Leo Botstein, long known as a champion of contemporary music, brings the Jerusalem Symphony to Cal Performances this weekend to perform 20th-century works more and less familiar. With the superb violinist Robert McDuffie as soloist, Botstein will deliver Rózsa's not-heard-enough Violin Concerto. (Check out McDuffie'sTelarc recording of the concerto with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to hear how wonderful it is. His Telarc CD of concertos by John Adams and Philip Glass is equally amazing.) Also on the program are Toch's "Big Ben"Variations and Copland's Symphony No. 3. The latter will hopefully end with an uncommon performance of the much beloved "Fanfare for the Common Man." At Zellerbach Hall (Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave., UC Berkeley), on Sunday, Oct. 26. 7 p.m., $38-$80. CalPerformances.org or 510-642-9988.
Jason Victor Serinus