San Francisco-based musician/composer/ educator Zakir Hussain is considered one of the world’s foremost masters of the Indian tabla. Since the passing of Ravi Shankar, Hussain is regarded as India’s greatest classical musician. Rahul Sharma, who plays the 100-string santoor, has enjoyed collaborations with such diverse musicians as Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G and electronica group Deep Forest. Tickets: Adults $10; Seniors/Students: $5. 920-832-6749Details
The UW-Madison Russian Folk Orchestra performs a program of Russian and other Slavic folk songs, dances and ballads, along with selections of classical Russian music and popular Western tunes. The ensemble of more than 40 musicians play authentic Russian instruments, including balalaikas and domras. Prior to the concert (2 p.m.), orchestra conductor and music director Victor Gorodinsky leads a presentation on Russian folk instruments. Both events are free and open to the public.
Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis has been hailed as “one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation” by the San Francisco Examiner. A member of the legendary musical Marsalis family, Delfeayo, his father Ellis, and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason earned the nation’s highest jazz honor, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, in 2011. His 2014 album, “The Last Southern Gentlemen,” displays his technical expertise and frequent touches of humor.Details