CSMA hosts World Harmony Chorus concert Monday evening

The Community School of Music and Arts presents World Harmony Chorus in a free concert slated 7:30 p.m. Monday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The concert will feature songs from Bulgaria, Kenya, Iceland and Galicia, as well as a 15th-century Spanish song.

Espressivo performs Saturday in Mtn. View

The small orchestra Espressivo is slated to perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Titled “Masterful Fun,” the program will include Beethoven’s Octet for Wind Instruments, Bohuslav Martinu’s “Second Nonet,” Judith Weir’s “Airs from Another Planet” and Jean Francaix’s “Hommage à l’Ami Papageno,” a medley of tunes from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” recombined and decked out in jazzy harmonies.

PA Players stages 'Doll's House' for 2 more weeks at Lucie Stern

Palo Alto Players’ production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2” is scheduled to run through Feb. 2 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The sequel to “A Doll’s House” – the original was written in 1879 by Henrik Ibsen –tells the story of Nora, a wife and mother who abandons her family to pursue a career writing scandalous novels that encourage women to embrace their most independent and powerful selves. However, when a judge begins to blackmail Nora, she must return to her old life and seek help from the family she abandoned.

LA Stage Co.'s 'Oslo' opens Friday


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Oslo” includes Robert Sean Campbell, left, and Mohamed Ismail.

Los Altos Stage Company’s South Bay premiere of “Oslo,” the 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Play, is scheduled to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through Feb. 16 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The play tells the story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians.

PYT serves 'Tacos' this weekend in Mtn. View

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Dragons Love Tacos” is set to run Friday and Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The play is based on Adam Rubin’s best-selling children’s book about a taco-loving dragon who isn’t the ideal party guest after being served spicy salsa.

'Pianist' honors star Golabek's mother

In the music-filled narrative “The Pianist from Willesden Lane,” opening this week in Mountain View, Mona Golabek tells the story of her mother, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician enduring the plights of World War II and the Holocaust.

Golabek traces her mother’s escape from Vienna to a children’s home in London, aboard the Kindertransport. Intertwining classic piano pieces with her 14-year-old mother’s memories, Golabek shows how hope, resilience and music can empower individuals to persist through life’s challenges and pursue their dreams.


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