A ROMANTIC POPS VALENTIRE William Rowson conducts soprano Robyn Driedger-klassen, pianist Jon Nakamatsu, tenor Frédérik Robert, and the VSO perform romantic works by Gershwin, Bizet, Strauss, Puccini, and Mascagni. Feb 9-10, 8 pm, Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe). Info www.vancouversymphony.ca/.
PAOLO ANGELI Vancouver New Music presents guitarist Paolo Angeli in a solo performance for prepared Sardinian guitar and voice. Feb 10, 8 pm, Pyatt Hall (843 Seymour). Tix $12-35, info www.newmusic.org/paolo-angeli-feb-10-2018/.
EMERSON STRING QUARTET Friends of Chamber Music presents the classical ensemble performing works by Haydn, Barber, and Beethoven. Feb 11, 3 pm, Vancouver Playhouse. Tix $55/50, info www.friendsofchambermusic.ca/.