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ConcertsJon Nakamatsu conversation and concert
For this Peninsula Symphony Music & Conversation event, Bay Area pianist Jon Nakamatsu will chat with Music Director Mitchell Sardou Klein about his music and career. He will also perform a few of his favorite piano pieces. Oct. 22, 7-8:30 p.m. $45. Community School of Music and Arts, Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
Concerts'Airs and Dances'
This San Francisco Chamber Orchestra performance will feature conductor Benjamin Simon and Mayumi Hama and Chris Froh on the marimbas, tackling works by Handel, Piazzolla, Respighi, Kernis and San Martin. Oct. 25, 8-10 p.m. Free. First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsHalloween Family Concert
Redwood Symphony's Halloween concert this year will include violinists in witches' black, a Tour of the Orchestra, the suite from "Frozen" and "Nutcracker: The Untold Story." Oct. 26, 3-5 p.m. $10-$30. Canada College Main Theater, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside.
ConcertsCypress String Quartet
The Cypress Quartet will give the first performance of the Woman's Club of Palo Alto's 2014-15 Salon Series, playing Beethoven's String Quartet No. 2 and 11 and Schoenberg's "Transfigured Night." Oct. 26, 3-5 p.m. $50. Woman's Club of Palo Alto, 475 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsJohn Scott Organ Concert
John Scott, organist and director of music at Saint Thomas Church in New York City, will give a recital at Memorial Church as part of a series celebrating the 30th year of the Fisk-Nanney organ. The program will feature music by Sweelinck, Buxtehude, Scheidt and Scheidemann. Oct. 29, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
ConcertsArturo Sandoval and His Quintet
Renowned trumpet player Arturo Sandoval and his band will perform a jazz concert at the Oshman Family JCC. Oct. 30, 7:30-9 p.m. $40 member, $45 general, $60 premium in advance; $50-$70 at the door. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Concerts'Bach from the Dead'
Organist James Welch will perform his annual Gothic Halloween concert, with Bach's "Toccata," the Alfred Hitchcock theme song and a pedal solo on a theme of Paganini. He will be assisted by his son, Nicholas, and joined by soprano Erin McOmber. Oct. 31, 8-9 p.m. $10 at the door. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsJustin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players
Grammy-nominated, indie family musician Justin Roberts and his band will perform two concerts appropriate for all ages. The event is presented by Mountain View Parent Nursery School and Foothill College Child Development Department. Nov. 2, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $13 in advance; $15 at the door. Foothill College, Smithwick Theatre,, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
ConcertsTakashi Hidai flute recital
Takashi Hidai, Palo Alto resident and recognized flautist, will give his annual recital, joined by pianist Hiroko Mizuno. Pieces to be performed will include Bizet's "Carmen," "Sonate" by Paul Hindemith and more. Nov. 2, 4-5:45 p.m. Free. Unitarian Universalist Church, Main Hall , 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsGunn High School Choirs Fall Concert
Gunn High School's choir will show off its most recent repertoire at its Fall concert this November. Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. $7 general; $5 student. Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverly St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsWinter Series: 'Classical Traditions'
Music@Menlo's 2014-15 Winter Series will begin with a program tracing the Classical tradition into the 20th century. Nov. 16, 4 p.m. $50/$45 general; $25/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
ConcertsWinter Series: Jerusalem Quartet
The acclaimed Jerusalem Quartet will make its Music@Menlo debut, performing a few string quartet masterpieces. Feb. 22, 4 p.m. $50/$45 general; $25/$20 under age 30. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto .
ConcertsGunn 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.
ConcertsWinter 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.
ConcertsGunn 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.