Saturday, March 13
4 stories high: The duo of Laura Berman and Craig Benelli will perform inspirational songs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets cost $15, $10 for students and are available at Music Coop in Ashland or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, call 541-488-7716.
CHORAL GROUP: "Celebrating Community," a concert featuring the Rogue Valley Peace Choir, directed by Heather Hutton and accompanied by Chris Bingham, and the Rogue Valley Gay Men's Chorus, directed by Bingham and accompanied by pianist Jodi French, will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. The concert is sponsored by Ashland Community Theatre. Tickets cost $15, $12 for students and seniors and will be available at the door.
Sunday, March 14
jefferson baroque orchestra: The orchestra will present "Prodigal Sons: Composers Who Left Leipzig University Law Studies for Music and Disappointed Their Parents" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the First Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The program will include works by Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann David Heinichen and Christoph Graupner. The performances will feature Margaret Gries, baroque violin and harpsichord; soprano Beckie Pinnock; Juliet Long, baroque violin and viola; Sue Flynn, baroque violoncello; and Jim Rich, baritone and baroque bassoon. Tickets cost $10, $5 for students and are available at the door or by calling 541-592-2681.
graves family benefit concert: Joelle, Roger and Colleen Graves, along with Jennifer Schloming, will present "Family of Song" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. The program will include Mozart, Offenbach and Gershwin arranged by Brian Kerns. Members of the Graves family will perform vocals on several selections. Admission is $15, $10 for students and proceeds will benefit restoration on the church's historic 1929 Reuter Pipe Organ. Tickets are available at Paddington Station and at the door.
Tuesday, March 16
northern harmony quartet: The quartet, featuring harmonizers Suzannah Park, Nathan Morrison, Zara Bode and Stefan Amidon, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Ashland group Rusalka will open the show. Admission is $12 in advance, $14 at the door and $8 for students and seniors. The choral singers will offer a workshop March 15. See story, Page 7.
Thursday, March 18
tingstad and Rumbel: The Siskiyou Institute will present the Grammy Award-winning duo Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. The two will present music from around the world on guitar, oboe, English horn and ocarina. Tickets cost $20, $15 for Siskiyou Institute Members and $5 for students. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-488-3869.
poetry reading: Poets Ines Diez, Amy Miller and Petra Whitaker will read from their works at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Illahe Studios & Gallery, 215 Fourth St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-5072.
harlem gospel choir: The choir will perform at 7:30 Thursday, March 18, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Founded by Allen Bailey in 1986, the group brings the power and inspiration of gospel music to its touring shows. Tickets cost $29-$35, $20-$26 for ages 18 and younger. Purchase tickets at www.craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.
Saturday, March 20
poetry reading: Poets Ish Klein, John Beer and Paul Killebrew will read from their works at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free. Call 541-774-6996.
dublin's traditional irish cabaret: This Irish stew of comedy, song and dance hosted by Noel V. Ginnity will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. See story, Page 6.
cris williamson: St. Clair Productions will pay tribute to Women's History Month with songwriter Cris Williamson in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Unitarian Center, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Williamson has toured the world with artists such as Holly Near, Meg Christian, Margie Adams and Tret Fure. Williamson helped found Olivia Records, a women's record company, in 1973 and released "The Changer and the Changed" in 1975. Later, she recorded three other CDs with Fure. Williamson's lyrics explore lesbian and gay issues, and her work has been included in curriculum for women's studies courses. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $22 at the door and $10 for ages 12 through 17. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free. Tickets are available at Music Coop, online at www.stclairevents.com or by calling 541-535-3562.
Sunday, March 21
arianna string quartet: The quartet will present Haydn's "Seven Last Words of Christ" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. Second St., Ashland. Arianna String Quartet works in residence at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Tickets cost $20 and are available from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at the church, or at the door. Call 541-482-2656 for information.
Wednesday, March 23
the devil makes three: Guitarists Peter Bernhard and Cooper McBean and stand-up bassist Lucia Turino will present punk-influenced hillbilly, bluegrass, blues, ragtime, country and gospel music Wednesday, March 24, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Ashland band One Horse Shy and Mad Cow String Band from Northern California will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets to the all-ages show cost $15. Tickets are available at www.mkpmusic.com, Music Coop, Aedion or at the door.
Thursday, March 25
debbie friedman: Acoustic songwriter Debbie Friedman will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Friedman takes her inspiration from the Torah and the Old Testament to create contemporary Jewish music performed in the style of Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. She teaches music at the Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. Tickets cost $22 in advance, $25 at the door and $10 for ages 12 through 17. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free. Tickets are available at Music Coop, the Havurah, online at www.stclairevents.com or by calling 541-535-3562.
Friday, March 26
miranda lambert: Country music recording artist Miranda Lambert will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. The show is part of "Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars," Lambert's first headline tour. Lambert broke onto the country music scene in 2003 and signed with Epic Records. Her 2005 debut album, "Kerosene," was a platinum seller. Lambert's third album, "Revolution," was released Sept. 2009. Tickets cost $29.75 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com.
Saturday, April 3
OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS: The group will hold its monthly jam from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford. Acoustic musicians of all ages may sign up to play, and there will be dancing. Admission is by donation. Call 541-840-2156.
Performances at local venues
Saturday, March 13