FRIDAY, MAY 1
RONNIE SPECTOR WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE CROWN IMPERIALS. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $40, $50, $75. (860) 693-9762, 41BridgeStreet.com
THE MACHINE WITH THE HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. 7 p.m., doors open. 8 p.m., show. College Street Music Hall, 238 College St., New Haven. $30 to $40. (877) 435-9849.
SATURDAY, MAY 2
BACK TO THE GARDEN 1969: THE WOODSTOCK EXPERIENCE. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $25, $35. (860) 693-9762, 41BridgeStreet.com
SUNDAY, MAY 3
AN EVENING OF THE POPS WITH THE BRISTOL BRASS AND WIND ENSEMBLE. 4 p.m. Under the baton of Richard Theriault. Music includes selections from “West Side Story,” “The Superman March” by composer John Williams, “The Genius of Ray Charles” and “Pie in Face Polka” by Henri Mancini. Special performances by 5 Metal Chemistry, vocals by Blaise Tramazzo, Catie Calo, and Liz Wilson. Original composition by Paul Masson. Jim Santucci on piano playing Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto, special patriotic salute commemorating the 70th anniversary of World War II featuring narration by Sgt. Dave Carello. Memorial Boulevard School auditorium, 70 Memorial Blvd., Bristol. Free. Donations accepted. (860) 965-7178. BristolBrassandWind@hotmail.com
PLAINVILLE WIND ENSEMBLE. 2 p.m. With Cynthia Simms, freelance news writer at Fox Broadcasting Company, as emcee. Directed by Ken Bagley. Includes music by Samuel Hazo, John Williams, Rossano Galante. Benefit for the Plainville Food Pantry make donations of non-perishable food items. Plainville High School, Robert Holcomb Way. PlainvilleWindEnsemble.com
THE 26TH ANNUAL VAL JOHNSON CONCERT. 4 p.m. This musical performance celebrates Val Johnson, accomplished pianist and musical director for over 50 years. From gospel to contemporary. Soloists will include Savannah Freitas, Joi McKay, Aaleya Hardy. Musical selections by Hank Bentley and Bill Beverely. The afternoon will complete with music from Nzinga’s Daughters, Redeemer’s Mass Choir, and other choirs. Redeemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church 110 Whiting St Plainville.$10 suggested donation. (860)747-1808.
SOUTHINGTON FESTIVAL CHORALE. 3 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington. Refreshments after the concert. Admission charge. (8600 276-0703.
PROFESSOR LOUIE AND THE CROWMATIX. 7 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $20, $30. (860) 693-9762, 41BridgeStreet.com
CELEBRITY MAESTROS GALA WITH NUTMEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. 1 p.m. Country Club of Farmington, 806 Farmington Ave., Farmington. NutmegSymphony.org/tickets.html
EUROPE. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com
TUESDAY, MAY 5
PIERCE CAMPBELL OF THE KERRY BOYS. 1:30 p.m. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.
THURSDAY, MAY 7
SETH GLIER WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARTYN JOSEPH. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $20, $29. (860) 693-9762, 41BridgeStreet.com
S’FERE. 7 p.m. Four-member jazz ensemble. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Register in advance. (860)0 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
MATTHEW CURRY. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com
HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 3 p.m. Beethoven and Mozart with the Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Chorus, The Hartford Chorale, and the Beth El Temple Chorus. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $38.50. $10 for students with ID. (860) 987-5900, HartfordSymphony.org
SATURDAY, MAY 9
BRISTOL CHORAL SOCIETY SPRING CONCERT, ‘COLORS OF THE RAINBOW.’ 7 p.m. Featuring songs from the heartland of America to the Great White Way of Broadway. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $12. Available at Shannon Jewelers, Farmington Avenue, Bristol and Simply Hair, 31 Church Ave., Bristol. Tickets also at the door.