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Stanford New Ensemble: 'Vela 6911'
The Stanford New Ensemble, conducted by Jindong Cai, will perform "Vela 6911," a multimedia piece by Victor Gama that features a variety of instruments designed by the composer and a video he shot in Antarctica. March 6, 7:30 p.m. $10. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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New Century Chamber Orchestra with Glenn Dicterow
New York Philharmonic legend Glenn Dicterow will lead the New Century Chamber Orchestra as guest concertmaster in a program including works by Brahms, Mozart, Grieg and Holst. March 6, 8-10 p.m. $29-$61. First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.

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Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble Winter Concert
The Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble will present a program that blends songs from the North and Latin American traditions, including pieces composed or performed by El Gran Combo, Cesar "Pupy" Pedroso, Joao Gilberto, Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Van Heusen and Ray Baretto. March 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15 general; $10 senior, student; free for Stanford students with ID. Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford.

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'Chamber Music a la Mode'
The San Francisco Bay chapter of the National Association of Composers will present a concert of new music, with chamber works by Anne Baldwin, Greg Bartholomew, John Bilotta, Sondra Clark, Nancy Bloomer Deussen, Ben Hippen and Karl Schmidt. March 7, 8-9:30 p.m. $17 general; $12 student, senior. Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

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Haydn's 'The Creation'
Soli Deo Gloria, accompanied by a full orchestra, will perform Joseph Haydn's masterpiece "The Creation," which dramatizes the Biblical creation story beginning with a depiction of chaos and then capturing the the six days' miraculous wonders. March 8, 3:30 p.m. $26 general; $21 student, senior; discounts for advance purchase. Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

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'Musique de Joie'
At this family concert, pianists Klara Frei and Temirzhan Yerzanov will perform George Bizet's "Jeux d'enfants" (Children's Games), as well as lively music by Shostakovich and Lutoslawski. March 8, 2-3 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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New Esterházy Quartet: 'At the Opera'
The New Esterházy Quartet will play highlights from Mozart's operas "The Marriage of Figaro" and "The Abduction from the Seraglio," as they were arranged in the 18th century for string quartet. March 8, 4-6 p.m. $25. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

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'From Darkness to Radiance'
In this concert conducted by Gregory Wait, the Congregational Oratorio Society and Orchestra will play four sacred works: "Stabat Mater" by Pergolesi, "Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn" by J.E. Bach, "Cantata 150" by J.S. Bach and "Die seiben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz" by Schutz. March 8, 3-5 p.m. $15 general; $10 student, senior; free for Stanford student with ID. First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.

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Fortnightly Music Club concert
The Fortnightly Music Club will perform its March concert, which will include music by Mozart, Poulenc and Brahms. The event is open to the public. March 8, 7 p.m. Free. Lucie Stern Community Center, Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Foothill Symphonic Winds
Conducted by David Bruce Adams, the 80-member Foothill Symphonic Winds will present their winter concert, which will feature music from Broadway, "Star Wars" Conductor David Bruce Adams will lead the 80-member group in a lively program featuring music from Broadway and "Star Wars." March 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $10 general; $5 student, senior. Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Cecilia String Quartet
The Cecilia String Quartet -- a Canadian ensemble in residence at the University of Toronto -- will play chamber pieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Katarina Curcin. March 8, 2:30 p.m. $30-$60. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
 

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Now in its third season at Stanford, period-instrument group the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra will perform several pieces by Antonio Vivaldi, led by violin soloist Rachel Podger. March 11, 7:30 p.m. $30-$95. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
 

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Schola Cantorum: 'Lift Every Voice'
Schola Cantorum will offer a concert called "Lift Every Voice - A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr." The program will include the world premiere of "Behind the Dim Unknown" by Marjorie Halloran, with spoken word solos performed by Judge Luckey of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre. March 14, 7:30 p.m. $25 general; free for youth. First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.

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Pianist Alexander Ghindin
Steinway Society The Bay Area, a nonprofit organization supporting piano performance and music education in the Bay Area, will continue its 20th Annual Piano Series with a concert by Russian-born pianist Alexander Ghindin. March 14, 7:30 p.m. $40-$60. Foothill College, Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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Palo Alto Philharmonic Spring Chamber Concert
The Palo Alto Philharmonic will present an assortment of works for small ensembles, including pieces for trombone quartet and Bläserquintett, a Mendelssohn piano trio and a Beethoven Duo for viola and cello. March 14, 8 p.m. $22 general; $18 senior (age 62 plus); $10 Student First Baptist Church of Palo Alto, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Master Sinfonia Concert 3 in Menlo Park
Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will perform the third concert of its 2014-15 season, offering a program with arias by Mozart and his overture to "Don Giovanni," as well as Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in G major. David Ramadanoff will conduct, and Amina Edris, soprano, will be the featured soloist. A free reception with the artists will follow the concert. March 14, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $15-$25; free for youth under age 18. St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.
 

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Schola Cantorum: 'Lift Every Voice'
Schola Cantorum will offer a concert called "Lift Every Voice - A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr." The program will include the world premiere of "Behind the Dim Unknown" by Marjorie Halloran, with spoken word solos performed by Judge Luckey of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre. March 15, 3 p.m. $25 general; free for youth. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.
 

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Bay Choral Guild: 'Music for Holy Week'
For its March program, the Bay Choral Guild will perform a set of a cappella works composed for Christianity's most sacred liturgies during the days leading up to Easter. March 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. $25 general; $20 senior; $5 student. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

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Pacific Guitar Ensemble
The Pacific Guitar Ensemble will give a performance on an eclectic group of instruments, including nylon strings, steel and electric basses, and 17th-century theorbos. March 17, noon-1:30 p.m. $15 at the door. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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St. Patrick's Day Celebration with Four Shillings Short
Four Shilling Short -- a duo playing Celtic, folk and world music on over 20 instruments -- will perform in celebration of St. Patrick's Day and the release of its new album, "Blow Ye North Winds Blow." March 17, 7-10 p.m. $15 cover, $20 premier ($2 service charge); $20 at the door. Angelicas Supper Club, 863 Main St., Redwood City.
 

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'Three Great Bs: Bach, Beethoven, and - Bartok!'
Jeffrey Siegel will perform 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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Master Sinfonia Concert 3 in Los Altos
Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will perform the third concert of its 2014-15 season, offering a program with arias by Mozart and his overture to "Don Giovanni," as well as Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in G major. David Ramadanoff will conduct, and Amina Edris, soprano, will be the featured soloist. A free reception with the artists will be held during the intermission. March 22, 2:30-5:30 p.m. $15-$25; free for youth under age 18. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.

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Magical Strings West Spring Concert 2015
Magical Strings West will hold its annual Spring Concert, during which the young violinists will play pieces by Bach, Vivaldi, Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich and others. March 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, 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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Organ concert based on dance
Kimberly Marshall, the Goldman Professor of Organ from Arizona State University, will perform a concert called "A Dance through Time," in which she will play organ music based on dance forms from the 14th to the 21st centuries. Admission price includes wine at the intermission. April 24, 7:30 p.m. $20 general; $10 senior, student. Christ Church Portola Valley, 815 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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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.