University of Akron Chamber Orchestra — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, First Congregational Church, 292 E. Market St., Akron. Victor Bordo, conducting. Works by Darius Milhaud, David Biedenbender and Aaron Copland. Free.
Cleveland Orchestra “Sibelius’s Second” — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, Severence Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Franz Welser-Moest, conductor and Paul Jacobs, organ. Program: Ives, Symphony No. 3 (“The Camp Meeting”); Copland, Symphony for Organ and Orchestra; and Sibelius, Symphony No. 2. $29-$149. For tickets, go to www.cleveland?orchestra.com.
No Exit new music ensemble “Sonic Landscapes” — 8 p.m. Thursday, Drinko Hall, Cleveland State University, 2100 Euclid Ave. Timothy Beyer, director. Jefferson Friedman’s 78, Per Norgard’s Spell, Stephen Paulus’s Seven Miniatures (selections) and world premieres of pieces by Hong-Da Chin, Greg D’Alessio and Yuan-Keng Ling. Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residence Series. Free.
BW Symphony Orchestra — 7 p.m. Friday, Gamble Auditorium, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, 96 Front St., Berea. Octavio Más-Arocas, conducting. Program includes Greg Good’s Something came from Nothing and Antonín Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8. Free.
Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra — 7 p.m. Friday, Chagrin Valley Athletic Club, 17260 Snyder Rd., Chagrin Falls. Stephen A. Eva, conducting, with vocalists Andrew Rothman, Pamela LaForce, Ryann Sefcik, Tonya Coe Stephenson, Colleen O’Leary, Thomas Love, Gene Karlen, Melissa Davis, Don DiSantis, Ellie Kelly, Meg Martinez, Mason Stewart, and Virginija Muliolis. Stephen Sondheim’s Company presented in dinner theater style, preceded by 6:30 p.m. cocktails. $50 CVAV members, $60 non-members. Call 440-247-8955
KSU Guest Recital and Masterclass: Beaumont Brass Quintet — 7 p.m. Friday, Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent. Justin Emerich and Ross Turner, trumpets, Corbin Wagner, horn, Ava Ordman, trombone and Philip Sinder, tuba. Program to be announced.
Quire Cleveland “Monteverdi: Mantuan Masterpieces” — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, E. 9 and Superior, Cleveland. Ross W. Duffin, conducting. Nicholas Gombert’s In illo tempore, Claudio Monteverdi’s Missa in illo tempore (1610), Spernit deus cor durum, Fella amaro, Stabat virgo and Monteverdi/Coppini’s O Jesu, mea vita, Sancta Maria and Maria, quid ploras. Helen D. Schubert Concert Series. Freewill offering.
Cleveland Orchestra “Emanuel Ax Plays Beethoven” — 7 p.m. Saturday, Severence Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Franz Welser-Moest, conductor and Emanuel Ax, piano. Program: Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2; Harbison, Remembering Gatsby: Foxtrot for Orchestra; and Copland, Suite from Billy the Kid. $49-$140. For tickets, go to www.clevelandorchestra.com.
Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra — 7 p.m. Saturday, Hermit Club, 1629 Dodge Court, Cleveland. Stephen A. Eva, conducting, with vocalists Andrew Rothman, Pamela LaForce, Ryann Sefcik, Tonya Coe Stephenson, Colleen O’Leary, Thomas Love, Gene Karlen, Melissa Davis, Don DiSantis, Ellie Kelly, Meg Martinez, Mason Stewart, and Virginija Muliolis. Stephen Sondheim’s Company, preceded by 6:30 pm cocktails. $40 members (sold out), $55 non-members. Call 216-621-2325
KSU Opera Scenes: “Murder and Mayhem” — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent. With Tim Culver, Brian Keith Johnson, Marla Berg, Lara Troyer, Denise Milner Howell, Tim Culver, Dan Doty, Dave Aberth, Kisha Davis, Kyle Kelvington and KSU students, with Judith Ryder, piano. An abbreviated version of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and the final scene from Leoncavallo’s i Pagliacci. Free but seating passes required. Call 216-795-3211.
Canton Symphony Orchestra “You Asked For It!” — 8 p.m. Saturday, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. Program: Mozart, Overture to The Magic Flute; Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; and Dvorak, Symphony No. 9. $28-$48. 330-452-2094 or www.canton?symphony.org.
No Exit new music ensemble “Sonic Landscapes” — 8 p.m. Saturday, Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland. Timothy Beyer, director. Jefferson Friedman’s 78, Per Norgard’s Spell, Stephen Paulus’s Seven Miniatures (selections) and world premieres of pieces by Hong-Da Chin, Greg D’Alessio and Yuan-Keng Ling. Free.
Northeast Ohio Keyboard Festival: Johan Botes, (Marshall University, WVA) with Caroline Oltmanns & James Wilding — 3 p.m. Sunday, Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave., Akron. Ernö Dohnanyi’s Schatz-Waltzer von Johann Strauss, Mily Balakirev’s 30 Russian Songs (selections), James Wilding’s The Plagues (extracts), Maurice Ravel’s La Valse, J.S. Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze, Frederic Chopin’s Scherzo No. 3, Op. 39 and Wolfgang Amade Mozart’s Concerto in F for Three Pianos, K. 242. Free.
Akron Baroque presents “Vintage Vivaldi” — 5 p.m. Sunday, Westminster Church, 1250 W. Exchange St., Akron. Featuring Cynthia Cioffari, bassoon. Free. 330-836-2226.
Rocky River Chamber Music Society presents Brazilian Guitar Quartet — 7:30 p.m. Monday, West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River. Free. For more information, go to www.rrcms.org.
KSU Chamber Music Recital: The Heimat Quartet — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent. Program to be announced. Free.
Oberlin Faculty Recital: Jonathan Moyer, organ — 8 p.m. Tuesday, Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory, 43 South Professor St, Oberlin. Program to be announced. Flentrop organ. Free.
Oberlin Guest Recital: Karin Brown, viola — 8 p.m. Tuesday, Kulas Recital Hall, Oberlin Conservatory, 43 South Professor St, Oberlin. Program to be announced. Free.
CIM’s The Boulez Legacy: Boulez the Conductor — 8 p.m. Wednesday, Kulas Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland. CIM Orchestra, Steven Smith, conducting, with Joela Jones, piano. Igor Stravinsky’s Le Chant du Rossignol (1917), Olivier Messiaen’s Sept Haiki: Esquisses japonaises (1962), Gustav Mahler’s Adagio (Symphony No. 10, 1910). Free.