Sound of Music: concerts, recitals and more

Harmonica aficionado Don Meade, Feb. 15, 7:45 p.m., St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford. He will join the P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann traditional music session. Free. Info: call 203-876-9973.

Fleetwood Macked and The McCartney Years, Feb. 16, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Two incredible tribute bands, share the stage for an amazing night of hits. Tickets $45. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Cris Jacobs, Feb. 16, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. The singer will perform songs from his album Dust to Gold. Tickets $22. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

James Hunter Six, Feb. 17, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. The music of James Hunter Six purposely resembles soul music from the 60s more than anything from the last 40 years. Tickets $45. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

The Yale Whiffenpoofs, Feb. 17,  8 p.m., Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport.The Whiffenpoofs are the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Tickets $25-$40. Info: bijoutheatrect.ticketfly.com.

Johnny Neel and Screamin Eagle Band, Feb. 17, 8 p.m., Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall St. Norwalk., A modern southern rock band. Tickets $15-$30. Info: wallstreettheater.com.

New York Kammermusiker, Feb. 18, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church Auditorium, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich. Tickets $25. Info: fccog.org.

Galactic, Feb. 18, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Audiences will be stoked to shake off those winter blues with this funk-filled show in 2018. Tickets $35. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

Rachael Yamagata, Feb. 21, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Her shows are dynamic, often comedic and cathartic and are sure to keep audiences warm and cozy this winter. Tickets $35.  Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

42nd annual Wilton High School Jazz Symposium,  on Friday, Feb. 23, 3:30 p.m., Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Rd., Wilton. This event will take place in Wilton High School’s Little Theater and is open to the public.

Close to Home Dessert Tasting and Youth Concert, Feb. 23, 7-10 p.m., Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Benefit for Pacific House Young Adult Program. Music by young musicians from local high schools, desserts and food tastings from area artisanal bake shops, restaurants and chocolatiers. Tickets $50-$1,000. Info: Pacifichouse.org/CloseToHome.

Chris Coogan Quintet, Feb. 23, 8 p.m., Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. He is a popular jazz and gospel musician who has played with such artists as Ben E. King, Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Kristen Chenoweth, Dave Liebman and Darlene Love. Tickets $20. Info: ​milfordarts.org.

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, Feb. 24, 8 p.m., Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury. Tickets $40. Info: thepalacedanbury.com.

Stamford Symphony Presents: Brahms, Copland & Saint-Saëns, Feb. 24 and 25, Stamford Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets $25-$76. Info: stamfordsymphony.org.

Carter Brey, Feb. 25, 4 p.m., South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring St., South Salem, NY. He will perform the cello as part of the Sanctuary Series. Tickets $25. Info: sanctuaryseries.org.

Andrew Armstrong, Feb. 25, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church Auditorium, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich. Tickets $25. Info: fccog.org.

The True Story of Cinderella, Feb. 25, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 103 Main St., Ridgefield. Perfect for old and young alike, the classic story is a beautiful tapestry of music performed by 12 professional soloists and narrator will leave the audience thoroughly undone with laughter. Free.

Greenwich Symphony, Feb. 24, 8 p.m. and Feb. 25, 4 p.m., Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center, 10 Hillside Rd., Greenwich. Pianist Jon Nakamatsu will perform with the symphony. Tickets $10-$40. Info: greenwichsymphony.org.

Filmore, Feb. 28, 8 p.m., Stamford Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Filmore has toured with Sam Hunt, Michael Ray, Russell Dickerson, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi, among others. Tickets $5.  Info: palacestamford.org.

Fiddle and Song in the Irish and American Tradition, March 1, 7:30 p.m., St. Gabriel Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford.  Brenda Castles and Liz Hanley will perform a concert for the P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann chapter. Tickets $15. Info: call 203-876-9973.

Jonathan Richman, March 1, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Richman’s acoustic guitar and Tommy Larkins’ drumming continue to be a fine match, reinforcing the musicality in one another. Tickets $25 Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

NRBQ, March 2, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. NRBQ’s music casually mixes up barrelhouse R&B, British Invasion pop, fourth-gear rockabilly, exploratory free jazz, and dozens of other flavors. Tickets $38. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

Calidore String Quartet, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport. They will perform a program including Mozart’s Divertimento in F Major, K. 138, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1 and Caroline Shaw’s First Essay, ‘Nimrod.’ Tickets $40 for members, $50 non-members. Info: westportartscenter.org.

Trevor Hall, March 2, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Join Trevor Hall for a special Night in the Village where he will share songs, the stories behind them, as well as rare images and footage from his journeys to India, Nepal, and beyond. Tickets $28 – $32. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

Ann Hampton Callaway, March 2, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $45. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Dylan Connor, March 3, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. He’s an activist, coffee house enthusiast, prominent local figure, and the first and only American artist to sing in protest of the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Tickets $15 – $20. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

Devin Bing, March 3, 8 p.m., Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. He combines the swagger of a bygone era with his own charismatic brand of urban jazz. Tickets $30. Info: milfordarts.org.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony: Vive la France, March 3, 8 p.m., the Klein, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Eric Jacobsen will lead GBS in this musical tour of 19th-century France. Tickets $15-$59. Info: GBS.org.

