Tribute to Herbie Hancock
Pianist Thor Polson, sax player Steve Davidson, bassist Dave Miller and drummer Theresa McCoy will perform a tribute to jazz artist Herbie Hancock at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at La Baguette Music Cafe, 340 A St., Ashland. Hancock’s music is characterized by its eclectic, innovative quality, and Hancock is one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Admission is $15.
'The Arabian Nights'
Playwright Mary Zimmerman ("The Odyssey," "The White Snake" and "Metamorphoses") turns an ancient collection of Middle Eastern folklore — "The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night" — inside out to create this enchanting, affecting play. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, and 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Black Swan Theatre on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. It's presented by the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. Tickets are $21, $18 for seniors, $6 for students and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348.
Gothic Voices Medieval Choir, directed by Pat O'Scannell, will sing the polyphonic "The Missa Notre Dame," by 14th-century French composer and poet Guillaume de Machaut, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Garden Room on the second floor of Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St., Ashland. Lutist James Edwards will provide accompaniment. A second performance will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 426 W. Sixth St., Medford. Renaissance recorder group Ensemble Fontegara will open the show. Admission is $20; $15 for students.
Max's Mission Concert
A fundraising concert for Max's Mission featuring the Fret Drifters will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Also on the bill are David Pinsky and Phil Newton with the Over the Moon Band. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315. Julia and David Pinsky created the nonprofit organization to honor their son Max and to spread awareness of the life-saving drug naloxone, which reverses an opioid overdose, through community meetings and by giving free doses and prescriptions to friends and families in need.
Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra and Cascade Clarinet Consort
The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents “More Music Less Rehearsal” featuring the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra and Cascade Clarinet Consort, directed by Rhett Bender, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the SOU campus in Ashland. The concert will showcase styles from symphonic, American big band, world music and Celtic reels. The Saxophone Orchestra will present a premiere by young composer Seven Sky Spillios. Admission is $10, $5 for seniors, free for students, and will be available at the door.