Rogue Valley music, dance performances: Feb. 28-March 5
Friday, Feb. 28
Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of instrumentals from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
L.E.F.T.: Rock ‘n’ roll band L.E.F.T. — singer and guitarist Bret Levick, Bob Evoniuk on Dobro, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer Matt Terreri and Don Harriss on keys — perform Levick’s original rock, along with covers of songs by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and others at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Marshall Stack and Friends: Singer and guitarist Marshall Stack joined by others will perform American Folk tunes at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Nic Temple: Pianist Nic Temple will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at First United Methodist Church of Ashland, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. The concert will feature the premier of Temple’s original work, a six- movement “Suite for Piano.” Works by Beethoven, Medtner and Scriabin will also be played. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. Call 541-482-3647.
Kat Edmonson: New York-based singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson will perform original pop songs reminiscent of the great American songbook at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Artistic Piano Gallery, 1390 Biddle Road, Suite 107, Medford. Tickets are $25, $10 for students with ID, and are available online at siskiyoumusicproject.com. Call 541-622-8707.
‘The Tales in Our Bones’: Le Cirque Centre’s Empyrean Aerialists will present “The Tales in Our Bones,” a crafted aerial retelling of folk and fairytales that reflect our complex cultural heritages. Stories of loyalty, family, community and individual choices will be told by this group of 13 women. Performances are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-29, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Levity Circus Collective, 280 E. Hersey St., Unit #15, Ashland. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and students. Tickets for the 2 p.m. performance are pay-what-you-can. Advance tickets can be purchased at Le Cirque Centre or Music Coop, 268 E Main St, Ashland. See socircus.org.
‘Downtown Crabbey — A Murder Mystery Dinner’: Set in 1900, a hotel inspector is due to inspect Downtown Crabbey, a hotel designed for young American travelers to feel at home in London. His arrival is causing something of a panic, but unfortunately (for him) he is found dead before he can begin his work. Over the course of the dinner, the audience will be able to sort out the clues provided by actors in scripted scenes and improvisational interactions with the audience who can then attempt to solve the mystery of his death. Performance is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Randall Theatre, 20 S. Fir St., Medford. Dinner will be provided by Quality Catering. Tickets are $45. Tickets and information are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258.
Tutunov Piano Series: Pianist Hugues LeClère will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Leclère will play music by Ludwig van Beethoven. Tickets are $25 and are available online at oca.sou.edu, or at the SOU Oregon Center for the Arts Box Office, 491 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Students get in free with valid ID. Student tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office. See oca.sou.edu or call 541-552-6348.
Saturday, Feb. 29
Rogue Suspects Lite: Singer Shae Celine, guitar player Dirk Price, bassist Greg Frederick, will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Ashland Wine Cellar, 36 Lithia Way, Ashland. See ashlandwinecellar.com or call 541-488-2111.
Stardust: Singer Calysta Cheyenne, guitarist Tim Church, bassist Jeff Addicott and special guest Paul Schmeling on sax will play a mix of standards, show tunes and jazz at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Nick Garrett Powell: Guitarist and singer Nick Garrett Powell will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
BodyVox: Portland-based dance company BodyVox will present “Urban Meadow” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. In 1997, Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland created BodyVox as a tour de force of dance, theater, film, athleticism and wit. Since then, this critically acclaimed company has traveled around the world, bringing its unique virtuosity to stage and screen. Now in its 20th season, its production “Urban Meadow” celebrates the company’s illustrious history with a range of highlights featuring mystery, romance and humor. Tickets are $32 to $38, $10 for youths, and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: Southern Oregon Repertory Singers will present the North American premier of Joby Talbot’s major new composition for choir, orchestra and soloists, “A Sheen of Dew on Flowers,” as the feature work of this year’s James M. Collier Festival of New Choral Music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Other pieces featured on the program include the Rogue Valley premieres of music by Paul Mealor, riks Eenvalds, Will Todd,and two prayers for unity “Tal vez temenos tiempo,” a poem by Pablo Neruda, set to music by Tarik O’Regan, and a world premiere performance of “The Stranger Who Dwells Among You” by Repertory Singers’ Composer-in-Residence Jodi French. Musicologist Ed Wight will facilitate a free audience Q-and-A session with composer Joby Talbot one hour before each performance in Room 132 of the Music Recital Hall building. Tickets are $15 to $36 and $5 for students and Oregon Trail Pass holders. For tickets, see repsingers.org or call 541-552-0900.
Sunday, March 1
Tim Church: Guitarist Tim Church will play a mix of classical, jazz and Brazilian instrumentals at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Joshua Davis: Acoustic singer-songwriter Joshua Davis will perform a blend of folk, Americana, roots and rock at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. “Live From The Robin,” is Davis’ first solo acoustic release. Davis will also share songs from his “Miracle of Birds” album, which focuses on his bridge-building work between Israelis and Palestinians. Davis was a finalist on NBC’s Season Eight of “The Voice.” Tickets are $18 in advance, available online at brownpapertickets.com, or $20 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 541-488-7716 for more information.
Monday, March 2
Declan Tse: Pianist Declan Tse presents his graduate recital for his Master of Music degree at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Admission is free. See oca.sou.edu or call 541-552-6348.
Tuesday, March 3
Téada: Traditional Irish band Téada (“strings” in Irish), one of Ireland’s leading trad bands since 2001, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. The band will be joined by Séamus Begley on vocals and accordion. Téada has performed around the globe, including the Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, the Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia and the Campeche International Festival in Mexico. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and are available online at grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Cascade Clarinet Consort and Siskiyou Sax: The Cascade Clarinet Consort and the Siskiyou Sax Concert present their Winter concert “Ex Machina” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and free for full time SOU students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available online at oca.sou.edu, or at the SOU Oregon Center for the Arts Box Office, 491 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. See oca.sou.edu or call 541-552-6348.
Wednesday, March 4
Rick Millward: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rick Millward will perform a mix of classic and current rock, pop and original music at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Signing the Song: William Martinez, pairing American Sign Language with music, shares the true story of a boy who grew up in a deaf household and how he came out of his silent world by discovering his voice through music at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, 241 Hargadine St, on the corner of First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at theoregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902.
Thursday, March 5
SOU Percussion Ensembles: Southern Oregon University’s Percussion Ensembles, directed by Terry Longshore, will present “Deconstruction,” an educational percussion performance, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. The concert will give a chance for the audience to participate in a more intimate concert experience, as several of the works presented will be “deconstructed” by the performers, sharing information about the composers, compositional techniques, instruments and more. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors and free for full-time students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348.