Harmony through music
The Oakland East Bay Symphony will pay tribute to music of the Middle East, highlighting pieces by composers from the region and featuring musicians originating from Israel, Egypt and the West Bank. In “Notes from the Middle East,” Israeli piano soloist Eliran Avni will play Grieg’s Piano Concerto, the orchestra will perform Egyptian composer Daniel Alfred’s “The Nile Bride,” and Israeli-born American conductor Daniel Alfred Wachs will lead the orchestra in two pieces.
8 p.m. Saturday, April 20 with preconcert talk at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. $20-$70. www.oebs.org
Klezmania. Jewish soul group performs. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 7 p.m. $5-$15, free for children under 10. www.bnaiemunahsf.org.
Ellis Island Old World Folk Band. Klezmer tunes and Yiddish songs. At Saul’s Restaurant and Deli, 1475 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 6 p.m. $10 minimum. http://saulsdeli.com/deli/upcoming-special-klezmer.