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Britt Orchestra

The orchestra, conducted by Teddy Abrams, will present New York City composer Gabriel Kahane’s “emergency shelter intake form,” a new piece co-commissioned by Britt Festivals and the Oregon Symphony, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive. Also, soprano Measha Brueggergosman will perform the solo in Respighi’s “Pines of Rome.” Tickets are $45 for premium reserved seating, $25 for general reserved seating, $20 for lawn seating, $10 for children and students, and can be purchased at brittfest.org or by calling 800-882-7488. No alcohol or concessions will be allowed at this event.

‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’

Based on the Oscar-winning film “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” Camelot Theatre’s production of the award-winning musical is lavishly filled with costumes and a parade of songs. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 8 at Camelot, 101 Talent Club, 114 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-2721 Ave. Tickets are $29 or $36 and can be purchased at camelottheatre.org or by calling 541-535-5250.

OSF Green Show

Conductor Teddy Abrams will lead musicians from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Britt Orchestra to perform songs inspired by Shakespeare at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, July 29, on the Courtyard Stage adjacent to the Allen Elizabethan and Angus Bowmer theaters on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is free.

The Jack Maybe Project

Portland-based modern bluegrass and folk quartet The Jack Maybe Project will perform at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford. The band’s digital album, “Old Man Mountain and Other Cautionary Tales,” is available for download at thejackmaybeproject.bandcamp.com.

Bathtub Gin Serenaders

The hot jazz and blues ensemble’s newest CD, “Little Nifties,” is just the ticket to lift the spirits. Filled with vintage songs from the ‘20s and ‘30s — “Wild About That Thing,” first recorded by Bessie Smith, Cole Porter’s “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” and Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” — the album also features originals “Your Smile,” written by guitarist Eric Von Radics, “Wayside,” written by vocalist Nancy Martin, “Chains of Time” by Von Radics, violinist Melissa Orrs and guitarist David Orrs. The CD can be heard on SoundCloud and can be ordered on the group’s Facebook page.

Gabriel Kahane