P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, traditional Irish music session with Uilleann piper Mattie Connolly, Thurs., June 15, 7:45 p.m., St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford; free; BYOB; info: Tim Quinn at 203-257-8737.
Tim Currie and Suns of Walrus, Fri., June 16, 7:30 p.m., Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall St., Norwalk. Sounds of Beatles music. Doors open 7. Tickets $20 at wallstreettheater.ticketfly.com , 877-987-6487 or door.
An Evening with Dawes, Fri., June 16, 8 p.m., The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y., doors open at 7; tickets $35-55; at thecapitoltheatre.com or 914-937-4126.
Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 2017 Spring Concert Benefit with Carol Wincenc, flute, and Bryan Wagorn, piano, Sun., June 17, 1:30 p.m. VIP reception, concert at 6, dessert at 7, CV Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, N.Y., tickets $50-$1,000, RSVP to Alex Villari, [email protected] or 914-723-1169. Info:hbms.org/benefit2017.php.
Caramoor: 72nd summer music season, opening night concert and gala, Sat., June 17, gala at 5:30, concert 8:30, Venetian Theater, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah, N.Y. Celebrating 20 years of Bel Canto at Caramoor with A Night of Italian Opera with artist-in-residence, Angela Meade, soprano; Santiago Ballerini, tenor; Bel Canto, Young Artists, orchestra of St. Luke’s with Will Crutchfield, conductor. Tickets start at $750. Schubert and Gopnik: A Musical Dialogue, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Sun., June 18, 4 p.m.; $20-$55. Info: caramoor.org or 914-232-1252.
Pops Concert, Danbury Symphony Orchestra, Sat., June 17, 7-9 p.m., Danbury Music Centre program, CityCenter Green, Ives St., Danbury. Celebrating start of summer with this annual tradition; bring blanket and picnic. Info: danburymusiccentre.org or 203-748-1716.
The Jazzholes, founded by New Canaan resident Paul McDaniel, playing concert to benefit The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Sat., June 17, The Heights at Brother Vic’s, 920 Oakridge Commons in South Salem, N.Y., 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets, $40, at www.shop.aldrichart.org or at door.
Burgers, Beers & B-flat Minor, Westchester Philharmonic concert, Sun., June 18, 3 p.m., Concert Hall at Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, N.Y. Andrew Litton, conducting, and Conrad Tao, piano. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Weber’s Overture to Euryanthe. Post-concert spring BBQ. Tickets $25 adults, $12 children at westchesterphil.org or 914-682-3707.
Memorial Concert for Pete & Toshi Seeger, pre-recorded screening of live concert from Lincoln Center (from July 15, 2014), featuring Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Leon Redbone, Tom Chapin and scores more, Mon., June 19, 7 p.m., Stratford Library’s Lovell Room, 2203 Main St., Stratford; free, open to public. Info: stratfordlibrary.org
CHIRP 2017 Concerts, Parsonsfield, Tues., June 20, 7 p.m., Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield; No Depression raved that band performs “rich five-part harmonies one minute, sound like bluegrass on steroids the next, and then rock you over the head with unbearably cool and raucous Celtic rhythms.” (parsonsfield.com). No dogs permitted in park. Series of free summer concerts Tues. through Labor Day and Thurs., June 29-Thurs., Sept. 1; contributions welcome at chirpct.org or by sending check to Ridgefield Town Hall, 400 Main St. Ridgefield, CT 06877. Tues., June 27: Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound.
Whitman, Melville, Dickinson — Passions of Bloom, Tues., June 20, 8 p.m., Morse Recital Hall. Sprague Hall, 470 College St., New Haven. Composer Martin Bresnick’s oratorio “takes the thoughts of critic and professor Harold Bloom on a musical journey of passion, insight and personal reflection.” Part of International Festival of Arts & Ideas 2017 on and near New Haven Green. Tickets $35, $65, $20 (seniors and students), and info at www.artidea.org
Backyard Concert Series, on Wed., June 21, Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah, N.Y. Doors open at 6 p.m., concerts at 7, with bands playing about 90-minute sets with museum’s sculpture garden as backdrop, complimentary wine, cold beer and soft drinks provided. Guests can use garden chairs or bring own chairs and blankets. Boxed picnic suppers can be pre-ordered from The Reading Room (ordering.chownow.com/order/6396/locations up to 5 p.m.) June 21: Ask Your Mom, five-piece band covers classic and alt-rock songs. Adm. $20, $15 KMA members; buy tickets to two concerts and get third concert free; free for children under 18. Info: 914-232-9555 or katonahmuseum.org
Twilight Concert: Java Groove, Wed., June 21, 7 p.m., outdoor stage at Pardee-Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven, free. Repertoire ranging from Sinatra, to Sting; food truck; museum tours until 8. Rain date: June 22. Info: newhavenmuseum.org/visit/events-calendar or 203-562-4183.
