Music: NCCO National Tour Kick-Off Concert
The New Century Chamber Orchestra's kick-off concert will include a repertoire by Mendelssohn, Bolcom, Hector Villa-Lobos and Richard Strauss. The event will be tomorrow, Jan. 15, 8-10 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Cost is $29 to $59. Go to ncco.org.
The Ethics of Wealth: 'Extreme Morality'
Most people don't believe that if they spend $200 on shoes that could have bought life-saving medicine for a child in need, they're still responsible for a death. This talk will tell the story of a couple of young utilitarians who do believe it and live their lives accordingly. It will take place Jan. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. at Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall, 641 Knight Way,
Stanford. Go to ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu.