CSMA offers free concert by JACK Quartet Saturday

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The JACK Quartet will perform Saturday night.

The Community School of Music and Arts is scheduled to present a free concert with the JACK Quartet 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Focused on the exploration of contemporary string quartet music, Jay Campbell (cello), Christopher Otto (violin), John Pickford Richards (violist) and Austin Wulliman (violin) will perform a selection of works by Thomas Morley, Andreia Pinto-Correia, Gyorgy Ligeti and more.

WBO's 'Foscari' debuts Feb. 15 at Lucie Stern

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Jason Duika plays Francesco Foscari in West Bay Opera’s “I due Foscari.”

The West Bay Opera production of Verdi’s “I due Foscari” is scheduled to run Feb. 15-24 in Palo Alto.

A retelling of the Lord Byron play “The Two Foscari,” the opera will be sung in Italian with English titles.

Talk-show host takes on president in TheatreWorks' 'Frost/Nixon'

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TV host David Frost (Jeremy Webb, left) and former President Richard Nixon (Allen McCullough) face off in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Frost/Nixon.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is set to present “Frost/Nixon,” directed by Leslie Martinson, this week through Feb. 10 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Based on a true story, the play reveals the conflicts between former U.S. President Richard Nixon and British talk-show host David Frost during a series of TV interviews that illustrate the media’s influence on the national consensus.

Albany Consort concerts slated Friday, Sunday

The Albany Consort presents “Jonathan Shrank the Music” this weekend in Los Altos. Concerts are scheduled 7:30 p.m. Friday at a private residence and 3 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S El Monte Ave.

The program includes intimate versions of Bach’s B Minor Flute Suite, Cantata 205, Vivaldi’s “Winter” from “The Four Seasons” and Monteverdi’s “The Seventh Book of Madrigals.”

Reading of local's play set for Tuesday at JCC

Los Altos resident Dr. Ron Rosenfeld is scheduled to present a reading of his third play, “Helios,” 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto.

The retired pediatrics specialist said the play was inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s innovation of motion-picture projection in the late 1800s. A photographer, Muybridge was hired by Leland Stanford to answer the popularly debated question of the day – whether all four feet of a trotting horse were off the ground at the same time. He proved that they were by setting up a series of cameras around a racetrack, then putting the images on a rotating cylinder to create one of the earliest movie projectors.

Singer Milo performs at Pear this weekend

Pear Flambé Cabaret continues this weekend with Diane Milo’s “With a Little Help from My Friends.” Performances are slated 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View.

Milo’s installment of Pear’s new cabaret series recognizes her 24 years of theater in the Bay Area. Milo will be joined on stage by a dozen local singers with whom she has worked: Alicia Teeter, Mary Melnick, Molly Thornton, Karyn Rondeau, Hayley Lovgren, Walter Mayes, Mike Rhone, James Creer, Michael Hirsch, Karen DeHart, Michael Johnson and Barbara Reynolds.

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