Schola Cantorum concert set for Sunday in Los Altos

In honor of the different folkloric influences on the music of the United States, Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley presents “Celebrating American Folk Songs,” a concert slated 3 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Gregory Wait, who directs the 75-voice chorus, said he chose works that “explore some form of human emotion or experience, in a poignant or funny way. It’s a very fertile field from which to pick, and composers have taken the originals and fashioned significant choral settings of them.”

Young performs free concert Sunday afternoon at CSMA

The Community School of Music and Arts is set to hold a free concert featuring guitarist Yvette Young 2 p.m. Sunday in CSMA’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Young is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. The San Jose native has experience recording and performing with guitar, violin, piano, harp and banjo. Additionally, she fronts the indie rock band Covet. Along with putting out the album “Currents” with Covet, Young has released two solo EPs – “Acoustics EP” (2014) and “Acoustics EP 2” (2017) – along with a split EP with Natalie Evans (2015).

Pear serves up 'Slices'

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Alison Whismore and Kyle Smith perform in last year’s “Pear Slices.” Smith returns for this year’s production, scheduled to run through Sunday at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View.

This is the final weekend to catch “Pear Slices,” a collection of original, short plays from the members of the Pear Playwrights Guild in Mountain View.

Now in its 15th year, “Pear Slices” – directed by Robyn Ginsburg Braverman and Troy Johnson – features eight 15-minute vignettes penned by local playwrights and brought to life by a single cast of local actors.

'Dreamcoat' closes this weekend

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is set to run through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The musical follows Joseph, the favorite child of Jacob’s 12 sons. Jacob buys him a multicolored coat and this, along with Joseph’s disturbing dreams, causes his brothers to plot against their brother.

CYS performs concert Sunday in Cupertino

The California Youth Symphony is set to perform Aaron Copland’s “Billy the Kid,” among other pieces, 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cupertino’s Flint Center.

The program also includes Antonin Dvorak’s Carnival Overture and Nathaniel Stookey’s “The Composer Is Dead,” a work in the tradition of “Peter and the Wolf” that introduces all of the instruments of the orchestra.

Upstage opens 'Hunchback' Friday

Upstage Theater’s production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is scheduled to run Friday through Sunday in Mountain View.

Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, the reinterpretation of the classic Disney film begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in 15th-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to join the throngs, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. But Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit – handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled.

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