‘Paths to the Summit’

March 19 

Mini history lesson: In the 16th and 17th centuries, many Persian musicians migrated to the cultural centers of Turkey and Greece, sharing their experience and art with residents of the Ottoman Empire. Hundreds of years later, Early Music Now hosts Constantinople, a Montreal-based ensemble that will dust off rare examples of those works, evidence of the Iranian artists’ influence on their neighboring countries. The event will be preceded by EMN’s annual silent auction and chocolate reception, beginning at 3 p.m. 

5 p.m. March 19 at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee.
$29 or $46; $10 or $15 students. earlymusicnow.org.