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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
Sidesaddle & Co. has been perfecting their music and sound since 1979. The group performs bluegrass, country and 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 the 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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'Voix, Voce, Voice': Paly Choirs' spring concert
The award-winning Paly Choirs will present a spring concert of opera and art song. Music performed will include works by Bizet, Rossini, Bernstein and more. April 27, 4 p.m. $10 adults; $5 student/seniors; free for children under 12. Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverly St., Palo Alto.
 

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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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'Celebrating Piano in the Movies'
In this concert by CSMA faculty member Nicki Kerns, she will perform music from films in which the piano was a main character, central to the plot or the featured instrument in the score. Selections will include music from from "The Sting," "The Firm," "The Piano" and more. May 1, 7-8 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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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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California Bach Society: Mozart & Haydn Rediscovered
The 30-voice California Bach Society will share the stage with the New Esterhazy Quartet, a renowned period-instrument string quartet. Together, they will perform lesser-known pieces by Haydn and Mozart, including Haydn's "Salve Regina," Mozart's "Misericordias Domini" and his "Missa Brevis in F." May 3, 8-10 p.m. $30 (discounts for advance tickets, seniors, students and under 30). All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., 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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Slavyanka Russian Chorus
This program will include age-old sacred music from Russian choral traditions and folks songs from Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Latvia and Ukraine. Some pieces to be performed are rarely heard outside of Russia. May 4, 4-5:45 p.m. Prices vary. St. Mark's Church, 600 Colorado St., Palo Alto.

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Vienna in the 17th and 18th centuries
The New Esterhazy Quartet will show through performance the musical culture of Vienna before Mozart and Beethoven. They will play pieces by composers who preceded Haydn (Schmelzer, Fux, Bertali), early contemporaries of Haydn (Gassman, Albrechtsberger) and Haydn himself. May 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25 (discounts for seniors and students). All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

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Pianist Namik Sultanov
In this concert, Namik Sultanov, a well-known pianist and pedagogue, will showcase his lyrical abilities and distinctive performance style. May 8, 7:30-10 p.m. $15-$20 in advance; $25 at door; free for 18 & under. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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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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'Ex Corde: The Rhythm of the Land'
Ragazzi Continuo will give a performance called "Ex Corde: The Rhythm of the Land." The program will include traditional folk music from across the globe, including from Latin America, the Middle East and the British Isles. May 31, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$20. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverly St., Palo Alto.
 

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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.