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ConcertsSam Glaser at Congregation Etz Chayim
Sam Glaser - composer, performer and interpreter of Jewish music - will perform on the last night of Hanukkah. Dec. 4, 7-8:30 p.m. At the door: $10 adults; $5 children. Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsStanford Early Music Singers
William Mahrt directs the Early Music Singers’ program. Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
ConcertsCCRMA Fall Concert at Stanford
CCRMA presents interactive and fixed computer music works by members of the CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) community, spatialized within a three-dimensional 24.6 channel immersive soundfield. icket required for free admission; free tickets can be picked up at Bing Concert Hall beginning one hour prior to curtain. Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Free. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsTraditional & Jazz Holiday Classics
Saxes for the Season, a saxophone quartet featuring Community School of Music and Arts faculty member Mark Russo, highlights three different types of saxophones (soprano, tenor and baritone) in this concert featuring both traditional and jazz holiday classics. Dec. 5, 7-8 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
ConcertsStanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble
The Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble presents its fall program with classic and contemporary works from the Americas. Directed by Murray Low. Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. $10-15. Campbell Recital Hall, Lasuen Mall, Stanford.
Concerts'A Festival of Lessons and Carols'
The Memorial Church Choir, directed by Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, presents its annual seasonal program, based on the service at King’s College, Cambridge. Presented by the Office for Religious Life at Stanford. Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
ConcertsHoliday Musicale at Stanford
The Friends of Music at Stanford present this annual holiday showcase in Memorial Church with seasonal selections from the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Early Music Singers and featured student performers. Dec. 7, 2:30 p.m. $10-15. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
ConcertsPalo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert II
This concert will feature music from Mozart, Jean Sibelius, Lee Actor and more. Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $20 Adults/$17 Seniors/$10 Students. Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsItalian Christmas Concerts: 'Sweet Voices & Noyses'
San Francisco Choral Artists and The Whole Noyse will perform Italian Christmas concerts. Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $30 (discounts for seniors and students). St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
Concerts'A Jazzy Little Christmas' Concert
Soli Deo Gloria and the Dan Zemelman Trio perform "A Jazzy Little Christmas," a concert of jazzed up carols arranged by Bob Chilcott, Michele Weir and Allen H. Simon, Soli Deo Gloria's artistic director. Dec. 7, 5 p.m. $26/$21 (12 and under free). First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsMid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Concert
The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra (MPRO), an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society, will perform music by Corelli, Gabrieli, John Hothby, Henry Cowell, three 16th-century Scottish songs and an Adagio by Albinoni with Nicholas Vigil, oboe soloist. Dec. 7, 2-3 p.m. Free. Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsSam Glaser at Congregation Kol Emeth
As part of "The Promise Tour," pianist and vocalist Sam Glaser will be performing at Kol Emeth in Palo Alto. Dec. 7, 7-8 p.m. $5 for children; $8 adults. Family discount: $20 for a family of four. Tickets sold at the door. Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsStanford Live: 'Linked Verse'
Stanford Live presents "Linked Verse," a new performance that fuses sound and 3D imagery. Dec. 7-8, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $10-75. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsConcert: '20 Harps for the Holidays'
Los Altos United Methodist Church hosts an annual concert featuring holiday harp music. The program will include a variety of classical and holiday music, a studio ensemble of more than 20 harps and organist T. Paul Rosas. Proceeds go to Harpeggio Music to help support studio activities, including this concert. Dec. 7, 4-6 p.m. $12-$15. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.
ConcertsGuitarist Shambhu with Will Ackerman
East West Bookstore hosts jazz/New Age guitarist Shambhu to perform with Will Ackerman, guitarist, producer and founder of Windham Hill Records. Other musicians who contributed to Shambhu's new album, "Dreaming of Now," will also perform. Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m. $25. Palo Alto Unity Church, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsFortnightly Music Club December Formal Concert
The Fortnightly Music Club hosts an evening of classical music, including works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Gershwin. The performers will include soprano Meredith Kennedy, pianists Maho Nabeshima and Ching Shih and tenor saxophonist Ted Brown. Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Free. Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Concerts'Holidays Are For Singing!'
The Oxford Street Brass will perform popular and classical music, including Benjamin Britten's "Hymn to the Virgin." Dec. 8, 3-5 p.m. $30 ($26 online) for adults; $20 ($16 online) for 18 and under; $21 per concert with special seating Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
ConcertsA Renaissance Christmas Concert
First Baptist Church presents "A Renaissance Christmas," a concert featuring Advent, Christmas and Epiphany motets by Gabrieli, Praetorius, Victoria and other early musicians. Dec. 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m. $25 general; $20 senior; $5 student. First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsSchola Seraphica Christmas Concert
This Christmas concert, under the direction of Margaret Sullivan Durando, will feature liturgical music dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. Dec. 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $20 general; $15 seniors/students. St. Patrick's Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park.
