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Music notes: Hear rock opera à la Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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Blend some Brahms with pieces for oboe

Two works by Brahms are paired with virtuoso pieces for the oboe by British composers Brian Ferneyhough and Arthur Bliss.

When • Today, 3 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $18; free for U. students; visit novaslc.org/tickets.html

Utah Baroque Ensemble

The Utah Baroque Ensemble will perform selections from Bach's G Minor Mass, three settings of the "O Magnum Mysterium" text, Spanish Christmas carols and "Virga Jesse" by Anton Bruckner. For more information, visit http://www.utahbaroque.org.

When • Tonight at 7:30

Where • Grandview East LDS Stake Center, 1081 W. 1060 North, Provo

Tickets • Free

St. Cecilia's Day

The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine will present its St. Cecilia's Day Concert. The choir will perform the Bach Magnificat and Alfred Desenclos' Requiem. Seating passes are free and may be requested in advance at utmcs.org or by calling 801-994-4663.

When • Tonight at 8

Where • Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Competition for young artists

Utah Chamber Artists announces the Beverley Sorenson Young Artist Competition for violinists ages 11-15. Download application at utahchamberartists.org/youthfestivaldownloads. The deadline is Nov. 26. For more information, call 801-572-2010. The recording should include a selection no longer than 10 minutes from a Vivaldi violin concerto.

Jazz Vespers

The Jazz Vespers Quartet will perform music of Bob Dylan. Visit http://www.slcuu.org/jazz-vespers for information. Next Sunday: music of Stevie Wonder.

When • Tonight, Nov. 18, at 7:30

Where • First Unitarian Church, 569 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

WSU Guitar Ensemble

The Weber State University Guitar Ensemble will play music of Renaissance composers, including Scarlatti, Barrios, Vivaldi and Boccherini.

When • Monday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Weber State University Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 3750 Harrison Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • Free

Westminster Jazz Quintet

Westminster's five jazz faculty members, David Halliday (saxophone), Chris Hough (guitar), Alex Rowe (bass), Steve Keen (keyboard) and Kelly Wallis (drums), will grace the Westminster Concert Series stage for the first time as the Westminster Jazz Quintet. To purchase tickets, call 801-832-2457.

When • Monday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Where • Vieve Gore Concert Hall, 1250 E. 1700 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; all students with ID are free; visit ezticketlive.com/ checkout/eventview. asp?id=21

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The Hallmark Channel presents Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2012 performing the rock opera "The Lost Christmas Eve" for the first time this winter.

When • Wednesday, Nov. 21, 4 and 8 p.m.

Where • EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $30-$59; visit http://www.smithstix.com

Sterling Singers

The Sterling Singers will open the Christmas on Temple Square 2012 season with a concert featuring familiar Christmas carols and other festive holiday songs. Thereafter, high-school, college and community choral groups will perform at various locations on the square from 1 to 8:30 p.m. daily. Visit bit.ly/SwOvxx for a list of events.

When • Saturday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Temple Square, 15 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

All we like sheep

The Utah Symphony will hold its annual "Messiah" Sing-in. Visit arttix.org for information.

When • Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24-25, 7 p.m.

Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12-$32; visit arttix.org/tickets/production.aspx? performanceNumber=8068

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