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Stepping Out

Stepping Out Briefs

Schola Cantorum hosts Grand Finale Concert

Schola Cantorum concludes its 50th anniversary season with a Grand Finale Concert, scheduled 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road. A reception featuring wine and cheese is slated 6:45-7:15 p.m.

According to Executive Director George Alexsovich, the program will include compositions selected by Music Director Gregory Wait, highlights from past maestros and the world premiere of “Song – Gatherings,” a commissioned work by emerging composer Eric Tuan. The concert, dedicated to the more than 650 alumni of the chorus, will feature works by Royal Stanton, Schola Cantorum’s founding director.

The concert will conclude with a community sing.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, with discounts for groups. Attendees 25 and under are free.

For advance tickets and more information, call 254-1700 or visit scholacantorum.org.

Peninsula Symphony performs this weekend

Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony Orchestra is slated to close its season with a pair of performances this weekend.

Led by Music Director Mitchell Sardou Klein, the 65-year-old orchestra is scheduled to perform Friday at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center and Saturday at De Anza College’s Flint Center in Cupertino. Both concerts are set for 8 p.m.

Eighteen-year-old violinist Youjin Lee – winner of the Irving M. Klein International String Competition – will perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto on a program with Brahms’ Fourth Symphony and Nielsen’s Helios Overture.

Tickets to either performance this weekend are $20-$40 each.

For tickets and more information, call 941-5291 or visit peninsulasymphony.org.

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