Globe North best bets


Andover: For “On The Wing — A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word,” composer Andrew List has created a collaborative performance piece that marries music, song, poetry, and expert commentary on birds. “On the Wing” will showcase 12 original songs by List. Sunday, 2 p.m., Addison Gallery of American Art, 180 Main St. Free. 978-749-4015, .

Newburyport, Marblehead: A program of music inspired by the religious and folk traditions of Eastern Europe will be performed by Symphony by the Sea, with bassist David Palma as guest soloist, and a special guest klezmer ensemble. Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Abbot Hall, second-floor auditorium, 170 Washington St., Marblehead; Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m. at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, 1 Market Square, Newburyport. $35, students $5. 781-631-1069, .


Medford: The Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Quintet performs at Tufts in a concert of Jewish and Roma instrumental music. Featuring Tufts faculty member Michael McLaughlin, accordion; Brandon Seabrook, guitar and mandolin. Sunday, 3 p.m., Distler Performance Hall, 20 Talbot Ave. 617-627-3679,

Somerville: One of the most popular voices on the Israeli music scene today, 32-year-old Asaf Avidan has gained widespread recognition both in Israel and Europe; he sings primarily in English. Saturday, 8 p.m., Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. $28. 617-625-5700,

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Correction: An earlier version incorrectly listed the date for a performance by Symphony by the Sea at Abbot Hall as March 27. The performance is Feb. 27.

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