The Airplane Family & Friends and Live Dead ’69 concert, Wed., June 21, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Continuing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of San Francisco Sound and Summer of Love with original Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna alumni: Slick Aguilar, Peter Kaukonen, Mike Falzarano, Prairie Prince with Eva Avila and Joli Valenti. Tickets: $100 Gold Circle seating, $55 other seats, $15 add-on available for all regular price tickets of soundboard recording download of entire performance; at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or box office, 203-438-5795.
Marshall Tucker Band, Thurs., June 22, at 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Southern rock band with hits such as Heard It in a Love Song, Can’t You See and Fire on the Mountain. Tickets, $55, at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.
Wu Man and Miro Quartet, Thurs., June 22, 8 p.m., Morse Recital Hall. Sprague Hall, 470 College St., New Haven. East meets West as award-winning musicians perform together for the first time new work by Chinese composer Xiaogang Ye. Tickets $35, $65, $20 (seniors and students), and info at www.artidea.org
New Rochelle Opera, Westchester’s longest running opera company, Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow, June 22, 23 and 24, 8 p.m., and June 25, 3 p.m., Frank J. Auriana Theatre at Ursuline School, 1354 North Ave., New Rochelle, N.Y. Directed by company co-founder and artistic director Camille Coppola, with orchestra and chorus conducted by Gregory Ortega and choreography by Christine Perone. The operetta to be sung in English, with libretto by Sheldon Harnick, composer of Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me. Tickets $40 general adm., $37 seniors and new $15 price for students; June 22 discount $32. Adv. tickets at nropera.org, or send check payable to New Rochelle Opera, Inc., to P.O. Box 55, New Rochelle, NY 10804. Info: 914-576-1617.
MET Operas in HD, encore performances: Bizet’s Les Pecheurs de Pereles, Fri., June 23, 6 p.m.; Verdi’s Macbeth, Wed., June 28, 6:30 p.m.; and Verdi’s Nabucco, Wed., July 12, 6 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets, $25, $20 members/seniors, $15 students; free for children 18 and under, at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or box office at 203-438-5795.
Almost Queen, recapturing four-part harmonies and costumes of Queen singers and musicians, Fri., June 23, 8 p.m., White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, N.Y. Tickets $34-$44, at wppac.com or 914-328-1600.
An Evening of Chamber Music, Sat., June 24, 7-9 p.m., Marian Anderson Recital Hall at Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main St., Danbury. Performing: Danbury Trombone Outfit, Fairfield County Flute Choir, Westfield Winds and more. Donations accepted at door. Info: danburymusiccentre.org or 203-748-1716.
Not Fade Away, tribute to music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, Sat., June 24, 8 p.m., The Palace Danbury Theatre, 165 Main St., Danbury; featuring Jerry Mancuso as Buddy. Tickets $40 at thepalacedanbury.com or 203-794-9944.
Summer Big Band Concert, Sat., June 24, 8 p.m., Seven Angels Theatre, 1 Plank Rd., Waterbury; Miss Semina De Laurentis and Tom Chute with the Harold Zinno Big Band, fundraiser for Seven Angels Theatre. Tickets $35 at sevenangelstheatre.org or box office: 203-757-4676.
Come Fly With Me, celebrating music of Frank Sinatra, featuring vocalist Rob Zappulla and his 13-piece orchestra, Sat., June 24, 7:30 p.m., The Klein, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Concert supports Narcotic Enforcement Officers’ Association in efforts to help further educate police officers and public on dangers of drug abuse. Tickets, $20-$35, at theklein.org or 800-424-0160. Premium tickets, with pre-show reception, VIP parking: $50. Donations for raffle table: 203-804-7091 or 860-999-1056 or [email protected]
Cassatt String Quartet concert with pianist Mihae Lee, Sun., June 25, 3 p.m., Gordon Hall at Music Mountain, 225 Music Mountain Rd., in Falls Village. Program includes Mendelssohn: String Quartet, Opus 81 ‘Capriccio’ (1843-47); Beethoven: String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132 (1825); Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Opus 57 (1940). Single tickets $35. Info: 860-824-7126 or musicmountain.org
Music at the Barn, monthly outdoor concert series, by Weston Historical Society, featuring local musicians, bands and performers, Sun., 5:30-7 p.m., Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Road, through Aug. 27; no reservations required; bring lawn chair, blanket, food and beverages; if rain, the concert will be indoors and chairs to be set up; $10 member, $15 non-member, kids free. June 25: Otis and the Hurricanes, who “play the roots of American rock ‘n roll influenced by the likes of Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Little Feat, The Funky Meters, Alan Toussaint, Delbert McClinton, and the legendary Chuck Berry.”
