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Taize Services: Stone Church of Willow Glen is opening its sanctuary to the community for Taize services every Tuesday until Christmas starting Dec. 6 at 6:45 p.m. The service offers music, simple chants, and time for silence and quiet reflection. 1180 Clark Way, San Jose. It’s a Wonderful Life: Tabard Theatre Company presents the favorite American holiday story, staged as a live 1940s radio play. Dec. 2-18. Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose. www.tabardtheatre.org.
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Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, $20, 831-427-2227, kumbwajazz.org; 8 p.m. Saturday at Freight & Salvage, Berkeley; $26-$28; 510-644-2020, www.thefreight.org. 2 “THE FORTY-PART MOTET”: Janet Cardiff’s highly anticipated sound installation has won raves around the country and opens at Fort Mason this weekend. In it, she re-creates Thomas Tallis’ 16th-century choral masterpiece “Spem in Alium” by recording 40 singing parts separately, then playing them in unison and arranging the speakers so that the aural experience changes dramatically as you walk through the installation.
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A BIG PRIZE FOR JOHN ADAMS: Congratulations to Bay Area composer John Adams, who has been named to receive the Erasmus Prize by the Dutch Praemium Foundation. The prestigious award, which includes a cash prize of €150,000 (about $170,000), goes each year to an individual or organization “that has made exceptional contribution to the humanities, the social sciences or the arts in Europe and beyond”; previous winners include artist Marc Chagall, film director Ingmar Bergman, composer Olivier Messiaen and stage director Peter Sellars.Related ArticlesCalifornia Symphony joins forces with ‘Star Wars’ soundtrackMTT, SF Symphony team with all-world violinist Christian TetzlaffValley of the Moon Fest brings Brahms banquet to BerkeleyMTT opens up about his approaching final season with SF SymphonyBrand new ‘Dreamers’ oratorio brings immigrant stories to Berkeley stage.