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In recent years, Sparks have shrunk themselves down to a duo in concert. But this weekend, singer Russell Mael and his brother, keyboardist-songwriter Ron Mael, are joined by a 38-piece orchestra for a full-length rendition of their madcap 1974 pop masterpiece, Kimono My House, along with a smattering of later hits. The brothers previously performed the album at Royce Hall in 2009, backed by members of Redd Kross and Mother Superior, but they reprised it more lavishly with the Heritage Orchestra in London in December and will unfurl its elaborate arrangements here with the help of conductor Suzie Katayama. Russell’s falsetto vocals and Ron’s dainty piano pirouettes on “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us” were acknowledged inspirations for everyone from Queen to Morrissey, but no one blends whimsy and cleverness quite as wonderfully as the originals. Also Sunday, Feb. 15.
Feb. 14-15, 8 p.m., 2015 (Expired: 02/15/15)

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