ConcertsStanford Baroque Soloists Concert
The Stanford Baroque Soloists present an hour of Italian concertos for Christmastime, with works from Vivaldi, Torelli, Manfredini, Locatelli and Corelli. Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
ConcertsCSMA Merit Scholarship Student Holiday Concert
The Merit Scholarship student ensembles from the Community School of Music and Arts will perform their annual holiday concert, featuring seasonal favorites. Dec. 13, 7-8 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
ConcertsAnnual Messiah Sing/Play Along at Stanford
This annual “sing and play it yourself” concert celebrates Handel's music and is conducted by Stephen Sano. Orchestral parts will be provided, and singers may purchase scores at the door or bring their own. Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. $10-15. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
ConcertsCalifornia Bach Society - Christmas Event
California Bach Society explores the English carol tradition, from the time of Henry VIII to its revival in the 20th century by Warlock, Britten, Hols and others. The program also features motets from the 16th century: Wylkynson’s "Salve Regina" and Parsons’ "Ave Maria." Dec. 14, 8-10 p.m. $30 (discounts for under 30, students, seniors and advance purchase). All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsGryphon Carolers Holiday Concert
The Gryphon Carolers will perform a holiday concert. Dec. 14, 7 p.m. $10-25 Los Altos High School, Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos.
ConcertsSilicon Valley Boychoir Holiday Concert
Palo Alto's Silicon Valley Boychoir will perform its December concert, "Illuminations." Dec. 14, 5-6 p.m. $15/$10; children 5 and under free. First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsScott's Seafood Holiday Drive
Scott’s Seafood in Mountain View is partnering with Community Services Agency (CSA) in Mountain View for its annual holiday sharing program, benefiting CSA. This year will be a pajama dive; drop off donations at the restaurant. Dec. 3-14, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. None. Scott's Seafood Mountain View , 420 Castro St. , Mountain View .
ConcertsKitka performs 'Wintersongs'
Kitka, a local women's ensemble group, performs its winter holiday program, showcasing seasonal music from a variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. Dec. 15, 4-6 p.m. $10-35 St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.
ConcertsHoliday Concert with California Youth Symphony
The California Youth Symphony and CYS Associate Orchestra will perform classical and seasonal favorites for the holidays. Dec. 15, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 S El Monte Road , Los Altos Hills.
ConcertsHoliday Organ Recital: Robert Huw Morgan
Robert Huw Morgan, university organist at Stanford, will perform his annual holiday recital. Presented by the Office for Religious Life at Stanford in partnership with the Department of Music. Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Concerts'Peter and the Wolf': A Family Concert & Carnival
The Oshman Family JCC's presents a multilingual production of the classic children's symphony, "Peter and the Wolf," by Sergey Prokofiev. Dec. 15, 1-5 p.m. $15 members, students and children ages 14 and under; $18 nonmembers. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
ConcertsMusic: 'Illuminate This Night'
In three concerts, the Peninsula Women's Chorus sings holiday music from around the world, culminating in Conrad Susa’s "Carols and Lullabies," a collection of carols originally from Spain, Catalunya, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, accompanied by marimba, guitar, and harp. Ticket information at www.pwchorus.org. Concerts are on Dec. 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto, and on Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick's Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. $35 premium; $30 general; $10 student (18 and under). Two venues, See addresses above, Palo Alto and Menlo Park.
Concerts2013 Messiah Sing: 'Good Tidings of Great Joy!'
Schola Cantorum hosts a holiday sing along of Handel's full-length Messiah. Dec. 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $22; $18 for children; $14 for groups of 10 or more. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
ConcertsTrombone Choir Holiday Concert
The Gordon Stewart Peninsula Trombone Choir will perform a variety of holiday-related music, including traditional, jazz and classical. Dec. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 4111 Alma St., Palo Alto.
Concerts'The Virtuosi' Concert
At this First Palo Alto United Methodist Church concert, Benjamin Simon will conduct, Jon Nakamatsu will play piano and Jared Pabilona on the double bass. Works by Giovanni Bottesini and Camille Saint-Saens. Jan. 1, 3-5 p.m. Free. First Palo Alto United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsConcert: Music from Around the World
The Community School of Music and Arts' World Harmony Chorus performs a repertoire of love songs from Kenya, Finland, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Basque country. Jan. 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
ConcertsMusic: Love Songs Through the Ages
Love songs in honor of Valentine's Day, featuring mezzo-soprano Amy Bouchard. Classical and popular songs, from Schumann to Gershwin. Feb. 6, 7-8 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
ConcertsPalo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert III
This concert will begin with a talk at 7:30 p.m., and then performances such as Beethoven's "Fidelio Overture, Op. 72c" and Tomaso Antonio Vitali's "Chaconne for Violin." Feb. 15, 8 p.m. $20 adults; $17 seniors; $10 students. First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsEl Caminio Youth Symphony March Festival Concert
The El Camino Youth Symphony's March Festival features five young artists as well as the Sinfonietta Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Camilla Kolchinsky. The program includes works by Bizet, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Lalo. March 29, 7:30 p.m. $15 general; $8 student/senior. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
ConcertsRedwood Bluegrass Associates Concert Series
The Redwood Bluegrass Associates is hosting a series of bluegrass concerts in Mountain View from October through May: Jan. 25, Feb. 15, March 15 and May 3. All concerts take place Saturday evenings. 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.
ConcertsPalo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert IV
This concert begins with a talk at 7:30 p.m. and features performances of Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien, Op. 45," Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite" and more. April 5, 8 p.m. $20 adults; $17 seniors; $10 students. Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.