Cleveland Orchestra Special Showcase Concert Mark Music! — 7 tonight, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Featuring: Franz Welser-Moest, conductor; Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, James Feddeck, music director and conductor; Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, Lisa Wong, director and conductor; Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus, Ann Usher, director and conductor; and El Sistema@Rainey musicians, Isabel Trautwein, founder. Program: Brahms, Nanie for chorus and orchestra; Dvorak, Carnival Overture; Tchaikovsky, Fourth Movement (Finale) from Symphony No. 5; and Handel, Hallelujah Chorus From Messiah. Free. Tickets required, call 216-231-1111 or go to www.clevelandorchestra.com.
University of Akron Symphony Orchestra — 7:30 tonight, First Congregational Church, 292 E. Market St., Akron. Featuring Ilya Kaler, violin. Free. 330-972-8301.
CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra — 7:30 tonight, St. Noel Church, 35200 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Westlake City School Performing Arts Center, 27830 Hilliard Blvd.; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, 3649 E. 65th St., Slavic Village, Cleveland; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Mary Parish, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria.. Featuring Daniel Gilbert, clarinet. Program: Mozart, Symphony No. 26, K184; Weber, Clarinet Quintet Op. 34 (for string orchestra); and Haydn, Symphony No. 86. Free. For information, go to www.citymusiccleveland.org.
Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert Symphony Under the Sea — 7 p.m. Friday, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Featuring: The Singing Angels. Program includes Handel, “Hornpipe” from Water Music; Gliere, Russian Sailor’s Dance from The Red Poppy; Wagner, Overture to The Flying Dutchman; and Menken, Music from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. $15 and $22. 216-231-1111, 800-686-1141 or go to www.clevelandorchestra.com.
Orchid Ensemble — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Kent State Stark Campus Fine Arts Theatre, 6000 Frank Ave. Jackson Township. 330-244-3348.
VOCI presents An Evening in Galloway — 6 p.m. Saturday, Great Court of the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Featuring the vocal talents of the VOCI chorus, bagpipes by Akron and District Pipe Band and traditional Scottish dancing. $20 per person. For tickets, call 330-452-4098 or go to www.voicesofcanton.org/tickets.
Orchid Ensemble — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Kent State University Cartwright Hall, 650 Hilltop Drive, Kent. 330-672-2787.
Kent Keyboard Series presents Religion and Passion by Marian Lee — 5 p.m. Sunday, Ludwig Recital Hall, Music and Speech Building, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent State University. $15, $12 seniors, Kent State faculty and staff, $8 for students, and free for Kent State Undergraduates. 330-672-8398.
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus — 7 p.m. Sunday, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Program: Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5; Brahms, Nanie for chorus and orchestra; and Hanson, Song of Democracy. $12. 216-231-1111, 800-686-1141 or go to www.cleveland orchestra.com.
University of Akron New Music Festival Concert No. 1 — 8 p.m. Monday, Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave. The Music of Lewis Nielson. Free. 330-972-8301.
University of Akron New Music Festival Concert No. 2 — 8 p.m. Tuesday, Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave. The Composers’ Forum: New works by UA music students. Free. 330-972-8301.
University of Akron New Music Festival Concert No. 3 — 8 p.m. Wednesday, Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave. New Works from UA professors Daniel McCarthy, James Wilding and Robert Brownlow. Free. 330-972-8301.