Rock the Block
Cohoes’ on-going series of outdoor music presents River Junction Band. Aug. 19, 6 p.m. Canal Square, 72 Remsen St., Cohoes. Free. Information: www.cohoesfarmersmarket.com
Philadelphia Orchestra with Chris Botti and Joshua Bell
Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter and classical violinist join world-renowned orchestra to perform a program of impassioned, ageless, genre-crossing music. Aug. 19, 8 p.m. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. Information: www.spac.org.
Stockade Music Live!
Four years since his last release, singer-songwriter/composer Justin Friello debuts his new short film and album, featuring the Jack & Jill Orchestra. Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., Proctors Theatre, Schenectady. Tickets: $15. Information: 346-6204 or www.proctors.org.
Upbeat on the Roof
Heavenly Echoes, a Southern soul-style gospel group, founded more than 50 years ago by the late Deacon James Edmonds of the Sweet Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Albany. Aug. 19, 7 p.m. Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs. Free. Information: tang.skidmore.edu.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
UnderScore Friday Evening: Charles Dutoit conducts Mozart and Rossini featuring pianist Menahem Pressler. Aug. 19, 8 p.m. Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass. Preceded by an Orchestra Prelude Concert in Seiji Ozawa Hall at 6 p.m. Tickets $11-$101. Information: www.bso.org.