Our Picks: 5 Alt-Classical Shows Close To Hartford

Portland Cello Project (promotional photo)

1) The Hartford Phase Shift — A Concert of New Sounds and Experimental Music, La Paloma Sabanera, 405 Capitol Ave, Hartford, (860) 956-5003, (Jazz). Thurs. 7:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. lapalomacoffeehouse.com.

2) Portland Cello Project, Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, (413) 586-8686 Thurs. 7 p.m. $12.50-$15. iheg.com.

3) The Hungarians are Coming! w/ Timothy Alexandre Wallace, Studio 59, 59 Barber St., Torrington, Sat. 8 p.m. $18.

4) Noche Flamenca ft. Val Ramos, Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford, (860) 249-7041, The ensemble features Flamenco guitarists Val Ramos and Jose R. Ramos, Flamenco singer Alfonso Cid, Flamenco dancer Melinda Marquez, violinist Ashley Jones, bassist Carlos Hernandez Chavez, and percussionist Matt Moadel. Sat. 7 p.m. Free. charteroakcenter.org.

5) Chick Corea and Gary Burton Hot House Tour w/ The Harlem String Quartet, Tanglewood, 297 West St., Lenox, (413) 637-1942, (Jazz). Sun. 8 p.m. $19-$63.