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'Hope for Menuhin'
British violinist Daniel Hope will lead the New Century Chamber Orchestra as guest concertmaster in an eclectic program of works dedicated to Yehudi Menuhin. Feb. 5, 8-10 p.m. $29-$61. First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.

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Covenant Chamber Concert Series: Elena Paradies
Organ recitalist Elena Paradies will perform a variety of organ works, including pieces by Sweelinck, John Bull, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Reger and Eben. Feb. 7, 4 p.m. $15 adult donation; $20 family donation. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.
 

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Noa and Gil Dor in concert
International recording artist Noa -- known in Israel by her given name, Achinoam Nini -- will perform with longtime collaborating musician Gil Dor. Feb. 10, 8-10 p.m. $60 general; $55 member, J-Pass holder. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Music@Menlo Winter Series concert
A talented quartet from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center -- Gilles Vonsattel, Arnaud Sussmann, Paul Neubauer and Paul Watkins -- will thrill listeners with a program of string quartets and trios from Beethoven, Dvorak and Dohnanyi. Feb. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $52/$47 general; $25/$20 under age 30. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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CSMA 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.

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San Jose International Piano Competition Recital
This event will include performances by two talented young California pianists, Ryan Wang and Jessica, 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.
 

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Schola 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.

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Fortnightly 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.
 

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Cypress 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.

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Stanford 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.
 

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Jordan-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.
 

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Piano 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; two punches on Community Tuesdays Card. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Stanford 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, Free. Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

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Stanford 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.

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Klara 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.
 

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Stanford 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.

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California 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.

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Stanford 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.

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Voices 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.

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Main 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 .
 

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2015–2016 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.
 

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5 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.