ClassicalCompiled by Sari Heifetz West Coast, Left Coast: Dudamel Conducts Salonen and Adams
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the orchestra in two new compositions about Los Angeles by Adams and Salonen, as well as a work by Harrison. Featuring pianist Marino Formenti. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Today, 2 p.m. $42-$160. (323) 850-2000.
West Coast, Left Coast: Piano Spheres The piano collective presents new sounds by California composers and others, including Cage, Cowell, Powell, Kraft, Jarvinen and more. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Today, 7:30 p.m. $25. (323) 850-2000.
West Coast, Left Coast: Amy X Neuburg and the Cello ChiXtet: The Secret Language of Subways Presenting the San Francisco-based singer, composer & electronic instrument performer's musical interpretation of New York City. Herbert Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Mon., 8 p.m. $20.50. (213) 621-2200.
USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: "Exultent Caeli" Presenting an evening featuring the sacred music of 17th-century Italy. Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC, 3616 Trousdale Parkway, L.A. Fri., 8 p.m. Free. (213) 740-2584.
UCLA Chorale, Chamber Singers, University Chorus, & UCLA Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra Presenting Handel's "Messiah." The UCLA Chamber Singers will provide pre-concert Carols in the Royce Hall lobby. Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, L.A. Sat., 7:30 p.m. $15, $10. (310) 825-2101.
Chamber Music in Historic Sites: Boston Camerata The Da Camera Society presents the early music ensemble with members of the Sharq Arab Ensemble, performing traditional Balkan, Spanish, French, Tuscan, Occitan, Italian and Arabo-Andalusian (Moroccan) compositions. Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m. $43, $39, $35. (213) 477-2929.
Christmas with the Tallis Scholars Known as "the rock stars of Renaissance vocal music," the ensemble interprets a variety of early vocal music, carols and liturgy from England and Germany. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Next Sun., 3 p.m. $23. (949) 854-4646.
Cantori Domino: O Magnum Mysterium Los Angeles' premiere Bach Choir presents an evening of seasonal music and song. St. Augustine by-the-Sea Church, 1227 4th St., Santa Monica. Next Sun., 4 p.m. $20, $25. (213) 740-6472.
University Campus Choir: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Alexander Ruggieri leads the choir in holiday music including works by Holst, Rutter, Isaacson, Leavitt and Busto. St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 580 Hilgard Ave., Westwood. Next Sun., 4 p.m. Before December 3; $12, Door; $15, Student Rush; $7. Group rates available. (310) 826-6319.
Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay: Principal Chair PlayersFrances Steiner conducts the orchestra's principal chair players as soloists in a Baroque program featuring works by Corelli, Vivaldi, Bach and Dvorak. Norris Theatre, 27570 Crossfield Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Next Sun., 8 p.m. $40. (310) 544-0403.