University of Akron Symphony Orchestra with Tracy Rowell — 7:30 tonight, First Congregational Church, 292 E. Market St., Akron. Program: Mozart, Overture to The Marriage of Figaro; Dallapiccola, Piccola musica notturna; Bottesini, Bass Concerto No. 2; and Hanson, Symphony No. 2, Romantic. Free. 330-972-8301.
Cleveland Orchestra — 8 tonight and Saturday, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Featuring: Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; and Bela Fleck, banjo. Program: Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine; Fleck, Banjo Concerto; Copland, suite from Billy the Kid; and Gershwin, An American in Paris. $45-$119. 216-231-1111, 800-686-1141 or go to www.clevelandorchestra.com.
Cleveland Orchestra PNC Holiday Musical Rainbows on the Road — 10 a.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Temple-Tifereth Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood. Music of Chanukah, featuring: Carolyn Warner, violin and piano; Stephen Warner, violin; and Kathryn Wolfe Sebo, cantor. $7. 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141.
Kent State University Gospel Choir Biannual Concert — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cartwright Auditorium, 650 Hilltop Drive, Kent State. Free. 330-672-2431.
Apollo’s Fire presents Sacrum Mysterium: Sacred Mystery-A Celtic Christmas — 8 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, 3630 Fairmount Blvd., Shaker Heights; 5 p.m. Sunday, St. Mary of the Falls, 25615 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. $26. 216-320-0012, 800-314-2535 or www.apollosfire.org.
Lake Center Christian High School Choir — 7 p.m. Saturday, Kaufman Center, 12893 Kaufman Ave. NW, Hartville. Presents selections from Handel’s Messiah. 330-877-2049.
Trinity Concert Series presents Menotti’s Amahl & the Night Visitors — 4 p.m. Sunday, Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High St., Wadsworth. Featuring Northeast Ohio opera personalities and members of the Akron Symphony Chorus. Free-will offering.
Fairlawn Lutheran Parish Arts Concert Series presents Rutter Gloria — 4 p.m. Sunday, Fairlawn Lutheran Chuch, 3415 W. Market St. 330-867-3082.
Cleveland Orchestra Celebrity Series presents Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times — 8 p.m. Tuesday, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Orchestra will perform musical soundtrack for a showing of the 1936 film Modern Times. $35-$110. 216-231-1111, 800-686-1141 or www.clevelandorchestra.com.
CityMusic Chamber Music Orchestra — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2757 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights. Featuring: Stefan Willich, conductor; Rebecca Mayhew, oboe; and the Mount Zion Choir. Program: Mozart, Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, and Oboe Concerto in C, K314; Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4 (Italian); and Mount Zion Choir, Spirituals. Free.