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Hanz Zimmer and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are in concert. Or, check out Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center and breathtaking works at the Joyce Theater.

There isn’t a bad seat in the house at the Meyerson Symphony Center

Dallas’ I.M. Pei is located downtown in the Dallas Arts District and is worth a looksee even if you don’t have tickets to one of their events. Due to the world-class acoustics of the concert hall at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. The Meyerson is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Wind Symphony (DSO), the Turtle Creek Chorale and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. The DSO is the Meyerson’s primary tenant, presenting over 180 concerts a year. The Dallas Wind Symphony also upholds excellence in music and watching conductor Jerry Junkin is nearly as entertaining as the concerts.

All-Inclusive Atlanta Philharmonic is so Next Gen

Picture 26Less than a decade old, the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra’s youth represents its modern approach and audience. The volunteer, non-profit Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra differs in that its all-inclusive members either identify with the LGBT community or are LGBT-friendly.

Conducted by Mirna Ogrizovic-Ciric, a Berry College professor who was born in Croatia but grew up in Serbia, the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra’s main goal is to share beautiful music that is inclusive of all. To that end, the group has delighted audiences by performing compositions from heavyweights such as Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Haydn.

Guest soloists have been as impressive as its classical repertoire and include pianist Paolo André Gualdi, who grew up in Italy and has received great praise in Europe and the U.S., as well as Martin Gueorguiev, a cellist who earned first prize at Bulgaria’s National Competition for German and Austrian Music. When it comes to spreading beautiful music in Atlanta, the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra remains in a class of its own.

4. Family Concert Series with BSO March 3-27

Picture 2Classical music thrives in Boston this spring, especially in the hearts and minds of its young men and women. In March, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will join forces with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras to offer a new series for families. This new partnership allows the BSO to expand its family offerings, and demonstrates both organizations’ commitment to fostering an appreciation of classical music for the next generation.

The first concert will be a performance by the 120-student Boston Youth Symphony, was sold out back in November. Throughout March there will be various “Driving Forces” concerts performed at the BSO, with the final concert on March 27 that will feature the Young People’s String Orchestra made up of aspiring young students just 7-12 years old.

So for a night of classical music performed by some of the world’s finest youth and professional musicians, look no further than BSO family concert series.

Veteran Conductor Elevates the Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra is internationallyPicture 11 regarded as one of the best symphony orchestras in the world, but more likely you’ve heard them as the orchestra in Walt Disney’s Fantasia.

Putting on seasonal performances and even an annual concert series at the historic Carnegie Hall, the Philadelphia Orchestra is lead by veteran Conductor Charles Dutoit, who has an impressive resume previously conducting the Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras. Basically, this conductor has seen and heard it all.

The Philadelphia orchestra has released dozens of album recordings, including the work of Beethoven, Rimsky Korsakov, Saint-Saëns, and Mozart. When not touring internationally,  the Philadelphia can be heard at the historic Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Philadelphia.

Innovative Sounds from the New World Symphony

The string section is lulling, the horns are blowing and the ultimate in guest artists are doing what they do best to the baton of world-class conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. This exciting scenario takes place every timNWS Fellowse the New World Symphony takes the stage at Lincoln Road’s Lincoln Theatre, a beacon of culture on South Beach.

Tilson Thomas and his posse provide a twist on traditional classical music by performing lesser known pieces as well as original compositions. These pioneering musicians have garnered a respected reputation by constantly evolving their repertoire over the last two decades making each performance a mind blowing, exciting, and unforgettable experience.

Classical Art Made Modern at San Francisco Opera

If you think of opera as long, boring, and hard to follow, you haven’t been to the San Francisco Opera.  From the bellbottoms to ball gowns dress code, and SFotellowith subtitles above the stage, a night at the opera isn’t just for the world-traveling elite anymore.  The San Francisco Opera does justice to this classic art form by making it accessible and entertaining to modern society.

In the heart of The Civic Center next to the Capitol Building, every grand staircase and facade of the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House seems to have been carved out of marble and gold, and the set designs are always elaborately impressive.  Taking in the spectacle is even better while enjoying a pint of beer or a high-end wine.  And don’t think the crowd is going to be boring either, since the opera is attended more these days by 20-50 something’s in the peak of their social lives, with great fashion sense to boot.

Tickets can range from $10-$120, but if you’re looking for an old-fashioned night out on the town don’t be afraid to play “Pretty Woman” dress-up, make reservations at one of the many nearby fine restaurants (like Absinthe), and go all out with a box seat and opera glasses.