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ConcertsRobert Huw Morgan organ recital
Robert Huw Morgan, the Stanford University organist, will offer a performance of "Messe pour les Paroisses" by Francois Couperin. Oct. 16, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
ConcertsAlice Gerrard and the Piedmont Melody Makers
At this Redwood Bluegrass Associates-sponsored event, Alice Gerrard and the Piedmont Melody Makers will serve some old-time bluegrass, honky-tonk and country music. Grammy-nominated Gerrard is a recognized artist in the country-bluegrass-Americana community. Oct. 17, 7:30-10 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at door; half-price for teens, students; free for under age 13, music students. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View.
ConcertsMaster Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra concert
Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will kick off its 50th Anniversary Season with a program conducted by David Ramadanoff, including Respighi's "Trittico Botticeliano"; Glazunov's Violin Concerto, featuring violinist Emma Steele; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. Oct. 17, 8-10 p.m. $15-$25; free for children. Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
ConcertsA Bohemian Masterpiece: Zelenka's 'Missa Votiva'
Artistic Director Paul Flight and the 30-voice California Bach Society will present "Missa Votiva" by Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. The performance will feature a Baroque orchestra and vocal soloists Rita Lilly and Elizabeth Kimble (sopranos), Gabriela Estephanie Solis (alto), Chris McCrum (tenor), and Sepp Hammer (baritone). Oct. 17, 8-9:30 p.m. $33; discounts for advance purchase, seniors, students and those under age 30. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsCypress String Quartet Salon Series
The Cypress String Quartet will begin its acclaimed Salon Series at the historic Woman's Club of Palo Alto's Clubhouse with a program including George Tsontakis's Quartet No. 6 and Beethoven's Quartet No. 13, Op. 130, and "Grosse Fuge," Op. 133. Oct. 18, 3 p.m. $50. Woman's Club of Palo Alto, 475 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsThe Borodin String Quartet: Seventieth Anniversary Concert
Music@Menlo's 2015-2016 Winter Series will begin with a concert program featuring the Borodin Quartet as it celebrates its 70th anniversary through the performance of its most storied repertoire. The program will include Borodin's String Quartet No. 2, Shostakovich's 8th Quartet and Tchaikovsky's 2nd Quartet. Oct. 18, 6 p.m. $20-$52. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
ConcertsMaster Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra concert in Los Altos
Conducted by David Ramadanoff, Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will kick off its 50th Anniversary Season with a program including Respighi's "Trittico Botticeliano"; Glazunov's Violin Concerto, featuring violinist Emma Steele; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. Oct. 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $15-$25; free for children. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.
ConcertsHandel and Haydn Society: The Bicentennial Tour
The Handel and Haydn Society, a period-instrument orchestra founded in Boston in 1815 that performs Baroque and Classical music, will present a program with pieces by Handel, Vivaldi and Bach in celebration of its bicentennial tour. Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m. $15-$106. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsPaly jazz bands and orchestra concert
The Paly Instrumental Music Department will present the Palo Alto High School Jazz Bands & Orchestra Debut Concert. The groups will be conducted by Jeff Willner. Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Free. Palo Alto High School, Haymarket Theatre, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsSchola Cantorum: 'Home, Harvest and Heartland'
Directed by Gregory Wait, Schola Cantorum will open its 52nd season with a concert program of folk music celebrating America's cultural heritage, including the songs "Simple Gifts," "We Gather Together" and "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain." Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. $26 general; free for ages 25 and under. First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsPalo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert I
Palo Alto Philharmonic's opening concert for its 28th season will feature Laura Griffiths in Richard Strauss' Concerto in D Major for Oboe and Small Orchestra. The program will also include Adrienne Albert's "Western Suite" and Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish." A pre-concert talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 8 p.m. $22 general; $18 senior; $10 student. Cubberley Community Center Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsSan Francisco Chamber Orchestra: 'In Praise of Love'
During this San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert, concertmaster Robin Sharp (violin) will take center stage to perform Leonard Bernstein's 1954 Serenade (inspired by Plato's "Symposium"), accompanied by Meredith Clark (harp) and Benjamin Simon (conductor). The program will be rounded out by Claude Debussy's "Danses Sacrée et Profane" and three percussion works. Oct. 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsSFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo
Some of the most talented Bay Area high school jazz musicians will perform original compositions and arrangements, in addition to dynamic works by the SFJAZZ Collective. Seating is limited to 200 and is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 2-3 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
ConcertsTakashi Hidai Flute Recital
Takashi Hidai, a Palo Alto resident, flutist and Yamaha Award Winner, will give his annual recital accompanied by the pianist Hiroko Mizuno. The program will include Concerto by Carl Reinecke, "Three Romances" (Op.94) by Robert Schumann and other works. Oct. 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Main Hall, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsSchola Cantorum: 'Home, Harvest and Heartland' (Oct. 25)
Directed by Gregory Wait, Schola Cantorum will present a concert program of folk music celebrating America's cultural heritage, including songs like "Simple Gifts," "We Gather Together" and "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain." Oct. 25, 3 p.m. $26 general; free for ages 25 and under. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.
ConcertsPalo Alto Philharmonic Fall Chamber Concert
The Palo Alto Philharmonic will offer a concert program featuring Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 82, by Antonín Dvorák and "Celtic Suite" by John Palmer. Nov. 14, 8-10 p.m. $22 general; $18 senior; $10 student. First Baptist Church of Palo Alto, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsVoices of Music: 'Virtuoso Italian Concertos'
Voices of Music will celebrate the holidays with an evening of virtuoso concertos by Corelli, Torelli and Vivaldi. Soloists will include Cynthia Miller Freivogel, Lisa Grodin, Carla Moore, Elisabeth Reed, David Tayler, Tanya Tomkins and Hanneke van Proosdij. Dec. 17, 8 p.m. $40 adult; $35 senior, member; $5 student with photo ID. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsVoices of Music: 'La Bella piů Bella'
This Voices of Music concert program will include duets and instrumental music from Europe and the New World, featuring sopranos Jennifer Ellis Kampani and Catherine Webster. Pieces to be performed include music by Buxtehude, Monteverdi and Purcell, as well as villancicos from the New World. Jan. 28, 8 p.m. $40 adult; $35 senior, member; $35, $5 student with photo ID. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Concerts2015–2016 Winter Series: The Chamber Music Society quartet
At this Music@Menlo Winter series event, Gilles Vonsattel (piano), Arnaud Sussmann (violin), Paul Neubauer (viola) and Paul Watkins (cello) -- a powerhouse quartet from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center -- will perform a program including pieces by Beethoven, Dohnanyi and Dvorak. Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. $52/$47 full price; $25/$20 under age 30. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
ConcertsVoices of Music: 'The Art of the Countertenor'
Christopher Lowrey, a countertenor sensation from London, will join Voices of Music for a program of arias by Handel, Bach and Vivaldi that range from beautiful sacred music to dramatic opera arias. March 17, 8 p.m. $40 adult; $35 senior, member; $5 student with photo ID. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Concerts2015–2016 Winter Series: Wu Han-Setzer-Finckel Piano Trio
Violinist Philip Setzer will join David Finckel (cello) and Wu Han (piano), Music@Menlo's artistic directors, in performing a program of three revered piano trios by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Brahms. May 8, 6 p.m. $52/$47 full price; $25/$20 under age 30. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.