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Stanford New Ensemble: 'Musical Narrative'
This Stanford New Ensemble program will present works by Corigliano, Ginastera, Guastavino, Kurtag, Ligeti, Previn, Prokofiev and Long Zhou. Featured performers will include Kevin Sun (piano), Justin Doong (violin), Soyoung Park (soprano), Joseph Cadagin (harpsichord), Lennart Jansson (cello), Nayantara Jain (piano) and Francesca Dawis (soprano). May 22, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Braun Music Center, Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford.

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ECYS Sinfonietta Spring Dance
Under the baton of Dr. Camilla Kolchinsky, El Camino Youth Symphony's Sinfonietta Orchestra will conclude its 2014-15 season with the annual Spring Dance concert, which will include pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, Bach and Grieg. Pianist Sophia Lin will be the featured soloist. May 23, 7:30 p.m. $8/$15. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

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Afro-Latin Jazz Flute Summit
The Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble will host flute masters Andrea Brachfeld and John Calloway for a special collaborative performance that will include their original work and arrangements from across the Afro-Latin jazz genre. May 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15 general; $10 senior, student; free for Stanford students with ID. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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'Listen to the Music'
The 60-voice Aurora Singers will perform a family-friendly program entitled "Listen to the Music," composed of jazz, gospel and Broadway tunes about instruments, including "I Love a Piano," "Little David, Play on Your Harp" and "Alexander's Ragtime Band." May 23, 7 p.m. $10; free for youth under age 6. Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto.

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Organist James Welch with Paris program
James Welch will play excerpts from his organ music program to be performed at Notre Dame Cathedral in June. The concert will include works by French composers St.-Saens and Vierne; and California composers, Purvis, Diemer and Wood. Welch's son Nicholas will also play piano pieces by Bach and Chopin. May 24, 3-4 p.m. $10 at the door. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Gunn Choir Spring Concert
The Gunn Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Treble Choir will hold their last performance of the season, where they will highlight the contributions of seniors and preview selections from the upcoming tour to Italy. May 28, 7 p.m. $7 general; $5 student. Gunn High School, Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Gunn High School jazz with Mic Gillette
Gunn High School will host a concert featuring guest soloist Mic Gillette (of Tower of Power fame) and the Mic Gillette Band (MGB). Gillette will first play a few charts with the jazz bands of Gunn High and Terman Middle schools, before MGB will perform a set. May 29, 7-9 p.m. $10 adult; free for students, seniors. Gunn High School, Spangenberg Theater, 760 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Alexander Stroud in concert
In this performance, Alexander Stroud will be joined by fellow members of the 24 Strings classical guitar quartet -- Aswhin Krishna, Chase Onodera and Nicholas Padmanabhan -- as well as cellist Noah Doeden. They will play works written by Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Sor, Albeniz, Lennon and McCartney, York and others. May 30, 2-3 p.m. Free. Mountain View High School Theater, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View.

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New Millennium Chamber Orchestra concert
Directed by James Richard Frieman, the New Millennium Chamber Orchestra will offer a program called "Festival of Spanish Masterpieces," which celebrates the works of Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla and Joaquin Turina. Classical guitarist Paul Psarras will also perform Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez." May 30, 3-5 p.m. $10-$25. First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto .
 

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The Manhattan Transfer
Grammy Award-winning vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer will visit the Oshman Family JCC for a benefit concert. There will also be a cocktail buffet and dessert reception. May 31, 7:30-9 p.m. $250 benefit and concert; $50 concert only. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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'Ambassadors: Bon Voyage Concert'
Before taking off ro a tour of Prague, Vienna and Bratislava, Soli Deo Gloria will perform an eclectic program including Bob Chilcott's "A Little Jazz Mass," verse anthems by Purcell and American spirituals. A reception will follow. May 31, 4:30-6 p.m. $21/$26; discounts for advance purchase. First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.

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Silicon Valley Boychoir: 'Sunny with a Chance of Music'
The Silicon Valley Boychoir, composed of 65 boys, will perform a family concert called "Sunny with a Chance of Music," which will feature songs about weather, rain, clouds, wind and sunshine, including the classic "Singin' in the Rain." A reception will follow. May 31, 5 p.m. $10/$15; free for children under age 5. First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.
 

