Greek Festival, Music Worcester and more …

Greek Festival returns

The St. Spyridon Grecian Festival, a popular biennial tradition since the first festival was held in 1976, returns with Greek food, Agora (Bazaar) shopping, cultural displays, Greek dance performances, the Cathedral Tour, dancing under the stars, “music that makes you feel as if you were transported onto a Greek Island,” and more.

What: St Spyridon Grecian Festival

When: 5 pm to midnight Sept. 16; noon to midnight Sept. 17; and noon to 8 pm Sept. 18

Where: st. Spyridon Cathedral Grounds, 102 Russell St., Worcester. www.spyridoncathedral.org/news-events/grecian-festival-2022

The Knights perform with Aaron Diehl Sept.  16.

The Knights launch Music Worcester season

Music Worcester’s 2022-23 season gets underway Sept. 16 in Mechanics Hall with what should be a high energy concert with The Knights and guest pianist Aaron Diehl. The cutting-edge orchestral ensemble from New York City and Diehl will perform a concert that includes Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3,” George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” and Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.”

What: The Knights with Aaron Diehl, presented by Music Worcester

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 16

Where: Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St., Worcester

How much: $39-$55; $17.50 students; $7.50 youth (18 and under). www.musicworcester.org

The Worcester Chamber Music Society.

Chamber Music Society takes ‘Main Stage’

Worcester Chamber Music Society’s first “Main Stage” program of the season Sept. 16 and 18 is titled “Consider the Source” and features works by three contemporary composers — Chinary Ung, Jessie Montgomery and Judith Weir — and 19th-century Czech composer Antonín Dvořák. According to WCMS, “Whether drawing inspiration from the Civil Rights movement, or with gestures to religious poetry and folk songs, each piece on this program reveals its source before transforming it into something entirely new and fresh.”