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Palo Alto Philharmonic concert
The Palo Alto Philharmonic will offer a program featuring Sandra Wright Shen performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, Lee Actor's "Divertimento for Small Orchestra," Carl Nielsen's "Helios Overture" and Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 7. Feb. 27, 8 p.m. $24 general; $20 senior (age 62 plus); $12 student. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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'Let Freedom Ring'
Conducted by Masetro Anthony Quartuccio, Nova Vista Symphony will present a program including Morton Gould's "American Salute"; Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2, "Romantic"; Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," narrated by Hoyt Smith of KDFC; and Duke Ellington's "Black, Brown, and Beige." Feb. 28, 8-10 p.m. $25 general; $15 senior (age 65 plus), student; free for children under age 12. Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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The Haydn Project
In this concert, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra members Robin Sharp, Antoine van Dongen, Ben Simon and Hannah Addario-Berry -- the Haydn Project -- will explore the inventive music of Franz Josef Haydn. Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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California Bach Society: Early cantatas of J.S. Bach
Director Paul Flight will lead the California Bach Society, a 30-voice chamber choir, in a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's earliest cantatas, including "Christ lag in Todesbanden" (BWV 4) and "Aus der Tiefen" (BWV 131). The concert will also feature soprano Jennifer Paulino, tenor Elliott Encarnación and baritone Sepp Hammer, as well as a Baroque consort of strings, oboe and bassoon. Feb. 28, 8-10 p.m. $33; discounts for seniors, students, those under age 30 and advance purchase. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

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'Flight of Fantasy'
Bodhi Tree Concerts North will offer a program entitled "Flight of Fantasy," which will include chamber music by Bach, Glick, Khachaturian and Mozart. Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. $25. Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto.

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Stanford Symphony Orchestra concert
Stephen M. Sano will conduct the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Symphonic Chorus in performances of two pieces by Johannes Brahms -- "Akademische Festouvertüre," Op. 80, and "Ein deutsches Requiem," Op. 45. The featured soloists will be soprano Nancy Wait-Kromm and baritone Kenneth Goodson. Feb. 27 and 28, 7:30 p.m. $20 reserved; $15 senior; $10 student; free for Stanford students with ID. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
 

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New Generation of Young Flamencos
The Flamenco Society will present the New Generation of Young Flamencos, a group of rising flamenco musicians and dancers from Spain. They will be joined by Bay Area flamenco artists Roberto and Ernesto Granados. March 1, 8 p.m. $32-$53. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham
Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham -- with experience singing in operas ranging from classics by Mozart and Monteverdi to contemporary ones, including "Dead Man Walking" -- will perform a variety of songs at Stanford's premiere venue. March 5, 7:30 p.m. $30-$90. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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Stanford New Ensemble: 'Vela 6911'
The Stanford New Ensemble, conducted by Jindong Cai, will perform "Vela 6911," a multimedia piece by Victor Gama that features a variety of instruments designed by the composer and a video he shot in Antarctica. March 6, 7:30 p.m. $10. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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New Century Chamber Orchestra with Glenn Dicterow
New York Philharmonic legend Glenn Dicterow will lead the New Century Chamber Orchestra as guest concertmaster in a program including works by Brahms, Mozart, Grieg and Holst. March 6, 8-10 p.m. $29-$61. First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.

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Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble Winter Concert
The Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble will present a program that blends songs from the North and Latin American traditions, including pieces composed or performed by El Gran Combo, Cesar "Pupy" Pedroso, Joao Gilberto, Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Van Heusen and Ray Baretto. March 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15 general; $10 senior, student; free for Stanford students with ID. Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford.

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'Chamber Music a la Mode'
The San Francisco Bay chapter of the National Association of Composers will present a concert of new music, with chamber works by Anne Baldwin, Greg Bartholomew, John Bilotta, Sondra Clark, Nancy Bloomer Deussen, Ben Hippen and Karl Schmidt. March 7, 8-9:30 p.m. $17 general; $12 student, senior. Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

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Haydn's 'The Creation'
Soli Deo Gloria, accompanied by a full orchestra, will perform Joseph Haydn's masterpiece "The Creation," which dramatizes the Biblical creation story beginning with a depiction of chaos and then capturing the the six days' miraculous wonders. March 8, 3:30 p.m. $26 general; $21 student, senior; discounts for advance purchase. Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

