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Concerts'Telepresence and Heart Presence' recital
Palo Alto composer Emily Jiang will conduct a telepresence choir in combination with an on-site choir for the premiere of her new work "The Evolution of Telecommunications." The recital will also include arrangements of Chinese folk songs and work by Emily Dickinson and contemporary female poets set to music. April 18, 8-9:15 p.m. Free. Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsReactions to the Record concert
In collaboration with Reactions to the Record and Player Piano Project, Stanford Symphony Orchestra will perform a unique concert featuring "live" piano roll performances of some of the great artists from the early 20th century. The event will also feature Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini," with Ben Mildenhall performing as piano soloist. April 18, 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsMountain View High School Jazz Festival
Mountain View High School will hold a jazz festival, where groups from Mountain View and Los Altos high schools, as well as local middle schools, will perform on the quad. Attendees are encouraged to bring a beach chair. April 18, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $10 adult, $5 student, senior (suggested donations). Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View.
ConcertsLos Angeles Children's Chrous
The Los Angeles Children's Chorus, an accomplished children's choral group that has toured internationally, will offer a concert program that includes the world premiere of "The Plentiful Peach," a piece based on a coming-of-age story by Iranian writer Samad Behrangi. April 19, 2:30 p.m. $30-$60. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
Jaffa Road will come to the Oshman Family JCC to offer a concert that will blend contemporary Jewish music, Middle Eastern and Indian sounds, jazz and rock 'n' roll. April 21, noon-1:30 p.m. $15 at the door. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
SFJAZZ Collective, a recognized octet that celebrates modern jazz traditions while also innovating, will perform tunes by the late tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, as well as original music. April 22, 7:30 p.m. $30-$65. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
Concerts'A Dance through Time' organ concert
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.
ConcertsMaster Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra in Portola Valley
For its fourth program of the 2014-15 season, Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will perform Bedrich Smetana's "Overture to the Bartered Bride," Johannes Brahms' Concert for Violin and Cello in A minor (with Craig Reis, violin, and Richard Andaya, cello) and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor. April 25, 8-10 p.m. $15-$25. Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
ConcertsMenlo Park Chorus Spring Concert
The Menlo Park Chorus's seasonal performance, entitled "Around the World in 80 Minutes," will include Vivaldi's "Gloria," other international works and a few featured soloists. April 25, 7:30-9 p.m. $15 general; $12 senior, student; free for ages under 12. Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park.
Concerts'An Italian Lineage'
Dr. Paul Flight will lead the 25-voice California Bach Society in an Italian program, featuring a recently discovered double-choir mass by Domenico Scarlatti, Verdi's "Ave Maria," the 20th-century "Messa di Requiem" by Ildebrando Pizzetti, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Romancero Gitano" for choir and solo guitar. April 25, 8-10 p.m. $33; discounts available for seniors, students, under age 30, advance purchase. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsSan Francisco Chamber Orchestra: 'The Romantics'
In this Main Stage Concert conducted by Benjamin Simon, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra will perform Romantic works by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. Cellist Sterling Elliot will be the featured soloist. April 25, 8-10 p.m. Free. First Palo Alto United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsMaster Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra in Los Altos
For its fourth program of the 2014-15 season, Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will perform Bedrich Smetana's "Overture to the Bartered Bride," Johannes Brahms' Concert for Violin and Cello in A minor (with Craig Reis, violin, and Richard Andaya, cello) and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor. April 26, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $25 adult; $20 senior (age 60 plus); $15 student (ages 18-25). Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Road, Los Altos.
Imani Winds, an acclaimed wind quintet known for its culturally diverse repertoire, will offer a program featuring both Felix Mendelssohn's Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "So What" by Miles Davis. April 26, 2:30 p.m. $30-$60. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsNew Esterházy Quartet: 'Haydn & His Students VII'
The New Esterházy Quartet will present a concert program featuring "the alpha and omega" of Haydn string quartets -- Joseph Haydn's Op. 1, No. 0 and Ludwig van Beethoven's Op. 131, arguably the "farthest out" string quartet written by Haydn student. Quartet in C, Op. 2, by Paul Struck, another of Haydn's students, will also be performed. April 26, 4-6 p.m. $25. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsRagazzi Boys Chorus with 'A Choral Wreath'
Bodhi Tree Concerts North will present a concert program called "A Choral Wreath" featuring the Ragazzi Boys Chorus. Proceeds from the performance will benefit Music for Minors, a Bay Area nonprofit that brings music education to public schools. May 2, 7:30 p.m. $25. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton St., Redwood City.
ConcertsStanford Taiko Spring Concert
Stanford University student group Stanford Taiko will present a spring concert full of the thundering sound of Japanese drums. May 2, 7:30 p.m. $15 general; $10 student, senior; free for Stanford students with ID. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsSan Francisco Mandolin Orchestra: 'Fauna'
In the concert "Fauna," the San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra will play both classical and contemporary music inspired by the animal kingdom. May 3, 4-6:30 p.m. $18 regular; $10 senior, student. All Saint's Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsMandolinist Avi Avital
Stanford Live will welcome Israeli musician Avi Avital, who will perform a concert on mandolin of Baroque, 20th-century and original music. May 3, 2:30 p.m. $30-$60. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsPamela Decker organ recital
Pamela Decker, professor of Organ/Music Theory at the University of Arizona and organist at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Tucson, will give an organ recital at Stanford Memorial Church. May 6, 7:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
ConcertsStanford Philharmonia Orchestra
Jindong Cai will conduct the Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra in two concerts, with a programs featuring Milhaud's "La création du monde," Ravel's "Le tombeau de Couperin," and Brahms' "Concerto for Violin and Cello." Chen Zhao, violin, and Sebastian Gingras, cello, from the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra will serve as guest artists. May 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; May 10, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $10-$20. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
Concerts'In My Life: A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles'
In this family-friendly performance, the story of the Beatles will be told through the eyes of their manager Brian Epstein as the tribute band Abbey Road plays 33 classics from throughout the Beatles' run. May 15, 8-10:30 p.m. $35-$55. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.
ConcertsWinter 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.
ConcertsGunn 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.
ConcertsRobert Huw Morgan Commencement Recital
Stanford University Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan will present his annual Commencement recital at the end of the academic year. June 12, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.