Friday, Dec. 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT AT ST. MARK'S: The annual New Year's Eve concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 426 W. Sixth St., Medford. The program will feature pianist Joseph Yungen, alto Barbara Evans O'Donnell, guitarist Wenjun Qi, tenor and storyteller Christian Mathisen, soprano Amanda Light, tenor Brett Aakre, violist Kimberly Fitch, flutist Debra Harris, bassoonist Kirsten Boldt-Neurohr, trombonist John Neurohr, alto Shelly Cox, pianist and harpist Laurie Ann Hunter and organist Margaret R. Evans. A reception will follow the concert. Admission is free. Call 541-821-0977.
Friday, Jan. 7
JANAKI STRING TRIO: Chamber Music Concerts will present the Janaki String Trio at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The program will feature works by Bach, Beethoven and Dohnányi. Janaki features violinist Serena McKinney, violist Katie Kadarauch and cellist Arnold Choi. The trio was founded in 2005 at Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles and won the Coleman Chamber Music Competition the same year. In 2006, Janaki won the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and made its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The trio takes its name from the Sanskrit word (ZHAN-uh-kee), which symbolizes self-realization. Tickets to the show at SOU cost $27 and $32, $5 for full-time students, and are available online at www.chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154.
Saturday, Jan. 8
MICHAEL WINOGRAD KLEZMER TRIO: The trio will blend traditional Yiddish songs with new klezmer compositions for chamber-style improvisations and spontaneous arrangements at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The New York City-based trio features clarinetist Michael Winograd, accordionist Patrick Farrell and bassist and vocalist Benjy Fox-Rosen. Winograd performs and records with artists such as Yiddish Princess, SoCalled, Budowitz, Frank London and the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Farrell performs and records with his own group, Stagger Back Brass Band, and Fox-Rosen has been a member of Luminescent Orchestrii. Advance tickets for the show cost $10, $8 for students. Tickets will cost $12 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com or at Music Coop in Ashland. Call 541-488-7716 for information.
Sunday, Jan. 9
EUGENE SKOVORODNIKOV: Concert pianist Eugene Skovorodnikov will perform works by Chopin and Liszt at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The concert is a celebration of the two composers' birthdays. Skovorodnikov was born in Ukraine and is a winner of the country's national piano competition. He studied at St. Petersburg Conservatory, where he taught until he left Russia in 1990. He has been a member of the faculty at the University of British Columbia since 1991. Tickets for his show at SOU cost $15, free for students. Tickets are available at the music hall box office one hour before the performance or by calling 541-552-6101. See www.sou.edu/music for information.
Sunday, Jan. 16
ROSEN-EDWARDS DUO: Flutist Jacqueline Rosen and guitarist James Edwards will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The Ashland-based, classically trained duo will present music from Brazil, Spain, Ireland and France. Rosen has performed with the San Francisco Opera and the Monterey Harp Trio. Edwards is a guitar instructor at Southern Oregon University. His many CDs are available at www.jamesedwardsguitar.com. Admission to the concert is $15, free for ages 12 and younger. See www.rvuuf.org or call 482-4755 for information.
Tuesday, Jan. 18
CRISTIANA PEGORARO: The Jackson County Community Concert Association will present international solo pianist and recording artist Cristiana Pegoraro in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Pegoraro is a graduate of the Conservatory of Terni, Italy, and has studied in Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin and New York City. Her repertoire includes a range of works by significant composers. She has recorded 22 albums, including work on her own label, DIVA. Tickets cost $25 and are available at the new Craterian box office, 16 S. Bartlett St. The box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from noon until show time on performance dates. Will-call tickets will be held at the new box office. Call 541-779-3000 or see www.craterian.org for information.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
ROUND MOUNTAIN: Folk, roots and world music duo Round Mountain, featuring brothers Char and Robby Rothschild, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Williams Grange, 20100 Williams Highway. The Santa Fe-based brothers will present their take on folk music foreign and familiar. The multi-instrumentalists have traveled the globe absorbing bits and pieces of musical cultures, returning to filter them through their own Americana framework. Admission to the all-ages show is $8 to $18. See www.roundmountainmusic.com for information.
Friday, Jan. 21
BOB BROZMAN: St. Clair Productions will present bluesman Bob Brozman in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Brozman is a master of slide, fingerstyle and percussive guitar and performs a blend of roots music with jazz, Gypsy swing, calypso, hip hop and ska. He will hold a workshop that will focus on blues, open tunings, rhythm, slide and improvisation from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 22. Cost of the workshop is $40. Advance concert tickets cost $20 and are available at Music Coop in Ashland, online at www.stclairevents.com or by calling 541-535-3562. Tickets will cost $22 at the door, $10 for ages 12 through 17. Admission is free for ages 12 and younger.
Friday, Dec. 31