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Saturday, June 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“Party” at The Peak: Gretchen Wilson, above, and Jessie G. are in concert, 8 p.m. June 29, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 6 p.m. Wilson, born in Pocahontas, Ill., has charted 13 singles on the Billboard country charts, including “Redneck Woman” (No. 1), “Here for the Party” (No. 3), “When I Think About Cheatin’” (No. 4) and “Homewrecker” (No. 2), all from her debut album, “Here for the Party” (2004), which sold five million copies. Her albums include “All Jacked Up” (2005) and “One of the Boys” (2007). Wilson’s label, Redneck Records, released “I Got Your Country Right Here” (2010), “Right on Time” (2013), ”Under the Covers” (2013), “Christmas in My Heart” (2013), “Still Here for the Party” (2014) and her latest, “Ready To Get Rowdy.” Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000

“Valley Vivaldi” continues: The second concert in the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra (PSO) “Valley Vivaldi” 2019 summer series, now in its 37th year, continues, 7 p.m. June 30, Christ Lutheran Church Allentown. Sinfonia principal flutist Robin Kani, above, performs J.S. Bach’s “Trio Sonata in C minor,” BWV 1079, scored for flute, violin and basso continuo. Kani, with Sinfonia principal oboist Cheryl Bishkoff and ensemble, including Mary Ogletree and Rebecca Brown, violins; Agnès Maurer, viola; Noelle Casella Grand, cello, and Nancy Merriam, bass, performs Georg Philipp Telemann’s “Trio Sonata for Flute and Oboe in E minor,” TWV 42:e2, and Luigi Boccherini’s “Flute Quintet in E flat,” Op. 17, No. 6. Violinist Simon Maurer and harpsichordist Allan Birney, PSO founder-music director, perform J.S. Bach’s “Sonata for Violin and Harpischord in B minor,” BWV 1014. The concert opens with Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto Alla Rustica,” RV 151. Tickets: at the door, Christ Lutheran Church, 1245 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Students free. Economy tickets (any age) available by phone (June 28 deadline). PASinfonia.org; 610 434-7811