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Stanford Symphony Orchestra concerts
In collaboration with Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley and CCRMA, Stanford Symphony Orchestra will give two performances of Holst's "The Planets" and Sarah Weaver's "Universal Synchrony Music, Volume 3." Conducted by Jindong Cai, the performances are part of a year-long Imagining the Universe Project at Stanford. Jan. 30 and 31, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10-$20. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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Harp, oboe and organ concert
Karen Thielen (harp), Michael Adduci (oboe) and James Welch (organ), who is a music department faulty member at Santa Clara University, will perform a concert program including pieces by Bach, Saint-SaŽns and Salzedo, as well as Ennio Morricone's "Gabriel's Oboe" from the movie "The Mission." Feb. 1, 3 p.m. $10. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Emerson String Quartet
The Emerson String Quartet -- a New York-based chamber music group which has won nine Grammy Awards -- will perform a concert program featuring Beethoven's Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 127, and Quartet in A Minor, op. 132. Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. $30-$75. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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Pianist Alexander Korsantia
Steinway Society The Bay Area will continue its 20th annual Piano Series with a performance by critically acclaimed Georgian pianist Alexander Korsantia, who will play pieces by Beethoven and Mussorgsky. Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. $40-$60. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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Master Sinfonia Concert 2 in Portola Valley
Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will perform a program including "The Birds" by Ottorino Respighi, "Andante and Hungarian Rondo" by Carl Maria von Weber (featuring Stephen Paulson on solo bassoon), and Symphony No. 98 in B-flat major by Joseph Haydn. There will also be a reception with the artists. Feb. 7, 8-10 p.m. $15-$25; free for youth under age 18. Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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The Whole Noyse concert
The Whole Noyse, an early-brass-instrument ensemble based in the Bay Area, will play music from the European Renaissance in a concert called "The World As It Was." Its instruments include the shawm, cornett, sackbut, curtal, gittern and recorder. Feb. 8, 4-6 p.m. $15 general; $10 senior; $5 student. St. Bede's Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.

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Master Sinfonia Concert 2 in Los Altos
Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will perform a program including "The Birds" by Ottorino Respighi, "Andante and Hungarian Rondo" by Carl Maria von Weber (featuring Stephen Paulson on solo bassoon), and Symphony No. 98 in B-flat major by Joseph Haydn. There will also be a reception with the artists. Feb. 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $15-$25; free for youth under age 18. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.
 

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Christine Brandes concert
As part of the Shenson Recital Series, Christine Brandes, soprano, will team up with the St. Lawrence String Quartet and faculty pianist Laura Dahl to perform a program with Faure's "La Bonne Chanson" and other selections. Feb. 8, 2:30-4 p.m. $15 general; $10 student, senior; free for Stanford students with ID. Braun Music Center, Campbell Recital Hall, Lasuen Mall, Stanford.

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Fortnightly Music Club concert
The Fortnightly Music Club will perform a concert program featuring music by member Sondra Clark as well pieces by Haydn, Brahms and Bach. Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Free. Lucie Stern Community Center, Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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25th anniversary Talisman concert
Talisman, an acclaimed Stanford a cappella group which draws its repertoire from Africa, the African diaspora and other cultures, will perform a show to mark its 25th anniversary. South African touring company Madibaness will also be featured. Feb. 8, 7 p.m. $25 general; $15 faculty/staff, senior (age 65 plus); $10 Stanford student, youth 18 and under. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
 

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Cypress String Quartet
For a stop in its Salon Series II, the Cypress String Quartet will perform Beethoven's string quartets Op. 18, No. 4, and Op. 59, No. 1, as well as Jeffery Cotton's "Serenade." Feb. 8, 3-5 p.m. $50 general; $40 for groups with 10 or more. Women's Club of Palo Alto, 475 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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California Pops Orchestra: 'On Broadway'
The California Pops Orchestra will give a performance of musical hits over a span of 80 years, including songs from "Cabaret," "The Lion King," "Singin' in the Rain" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie." The show will also feature Broadway singers Pierce Brandt and Carly Honfi. Feb. 8, 3 p.m. $15-$42; free parking in lots 5 and 6. Foothill College, Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

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Organist Andrew Chislett
Andrew Chislett, a recognized pianist and organist who currently serves as the director of music and organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, will perform an organ recital at Stanford Memorial Church. Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.

