“Wintersongs.” Multilanguage holiday program by traditional Eastern European music group Kitka. At Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael, 8 p.m. Also Dec. 13 at Arts at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park, 4 p.m.; Dec. 18 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oakland, 8 p.m.; Dec. 19 at Old First Church in San Francisco, 8 p.m.; and Dec. 20 at Nile Hall in Oakland, 5 p.m. Complete information at


David Krakauer

A very klezmer ‘Chrismukkah.’ The New Century Chamber Orchestra’s “Holiday Lights” concert celebrates the season with Hanukkah and Christmas classics. Grammy-nominated klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer shares his arrangements of  “Der Gasn Nign” (The Street Song) and a traditional “Wedding Dance” song, plus “Synagogue Wall,” his composition for solo clarinet. Featuring violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.

8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 at First Congregational Church, Berkeley. Also 8 p.m. Dec. 18 at First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto; 8 p.m. Dec. 19 at Herbst Theater, S.F.; and 5 p.m. Dec. 20 at Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael. $29-$61. Complete information at


Klezmatics’ holiday concert. Performance by Grammy-winning klezmer band. At SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F. 4 and 7:30 p.m. $25-$60.