Hot Air Music Festival. Loren Jones's Dancing on the Brink of the World, conducted by John Kendall Bailey. Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA.
Joe Lasquo's Laptop/Piano in fête-concert with Drone Church's Evelyn Davis and Persian-tuned pianist Ramin Zoufonoun. Eliane Lust's Le Piano Studio, San Francisco, CA.
Kitka presents New Folksongs from Within, featuring the world premieres of Janet Kutulas's Iron Shoes and Elizabeth Setzer's Apple Blossoms and Brine. Piedmont Piano Company, Oakland, CA. Through March 10.
Ecstatic Music Festival: Steven Mackey and Rinde Eckert with Big Farm and JACK Quartet. Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY.
Vexations [Re-Vex'd] improv marathon. Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, CA. Continuing March 23.
The Opus Project presents Opus 3, in repertory drawn from Arnold Schoenberg's Six Songs, Bela Bartok's Orchestral Suite No. 1, Igor Stravinsky's Scherzo Fantastique, Anton Webern's Five Songs from "The Seventh Ring", Alban Berg's String Quartet, Sergei Prokofiev's Four Pieces for Piano, Darius Milhaud's Violin Sonata No. 1, Paul Hindemith's Cello Concerto, Dmitri Shostakovich's Theme and Variations in B-Flat Major, Samuel Barber's Dover Beach, Alan Hovhaness's Piano Trio No. 1 in E Minor, Benjamin Britten's A Boy Was Born, Don Howe's The Recurring Dream, Alan Kingsley's CityCorpCrap, Mark Alburger's Ecclesiates, or The Preacher, Michael Stubblefield's Distant Worlds, and Omri-Shir Dalal's Piano Piece. Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, CA.