MAKE MUSIC NOLA SPRING RECITAL: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Marginy Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. More than 60 musicians from seven program sites perform for end-of-the-year recitals. The St. Cecilia’s Asylum Chorus will join the students for three pieces. (504) 526-4250. makemusicnola.org.
ST. JOSEPH ABBEY BENEFIT: 7 p.m., St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington. The church’s Teen Choir performs with cellist James Rosenbloom to raise funds for the flooded abbey through an offering. (985) 892-2422. helptheabbey.com.
TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Jazz Fest at Trinity, with National Endowment For the Arts Jazz Master Jason Marsalis on the vibraphone. (504) 670-2520. trinityartistseries.com.
MUSICAL MEDITATION: 5 p.m. Sunday, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Music by Blazo Zlato. (504) 948-9998. marignyoperahouse.org.
MAKE MUSIC NOLA SPRING RECITAL: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. More than 60 musicians from seven MakeMusicNOLA programs perform their end-of-year recital. (504) 526-4250. makemusicnola.org.
MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT: 3 p.m. Sunday, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras event will feature violinist Justice Savoie, the Concerto Competition winner, as well as performances by the three orchestra ensembles: Sinfonia, Harmonia and Symphony. $30 reserved seats, $20 general admission, $10 students. GNOYO.org .
NEW ORLEANS CIVIC SYMPHONY: 7:30 p.m. Monday; Performing Arts Center, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Under the baton of Dr. Charles Taylor, the symphony performs Brahms “4th Symphony” and selections from Debussy’s “Children’s Corner.” (504) 554-3748.
JAZZ SENIOR AND CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SPRING SOLO RECITALS: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Marsalis Jazz Studio, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Jazz seniors perform solos, performance etiquette as well as ensemble work. Instrumentalists perform classical pieces. nocca.com.
“BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH”: 7:30 p.m. May 12, also 2:30 p.m. May 15; Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans; also, 7:30 p.m. May 13, First Baptist Church, 16333 La. 1085, Covington. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents the classic symphony, along with Frank Martin’s “Concerto for Seven Winds and Timpani” and UNO composer-in-residence Yotam Haber’s “A Wine-Dark Sea.” Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto presents a free pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.com.
“THE MUSIC OF ABBA”: 7:30 p.m. May 14, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents Arrival from Sweden, the official ABBA cover band, presents the music of the Scandinavian super group. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.com.
NEW ORLEANS VOLUNTEER ORCHESTRA CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., May 15; St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, 7100 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Spring concert featuring Bruce Owen and Stephanie Thompson of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performing the Bruch “Double Concerto” with NOVO. Choir will also perform short pieces from Brahms and Mendelssohn. novorchestra.com.
“A HERO’S LIFE”: 7:30 p.m. May 20, Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra closes the season with a look at musical heroism, including a fanfare, composed by LPO Principal Bassist David Anderson, Edouardo Lalo’s “Symphonie espagnole,” performed by violinst Robert McDuffie, finishing with “Ein Heldenleben,” (A Hero’s Life) by Richard Strauss. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.com.