Wendy Kerner and Teresa Mango, March 4, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church Auditorium, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich. Tickets $25. Info: fccog.org.

Hot & Cool: Jazz, March 4, 4 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Grammy Award-nominated pianist Fred Hersch will perform. Suggested donation $10. Info: wiltonlibrary.org.

O-Town, March 4, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. The late 90’s boy band will perform with Kicking Sunrise. Tickets $28. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

Chad Prather, March 9, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. The comedian takes the stage with his Star Spangled Banter Comedy Tour. Tickets $30. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  

Blues Legend James Montgomery, March 10, 8 p.m., Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Whether it’s recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority.  Tickets $25-$40. Info: bijoutheatrect.ticketfly.com.

Dave Mason, March 10, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. He will perform his most beloved songs like All Along The Watchtower, Only You Know and I Know, Every Woman, We Just Disagree and the rock anthem Feelin’ Alright. Tickets $65 – $200. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  

Ron Petrides Jazz Quartet, March 11, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church Auditorium, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich. Tickets $25. Info: fccog.org.

Wilton Candlelight Concert, March 11, 4 p.m., Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library. Info: wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.  

Five for Fighting, March 13, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. He will perform hits like Superman (It’s Not Easy) and the sentimental smash hit, 100 Years. Tickets $54.50. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

The Dixie Dregs, March 14, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $55 – $75. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, March 15, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Hear some of the 80’s biggest anthems We Built This City, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now and Sara. Tickets $67. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  

Stamford Symphony: Haydn, Mendelssohn & Schumann, March 17-18, Stamford Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets $25. Info: stamfordsymphony.org.

After the Rush, March 17, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. After the Rush will be joined by Paul Nelson. Tickets $25. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

Angelo Xiang Yu for Mozart: A Magnificent Evening, March 17, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Come see brilliance in action as Yu and the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra perform an all-Mozart program: Overture to Don Giovanni, Divertimento No. 1, Concerto for Violin No. 4, and Symphony No. 41. Tickets $10 – $60. Info: ridgefieldsymphony.org.

Matador! Soul Sounds, March 18, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Straight up authentic funk from a very promising new troupe. Tickets $25 – $28. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

The English Beat, March 21, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Performing their hits I Confess and Save It for Later. Tickets $45. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Mark Farner, March 22, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield.The rock patriot’s passion and open heart come through in epic hits that defined a generation. Tickets $55. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, March, 23, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $37.50. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

In Concert: Violinist Igor Pikaysen, March 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Internationally-acclaimed and award-winning violin virtuoso Igor Pikaysen will perform. Register online. Free. Info: wiltonlibrary.org.

Antigone Rising, March 24, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. An all-female country-rock outfit from New York, Antigone Rising has a bit more grit and attitude in their alt-country and Americana than their peers. They will perform with Tim Warren. Tickets $25. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

Jay and The Americans, March 24, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $50. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Kashmir: The Live Led Zeppelin Show, March 24, 8 p.m., Stamford Palace, 61 Atlantic Ave., Stamford. Kashmir possesses the live stage show, sound, and likeness to bring audiences and fans back to the days when the mighty Led Zeppelin ruled the musical landscape. Tickets $25 – $50. Info: stamfordpalace.org.

The Musical Box: Selling England by the Pound, March 25, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Genesis tribute band. Tickets $60. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Wild Child, March 28, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. It’s going to be a Wild Wednesday when the NPR-approved bands Wild Child and The Wild Reeds team up for a night of award-winning indie rock. Tickets $25. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

Josh Gracin, March 28, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. The American Idol singer will perform as part of the Mountain Dew Country & Bluegrass Series. Tickets $40. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Robin Trower, March 29, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Known for his explosive guitar style mixed with his trademark “soft psychedelia,” Trower has been dazzling live audiences since the 60s. The Jamie McLean Band will open the show. Tickets $70. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  

Delbert McClinton, March 30, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. The Texas-born singer, songwriter and harmonica wizard has been rocking records and roadhouses for more than 50 years, with unparalleled musical versatility. Tickets $68. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

San Fermin, March 31, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Indie rock’s most symphonic band flits between genres at will. Passing through rousing pop grooves to downbeat indie folk, sonically it is incredibly rich. Tickets $22 – $25. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.

The Last Waltz Live, March 31, 8 p.m., Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. The Rev Tor Band brings you a live performance of The Band’s classic 1978 concert film, “The Last Waltz.” Tickets $28-$43. Info: bijoutheatrect.ticketfly.com.