Blue Streak Ensemble — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dunham Tavern Museum, 6709 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Featuring: Margaret Brouwer, director, Emma Shook and Kimia Ghaderi, violins, Aaron Mossburg, viola, Robert Nicholson, cello, and Luke Rinderknecht, percussion. “Down Home Classical,” an evening of American porch music. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students and seniors. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-streak-ensemble-presents-down-home-classical-tickets-20438806019.
BW Opera: Peter Brook’s The Tragedy of Carmen — 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, William Allman theater, Kleist Center for Arts & Drama, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea. A 90-minute adaptation of Georges Bizet’s opera directed by Victoria Bussert, conducted by Octavio Más-Arocas, with an English translation by Sheldon Harnick. Tickets: $15 general, $10 seniors and students. For tickets, go to https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=bdwun.
Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Theater: Hector Berlioz’s Beatrice et Benedict — 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Kulas Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland. David Bamberger, director, with Harry Davidson conducting the CIM Orchestra. Bamberger’s production transports the story to a college campus in the 1960s on the eve of a championship football game. While beatnik Beatrice and star athlete Benedict insist they have no interest in the other, their friends hatch a plan to prove otherwise. $20 adults, $15 seniors and groups of more than 10, $10 students. For tickets, go to www.cim.edu.
ChamberFest Cleveland “Uncorked” presents the Martinez, Rosner, Taddeo Trio with Franklin Cohen, clarinet — 7 p.m. Friday, the Wine Spot, 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights. Cohen joins bassist Kevin Martinez, guitarist John Rosner and drummer Anthony Taddeo for an evening of eclectic grooves and reverberations. Free admission.
Tenth annual Youngstown State University Wind & Percussion Invitational — 7 p.m. Friday, Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. With Mason High School Wind Ensemble, Robert Bass, conductor; Poland Seminary High School Wind Ensemble, Nicholas Olesko and Jeffrey Hvizdos, conductors; YSU Wind Ensemble, Stephen L. Gage, conductor; YSU Percussion Ensemble, Ed Davis and Dustin May, conductors; and James Umble, saxophone. Program includes works by Ron Coulter, Malcolm Arnold, Alfred Reed, Sam Hazo, David Biedenbender, Frank Ticheli, Percy Grainger, John Williams and others. $5, $4 students and seniors. www.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=824014.
Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Brett Mitchell, conducting, with Cleveland Ballet and Csárdas Dance Company. “Gotta Dance.” A concert of history’s most toe-tapping classical music. Program to be announced. Free pre-concert activities begin at 6:30 p.m. $15-$30. For tickets, go to www.cleveland?orchestra.com.
Stephen Mattingly, classical guitar — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Kent State University Stark Campus Main Hall Auditorium, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. “In Segovia’s Footsteps:” Manuel M. Ponce’s Mazurka, Trópico and Rumba, Fuhong Shi’s Mirror and Flowers (Illusions, 2007), Federico Mompou’s Preludio, Cuna and Muiñeira (Suite Compostelana, 1963), Frank Martin’s Quatre Pieces Breves, and Marc Satterwhite’s Victor Jara’s Hands, Estadio Chile (Toccata) and Canto elegiaco. Free.
Kent Keyboard Series Concert presents Donna Lee — 5 p.m. Sunday, Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University. Donna Lee, professor of piano at Kent State University, presents a program inspired by her son, Holden. Tickets are $15 adults, $13 for seniors and free for full-time, Kent campus undergraduates. For more information, go to www.kent.edu/music/event/kent-keyboard-series-donna-lee.
Ekklesia Ensemble — 2 p.m. Sunday, Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St. Free. 330-653-6658, ext. 1010, or www.hudsonlibrary.org.
Faculty Pianist Philip Nagashima — 3 p.m. Sunday, Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave., University of Akron. Free. 330-972-8301.
Youngstown State University Dana Symphony Orchestra — 7:30 p.m. Monday, Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Stephen P. Gage, conducting, with Dana Young Artist Concerto Winners Jeremy Leishman, saxophone, Dominic DeLaurentis, piano, and Rebecca Pfingstl, harp. Paul Creston’s Rhythmic (second movement of the Saxophone Concerto), Frédéric Chopin’s Larghetto (second movement of the Piano Concerto No. 2 in F, Claude Debussy’s Danse sacrée et Danse profane and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in c, “Little Russian.” $6, $5 seniors & students, free with YSU ID.