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot, Sun., June 25, 7 p.m., Ives Concert Park on WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext. in Danbury. Tickets, $29.50-$79.50, at ticketfly.com/event/1453533. Info: ivesconcertpark.com
Newsboys, Sun., June 25, 7 p.m., Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. From Australia, Christian music band with six gold albums, many Grammy and American Music Award nominations. Tickets $30-$100 at palacestamford.org or 203-325-4466.
The Gipsy Kings, Tues., June 27, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Melding flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to tune of 20 million albums sold, Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind Bamboléo, “celebrate in their tradition with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals.” Latest album, “Savor Flamenco” – giving audiences “deep shout at the heart of our community.” Tickets: $110 orchestra, $90 mezzanine/balcony at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.
Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers, Thurs., June 29, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Original members: keyboardist Rami Jaffee, who has recorded and toured with The Foo Fighters; bass player Greg Richling, whose many records in U.S. and abroad included platinum selling material from Norway’s rock band Bigbang, and Dylan, with a pair of solo albums, Seein’ Things and Women and Country. Joining: longtime guitarist Stuart Mathis, who has worked with Chris Isaak, Lucinda Williams and Sara Bareilles, and new drummer Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam). Tickets $75 at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.
U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus, at Veterans Park School Field between Governor and Market Streets in Ridgefield village, Sat., July 1, 7 p.m., outdoor concert for free, sponsored by American Legion Post 78. Handicapped parking behind school off Market St. Rain location is Ridgefield High School off Route 116.
JJ Grey & Mofro in concert, Fri., July 7, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Rock and blues jam band from Jacksonville, Fla., “singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions.” Kicking off night: National Reserve from Brooklyn. Tickets, $47.50, at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or box office at 203-438-5795.
Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald, in Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Gala, Sun., July 9, 6 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Event includes dinner by top area restaurants, silent and live auction items (including memorabilia signed by McDonald and Scaggs on night of show). Songwriter-keyboard player McDonald, with his distinctive and soulful voice, has been musical presence for four decades. Scaggs’ career dates back to late ’60s with Steve Miller Band, then continued with successful solo albums. Tickets, $250, at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or box office at 203-438-5795.
Stratford Community Concert Band, summer concert, Tues., July 11, 7 p.m., Paradise Green gazebo in Stratford. Rain date is two days later. Band, in its 55th season of entertaining the public, to present selection of familiar music in swing style. All music arranged by musical director and conductor Wayne Hiller of Bridgeport. Attendees invited to bring chairs or blankets and snacks. Info: band president Bob Sherman, 203-556-4097 or email [email protected]
Dave Mason, The Alone Together Again tour, Fri., July 14, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Rd., Westport, with his band (Johnne Sambataro, Alvino Bennett and Tony Patler). Originally released in 1970, Dave Mason’s Alone Together is one of America’s classic rock albums. Evening overview: 5 p.m.: VIP Experience, pre-concert meet & greet with Mason, limited availability; 6.30: lawn opens to all ticket-holders and picnics; 6:30-8: cocktails on terrace for patron, premium and VIP ticket-holders; 8: opening act; 8:30: Mason. Proceeds from special event help to underwrite Levitt Pavilion’s summer season featuring “50 Free Nights under the Stars.” Tickets, $37.50-$185 ($35-$180 member), and info at: http://bit.ly/DaveMasonLPCT17
The Artimus Pyle Band, Fri., July 14, 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer’s band formed to carry on “true Skynyrd spirit” and “true and proper tribute.” Tickets $25-$50 at palacestamford.org or 203-325-4466.
Graham Nash in concert, Sat., July 15, 8 p.m., The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y. Grammy Award-winner Nash, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with Crosby, Stills and Nash and with Hollies; also inducted twice into Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as solo artist and with CSN. The artist’s “passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice.” Tickets $46-$81 at thecapitoltheatre.com or 914-937-4126.
Danbury Concert Association, opening concert for 2017-18 season, An Afternoon at the Opera, Sun., Sept. 10, 3 p.m. Details: 203-748-2177, or danburyconcert.org.