Classical Music Coming Up

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Music and love are quite the couple, especially when we’re talking about the local classical scene around Valentine’s Day. Here’s a roundup of some Cupid-coated concerts coming up, as described by their presenters:

Folsom Lake Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College. “This Valentine’s Day programming includes the attraction of J. Strauss II’s ‘Emperor’ Waltzes, the romance of R. Strauss’ Suite from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ (Knight of the Rose), and all the passion and lyrical moments of the Grieg Piano Concerto.” Pianist Sheng Cai is featured. Tickets are $20–$59. Learn more.

Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center. Timothy Myers conducts Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia Di Lammermoor,” Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma” and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, the  “Italian.” Featured singers are sopranos Madison Leonard and Kathryn Henry, mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig and tenor Salvatore Atti. Tickets are $25–$54. Learn more.

Crocker Art Museum, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at the museum (216 O St., Sacramento). “Taking a cue from the exhibition ‘The Candy Store: Funk, Nut, and Other Art with a Kick,’ violinist Igor Veligan, cellist Susan Lamb Cook, and pianist Gayle Blankenburg have created a program certain to elicit the sensation of bright colors and a burst of sweet flavors. The trio will present a program of ‘ear candy’ featuring single movements by Paul Schoenfeld, Mikhail Glinka, Astor Piazzolla, Clara Schumann, and Amy Beach, creating a musical delight for all palates.” Tickets are $15–$25. Register online.

Camellia Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at Capistrano Hall, Sacramento State. As part of its 59th season, the symphony presents Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony-Concerto in E Minor (with Amos Yang, Assistant principal cello with the San Francisco Symphony) and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Tickets are $35 general with discounts for seniors, military personnel, students and children. Learn more.