If you’re looking for proper concerts, there’s something happening just about every week this fall. (And if you’re willing to hop the 110 or Metro to downtown LA, your ears can feast almost every night.) Several are being presented in spaces normally devoted to visual art.

 

Founded by Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar and classical-jazz fusionist Harihar Rao in 1973, the Music Circle’s on a mission to develop local audience appreciation of classical Indian music. This concert season opens with renowned violinist Sangeeta Shankar (daughter of widely esteemed Hindustani violinist N. Rajam), accompanied on tabla by Hindole Majumdar, at Pasadena City College’s Harbeson Hall (1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena). Up ahead: flutist Ronu Majumdar and veena player Nirmala Rajasekar (Oct. 3), sarodist Arnab Chakrabarty and santoorist Kamaljeet Ahluwalia (November date TBA). For details about dates, tickets and venues, visit musiccircle.org

 

Crammed with Clare Graham’s eyeball-riveting collection of art, antiques and curiosities, MorYork Gallery (4959 York Blvd., Highland Park) isn’t your average venue. Hallelujah. The space sometimes augments its visual fascinations with live music, like Sept. 3’s Cosmic Night gathering of cellist/composer Isaiah Gage, Nicky Corbett, Scrote & the Double Bari Sax Attack, Josh Lopez and Hooded Eyes — the “first installment” of the new music collective, scheduled to return next month. Friday, Sept. 4, the gallery welcomes “dark, soulful music” from charismatic vocalist Dorian Wood plus envelope-pushing guitarist Ben von Wildenhaus. On Oct. 2: folk and pop from Little Wings, Elisa Randazzo and Jean Marie.facebook.com/pages/MorYork-Gallery/236251079346

 

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (1151 Oxford Road, San Marino) likewise adds sonic art to its world-class exhibits, with the sounds of Brahms, Mozart and Rossini filling the air during Camerata Pacifica’s monthly chamber music concerts: Sept. 16, Oct. 13 and Nov. 18. huntington.org, cameratapacifica.org

 

ArtNight celebrates art in all its forms at museums, galleries and performance spaces across Pasadena — a refreshing reminder of the creativity and breadth of the Crown City’s artistic community. On Friday, Oct. 9, musical offerings will include dream-pop outfit Nightjacket, jazz from Eclectic Waves, the Joe Gamble Ensemble, acoustic rocker Michael Zigon, actor/songwriter Matt Braaten, Crown City Symphony, Zhena Folk Chorus, Sri Lanka Foundation Performing Arts Center Dance Troupe and more TBA. artnightpasadena.org

 

Levitt Pavilion (Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena) makes Pasadena a popular destination during summer months with its free Americana, international, jazz and pop concerts — and summer isn’t over yet. The Levitt’s season closes with a varied slate: Venice-based noir-pop ensemble Leftover Cuties (Sept. 4); sultry ’70s chart-topper Rita Coolidge (Sept. 5); jazzy act Nobresil (Sept. 6); folk-pop trio the Koles (Sept. 11); Grammy-winning East LA Chicano rockers Quetzal (Sept. 12); Latin jazz conguero Louie Cruz Beltran (Sept. 13); A Night of International Stars, featuring songwriter/producer Wendy Waldman and Brazilian guitarist Paulinho Garcia (Sept. 18); and reggae-pop activist Rocky Dawuni (Sept. 19). levittpavilionpasadena.org

 

Alliance Francaise de Pasadena presents French pop duo Brigitte at Cal State LA’s Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex (Cal State LA, 5151 State University Drive, LA) Sept. 26. Jazz fans would do well to circle Oct. 3 on their calendars: that’s when sublime chanteuses Catherine Russell and Dee Dee Bridgewater and actor/singer Tom Wopat appear for “Play It Again: The Movie Music of Woody Allen.” Sate your flamenco jones Nov. 1 with legendary Spanish guitarist Paco Peña.luckmanarts.org

 

Its lineup’s still being nailed down, but the 17th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival on Oct. 3 promises to once again be fall’s biggest local rock event; it is the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock’s (2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock) yearly offering to and celebration of the diverse northeast LA community.  On Sept. 23 the Center will host Blonde Redhead with Day Wave; and troubadour trio Noches de Trova continue their monthly residency Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. cfaer.org

 

