Anne-Sophie Mutter appears in concert at Davies Symphony Hall, presented by the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Performances. (Courtesy Stephan Hoderath)

March 26-27: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Caitlin Canty, RAWDance, Masterworks Chorale, Schwabacher Debut Recitals, Alexander String Quartet, John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey, Crystal Fighters


Anne-Sophie Mutter: The violin virtuoso (who debuted in Salzburg in 1977 under Herbert von Karajan’s baton) and pianist Lambert Orkis play works by Currier, Mozart, Respighi and Saint-Saëns. [7 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Caitlin Canty: The singer with a dusky alto and a 1930s’ Recording King guitar broke out with “Reckless Skyline,” an album of “country ballads, straight-up rockers, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Verdi Requiem: The Peninsula-based Masterworks Chorale and a 46-piece orchestra perform the epic 19th century piece. [3 p.m., Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City]

RAWdance CONCEPT series: The salon of contemporary dance features Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Nancy Karp + Dancers, Alma Esperanza Cunningham Movement, Nol Simonse, Holly Johnston/LEDGES AND BONES, and RAWdance. [3 and 7 p.m., Green Room, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S..F.]

Schwabacher Debut Recitals: Mezzo soprano Taylor Raven and bass-baritone Cody Quattlebaum, accompanied by pianist Mark Morash, perform a program called “Expressionism, Icons and the Exotic.” [5:30 p.m., Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Choir of Salisbury Cathedral: In a rare U.S. appearance, the celebrated choir, founded in 1220, sings a concert of sacred masterpieces. [4 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Clerestory: The nine-man vocal ensemble’s program “GEMINI: Music for Double Choirs” explores “kaleidoscopic sounds of twin choruses through the centuries.” [4 p.m., St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro St., S.F.]

Alexander String Quartet: Works by Schubert, Mozart and the local premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s “Gradual” make up the concert, preceded by a 6 p.m. talk by musicologist Kai Christiansen. [7 p.m., Kohl Mansion 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame]

John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey
: The jazzy couple, guitarist-singer Pizzarelli and soprano Molaskey, bring their lauded Café Carlyle act to town, presented by Bay Area Cabaret. [7:30 p.m., Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

Toby Blome: The representative of the women-led peace group Codepink speaks on “Drone Warfare and Universal Resistance.” [7 p.m., Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, 300 E. Santa Inez Ave., ,San Mateo]

Junior Bach Festival: Promising pianists, violinists, cellists under 21, chosen by audition, play an all-J. S. Bach concert in the annual event. [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]


Crystal Fighters
: One critic called the U.K. band’s latest album “Everything Is My Family” a “tropi-pop party soundtrack.” [9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

Live at The Fillmore: The Allman Brothers tribute band led by Lou Maresca is dedicated to presenting music by the original Allman Brothers Band as it “was performed in early years before the untimely deaths of Duane and Berry Oakley and the departure of Dickey Betts.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Polar Obsession: An exhibit of images of the world’s polar regions by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen is on view through July 21. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley]

Il Volo: The Italian operatic trio — Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto — appear in “Notte Magica-A Tribute to The Three Tenors.” [8 p.m., City National Civic, 135 West San Carlos St., San Jose]

P.J. O’Rourke: The famed conservative satirist and journalist speaks in a sold-out program, “Has America Gone Crazy?” [6:30, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Envisioning the Classics with Color exhibit: The history of the San Francisco-based African-American Shakespeare Company (established in 1994) is in the spotlight in a show of photographs, posters, awards, costume pieces and ephemera. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., S.F. Public Library, fourth floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

End All Mondays: Depth Charge presents the rock show, with headliners The Tissues from Los Angeles, Sculpture Club from Salt Lake City, Cruel Summer and D.J. Paul Costuros. [9 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Meredith Maran: The prolific writer discusses her new memoir “The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention,” in conversation with San Francisco novelist Michelle Richmond, author of “Golden State” and the upcoming “The Marriage Pace.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]Alexander String QuartetAnne-Sophie MutterCaitlin CantyCalendarCrystal FightersJohn Pizzarelli & Jessica MolaskeyMasterworks ChoraleRAWdanceSchwabacher Debut Recitals

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