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'Music for Life' concert
Young alumni of NPR's "From the Top" and current members of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra will present an evening concert, for which 100 percent of proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and those battling blood cancers. May 31, 7-9 p.m. $20 general; $10 age 14 and under; $35 reserved. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Vocalist Wesla Whitfield
Jazz vocalist Wesla Whitfield will be joined by Mike Greensill -- her husband, as well as a pianist and arranger -- and bassist Dean Reilly for a performance of Great American Songbook favorites. A reception with the artists will follow the show. May 31, 5-6:30 p.m. $45. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
 

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Ragazzi Continuo: 'The Joy of Song'
Ragazzi Continuo, a choir composed of alumni from the Ragazzi Boys Chorus, will offer a program called "The Joy of Song," during which they will perform some of their favorite pieces. May 31, 7:30 p.m. $18 general; $15 student, senior. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton St., Redwood City.

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San Francisco Choral Artists with Mads Tolling
In its first SFCA+1 event, San Francisco Choral Artists will be joined by Grammy Award-winning jazz violinist Mads Tolling in performing Bill Evans' "Waltz for Debby," Herb Bielawa's "You Drive Me Crazy," a Danish folk song and a world premiere by Fred Himebaugh. June 6, 8-10 p.m. $30; discounts for advance purchase, seniors and students. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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'Singing For A Cure' Soprano Recital Benefit Concert
Soprano Annie Yung and friends will perform "Singing For A Cure," a benefit recital with works ranging from Bach to Bernstein. The event will support the Arthritis Foundation. Children are welcome. June 6, 7-9 p.m. Donations accepted. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.
 

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Bay Choral Guild: 'The Natural World'
The Bay Choral Guild will present a concert program with beautiful and humorous songs about birds, flowers, animals, insects and water -- as well as a new work by Sanford Dole called "Water, Make Everything New." June 6, 8-10 p.m. $25 general; $20 senior; $5 student. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

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Foothill Symphonic Winds: 'Bandancing'
Conducted by David Bruce Adams, Foothill Symphonic Winds will perform its spring concert entitled "Bandancing," a lively program including a Frank Sinatra medley, a piece by contemporary composer Eric Whitacre and more. June 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $10 general; $5 senior, student. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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New Esterházy Quartet with soprano Christine Brandes
Joined by special guest soprano Christine Brandes, the New Esterházy Quartet will perform two Joseph Haydn cantatas about wronged women, "Arianna a Naxos" and "Scena di Berenice," as well as two of the composer's string quartets, Op. 71, No. 2 and Op. 55, No. 2, "The Razor." June 7, 4-6 p.m. $25. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

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Robert Huw Morgan Commencement Recital
Stanford University Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan will present his annual Commencement recital at the end of the academic year. June 12, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.

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World Harmony Chorus concert
This diverse choral group will share some of its repertoire of music from around the world, including tunes from Africa, Latin America and eastern Europe. June 15, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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Cellist Irene Sharp
The Community School of Music and Arts will host an evening of music with the celebrated cellist and master teacher Irene Sharp. June 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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ECYS Bon Voyage Concert
The El Camino Youth Symphony will give a preview performance before it heads off on its 10th international tour. The symphony will be joined by award-winning pianist Sandra Wright Shen, who will play Manuel De Falla's "Noches en los jardines de Espańa ("Nights in the Gardens of Spain"). June 20, 7:30 p.m. $15/$8. Woodside High School Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside.

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Instant Harmony with Daniel Steinberg and World Harmony Chorus
Community members are invited to attend an Instant Harmony workshop with Daniel Steinberg, as well listen or sing along to the local choral group, World Harmony Chorus. Registration is optional. June 20, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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ECYS Bon Voyage Concert
The El Camino Youth Symphony will give a preview performance before it heads off on its 10th international tour. The symphony will be joined by award-winning pianist Sandra Wright Shen, who will play Manuel De Falla's "Noches en los jardines de Espańa ("Nights in the Gardens of Spain"). June 21, 2:30 p.m. $15/$8. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

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Pipe & Drum discussion and concert
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Pipe Band will visit the Mountain View Public Library to discuss and play its pipe and drum music. Registration is appreciate but not required. June 23, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.