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Concert Program IV: 'Hopeful Years, 1825-1826' (July 29)
Music@Menlo's fourth concert program in its summer festival exploring the work of Franz Schubert will present works from 1825 and 1826 that express great joy, occasionally interrupted by ominous passages. The program will be concluded by his masterful String Quartet in G Major. July 29, 8 p.m. $80 general; $35 under age 30. Menlo School, Stent Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Prelude Performances
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. See website for specific dates, times and venues. July 18-Aug. 7. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, and Menlo School, Stent Family and Martin Family halls, Atherton.
 

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Prelude Performances
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. See website for specific dates, times and venues. July 18-Aug. 7. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, and Menlo School, Stent Family and Martin Family halls, Atherton.
 

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Concert Program IV: 'Hopeful Years, 1825-1826' (July 30)
Music@Menlo's fourth concert program in its summer festival exploring the work of Franz Schubert will present works from 1825 and 1826 that express great joy, occasionally interrupted by ominous passages. The program will be concluded by his masterful String Quartet in G Major. July 30, 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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Prelude Performances
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. See website for specific dates, times and venues. July 18-Aug. 7. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, and Menlo School, Stent Family and Martin Family halls, Atherton.
 

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Concert Program V: 'The Setting Sun, 1827' (July 31)
Music@Menlo summer festival will continue with a concert program moving between astounding works for piano, voice and violin by composer Franz Schubert, all written in the final years of his life. July 31, 8 p.m. $80 general; $35 under age 30. Menlo School, Stent Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Music@Menlo Master Classes
During Music@Menlo's 2015 summer 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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'Buenos Aires Summer'
At this benefit concert, Bay Area cellist Sarah Hong will be joined by her musical friends in presenting an evening of chamber music by Spanish and Argentine composers, including Cassado, Turina, Piazzola and Ginastera. Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. Free admission; $10 individual, $20 family suggested donation. Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Concert Program V: 'The Setting Sun, 1827' (Aug. 1)
Music@Menlo summer festival will continue with a concert program moving between astounding works for piano, voice and violin by composer Franz Schubert, all written in the final years of his life. Aug. 1, 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 Performances
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. See website for specific dates, times and venues. July 18-Aug. 7. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, and Menlo School, Stent Family and Martin Family halls, Atherton.
 

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Concert Program VI: 'Schubert Forever, 1829-1995' (Aug. 4)
This concert program at the Music@Menlo summer festival will recognize the array of other composers whose music connects to Franz Schubert through lyricism, harmonies, drama and the human feature of the vocal line. Aug. 4, 8 p.m. $80 general; $35 under age 30. Menlo School, Stent Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

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Peninsula Women's Chorus Pre-Tour Concert
The Peninsula Women's Chorus will offer a free farewell concert at Stanford Memorial Church, sharing the music it will perform during its tour throughout Argentina. Aug. 4, 7-9 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto.
 

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Prelude Performances
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. See website for specific dates, times and venues. July 18-Aug. 7. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, and Menlo School, Stent Family and Martin Family halls, 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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Prelude Performances
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. See website for specific dates, times and venues. July 18-Aug. 7. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, and Menlo School, Stent Family and Martin Family halls, Atherton.
 

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Concert Program VI: 'Schubert Forever, 1829-1995' (Aug. 5)
This concert program at the Music@Menlo summer festival will recognize the array of other composers whose music connects to Franz Schubert through lyricism, harmonies, drama and the human feature of the vocal line. Aug. 5, 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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Prelude Performances
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. See website for specific dates, times and venues. July 18-Aug. 7. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, and Menlo School, Stent Family and Martin Family halls, 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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Concert Program VII: 'Ascent to the Summit, 1828'
The final concert of Music@Menlo's 2015 summer season will serve as a musical eulogy for Franz Schubert -- recognizing his devotion to Haydn and Beethoven, presenting some of his most beloved songs and closing with his Cello Quintet. Aug. 8, 5 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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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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Koret Young Performers Concerts
Part of Music@Menlo's annual summer festival, these performances will bring to the stage students ages 9 to 18 from the Chamber Music Institute's Young Performers Program. July 25 and Aug. 1, 1 p.m.; Aug. 8, noon. Free. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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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 Allison Miller, Victor Lin, James Farm, Taylor Eigsti 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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Voices of the Valley: 'East Meets West'
Voices of the Valley, a San Francisco Bay Area choral organization that often integrates acting and choreography into its shows, will offer a multifarious program called "East Meets West." A talk will precede the show at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 3:15-5:15 p.m. $15 adult; $12 senior (age 65 plus), child (age 12 or below). Community School of Music and Arts, Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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Music on the Plaza
The Palo Alto Downtown Business and Professional Association and Stanford Federal Credit Union will present weekly live music concerts in King Plaza in front of City Hall, featuring acts including Dutch Uncle, Chris Cain, Pride n' Joy, California Cowboys, SOL and Fleetwood Mask. Dinner will be available from a few food trucks. Thursdays, July 9-Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m. Free. City Hall Plaza, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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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 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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Twilight Concert Series: Teens on the Green
The City of Palo Alto Twilight Concert Series 2015 will next present Teens on the Green, composed of performances by local teen bands. Local food trucks will be on hand. Event sponsors include the Stanford Federal Credit Union and the Palo Alto Weekly. Aug. 22, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Rinconada Park , 777 Embarcadero Road, 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.