Classical

Apollo’s Fire presents The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 — 7:30 p.m. Friday, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1361 W. Market St., Akron; 8 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave., Cleveland; 8 p.m. Sunday, St. Mary of the Falls, 25615 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls. Featuring: Oliver Mercer and Karim Sulayman, tenors; Molly Quinn and Nell Snaidas, sopranos; and Apollo’s Singers. $20-$68. 216-320-0012, 800-314-2535 or go to www.apollosfire.org.

Vox Luminis — 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 1007 Superior Ave., Cleveland. Lionel Meunier, artistic director. Domenico Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater. Performance will include additional works by C. Monteverdi and A. Della Ciaia. Vox Luminis, founded in 2004 in Belgium, is an ensemble specializing in the performance of 16th-18th century vocal music. Free. A freewill offering will be taken. 216-771-6666, stjohns@dioceseofcleveland.org.

The Hudson Library & Historical Society Music Series presents Amethyst String Duo — 2 p.m. Sunday, Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St., Hudson. Violinist Mary Beth Ions and cellist Kent Collier will entertain with a musical world tour complete with humorous stories about music. Register online at www.hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010.

Kent State University Orchestra — 3 p.m. Sunday, Cartwright Hall, 650 Hilltop Drive, Kent. Featuring Amitai Vardi and Yu Jin. $15 for adults, $13 seniors and Kent State faculty and staff, $8 for non-Kent State students, $5 for children and free for full-time Kent Campus undergraduate students.

Canton Symphony Orchestra presents Orchestra Spotlight — 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th St. NW, Canton. Program: Vivaldi, Concerto for Two Violins in A minor; Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5; and Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds. Adult $25-$45, Senior and Student $20-$40. For tickets, go to www.cantonsymphony.org.