El Camino Youth Symphony Annual Benefit Concert with Taylor Eigsti, April 7, Flint Center, Cupertino; Jenny Zigrino,
20 South Bay Accent
ences with joyful music infused with folk,
bluegrass, Americana, roots, swing, jazz and
the blues. Tickets $35-$39. Carriage House
Theatre, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga.
A Tribute to The Henry Mancini Orchestra
and Mel Torme. April 28, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Swing and jazz vocalist Steve March-Tormé
will perform his father’s most famous recordings,
such as “The Christmas Song,” “Lullaby
of Birdland” and “Lulu’s Back in Town.” Leigh
Vance has performed with several big bands
and will sing Mancini’s most popular songs.
Tickets $47-$69. Fox Theatre, 2209 Broadway,
Redwood City, 650/369-7770.
St. Lawrence String Quartet. April 29, 2:30
May 10–13, Rooster T. Feathers, Sunnyvale; Chris Botti, May 4, Fox Theatre, Redwood City
p.m. Returning to its roots, the quartet performs
music by Canadian composer R. Murray
Schafer in addition to Haydn’s String Quartet
in C Major, Op. 33, No. 3, and Erich Wolfgang
Korngold’s Opus 15 Piano Quintet with
longtime collaborator Stephen Prutsman. Tickets
$15-$65. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen
St., Stanford University. 650/724-2464.
Uriel Herman Quartet. April 29, 7 p.m. A
classically trained pianist and composer, Herman
operates on the seam between jazz, rock,
and grunge with influences of Israeli sound.
Over the past two years, Herman has wandered
the world on a journey of discovery
with his quartet: Avri Borochov (contrabass),
Uriel Weinberger (woodwinds) and Haim
Peskoff (drums). Tickets $15-$30. Bing Concert
Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University.
Faces of Love: Divas of Arab Music. May
3, 8 p.m. Aswat Women Ensemble performs
songs originally sung by the Arab World’s most
beloved female singers. Each song portrays one
of the many faces of love we encounter during
Maks, Val, Peta: Confidential. May 6, 8
p.m. Following a smash hit first tour, Maks
and Val, the hottest stars of ABC’s “Dancing
with The Stars” are back with an all-new
show, and this time, the family has grown to
include the talented Peta Murgatroyd, twotime
“Dancing with The Stars” champion,
actress who happens to be Mrs. Chmerkovskiy.
Tickets $55-$85. City National Civic, 135 W.
San Carlos St., San Jose. 408/792-4111.
Saint Michael Trio: Celebrating Mendelssohn.
May 6, 3 p.m. In this “informance”
the trio of master musicians will perform and
elucidate the landmark works that show Mendelssohn
at the height of his expressive powers.
Tickets $20-$38. Historic Villa, Montalvo
Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga.
U2. May 7-8, 7 p.m. The iconic Irish rockers
head back into town to perform brooding and
transcendent new tracks from their 14th studio
album as part of The Experience + Innocence
Tour. Tickets $41-$325. SAP Center, 525 W.
Santa Clara St., San Jose. 800/745-3000.
Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra:
Cornel West Concerto. May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Two time Grammy winner O’Farrill embraces
a cornucopia of Latin American music traditions.
This program features the Cornel West
Concerto, which sets text by virtuosic speaker,
scholar and activist Dr. Cornel West to
Afro-Latin jazz orchestration. Tickets $15-$30.
Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford
Shaun Hopper. May 10, 7:30 p.m. The
acoustic “fingerstyle” guitar player is both a
Southern gentleman and a prodigious talent,
merging complex melodic lines, harmony and
bass lines, along with his one-of-a-kind percussive
technique. Tickets $35-$39. Historic
Villa, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo
Road, Saratoga. 408/961-5858.
Earth, Wind & Fire. May 15, 8 p.m. After
our lives. Tickets $12. Second Stage, Mountain
View Center for Performing Arts, 500
Castro St., Mountain View. 650/903-6000.
Proyecto Lando. May 4, 5 p.m. This project
is a collaboration of the best music arrangers in
Peru, such as Felipe Pumarada, Mariano Liy,
Santiago Coco Linares, David Pinto & Oscar
Huaranga, coming together for an Afro-Peruvian
extravaganza. Free. MACLA, 510 S. First
St., San Jose. 408/998-2783.
Chris Botti. May 4, 8 p.m. The world’s biggest
selling jazz instrumentalist, Botti was
never the same after hearing Miles Davis’ version
of “My Funny Valentine” when he was
12. The trumpeter is now equally at home in
RIGHT: CATHERINE SEBASTIAN
the realms of jazz and pop. Tickets $53-$108.
Fox Theatre, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City.
Ballet Fantastique. May 4-5, 7 p.m. Western
Ballet’s annual mixed repertoire program features
neoclassical works by Venezuela’s worldrenowned
choreographer Vicente Nebrada.
Dancers will interpret Nebrada’s works, including
“La Luna,” as well as premieres by Western
Ballet’s own Zubria. Tickets $33-$48. Main
Stage, Mountain View Center for Performing
Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
Lost and Found: Danspace Project. May
4-5, 8 p.m. A re-imagining of the work by
choreographer John Bernd, a pivotal figure in
the 1980s downtown NYC dance scene who
was one of the first artists in that community
to be diagnosed with HIV. Tickets $15-$30.
Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford
Silicon Valley Symphony: The Creation.
May 5-6, times vary. Haydn’s oratorio celebrates
universal harmony and rejoices in
a flawless world order with no conflicts or
adversity of any kind. Tickets $45-$90. 255
Almaden Blvd., San Jose. 408/286-2600.