Known for his lyrical, evocative renditions of classical masterworks, Murray Perahia wields consummate skill rooted in traditional classical music interpretation. Dubbed a “poet of the piano” by The New York Times, the beloved performer returns to Royce Hall for a stunning program of works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms for solo piano. One of the most cherished pianists of our time, who has performed in all of the major international music centers and with every leading orchestra, he also serves as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with whom he has toured as conductor and pianist throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia. UCLA Live at Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood. Thu., Nov 4, 8 p.m. $43-88 ($15 for UCLA students) (310) 825-2101, www.uclalive.org.