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The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State is hosting a book drive through April to support the Mid-State Literacy Council, a State College-based non-profit organization that promotes literacy among adults.

Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the internationally famous period-music ensemble, will return to Penn State with its latest multimedia production, “J. S. Bach: The Circle of Creation,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Schwab Auditorium.

Brooklyn-based big band Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society and graphic artist Danijel Zezelj will bring the artistry and soundtrack of the 20th-century avant garde to life with “Brooklyn Babylon” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Pianist Wu Han, violinist Philip Setzer and cellist David Finckel will perform a program of Ludwig van Beethoven piano trios at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in Schwab Auditorium. The program will include Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1; Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3; and Trio in D Major, Op.

For almost 30 years, Brazilian dance company Balé Folclórico da Bahia has been devoted to celebrating the heritage of its region’s indigenous, African and post-colonial cultures. The company comes to Penn State on its eighth world tour with “Bahia of All Colors” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.

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