Sound of Music

Sound of Music




Sound of Music
By sally | March 19th, 2015

  * = Things to do with children.

A Night with Aretha Franklin, Fri., March 20, 8 p.m., Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main St., Bridgeport; websterbankarena.com or 800-745-3000.

Natalie Merchant & The Purchase Symphony Orchestra, Fri., March 20, 8 p.m., tickets $75, $65, $50; Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, N.Y.; artscenter.org or 914-251-6200.

Pat McGee Band, Sat., March 21, 7:30 p.m.; tickets $28;  StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

* Curiosity Concerts, Season 2 of free family classical music concert series; space limited at many venues and adv. reg. is required, visit curiosityconcerts.org: upcoming concerts — March 22, April 12, May 30, June 20.

The U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass Band, Sun., March 22, 2 p.m., free; The Palace Danbury, 165 Main St.; thepalacedanbury.com or 203-794-9944.

Taconic Opera: La Traviata, Sun., March 22, 2:30 p.m., tickets $33, $25/srs., $15/students; at The Play Group Stage, 1 North Broadway, White Plains, N.Y.; res., taconicopera.org or 1-855-886-7372.

The Klezmatics, Sun., March 22, 3 p.m., tickets $35, $25, $20; PepsiCo Theatre at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, N.Y.; artscenter.org or 914-251-6200.

* Bari Koral Family Rock Band, Sun., March 22, 3 p.m.; tickets $15/adults, $10/children;  The Palace, Stamford Center for the Arts, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; palacestamford.org or 203-325-4466.

Wednesday Afternoon Musical Club: Two by Two, with piano, vocal and instrumental duets, Sun., March 22, 3 p.m., Fairfield Grace Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Rd., Fairfield; free, reception follows; 203-261-9160.

The Hartford Jazz Orchestra, Sun., March 22, 3-5 p.m., at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport, presented by the Westport Arts Center; westportartscenter.org or 203-222-7070.

The Schubert of Fairfield County, Sun., March 22, 3 p.m., Music by American Composers, at the Pound Ridge Library, 271 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge, N.Y.; info., poundridgelibrary.org or 914-764-5085.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, N.Y., caramoor.org or 914-232-1252: Calidore String Quartet, Sun., March 22, 4 p.m., works by Milhaud, Bartok, and Ravel; Edward Arron & Friends, Sat. March 28, 8 p.m., works by Mozart, Dohnanyi and Brahms.

Andy Grammar with Alex & Sierra and Paradise Fears, Sun., March 22, 8 p.m., $40; Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

Mary Gauthier and Allison Moorer, Wed., March 25, 7:30 p.m.; tickets $30;  StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Michael Bolton, Wed., March 25, 8 p.m., tickets $126, $111;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785.

Shubert Centennial Show Choir Competition, Thur., March 26, 6:30 p.m., Shubert Theater and Box Office, 247 College St., New Haven; shubert.com or 203-562-5666.

Zach Deputy, multi-modulation performer, Thur., March 26, 7:30 p.m., tickets $28;  StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday, with Cassandra Wilson, Thur., March 26, 8 p.m., tickets $76;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with pianist Jeremy Denk, Thur., March 26, 8 p.m., tickets $80, $65, $50; Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, N.Y.; artscenter.org or 914-251-6200.

High and Mighty Brass Band, Thur., March 26, 8 p.m., tickets $10;  The Palace, Stamford Center for the Arts, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; palacestamford.org or 203-325-4466.

The Sweet Remains with Jesse Terry, Fri., March 27, 7:30 p.m., tickets $28;  StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room: Ali Ryerson Trio, Fri, March 27, 7:30 to 9 p.m.; sugg. donation $10; adv. reg. strongly recommended; Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.; wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950.

The Outlaws, Fri., March 27, 8 p.m., tickets $47;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra, shubert.com or 203-562-5666: Triumphant Voices: Beethoven Symphony No. 9, also Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw, Sat., March 28, 7:30 p.m., Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Ave., and Thur., April 2, 7:30 p.m., Woolsey Hall, 500 College St., New Haven.

* Magical Stories with Djembe Drummer, Sun., March 29, 3 p.m., tickets $15/adults, $10/child;  The Palace, Stamford Center for the Arts, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; palacestamford.org or 203-325-4466.

Fountain Music Series: Celebration Ringers handbell ensemble, Sun., March 29, 4 p.m.; First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, Main St. and West Lane; info., firstcongregational.com or 203-438-8077.

Caramoor@Waveny, featuring the Calidore String Quartet, Sun., March 29, 4 p.m., works by Milhaud, Bartok, and Ravel; at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Ave., New Canaan; caramoor.org.

The Pine Hill Project, Sun., March 29, 7:30 p.m., tickets $42;  StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Wed., April 1, 7:30; recept. in lobby at 6:45; tickets $50, $45;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785.

Western Connecticut State U. Piano Studio Recital, Wed., April 1, 8 p.m., Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center, Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; info., wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp

* The Amazing Max & The Box of Interesting Things, Sun., April 12, 3 p.m.; tickets $15/adults, $10/children;  The Palace, Stamford Center for the Arts, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; palacestamford.org or 203-325-4466.

Robby Krieger with Waylon Krieger, Wed., April 8, 8 p.m., $80;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

Joan Armatrading, Solo Tour, Thur., April 9, 8 p.m., $75;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

Cabaret at the Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; 203-325-4466: Cyrille Aimée, Fri., April 10, 8 p.m.

The Whiffenpoofs, Fri., April 10, 8 p.m., tickets $30; The Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., thepalacedanbury.com or 203-794-9944.

Zappa Plays Zappa, Fri., April 10, 8 p.m., $125/VIP Sound Check Party, $75, $65;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

Orchestra New England Viennese Soiree, with soloist Gary Chapman performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2; Sat., April 11, 7:30 p.m., United Church on the Green, 270 Temple St., New Haven; tickets $20/35; orchestranewengland.org or 203-777-4690.

Stamford Symphony Orchestra with Pianist Hélène Grimaud, Sat., April 25, at 8 p.m. and Sun., April 26, at 3; tickets start at $22; Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, C.P.E. Bach’s Symphony in F Major and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3; Kids under 18 free on Sun.; free MusiKids program Sun. at 2; Wolf Conservation Center Benefit Tickets $75; The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; stamfordsymphony.org or 203-325-4466.