The Hartt School honors longtime faculty member and Luiz de Moura Castro with three concerts this weekend to help him kick off his 70th birthday. Further reason to celebrate: rock-star pianist-composer Franz Liszt (1811–1886, pictured here in an 1839 painting by Henri Lehmann) would have turned 200 this year (improbably), so get your classical on, people. It won't kill you.
The Hartt Wind Ensemble w/Luiz de Moura Castro, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m., $20; Mostly Liszt Program (with the American Liszt Society), Oct. 8, 2 p.m., free and Luiz De Moura Castro and Friends Recital, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., $20, Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. Luiz De Moura Castro Alumni Concert, Oct. 9, 2 p.m., $10-$25 suggested, St. James Church, 3 Mountain Road, Farmington.