OEBS PREMIERE OF ‘FIRE AND ICE’
The Oakland East Bay Symphony presents the world premiere of “Fire and Ice,” the next Magnum Opus commission by Pierre Jalbert on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, with a preconcert lecture at 7 p.m. Jalbert has been awarded two BMI and three ASCAP Foundation prizes, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the coveted Rome Prize in composition. Several years ago, he was the Young Composer-in-Residence with the California Symphony. In addition, this concert will showcase the winner of this year’s Young Artist Competition, violinist Margot Schwartz. Tickets are $15-$62. For details, 652-8497,www.oebs.org.
CALIFORNIA, 50 YEARS
The Pacific School of Religion’s Bade Museum, 1798 Scenic Ave., presents a ‘50-year retrospective’ conversation with the California photographer Hilary Marckx, who has photographed the state’s varied terrain and topography for the past half century, on Saturday at 4 p.m. Marckx approaches his photographs as prayers and contends that his images gather divinity as they gather the reflected light that transforms film into photography, producing focal points for deep contemplation. For details, 849-8239, hilaryfmarckx.com.
Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys come to St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave, on Sat. and Sun at 8 p.m. Berkeley High alum Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands open the show. Tickets $32.50-$33.50. For more information, 548-1761 or www.frieghtandsalvage.