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Carte Blanche Concert III: Yura Lee, violin, and Dina Vainshtein, piano
Violinist Yura Lee will return to the Music@Menlo festival, joined by pianist Dina Vainshtein, for a program with Czech and Hungarian folk-inflected works for violin and piano. July 30, 8 p.m. $70 general; $30 under age 30. Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Bennett Paster & Taylor Eigsti
In this Stanford Jazz Festival show, versatile keyboardist Bennett Paster will be joined by pianist Taylor Eigsti and others. July 30, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$35. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.

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Dena DeRose tribute to Shirley Horn
As part of the Stanford Jazz Festival, pianist Dena DeRose will give a tribute to one of her major inspirations, Shirley Horn. July 31, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Concert Program V: 'American Visions'
The next concert program at the Music@Menlo festival will explore Antonin Dvorak's symphony "From the New World" and other American-inspired chamber music, as well as pieces drawing on American folk culture by Charles Ives and George Crumb. July 31, 8 p.m. $68/$58 general; $30/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

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Music on the Square: The Purple Ones
Prince tribute band The Purple Ones will perform on Courthouse Square as part of Redwood City's Music on the Square series. Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Concert Program VI: 'Transitions'
The Music@Menlo festival's sixth concert program will focus on the parallel evolution of Viennese and Bohemian musical traditions at the turn of the 19th century. Pieces by Johannes Brahms, Leos Janacek, Antonin Dvorak and others will be performed. Aug. 1, 8 p.m. $78 general; $35 under age 30. Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

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Heath Brothers with Jeremy Pelt
Saxophonist Jimmy Heath -- a NEA Jazz Master who has played with Miles Davis, Milt Jackson and others -- will be joined by Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums, trumpet player Jeremy Pelt and others for a Stanford Jazz Festival concert. Aug. 2, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Concert Program VI: 'Transitions'
The Music@Menlo festival's sixth concert program will focus on the parallel evolution of Viennese and Bohemian musical traditions at the turn of the 19th century. Pieces by Johannes Brahms, Leos Janacek, Antonin Dvorak and others will be performed. Aug. 2, 8 p.m. $68/$58 general; $30/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

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Singer Shawn Colvin
Singer and guitarist Shawn Colvin -- a Grammy winner and memoir author -- will perform folk tunes that tell stories at the Bing Concert Hall. Aug. 2, 7:30-9 p.m. $30-$60. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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Fred Hersch Trio
Celebrated in jazz, classical and Broadway settings, pianist Fred Hersch will give a concert for the Stanford Jazz Festival, with John Hebert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums. Aug. 3, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Carte Blanche Concert IV: Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Pianist Gilles Vonsattel, who made his debut at the Music@Menlo festival last year, will play a recital program centered on the themes of nationalism and revolution. A picnic lunch with Vonsattel will follow, with gourmet box lunches available for $18. Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. $70 general; $30 under age 30. Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Kenny Burrell Quartet
A great influence on modern jazz, guitarist Kenny Burrell will play a Stanford Jazz Festival concert, joined by drummer Peter Erskine, previously of Weather Report, and others. Aug. 4, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Taylor Eigsti & Julian Lage
Prolific pianist Taylor Eigsti will perform alongside young guitarist Julian Lage and others in this Stanford Jazz Festival concert. Aug. 5, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Concert Program VII: 'Hungarica'
This Music@Menlo concert program will delve into the music of Hungarian composers like Bartok, Kodaly, Listz, Dohanyi and Ligeti, who were mining their country's musical heritage while Dvorak and others did the same in Czech lands. Aug. 5, 8 p.m. $68/$58 general; $30/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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George Cables Trio and Fly
Longtime jazz keyboardist George Cables will jam with his trio, followed by the creative threesome Fly, at the Stanford Jazz Festival. Aug. 6, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Guitarist Milos Karadaglic
Classical and Latin guitarist Milos Karadaglic will give a solo recital to conclude Stanford Live's first summer season. August 6, 7:30-9 p.m. $30-$60. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
 

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Concert Program VIII: 'Bridging Dvorak'
Music@Menlo's 2014 season will conclude with the concert program, "Bridging Dvorak," which includes the composer's "Piano Quintet" and music by those who influenced him and those inspired by his work. Aug. 8, 8 p.m. $78 general; $35 under age 30. Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Stanford Jazz Workshop All-Star Jam
In this Stanford Jazz Festival concert, many jazz talents will perform together, including Chick Corea, Peter Erskine, Mark Turner, George Cables, Jeremy Pelt, Fred Hersch, Dayna Stephens, Dena DeRose, Larry Grenadier, Julian Lage, Jeff Ballard and others. Aug. 8, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$55. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Cafe Conversations and Master Classes
Music@Menlo will hold a number of conversations with performing artists, as well as master classes where educators from the Chamber Music Institute will impart their knowledge to young players. Monday-Friday, July 21-Aug. 8, 11:45 a.m. Free. Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

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Chick Corea - Solo Piano
For one of the Stanford Jazz Festival's main events, Chick Corea -- NEA Jazz Master and winner of multiple Grammys -- will perform a solo concert on piano dedicated to the late flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia. Aug. 9, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$150. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
 

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Concert Program VIII: 'Bridging Dvorak'
Music@Menlo's 2014 season will conclude with the concert program, "Bridging Dvorak," which includes the composer's "Piano Quintet" and music by those who influenced him and those inspired by his work. Aug. 9, 8 p.m. $68/$58 general; $30/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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Koret Young Performers Concert
Music@Menlo’s Koret Young Performers Concerts will feature students in the Chamber Music Institute's Young Performers Program (ages 9 to 18). July 26 and Aug. 2, 1 p.m.; August 9, at noon. Free. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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Prelude Performances
At the Music@Menlo summer festival, Prelude Performances will showcase young artists (ages 18 to 29) from the Chamber Music Institute's International Program. Check website for specific dates and locations. July 22-Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m. Free. Menlo School and The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, , Atherton.

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Hiroshima and Kenny Endo Benefit Concert
The Palo Alto Buddhist Temple will hold a concert featuring Hiroshima and Kenny Endo's Taiko Ensemble. The event will benefit the temple's 100th anniversary. Matinee and evening shows are available. August 16, 3 and 7 p.m. $85. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.