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'Musique de Joie'
At this family concert, pianists Klara Frei and Temirzhan Yerzanov will perform George Bizet's "Jeux d'enfants" (Children's Games), as well as lively music by Shostakovich and Lutoslawski. March 8, 2-3 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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New Esterházy Quartet: 'At the Opera'
The New Esterházy Quartet will play highlights from Mozart's operas "The Marriage of Figaro" and "The Abduction from the Seraglio," as they were arranged in the 18th century for string quartet. March 8, 4-6 p.m. $25. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

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'From Darkness to Radiance'
In this concert conducted by Gregory Wait, the Congregational Oratorio Society and Orchestra will play four sacred works: "Stabat Mater" by Pergolesi, "Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn" by J.E. Bach, "Cantata 150" by J.S. Bach and "Die seiben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz" by Schutz. March 8, 3-5 p.m. $15 general; $10 student, senior; free for Stanford student with ID. First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.

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Fortnightly Music Club concert
The Fortnightly Music Club will perform its March concert, which will include music by Mozart, Poulenc and Brahms. The event is open to the public. March 8, 7 p.m. Free. Lucie Stern Community Center, Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Foothill Symphonic Winds
Conducted by David Bruce Adams, the 80-member Foothill Symphonic Winds will present their winter concert, which will feature music from Broadway, "Star Wars" Conductor David Bruce Adams will lead the 80-member group in a lively program featuring music from Broadway and "Star Wars." March 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $10 general; $5 student, senior. Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Cecilia String Quartet
The Cecilia String Quartet -- a Canadian ensemble in residence at the University of Toronto -- will play chamber pieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Katarina Curcin. March 8, 2:30 p.m. $30-$60. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

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Palo Alto Philharmonic Spring Chamber Concert
The Palo Alto Philharmonic will present an assortment of works for small ensembles, including pieces for trombone quartet and Bläserquintett, a Mendelssohn piano trio and a Beethoven Duo for viola and cello. March 14, 8 p.m. $22 general; $18 senior (age 62 plus); $10 Student First Baptist Church of Palo Alto, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Master Sinfonia Concert 3
Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will perform its third concert of its 2014-15 season, offering a program with arias by Mozart and his overture to "Don Giovanni," as well as Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in G major. David Ramadanoff will conduct, and Amina Edris, soprano, will be the featured soloist. A free reception with the artists will follow the concert. March 14, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $15-$25; free for youth under age 18. St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.
 

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'The Emerald Isle'
In time for St. Patrick's Day, Free Range Opera will give two charity performances of composer Sir Arthur Sullivan's operetta "The Emerald Isle," a tale in which Irish townspeople rebel against English efforts to re-educate them. March 14, 8 p.m.; March 15, 2 p.m. $25. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Pacific Guitar Ensemble
The Pacific Guitar Ensemble will give a performance on an eclectic group of instruments, including nylon strings, steel and electric basses, and 17th-century theorbos. March 17, noon-1:30 p.m. $15 at the door. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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'Three Great Bs: Bach, Beethoven, and - Bartok!'
Jeffrey Siegel will perform another one of his 'concerts with commentary' at the Oshman Family JCC called "Three Great Bs: Bach, Beethoven, and - Bartok!" March 19, 7:30-9 p.m. $25 member, student; $30 general; $35 at the door. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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'Stabat Mater' and 'Vanitas, Vanitatum'
Voices of Music will bring together a strong vocal cast for renditions of Agostino Steffani's "Stabat Mater" and the Carissimi oratorio, "Vanitas, Vanitatum." March 19, 8 p.m. $5-$40. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

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Magical Strings West Spring Concert 2015
Magical Strings West will hold its annual Spring Concert, during which the young violinists will play pieces by Bach, Vivaldi, Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich and others. March 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, 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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Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert IV
The Palo Alto Philharmonic will perform a program including Jennifer Higdon's "blue cathedral," Sergei Prokofiev's "Love for Three Oranges Suite," and Antonin Dvorak's Concerto for Violoncello. The featured soloist will be Michael Chung, winner of the 2013 Mondavi Young Artists Competition. April 11, 8 p.m. $22 general; $18 senior (age 62 plus); $10 student. Cubberley Community Center Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Organ concert based on dance
Kimberly Marshall, the Goldman Professor of Organ from Arizona State University, will perform a concert called "A Dance through Time," in which she will play organ music based on dance forms from the 14th to the 21st centuries. Admission price includes wine at the intermission. April 24, 7:30 p.m. $20 general; $10 senior, student. Christ Church Portola Valley, 815 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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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.