Rogue Valley Symphony

Five picks for live entertainment

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{p class="sbodytyperr"}The symphony, conducted by Martin Majkut, celebrates its 50th anniversary with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gustav Mahler. American pianist Peter Serkin will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, and RVS will perform Mahler's Symphony No. 5. Concerts are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St. Majkut will present pre-concert talks one hour before each performance. Tickets are $41 to $60 for the Ashland concert; $20 to $53 for the Medford concert; and $20 to $48 for the Grants Pass concert. Tickets are $15 for age 6 through 22 at all shows. Tickets can be purchased at rvsymphony.org or by calling 541-708-6400.

{p class="sbodytyperr"}The Two Tracks

Sheridan, Wyoming, band The Two Tracks — vocalist Julie Szewc, cellist and electric guitarist David Huebner, drummer Fernando Serna and bassist Russell Smith — will play its original, heartfelt bluegrass at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Brickroom Gathering House, 35 N. Main St., Ashland. The band is touring behind its newest, "Postcard Town," released in May. A self-titled debut was released last year. Online magazine The Alternate Root writes "rural wamth ... infusing their tunes with a feel for the open spaces of the West. Cover is $5.

{p class="sbodytyperr"}Goo Goo Dolls

{p class="sbodytyperr"}Founding members John Rzeznik and Robby Takac on guitar and bass, respectively, will perform Goo Goo Dolls' bevy of hit pop songs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. Singer and songwriter Phillip Phillips Jr. will open the show. Reggie Garrett will perform at 6 p.m. in the Performance Garden. Tickets are $95 for standing room only, $85 for reserved seating, $52 for lawn seating, $42 for ages 12 and younger, and can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, by calling 800-882-7488, or at the gate. No outside alcohol will be permitted at this performance.

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{p class="sbodytyperr"}Contemporary flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert and his band will perform music from their 2016 album, "Slow," and earlier albums at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at The Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Liebert is a five-time Grammy nominee with multiple Gold and Platinum records. His music contrasts traditional and electric instruments. Tickets are $33, $38 or $48 and can be purchased at roguetheatre.com, by calling 541-471-1316 or at the door. The show is open to age 21 and older.

'Disney's Beauty and the Beast'

Belle is lovely, but her bookishness and longing for a life beyond her provincial village set her apart from everyone. When her father runs afoul of a terrifying beast — a cursed prince who must win a woman's love if he's ever to be human again — Belle embarks on a strange and bittersweet journey. Expect surprises and ingenuity in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production running through Oct. 15 in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 800-219-8161 or show times, tickets and information.




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