Franz Hautzinger and Isabelle Duthoit: French clarinetist Duthoit and Austrian trumpeter Hautzinger get in an avant garde place with a program described as "contextualizing the abstract in sound and environment." 8 p.m. Thursday at Richmond Hall, 1500 Richmond; 713-928-5653.
O'Jays: Though they hailed from Ohio, the O'Jays were a crucial cog in the Philadelphia soul sound thanks to a pair of ubiquitous hits: "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train." With Eric Benet. 8 p.m. Friday at Arena Theatre, 7326 U.S. 59 S.; 713-772-5900.
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