I'm going to break ranks here, and deviate from this week's outstanding classical fare to plug a 21st-century classic: the One Soul Sounding Spring Equinox Concert and Ritual. Curated by Lisa Rafel, whose web site has sound clips of her spiritually attuning peace prayer, the evening is a veritable who's who of New Age artists, teachers, and transformative healers. Where else can you partake of the likes of Linda Tillery, Gary Malkin, Tim Rayborn, and LuisahTeish while celebrating the natural cycles of the universe and aligning yourself with universal consciousness? Listening to the transformational keyboard artistry of Murray Perahia at Cal Performances Thursday night can do much the same thing, but context is everything, and this ritual's will be very, very high. At LakeMerritt United MethodistChurch(1330 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland) on Saturday, Mar. 21. 7:30 p.m. $22/$15 for students/children.LisaRafel.com or 510-654-3234.
Jason Victor Serinus
Price: $22, students/seniors $15