Sounds Mysterious." In this weekend's concerts, the local chamber music ensemble will "strip away as much context as we can — including the name of the piece, its composer, and the geographic and historic context in which it was created." The idea is to return the focus to the music itself and separate it from mundane biographical details and other distractions. Also at Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Pacific Palisades; Sun., Oct. 7, 3 p.m.
What's in a name? Sometimes a lot, as the mere mention of a name can stir up all sorts of implications and associations. Just knowing the name of a famous composer, for instance, can color one's impressions of a work even before it's heard, so the folks at Salastina Music Society have cleverly assembled a program of obscurities they're calling "