Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham joins the SF Symphony for the music of Debussy and Ravel | Photo by B. Ealovega

Boston Pops and the Music of John Williams

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra is in the Bay Area this weekend for performances of music by their former music director, film composer John Williams. Under the direction of Keith Lockhart, the Pops perform at Stanford on Friday night, and outside at UC Berkeley’s Greek Theatre Saturday night.

French Greats at Davies

The SF Symphony plays the music of Debussy and Ravel this weekend, under the direction of Yan Pascal Tortlier. Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will sing Ravel’s ethereal song cycle Sheherazade and his ballet masterpiece, Daphnis and Chloe is also on the program.

Berkeley Symphony and Beethoven’s 9th

Hear the 9th Symphony of Beethoven this Thursday with the Berkeley Symphony and guest conductor Ken-David Masur (son of Kurt). The monumental “Choral” Symphony will be performed in UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall.

Apollo’s Fire Performs Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, performs Monteverdi’s seminal opera L’Orfeo in Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley this Friday night, presented by Cal Performances, and Sunday afternoon at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State.

Strings Attached with the SF Girls Chorus

The San Francisco Girls Chorus concludes its season at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this Sunday afternoon with a program featuring works from their debut album, Final Answer, along with the world premiere of Colin Jacobsen’s Vocalissimus.