Thursday, Jan. 28
Wulin Hanyun's Martial Arts and Chinese Folk Music Troupe: Craterian Performances and St. Mary's School will present an interactive show of Chinese martial arts and folk music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The 26-member Wulin Hanyun troupe will feature 18 kinds of martial arts performances blended with Chinese folk and classical music. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. Proceeds will benefit St. Mary's School. Call 541-779-3000.
Saturday, Jan. 30
THE BEE EATERS: See story, Page 3. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Advance tickets are available at Music Coop in Ashland, at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006.
Kevin Gallagher: Classical and electric Guitarist Kevin R. Gallagher will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The New York-based guitarist and educator has earned prizes from the Guitar Foundation of America, the American String Teachers Association and the Artists International Competitions. He has four CDs to his credit, and his "Music from the Renaissance and Baroque" recorded by Naxos Records Guitar Recital was hailed as "one of the best" in 2000 by London's Classical Guitar Magazine. Gallagher also is leader and founder of the chamber rock quartet, Electric Kompany. Along with his concert, Gallagher will teach a master class at SOU and offer a presentation on new music and avant-pop music in New York City. General admission to the concert is $15, free for students. Tickets may be reserved by calling 541-552-6101. The master class and the presentation are open to all and are free. Visit www.sou.edu/music for information.
Sunday, Jan. 31
SASSY!: "Stage and Screen Sing-along, Yeah," a monthly musical theater sing-along led by Laura Derocher and David Gabriel, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Mountain Meadows Community Clubhouse, 857 Mountain Meadows Drive, Ashland. Darcy Danielson of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre will be the accompanist. The theme for the sing-along will be classic Broadway and film songs. The event is open to all ages. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for students. Refreshments will be served midpoint of the program. Call 552-0910.
Monday, Feb. 1
youth symphony of southern oregon: The symphony will hold its annual Concerto Competition at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. YSSO musicians will compete to perform as soloists during the symphony's Winter Concert Series in February. Excerpts from works by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Haydn, Stamitz, Quantz, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Accolay and others will be presented during the competition. Admission is free. Call 541-858-8859 for information.
Jam Night: All ages are welcome to bring instruments and play with other musicians from 8 to 9 p.m. the first Monday of every month at The Grove in Ashland. Bring your favorite songs, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Admission is $35. Call 541-488-5340 or see www.ashlandparksandrec.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 2
call to musicians: Musicians in all sections, especially clarinet, flute and double reed, are welcome to join the Southern Oregon Concert Band as it begins its winter rehearsals. The band will meet from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays at Ashland Middle School, 100 Walker Ave., Ashland. Musicians of college and high school age are encouraged to join. Scholastic credits may be available through Rogue Community College. Auditions are not required. Contact Ted Dollarhide at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-244-1403.
Friday, Feb. 5
THE YING QUARTET WITH MENAHEM PRESSLER: See story on Page 5. Chamber Music Concerts will present the Ying Quartet with pianist Menahem Pressler at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets cost $35 and $40, and $5 for ages 22 and younger. Visit www.chambermusicconcerts.org or call 541-552-6154.
Saturday, Feb. 6
SISKIYOU SUMMIT: The Rogue Valley-based bluegrass band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford. The show will feature the band's original music and arrangements of music by Ralph Stanley, Johnny Nash and other artists. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets are available at Nelson's Brake and Alignment in Medford and Music Coop in Ashland. For more information, visit www.siskiyousummit.com or call 541-488-0178.
Thursday, Feb. 18
POETRY READING: Regional poets will read at 7 p.m. the third Thursdays of each month through May at Illahe Studios and Gallery, 215 Fourth St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-5072.
Thursday, Jan. 28