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'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.

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Stanford Annual Halloween Concert
This annual concert with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Wind Ensemble will include performances of movie themes from "Star Wars," "Jurassic Park," "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Harry Potter," as well as works by Holst, Arnold and Sousa. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume and participate in a costume contest. Oct. 31, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $15 general; $10 student, senior; free for Stanford student with ID. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Kathy Kallick Band
For this Redwood Bluegrass Associates event, Kathy Kallick will be joined by Annie Staninec, Cary Black, Greg Booth and Tom Bekeny as they whip up bluegrass tunes, including originals, on a range of stringed instruments. A jam session will be held at 5 p.m. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door; half-price for teens, students; free under age 13 or music students First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.
 

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Pomplamoose
Recent Stanford alumni Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte, an indie pop-rock duo known as Pomplamoose which gained notoriety through YouTube, will perform a set specifically selected for Stanford students. Nov. 1, 8 p.m. $30 general; $15 Stanford student with ID. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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Justin 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.

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Takashi 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.

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Jennifer Koh, Violin
For this Stanford Live Informance, recognized violinist Jennifer Koh will discuss her experience and perform musical excerpts. Nov. 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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Shannon Curtis: Music and More
Shannon Curtis, an independent singer-songwriter and author, will both play music and discuss her art and career at this public event. Registration is appreciated but not required. Nov. 3, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Ives Quartet Fall Concert
The Ives Quartet will play a program of chamber music including "Three Rags" by William Bolcom, "String Quartet No. 9" by Quincy Porter and "String Quartet No. 3" by Antonin Dvorak. The quartet will be joined by guest violist Jenny Douglass. Nov. 7, 8-10 p.m. $15-$25. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.

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Melody of China
This Chinese ensemble from San Francisco will play an afternoon program of traditional and contemporary music sharing instruments and melodies from the different ethnic regions of China, as well as the world premiere of "Coexistent Beauty," a new work by composer Yuanlin Chen. Nov. 9, 2-3 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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Gunn 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.

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Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra Concert
Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Jindong Cai, will perform two concerts at Bing Concert Hall. The program will include Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mendelssohn's "Scottish Symphony." Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 9, 2:30 p.m. $10-$20. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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Stanford New Ensemble: 'Inspiration'
This Stanford New Ensemble program called "Inspiration" will include new works by Stanford student composers: John Ahern's "Make no Mistake," Benjamin Salman's "Piano Quartet No. 1," and Jason Heemang Griffin’s "Ahngae." Works by Victor Gama, a visiting artist at Stanford, will also be performed. Nov. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Campbell Recital Hall, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.

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Sinfonietta Fall Classic
El Camino Youth Symphony's Sinfonietta Orchestra will kick off its season with a program of classic works by Joplin, Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert. Dr. Camilla Kolchinsky will conduct, and Rachel Liu will perform as soloist. Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. $15/$8 Gunn High School, Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

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'Around the World in 88 Keys'
The Oshman Family JCC will invite families to this Musical Journeys with Frank Levy concert called "Around the World in 88 Keys." The program will include transformed melodies, nursery rhymes and lullabies from around the globe. Nov. 16, 3 p.m. $20-$50. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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'Classical Traditions'
Part of Music@Menlo's 2014-15 Winter Series, this program will trace the Classical style into the 20th century with pieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Korngold. Gloria Chen will be on piano, Sean Lee and Kristin Lee on violin, Richard O'Neill on viola and Mihai Marica on cello. Nov. 16, 4 p.m. $50/$45 general; $25/$20 under age 30. The Center for the Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

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Stanford Symphony Orchestra Concert
Jindong Cai will conduct the Stanford Symphony Orchestra in two performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 6 in A minor, "Tragic." Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 16, 2:30 pm. 7:30-9 p.m. $10-$20. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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Ron Carter and His Trio
The Oshman Family JCC's Jazz Giants Series will continue with a performance by Ron Carter, a Grammy Award-winner and jazz bassist, and his trio. Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. $40-$60 in advance; $60-$70 at the door. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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Foothill Symphonic Winds Concert
For its fall concert, conductor David Bruce Adams will lead the 80-member Foothill Symphonic Winds in a program which includes "Rhapsody for Hanukkah," "I Wonder as I Wander," and pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Henry Fillmore. Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m. $10 general; $5 student, senior. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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El Camino Wind Orchestra & Galbraith Honor Strings Fall Concert
El Camino Youth Symphony will hold a concert for two of preparatory orchestras, the El Camino Wind Orchestra conducted by Dr. Richard Roper and Galbraith Honor Strings conducted by Dr. Camilla Kolchinsky. Dec. 7, 3:15 p.m. $15/$8. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

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Chamber Players & Camerata Concert
This El Camino Youth Symphony event will feature two preparatory groups, the Chamber Players and Camerata orchestras, and include student soloist performances. The groups will be conducted by Dr. Michail Gelfandbein. Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m. $15/$8. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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Winter 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 .
 

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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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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.