Music and dance
THE ORCHESTRA ON THE HILL CONCERT. Thursday, May 16, 7:30 p.m., Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Under the musical direction of Thomas Palance, the orchestra will perform an all-concerto program featuring seven soloists performing four concertos. $20 at the door. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-356-3845.
ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE CONCERT. Friday, May 17, Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. Ryan Montbleau with Tall Heights. Tickets cost $22 in advance and $25 at the door. 781-631-8987 or www.meandthee.org.
THE WORKINGMAN’S BAND. Saturday, May 18, 4 to 7 p.m., Village Tavern Grill, 168 Essex St., Salem. The Workingman’s Band, featuring guitarist and vocalist Tom Yates, will perform classic country, rockabilly and blues music.
¡VIVA! THE COLORS AND SOUNDS OF THE CARIBBEAN. Sunday, May 19, 1 to 3 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables’ Seaside Garden, 115 Derby St., Salem. The Ricardo Monzón Orchestra will perform live music as teens from Express Yourself execute their dance from their May 15 performance at the Citi Performing Arts Center — Wang Theatre in Boston. Event includes Latin music, large visual arts display created by Express Yourself youth and a scholarship awards presentation by the Gables Settlement Association. Free admission. Reserve a spot with Stephen Weber at 978-744-0991, ext. 104.
PAUL MADORE CHORALE CONCERT. Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m., First Universalist Church, 211 Bridge St., Salem. The Paul Madore Chorale and soloists will perform “The Seasons” by Franz Josef Haydn. Based on an epic poem by James Thomson, “The Seasons” is a four-part oratorio composed by Haydn toward the end of his career. $25/general, $22/seniors, $18/students. Purchase tickets at Sophia’s, 105 Essex St., Salem; Arnould Gallery, 111 Washington St., Marblehead; or www.mktix.com/pmc. 781-592-7284, 978-774-7981, or www.paulmadorechorale.org.
PIANIST JACQUELINE SCHWAB IN CONCERT. Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m., Marblehead Arts Association, King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. Schwab, who has played for several Ken Burns documentaries on PBS, has specialized in meditative, spirited arrangements based on traditional and vintage tunes from America, England, Scotland and elsewhere, which she accompanies with stories. Tickets are $20, $15 for MAA members, and may be purchased at 781-631-2608.