flute, guitar and cello ensemble, which will play music ranging from Renaissance dances to Appalachian folk music. Aug. 9, 2-3 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
 

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Rengstorff Arts Festival: Mo-Chi Quartet
The Mo-Chi Quartet, a jazz group led by trumpeter John Worley, will offer a performance at this year's Rengstorff Arts Festival. Aug. 16, 2-3 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

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Summer Jazz: Rocio Guitard with Charged Particles
The Summer Jazz series at Portola Vineyards will wrap up with a set of music by Rocio Guitard with Charged Particles.The winery will offer tastings of its currently released wines. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic. Aug. 16, 5:30-7 p.m. $15 adult; $4 child. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Summer Jazz at Stanford
Stanford Shopping Center will hold a ten-week series of free concerts featuring international and local jazz performers. The shows will take place in the courtyard between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel. Thursdays, June 18-Aug. 20, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Shopping Center, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto.
 

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Rengstorff Arts Festival: Mister Barky
The string trio Mister Barky will play a set of music fusing American old-time swing with folk music at the Rengstorff Arts Festival. Aug. 23, 2-3 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.