Where jazz meets classical

Sunday: Magisterial tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano joins forces with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota in tribute to the late composer Gunther Schuller, a tireless champion of what he called "Third Stream" music, a hybrid of jazz and classical. They will play selections from Lovano's 1995 album "Rush Hour," a landmark collaboration with Schuller that captured the essence of Third Stream in piquant fashion. The program will begin with the world premiere of Peter Child's "Moon Sculptures," written for Lovano and violinist Young-Nam Kim, director of the Chamber Music Society, who met Lovano at Schuller's Festival at Sandpoint, Idaho. (4 p.m. Sun. Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, St. Paul. $15-$25. chambermusicmn.org)

Friday-Sunday: Trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis is perhaps the best-known artist working simultaneously in jazz and classical idioms. Members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will play his piece "A Fiddler's Tale," based on Igor Stravinsky's 1918 jazz-inflected composition "The Soldier's Tale," with narration by Danyon Davis. Stravinsky was a seminal Third Stream artist long before Schuller coined the term. (8 p.m. Fri., Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, St. Paul; 2 p.m. Sun., Center for Performing Arts at St. Paul Academy; $18, $5 for children. 8 p.m. Sat., St. Paul's United Church of Christ, $13-$43. thespco.org)

Britt Robson