Friday, Feb. 12
an evening with rumi: Actor Dan Furst will present the words and music of Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Admission is $10. Call 541-210-2892.
Saturday, Feb. 13
bohemia soul: The local group, featuring guitarists Jeff Pevar and Jess Lecuyer and vocalist Inger Jorgensen Cornflower, will present its Be My Valentine concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Bohemia Gallery, 552 A St., Ashland. Admission is $15 to $25, and the show is open to all ages. Call 541-821-4861.
johannes MÖller: The Jefferson Classical Guitar Society will present Swedish guitarist Johannes Möller at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the First Congregational United Church of Chirst, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Möller will perform standards and 19th century music, along with original compositions. Tickets cost $20, $15 for seniors, $5 for students and free for children younger than 12. Tickets are available at CD or Not CD in Ashland, Central Art Supply in Medford or at the door. Visit www.jeffersonguitar.org or call 541-552-9515.
Sunday, Feb. 14
haiti benefit concert: Jazz musicians and bands will present a benefit concert from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Presbyterian Church, Siskiyou Boulevard and Walker Avenue, Ashland. Tickets cost $10 at the door, and all proceeds will benefit the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. Call 488-9030. See story, Page 5.
mozart in love: The Southern Oregon Repertory Singers will present a Valentine's Day concert highlighting selections from Mozart's "The Magic Flute" and "La Clemenza di Tito" and Brahms' "Liebeslieder Waltzes, Book 1" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Actor Geoffrey Riley will appear as Mozart. Tickets cost $23, $5 for students with valid identification. Champagne and Viennese pastries will be served during intermission. A free, pre-concert lecture will be presented at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at www.repsingers.org, Paddington Station and Music Coop in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford, by calling 541-552-0900 or at the door.
love songs at camelot theatre: Vocalists and musicians Amanda Andersen, Rebecca K. Campbell, Erik Hawkins Connolly and Michael Maisonneauve will explore love's many facets through songs, sonnets and poetry at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets cost $25 and proceeds will benefit Camelot's new theater building. For tickets, visit www.camelottheatre.org or call 541-535-5250.
Monday, Feb. 15
mark eliot jacobs: Composer and adjunct professor at Southern Oregon University Mark Eliot Jacobs will present "Sound Choices: A Concert of New and Used Music" at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at the Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets to the performance cost $10, free for students. Visit www.sou.edu/music or call 541-552-6101.
Thursday, Feb. 18
comedian and hypnotist: C.J. Johnson, author of the subjects of entertainment and hypnosis, will ask for volunteers from his audience to help demonstrate the phenomenon of altered states of consciousness at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission to the show is free. Call 541-552-6428.
POETRY READING: Michael Jenkins of Grants Pass, Susan Rouzie of Talent and Amy MacLennan of Ashland will read at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Illahe Studios and Gallery, 215 Fourth St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-5072.
Vernon Snyder: Southern Oregon University alumnus and pianist Vernon Snyder will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Snyder studied under pianist Alexander Tutunov and earned a bachelor's in music and education at SOU. He earned his master's at California State University at Long Beach, and, in 2008, he studied piano in Vienna, Austria. Vernon's solo recital at SOU will include works by Mozart, Brahms, Debussy and Prokofiev. Tickets are $15, free for students and may be purchased at the music hall's box office or by calling 541-552-6101.
Saturday, Feb. 20
joe craven: The singer, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Oak Street Dance Studio, 1287 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets cost $15 in advance, $18 at the door and are available at Music Coop in Ashland. Craven also will hold a workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at the dance studio. The workshop costs $30 and is open to experienced string musicians. To register, call 541-428-6821. See story, Page 5.
vagabond opera: The Portland-based ensemble puts a modern spin on European cabaret, vintage Americana, Balkan belly dance, neo-classical operal and old-world Yiddish theater. Vagabond Operal will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for students and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com, Music Coop in Ashland or by calling 541-488-7716.
youth symphony of southern oregon: The three ensembles of YSSO, including the Youth Symphony Brass Ensemble, the Youth Orchestra and Youth Strings, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The program will include Brahms' "Fourth Symphony," Dvorak's "Symphony No. 8," Suppé's "Light Cavalry Overture" and other works by Caponegro, Handel and Beethoven. Tickets cost $10, $5 for students and seniors and are available at Paddington Station in Ashland and Larry's Music in Medford. Tickets for the Medford show also will be available at the Craterian Theater's box office, call 541-779-3000. Call 541-552-6101 to reach the SOU Music Hall.
Monday, Feb. 22
in the mood: The nationally touring production of "In the Mood," with jazzy swing tunes, brassy big band songs and romantic ballads, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The theatrical review was created in 1991 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of World War II and celebrates those who answered the call to fight in the war and the music of the era. Tickets cost $30 to $48 and are available at www.craterian.org or by calling the theater's box office at 779-3000.
Friday, Feb. 12