Globe West Best Bets

This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.


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Concord: The St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform works of Haydn and Golijov at 3 p.m. Sunday, Concord Academy, 166 Main St. $28-$42. 978-402-2236,

Newton: The Charness Family Quintet (right, in a 2005 photo) returns for a 20th anniversary reunion concert, with the program including classic works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Martinu, and Prokofiev, and contemporary songs by Dan Charness, Sunday, 2 p.m., at Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St. Free. 617-796-1360,

Newton: The Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra’s Holiday Pops concert features traditional seasonal music, sing-along tunes, refreshments, raffles, and a cash bar Sunday, 2 p.m., at American Legion Post 440, 295 California St. $30, $250 for a table of 10. 617-244-0440,