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Carte Blanche Concert I: Escher String Quartet
At this Music@Menlo concert, the Escher String Quartet will perform four string quartets by Alexander von Zemlinsky, pieces written over the course of 40 years. July 23, 8 p.m. $70 general; $30 under age 30. Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Ruth Davies Blues with Joe Louis Walker
A regular at the Stanford Jazz Festival, bassist Ruth Davies will give a blues concert accompanied by blues veteran Joe Louis Walker. July 23, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.

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Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio
The Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio will play flamenco music infused with jazz elements, world music, and rock and soul influences. Juanito Pascual will play flamenco guitar, and Tupac Mantilla will be on drums and percussion. July 24, 7:30-11 p.m. $20 general; $15 student/senior. Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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Victor Lin: Jazz Meets Classical
Young musician Victor Lin of New York will give a performance at the Stanford Jazz Festival showcasing his multi-instrument proficiency, variety of ideas and energy. July 24, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$35. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Concert Program III: 'Lobkowicz Legacy'
The third concert program in the Music@Menlo festival season will focus on the cultural legacy of the Lobkowicz family, a prominent Bohemian lineage dating back to the 14th century. Chamber works by Haydn and Beethoven, dedicated to Joseph Franz Maximilian of the Lobkowicz family, will be performed. July 25, 8 p.m. $78 general; $35 under age 30. Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

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Music on the Square: Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers
Blues veterans Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers will perform as part of the Music on the Square series in Redwood City. July 25, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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Larry Coryell & Bombay Jazz
Composed of four well-known players including guitarist Larry Coryell, Bombay Jazz will give a Stanford Jazz Festival performance blending jazz and Indian classical music. July 26, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$55. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.

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Redwood Symphony's Mid-Summer Magic
For Mid-Summer Magic, Alexander Eisenberg will perform Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto" in a Redwood Symphony concert of easy listening favorites. The show will also include music from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," the John Williams score from "Catch Me If You Can" and Ravel's "Bolero." July 26, 8-10 p.m. $25 adult; $30 at the door; $10 student. Canada College Main Theater, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.
 

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Concert Program III: 'Lobkowicz Legacy'
The third concert program in the Music@Menlo festival season will focus on the cultural legacy of the Lobkowicz family, a prominent Bohemian lineage dating back to the 14th century. Chamber works by Haydn and Beethoven, dedicated to Joseph Franz Maximilian of the Lobkowicz family, will be performed. July 26, 8 p.m. $68/$58 general; $30/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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Make Music! outdoor showcase performance
This free outdoor concert will include music from orchestra, wind and chorale participants and instructors of the JCC's summer community music workshop. July 27, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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Jack DeJohnette Trio with Ravi Coltrane & Matt Garrison
Acclaimed jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette will be joined by Ravi Coltrane on tenor saxophone and bassist Matt Garrison in this Stanford Jazz Festival performance. July 27, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$55. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Carte Blanche Concert II: Arnaldo Cohen, piano
Pianist Arnaldo Cohen will make his Music@Menlo debut with performances of Romantic pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms and Fryderyk Chopin. July 27, 10:30 a.m. $70 general; $30 under age 30. Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Concert Program IV: 'Beethovenís Friends'
In this Music@Menlo concert program, musicians will explore works by composers in Beethoven's circle, including Anton Reicha and Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Beethoven's "Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds" will also be performed. July 27, 6 p.m. $68/$58 general; $30/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

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Jeb Patton Trio
A regular at jazz festivals in the U.S. and Europe, New York-based pianist Jeb Patton will perform a Stanford Jazz Festival show, with John Wiitala on bass and Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums. July 28, 7:30-9 p.m. $35 general; $15 student/youth age 17 and under. Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford.
 

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Concert Program IV: 'Beethovenís Friends'
In this Music@Menlo concert program, musicians will explore works by composers in Beethoven's circle, including Anton Reicha and Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Beethoven's "Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds" will also be performed. July 29, 8 p.m. $78 general; $35 under age 30. Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

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Richard Sears Sextet with Tootie Heath
The Richard Sears Sextet will perform a suite that the young pianist Richard Sears wrote in honor of drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. Health will join the sextet for the Stanford Jazz Festival concert. July 29, 7:30-9 p.m. $35 general; $15 student/youth age 17 and under. Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford.
 

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Carte Blanche Concert III: Yura Lee, violin, and Dina Vainshtein, piano
Violinist Yura Lee will return to the Music@Menlo festival, joined by pianist Dina Vainshtein, for a program with Czech and Hungarian folk-inflected works for violin and piano. July 30, 8 p.m. $70 general; $30 under age 30. Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Bennett Paster & Taylor Eigsti
In this Stanford Jazz Festival show, versatile keyboardist Bennett Paster will be joined by pianist Taylor Eigsti and others. July 30, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$35. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.

