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Violin prodigy Waarts plays Mendelssohn

The Silicon Valley Symphony has scheduled two “Prodigy Plays Mendelssohn” concerts featuring Los Altos resident Stephen Waarts, a 14-year-old violin prodigy.

Waarts will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park; and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.

Waarts plans to attend the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in the fall, studying under renowned violinist, Aaron Rosand.

Tickets are $20 general, $15 senior/student and free for children 12 and under.

Purchase tickets online or at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance. Seating is first come, first served.

For more information on Waarts, visit www.stephenwaarts.com.

For more information on the concerts, visit www.siliconvalleysymphony.net.

KMVT launches ‘Silicon Valley Buzz’

KMVT Community Television is scheduled to launch a new staff-produced show, “Silicon Valley Buzz,” 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The program will broadcast live on the first Monday of every month. KMVT’s programs are shown on Comcast channel 15 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99, and stream live – and subsequently on demand – at www.KMVT15.org.

“Silicon Valley Buzz” will feature local experts and professionals discussing topics of relevance to people living and working in Silicon Valley.

Astronomer Seth Shostak will host the first episode, discussing the pros and cons of electric-car technologies with guests from Kleenspeed Technologies at NASA Ames Research Center.

For more information, call 968-1540 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

History Museum seeks original artwork

A local history-themed, curated and juried art exhibition, “HeARTs Delight: Past and Present Pictorial Impressions of Los Altos & Los Altos Hills,” is scheduled July 7 through Sept. 25 at the Los Altos History Museum.

In advance of the show, the museum seeks original artwork depicting images from the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills area in three categories: historical homes, businesses and buildings; landscapes, scenes and flowers; and people, portraits and activities.

Most two-dimensional media are accepted, including oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pencil, watercolor, gouache, encaustic, collage, photography (black and white and color) and even needlework.

Artists over 18 are eligible, and entrants need not be local.

For submission forms and more information, visit www.losaltoshistory.org. or call 948-9427, ext. 14. The deadline for form, images and biography is June 1.

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