• Conducted by Steve Hackman, it's a special concert, "Beethoven vs. Coldplay," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, as Beethoven's "Eroica" symphony is combined with the melodies and lyrics of Coldplay. It also features Coldplay's "Fix You," "Paradise" and "The Scientist." Tickets start at $25.
• "Dancing in the Streets" is a pops concert, conducted by Jeff Tyzik and featuring the music of Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Tickets start at $24.
Both take place at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. For more: www.orsymphony.org.
Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• Third Angle New Music celebrates local composers with "Homecomings," 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 17-18, at Studio 2 at New Expressive Works, 810 S.E. Belmont St. It'll feature newly commissioned works by Aaron Helgeson (born in Eugene), Phil Taylor (raised in Salem), Lisa Neher (based in Portland) and Mario Diaz, along with works by Kenji Bunch and Andrea Reinkemeyer and a collaboration with Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford. For more: www.thirdangle.org.
• Portland band Tents plays an album release show ("Medicine"), 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Bunk Bar, 1028 S.E. Water Ave. Tickets: $8, $10 day of show, www.bunksandwiches.com.
• Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., hosts a couple Portland stalwarts: Ural Thomas and the Pain, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 ($20); Dirty Revival, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 ($16). For more: www.mississippistudios.com.
• On his "Beer Never Broke My Heart" tour, American country musician Luke Combs plays Moda Center, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Tickets: starting at $80, $13 parking, www.rosequarter.com.
• The aptly named "Phenomenal Concert," 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., is hosted by the Norman Sylvester Band. Musicians explore blues and gospel music in America. Also performing are LaRhonda Steele Gospel Quartet, Lenanne Sylvester Miller, Renato Caranto, Peter Moss, Shoehorn, Tevis Hodge Jr. and Dance Mode. There'll be a tribute to the late Chata Addy, and history narration by Lynn Darroch. Tickets: $20, www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• Red Bull Presents features Portland rapper Dodgr in a concert hosted by Portugal. The Man, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets: $10, www.roselandpdx.com. She's a staple of the city's hip-hop scene; her "Bone Music" was a top 2017 album, and she also appeared on Mark Ronson's song "Truth" alongside Alicia Keys. Her track "HOT" was featured on HBO's "Euphoria."
• "Boo Bomb" at Moda Center, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, features Ice Cube, E-40, Zapp, Ginuwine and Baby Bash. For tickets: www.rosequarter.com.
• As part of the "Leonard Bernstein at 100" exhibit at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 45th Parallel Universe performs rarely heard early chamber music works of the late great American composer and conductor. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 22-23, OJMCHE, 724 N.W. Davis St., www.45thparallelpdx.org, $30, $15 seniors/students.
• Lukas Graham plays the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Tickets: $35, $40 day of show, www.crystalballroompdx.com. The Danish soul-pop trio hit stardom with their self-titled album and has followed up with "3 (The Purple Album)." Also performing is Lauren Duski, part of CMT's "Next Women of Country."
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