Composer Craig Russell may be best-known for Mexican Baroque, his Grammy-nominated collaboration with vocal group Chanticleer, but his talents extend to orchestral writing as well. And tonight, the San Luis Obispo Symphony—fresh from its Carnegie Hall debut and under the direction of Michael Nowak—will perform Russell’s invigorating Concierto Romántico with guitarist José María Gallardo del Rey, a noted disciple of Segovia. Also on the program is Russell’s Rhapsody for Horn and Orchestra, a mélange of jazz, bop, and Barberesque influences, which lends a sharp compositional contrast to the more impressionistic Concierto Romántico. Expect an evening of intriguing sounds when the San Luis Obispo Symphony plays at 8 p.m. at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $20-$30. (202) 432-7328. (Amy Domingues)

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