Caltech (332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena) offers a quality mix of classical and folk concerts. On the classical tip, Grammy-winning chamber music ensemble Emerson String Quartet returns Oct. 18; the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center journeys west Nov. 1; and the internationally applauded Elias String Quartet performs Nov. 22. Pasadena Folk Music Society presents singer-songwriter John Flynn Sept. 26; bluegrass veteran Kathy Kallick Oct. 10; lovable folk couple Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan Nov. 7; the Good Lovelies Nov. 14; and Mark O’Connor’s Appalachian Christmas Dec. 12. caltech.edu, pasadenafolkmusicsociety.org

 

Bob Stane’s Coffee Gallery Backstage (2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena) remains one of the sweetest listening rooms around, a haven for Americana, gypsy jazz and bluegrass acts. This month: San Diego’s Berkley Hart (Sept. 11); winsome Tulsa duo Desi & Cody (Sept. 17); folk veterans Small Potatoes (Sept. 18); Swing Riots Quirktette (Sept. 19); New York fiddler/slide guitarist Joe Crookston (Sept. 20); the Jangle Brothers (aka ex-Byrd John York, Billy Darnell and Chad Watson) (Sept. 24); and mandolinist/flatpicking guitarist par excellence Tom Corbett’s trio (Sept. 26). Coffeegallery.com

 

The Fret House (309 N. Citrus Ave., Covina) also hosts fine acoustic blues, country and jazz artists in its downstairs performance space. Masterful blues storyteller and guitarist Doug MacLeod returns Sept. 12, followed by singer-songwriter James Lee Stanley Sept. 19; the guitar summit of Richard Smith, Francesco Buzzuro and Adam Del Monte Sept. 26; and wisecracking blues duo Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan Oct. 17. The Fret House will also be one of the participating venues for the 20thAnnual Thunderfest & Music Festival 2015 Oct. 10. frethouse.com

 

South Pasadena Public Library’s Community Room (1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena) is a surprising off-the-beaten-path performance space for classical, folk and jazz artists. A free end-of-summer concert offers space-age indie-pop from Mr. Chimp and alt-rock-country from Soz (Sept. 17), then the Restoration Concert Series resumes with pianist Robert Edward Thies (Sept. 20), New Hollywood String Quartet (Oct. 11) and Family and Friends String Ensemble (Nov. 15). friendsofsopaslibrary.org/concerts.htm

 

Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-honored singer-songwriter Leo Dan takes the stage at the Alex Theatre (216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale) Sept. 12. Filipino band Aegis livens up the venerable space Sept. 18; blues, gospel and rockabilly help evoke the outlaw 1930s Southern milieu of “Bonnie & Clyde” in Ivan Menchell, Don Black and Frank Wildhorn’s musical Sept. 20; LA-based musicians and choreographer Freddy Chiara preserve “ancestral dances” of coastal and Andean Peru in “Dance of Peru, the Magic of Folklore” Nov. 7; and Armenian balladeers Papin Poghosyan and Gagik Badalyan headline Nov. 8. alextheatre.org

 

Interesting, sophisticated fare continues to define programming at Boston Court (70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena). Coming soon: a staging of Francis Poulenc’s one-act opera “La Voix Humaine,” based on Jean Cocteau’s same-titled play (Oct. 16);Attraverso Il Mare’s multigenre, multi-artist celebration of Italian and American music, poetry and visual art (Oct. 17); pianist Vicki Ray (Oct. 23); oboist Paul Sherman & Friends (Oct. 24); “Things That Go Bump in the Night” w/pianist Susan Svrcek (Oct. 30); and bassist Tom Peters’ new score for the classic silent film “The Phantom of the Opera” (Oct. 31). Bostoncourt.com

 

Sometimes, ya just gotta move. If your dance shoes are itching for action, slip ’em on at Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association’s Saturday night swing dances (Grace Hall, 73 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena). Complimentary East Coast swing lessons are offered before each dance, the music’s hot, and the bands are among the West Coast’s most respected swing and jump-blues veterans: Dave Stuckey & His Hothouse Gang (Oct. 3), Flattop Tom & His Jumpcats (Oct. 10), Steve Lucky & the Rumba Bums (Oct. 17), Tim Gill All-Stars Big Band (Oct. 24) and the Ladd MacIntosh Swing Orchestra (Oct. 31). It’s like a kinder, better-dressed, alternate universe. pasadenaballroomdance.squarespace.com/swing-dances