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Dena DeRose tribute to Shirley Horn
As part of the Stanford Jazz Festival, pianist Dena DeRose will give a tribute to one of her major inspirations, Shirley Horn. July 31, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Concert Program V: 'American Visions'
The next concert program at the Music@Menlo festival will explore Antonin Dvorak's symphony "From the New World" and other American-inspired chamber music, as well as pieces drawing on American folk culture by Charles Ives and George Crumb, who were were inspired by Dvorak's work. July 31, 8 p.m. $68/$58 general; $30/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

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Music on the Square: The Purple Ones
Prince tribute band The Purple Ones will perform on Courthouse Square as part of Redwood City's Music on the Square series. Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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Concert Program VI: 'Transitions'
The Music@Menlo festival's sixth concert program will focus on the parallel evolution of Viennese and Bohemian musical traditions at the turn of the 19th century. Pieces by Johannes Brahms, Leos Janacek, Antonin Dvorak and others will be performed. Aug. 1, 8 p.m. $78 general; $35 under age 30. Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

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Heath Brothers with Jeremy Pelt
Saxophonist Jimmy Heath -- a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master who has played with Miles Davis, Milt Jackson and others -- will be joined by Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums, trumpet player Jeremy Pelt and others for a Stanford Jazz Festival concert. Aug. 2, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Concert Program VI: 'Transitions'
The Music@Menlo festival's sixth concert program will focus on the parallel evolution of Viennese and Bohemian musical traditions at the turn of the 19th century. Pieces by Johannes Brahms, Leos Janacek, Antonin Dvorak and others will be performed. Aug. 2, 8 p.m. $68/$58 general; $30/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

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Fred Hersch Trio
Celebrated in jazz, classical and Broadway settings, pianist Fred Hersch will give a concert for the Stanford Jazz Festival, with John Hebert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums. Aug. 3, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Carte Blanche Concert IV: Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Pianist Gilles Vonsattel, who made his debut at the Music@Menlo festival last year, will play a recital program centered on the themes of nationalism and revolution. A picnic lunch with Vonsattel will follow, with gourmet box lunches available for $18. Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. $70 general; $30 under age 30. Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Kenny Burrell Quartet
A great influence on modern jazz, guitarist Kenny Burrell will play a Stanford Jazz Festival concert, joined by drummer Peter Erskine, who was previously in Weather Report, and others. Aug. 4, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Taylor Eigsti & Julian Lage
Prolific pianist Taylor Eigsti will perform alongside young guitarist Julian Lage and others in this Stanford Jazz Festival concert. Aug. 5, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Concert Program VII: 'Hungarica'
This Music@Menlo concert program will delve into the music of Hungarian composers like Bartok, Kodaly, Listz, Dohanyi and Ligeti, who were mining their country's musical heritage while Dvorak and others did the same in Czech lands. Aug. 5, 8 p.m. $68/$58 general; $30/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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George Cables Trio and Fly
Longtime jazz keyboardist George Cables will jam with his trio, followed by the creative threesome Fly, at the Stanford Jazz Festival. Aug. 6, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Guitarist Milos Karadaglic
Classical and Latin guitarist Milos Karadaglic will give a solo recital to conclude Stanford Live's first summer season. August 6, 7:30-9 p.m. $30-$60. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
 

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Cafe Conversations and Master Classes
Music@Menlo will hold a number of conversations with performing artists, as well as master classes where educators from the Chamber Music Institute will impart their knowledge to young players. Monday-Friday, July 21-August 8, 11:45 a.m. Free. Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
 

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Koret Young Performers Concert
Music@Menloís Koret Young Performers Concerts will feature students in the Chamber Music Institute's Young Performers Program (ages 9 to 18). Saturdays, July 26 and Aug. 2, 1 p.m.; August 9, at noon. Free. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

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Prelude Performances
Popular events at the Music@Menlo summer festival, Prelude Performances will showcase young artists (ages 18 to 29) from the Chamber Music Institute's International Program. Check website for specific dates and locations. July 22-Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m. Free. Menlo School and The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, , Atherton.

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Hiroshima and Kenny Endo Benefit Concert
The Palo Alto Buddhist Temple will hold a concert featuring Hiroshima and Kenny Endo's Taiko Ensemble. The event will benefit the temple's 100th anniversary. Matinee and evening shows are available. August 16, 3 and 7 p.m. $85. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.