Across the Grain — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave., University of Akron. Contemporary music by bassoonist Susan Nelson and percussionist Jeffrey Barudin. Free. 330-972-8301.

CSU Symphony Orchestra — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University, 2100 Euclid Ave. Victor Liva, conducting, with Odin Rathnam, violin. Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in g, Op. 26 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55, (Eroica). Free.

Akron Symphony Orchestra presents Die Meistersinger — 8 p.m. Friday, E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. Program: Puts, Inspiring Beethoven; Beethoven, Symphony No. 7; Brahms, Song of the Fates; and Wagner, Die Meistersinger (excerpts). Tickets start at $25. For tickets, call 330-535-8131 or go to www.akronsymphony.org.

Cleveland Orchestra Gala Concert and Dinner — 7 p.m. Saturday, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Franz Welser-Moest, conductor. Program: Verdi, Ballet Music from Don Carlo; Respighi, The Birds; J. Strause Jr., Rosen aud dem Suden (Roses from the South); J. Strauss, Der Karnival von Venedig (The Carnival of Venice), Fantasy, Opus 126; and Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien. For more information and tickets: www.clevelandorchestra.com/News-and-Updates/News-Releases/2017-releases/2017-05-31-gala.

Brass Band of the Western Reserve presents “Let’s Celebrate” — 7 p.m. Saturday, Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students. http://new.bbwesternreserve.org.

Tuscarawas Philharmonic and Malone University Choral present The Promise of Living — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center, 330 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia. A moving performance to honor the village of Zoar in its bicentennial year. $24-$36. 330-308-6400. www.tuscarawasphilharmonic.org.

Akros Percussion Collective presents Lost in the Woods — 3 p.m. Sunday, Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave., University of Akron. World premier. An opera based upon the works of Henry David Thoreau. $12, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students. 330-972-8301.

KSU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band — 3 p.m. Sunday, Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent. John Franklin and Jesse Leyva, conducting. New works by Perrine, Srinivasan & Weller paired with masterworks by Vaughan Williams, Foster, Schuman & Erickson. Free.

UA Guest Recital: Jonathan Crissman, classical guitar (Arizona State University) — 7:30 p.m. Monday, Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave., Akron. Program to be announced. Free.

Rocky River Chamber Music Society presents Green Mountain Chamber Players — 7:30 p.m. Monday, West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River. Free. www.rrcms.org.