Young choral composers

Among its many other programs, VocalEssence runs a mentorship program called ReMix, linking aspiring composers of choral music to established practitioners. This concert features compositions by this year’s ReMix apprentices — Isaac C. Lovdahl, Zack Pentecost, Shruthi Rajasekar and Daniel Sabzghabaei — with performances by VocalEssence’s elite Ensemble Singers and Nation, a band specializing in unaccompanied covers of pop songs. (7 p.m. Mon., Icehouse, Mpls.; $12-$15, 612-371-5656 or

Violin wiz

Violinist Jennifer Koh brings a unique approach to Beethoven’s violin sonatas to her Schubert Club debut. Her performances of Sonatas 6, 7 and 8 are combined with newly commissioned works by composer Andrew Norman, which act as curtain-raisers for each of the sonatas. She’s joined by pianist Shai Wosner. (7:30 p.m. Tue., 10:30 a.m. Wed.; Ordway Concert Hall, St. Paul; $24-$66, 651-224-4222 or

Discovering Eastman

A pioneer in blending minimalism with pop influences and racial politics, Julius Eastman was a gifted composer who died homeless in 1990, his work all but forgotten. For its 8th annual Early Music Festival, the Zeitgeist music ensemble presents four concerts showcasing Eastman’s underappreciated (and recently rediscovered) music, including works such as “Stay On It” and “Joy Boy.” (6 p.m. Wed.; 7:30 p.m. Thu., Fri., Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun.; Studio Z, St. Paul; $10-$15,

Clarinet wizard

The Chamber Music Society of Minnesota presents soloist Anthony McGill (aka the New York Philharmonic’s principal clarinet) performing two masterpieces of the clarinet repertoire: the Clarinet Quintets by Brahms and Mozart. Joining McGill will be a quartet led by violinist Ariana Kim. (4 p.m. Sun., Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, St. Paul; $15-$25, 651-450-0527 or chamber

‘Path of Miracles’

It’s been six years since the Singers first performed “Path of Miracles” by English composer Joby Talbot, a work based on the ancient Catholic pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. This week the Twin Cities choir revisits that program, one of its most popular ever. Matthew Olson conducts. (7:30 p.m. Sat., Westwood Lutheran Church, Mpls.; 2 p.m. Sun., First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights; $22-$36, 651-917-1948 or