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Redwood Symphony Valentine's Day concert
On Valentine's Day, the Redwood Symphony will play a program including the overture to Rossini's "La Scala di Seta," Michael Daugherty's concerto for electric guitar "Gee's Bend (featuring Jon Mulvey) and Berlioz's "Fantastic Symphony." Feb. 14, 8-10 p.m. $25 adult; $10 student; $30 at door; free for those under age 18. Canada College, Main Theater, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside.

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Nancy Gilliland Trio
Pianist and vocalist Nancy Gilliland and her trio will celebrate Valentine's Day with a concert of tunes from the Great American Songbook in the supper club setting of Angelicas. Feb. 14, 8-10 p.m. $23 online; $28 at the door. Angelicas Supper Club, 863 Main St., Redwood City.

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Merit Students piano recital
The Merit Scholarship Students of teacher and acclaimed pianist Ludmila Kurtova will perform pieces by a variety of composers. Feb. 14, 5-6 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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Igudesmen & Joo with 'A Little Nightmare Music'
Oshman Family JCC will host PBS favorites Igudesman & Joo, the avant-garde musical duo who will fuse classical music and comedy with "A Little Nightmare Music." Feb. 21, 5 p.m. $45-$55. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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'Lara+Lara'
For one of its Main Stage Concerts, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert called "Lara+Lara," featuring Benjamin Simon (conductor), Lara Nie (mezzo-soprano) and Lara Downes (piano). The program will include Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, and Maria Schneider's "Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories." Feb. 21, Benjamin Simon, conductor; Lara Nie, mezzo-soprano; Lara Downes, piano. Works by Schneider & Schumann. Free admission. 8-10 p.m. Free. First Palo Alto United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Winter Series: Jerusalem Quartet
The acclaimed Jerusalem Quartet will make its Music@Menlo debut, performing a few string quartet masterpieces. Feb. 22, 4 p.m. $50/$45 general; $25/$20 under age 30. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto .

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Palo Alto Philharmonic Concert
For this Palo Alto Philharmonic Concert, the program will feature Sandra Wright Shen performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, Lee Actor's "Divertimento for Small Orchestra," Carl Nielsen's "Helios Overture" and Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 7. Feb. 27, 8 p.m. $24 general; $20 senior (age 62 plus); $12 student. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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The Haydn Project
In this concert, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra members Robin Sharp, Antoine van Dongen, Ben Simon and Hannah Addario-Berry -- the Haydn Project -- will explore the inventive music of Franz Josef Haydn. Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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New Generation of Young Flamencos
The Flamenco Society will present the New Generation of Young Flamencos, a group of rising flamenco musicians and dancers from Spain. They will be joined by Bay Area flamenco artists Roberto and Ernesto Granados. March 1, 8 p.m. $32-$53. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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'The Emerald Isle'
In time for St. Patrick's Day, Free Range Opera will give two charity performances of composer Sir Arthur Sullivan's operetta "The Emerald Isle," a tale in which Irish townspeople rebel against English efforts to re-educate them. March 14, 8 p.m.; March 15, 2 p.m. $25. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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'Three Great Bs: Bach, Beethoven, and - Bartok!'
Jeffrey Siegel will perform another one of his 'concerts with commentary' at the Oshman Family JCC called "Three Great Bs: Bach, Beethoven, and - Bartok!" March 19, 7:30-9 p.m. $25 member, student; $30 general; $35 at the door. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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'Stabat Mater' and 'Vanitas, Vanitatum'
Voices of Music will bring together a strong vocal cast for renditions of Agostino Steffani's "Stabat Mater" and the Carissimi oratorio, "Vanitas, Vanitatum." March 19, 8 p.m. $5-$40. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

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Gunn Choir Guest Artist Concert
Gunn High School's choir will welcome vocalist Michelle Jordan to accompany it at this upcoming performance. April 1, 7:30 p.m. $7 general; $5 student. Saint Mark's Epsicopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.

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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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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.