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Jeffrey Siegel Concert: Russian Rapture
For the Keyboard Conversations(R) Series, Jeffrey Siegel's 'concerts with commentary' will appeal to both piano aficionados and novices alike. April 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25 member/students; $30 nonmember; $35 at the door. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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Stanford Easter Concert
An Easter concert, entitled "There is a Balm in Gilead: An Easter Celebration of Christ," will be held in Stanford Memorial Church. It will include vocal, string, organ and choir performances, as well as a keynote address by Robert M. Daines, Pritzker professor of law and business from Stanford. The event is sponsored by the Latter-day Saints Student Association at Stanford. April 19, 3:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford .
 

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'The Great Fugue' Concert
This concert will include works by J.S. Bach and Beethoven. Benjamin Simon will conduct, and Robin Sharp, Stacey Pelinka and Laurie Camphouse will act as soloists. April 26, 8-10 p.m. Free. First Palo Alto United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Sidesaddle & Co. Bluegrass
The group Sidesaddle & Co. has been perfecting their music and sound since 1979. Sidesaddle & Co performs bluegrass, country, Irish music, as well as other genres. April 26, 7-9 p.m. $15-$25. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos.
 

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Master Sinfonia Concert 4
Maestro David Ramadanoff will conduct Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra's final concert of the season. It will include performances of local composer Jeremy Cavaterra's "Monterey Suite," Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor" featuring soloist Akimi Fukuhara, and Dvorak's "Symphony No. 8 in G Major." A free reception with the artists will accompany the event. April 26, 8 p.m. $15-$25; free for youth under 18. Portola Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Master Sinfonia Concert 4
Maestro David Ramadanoff will conduct Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra's final concert of the season. It will include performances of local composer Jeremy Cavaterra's "Monterey Suite," Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor" featuring soloist Akimi Fukuhara, and Dvorak's "Symphony No. 8 in G Major." A free reception with the artists will accompany the event. April 26, 2:30 p.m. $15-$25; free for youth under 18. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.

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Vince Neil of Motley Crue
Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil will perform. May 2, 9-11 p.m. $60-140. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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Gold Coast concert: 'Virtuosi'
The Gold Coast Chamber Players will put on its season finale, "Virtuosi," a concert designed to highlight the talents of the performers and their approach to music-making. The performance will feature cellist Chris Costanza. May 3, 7:30 p.m. $10-$35. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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An Evening of Classical, Jazz and Gospel
Bay Area Baptist District Association Scholarship Committee will present a concert to benefit the graduating class of 2014. The event will feature special guests Condoleezza Rice and actor and entertainer Obba Babatunde, along with the band "Footnotes Jazz" and many more local talents. May 3, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $75 adults; $50 children under 12. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert Series
The Redwood Bluegrass Associates is hosting two bluegrass concerts in Mountain View on March 15 and May 3. Pre-show jam session at 5 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

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ECYS Ice Cream Social Concert
At a El Camino Youth Symphony event, the Chamber Players, Camerata, Galbraith Honor Strings and El Camino Wind Orchestra will celebrate the final concert of the season with all-you-can-eat ice cream. All ages are welcome. May 10, 6:15-8:45 p.m. $15. Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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Magical Strings West Spring Concert 2014
Over 30 violinists from ages 4 to 14 will showcase their talents with music by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Veracini and other composers. The event is open to the public. May 10, 3-4 p.m. Free. Los Altos High School, Eagle Theatre, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos.

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Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Concert
The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra May concert features music by Bach, Telemann, John Hothby, Henry Cowell, as well as three 16th-century Scottish songs and an adagio by Albinoni with Nicholas Vigil, oboe soloist. The venue is wheel-chair accessible. May 31, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1106 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Carlos.
 

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A Choral Potpourri
The Congregational Oratorio Society, conducted by Gregory Wait, performs a potpourri of choral favorites from Rachmaninoff, Whitacre, Gjeilo and others. An ice cream social in the courtyard will follow. June 8, 3-5 p.m. $15 general; $10 student/senior. First Congregational Church of Palo Alt, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.

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Hail to Handel Judas Maccabaeus
The Congregational Oratorio Society and Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Wait, will perform the popular and dramatic oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus," by George Frideric Handel. April 6, 3-5 p.m. $15 general; $10 student/senior. First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Encore Chamber Players anniversary
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Encore Chamber Players, a gala concert will be held featuring the music of Faure and Shostakovich. The group consists of Makiko Ooka, piano; Noriko Iwamoto, violin; Lucinda Breed Lenicheck, cello; Rob Lenicheck, trumpet; and friends. July 13, 3-5 p.m. $15 general; $10 student/senior. First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.