It's another big weekend for holiday concerts. Here's a roundup:
-- If you fancy Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, you'll be twice fulfilled at the Youth of Orchestras of Fresno's "Romeo and Juliet Times Two" Sunday concert.
On the program: Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" Fantasy Overture and Suite No. 1 from Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" ballet. Another famous couple is saluted as well: Wagner's overture to the opera "Tristan and Isolde."
Joining conductor Thomas Loewenheim and the 100 musicians of the advanced Youth Philharmonic Orchestra on the Prokofiev piece will be dancers from Fresno Ballet Theatre.
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday, Shaghoian Hall, 2770 E. International Ave. www.youthorchestrasfresno.org. Free, but a $15 donation is suggested.
-- The Bach Children's Choir & Youth Chorale on Saturday offers "A Ceremony of Carols."
The 115-voice choir is under the artistic direction of Valerie Quiring.
Details: 6 p.m. Saturday, 1st Presbyterian Church, 1540 M St. www.bachchildrenschoir.org, (559) 226-6500. $5, free for children.
-- Baritone Earl Meyers' annual holiday concerts are a tradition.
Details: 4 p.m. Saturday, Westside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (559) 233-3648. Free.
-- The 1st Congregational Church of Fresno on Sunday presents "A Celebration of Christmas." Violinist John Morrice and organist Scott Horton are among featured performers. Songs ranging in style from classical to jazz from Spain, Japan, England and the United States are on the program.
Details: 5 p.m. Sunday, 1st Congregational Church, 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd. (559) 227-8489. www.bigredchurch.org. Free.
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