Dec. 1-2 A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Glenn Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Road. Dec. 9-10 Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale Jan. 20 Piano Competition Jan. 27 Atl. Community Choral Fest Feb. 3 Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano Feb. 4 The Bach Bowl! Feb. 9 Jazz Fest: Warren Wolf, Peter Erskine, Darek Oles, Gary Motley Feb. 10 Jazz Fest: Big Band Night Feb. 11 Juilliard in Atlanta Feb. 14 Youth Symphony Orchestra Feb. 16 Alexandra Shatalov, oboe Feb. 23 Emory Wind Ensemble
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atl. 404/727-5050. For a complete list of events, visit arts.emory.edu
Dec. 8-28 “Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker,” an incredible adventure into a glittering world of wondrous delights, at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta. Feb. 2-4, 9-10 “Don Quixote,” classic ballet story with exquisite dancing, dramatic live score and lavish staging at Cobb Energy Centre. 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 2 PM Sat.-Sun. Feb. 8, 10, 11 “Beauty & The Beast,” enchanting tale of adventure, friendship and true love staged by Atlanta Ballet 2 in a one-hour family production at Cobb Energy Centre. 7 PM Thurs., 2 PM Sat. & Sun. Ages 12 & under.
ATLANTA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Feb. 23-24 J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion with the Cathedral of St. Philip Schola and Cathedral Choir, 7:30 PM Fri. at The Cathedral of St. Philip and 4 PM Sat. at Roswell Presbyterian Church. 404/422-0515. atlantabaroque.org
ATLANTA LYRIC THEATRE
Feb. 9-25 “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” high jinks and hilarity on the French Riviera with two con men vying for territorial rights to swindle rich women. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, Marietta. 404/377-9948. atlantalyric.com
Dec. 5 “From Opera to Opry: Liquor, Love and the Lord,” country and opera meet at this holiday concert at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse.
Feb. 24 & 27, March 2 & 4 “The Daughter of the Regiment.” A spirited woman raised by a French army regiment must decide whether to follow her place in society or follow her heart. Staged at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre at 8 PM Sat., 7:30 PM Tues., 8 PM Fri., 3 PM Sun. 404/881-8885. atlantaopera.org
ATLANTA SYMPHONY HALL
Dec. 5 Rick Springfield & Richard Marx: Acoustic Tour Dec. 6 The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour Dec. 8 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: “Big Band Holidays.” Dec. 20 Christmas with Jennifer Nettles & the ASO Dec. 23 Home Free: A Country Christmas Tour 2017 Jan. 26 The Music of Prince with ASO Jan. 28 Colleen Ballinger’s “Miranda Sings Live…You’re Welcome.” Feb. 9 Diana Krall
Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 800/745-3000. ticketmaster.com
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Nov. 16, 18 Opera Stars Light up Verdi’s Requiem Dec. 9-10 Christmas with the ASO Dec. 15-16 A Very Merry Holiday POPS! Dec. 21 Messiah concert at UGA Dec. 22 Messiah with the ASO and Chamber Chorus Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve with the ASO at UGA, Athens Jan. 11, 13 Leonard Bernstein and the Beethoven Seventh Jan. 19 Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad-A Spiritual Journey with ASO Jan. 25 Chamber Recital Jan. 25, 27 Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto Jan. 28 Beethoven concert at UGA Feb. 1, 3 Beethoven’s Second and Third Piano Concertos Feb. 8, 10, 11 The Exquisite Mozart Requiem Feb. 15, 17 Schubert’s Unfinished and Unparalleled Eighth Symphony Feb. 18 Schubert concert at UGA Feb. 28 Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven
Movies in Concert Nov. 30-Dec. 2 “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”™ in concert, 8 PM. Jan. 20-21 Jurassic Park, 8 PM Sat. & 3 PM Sun.
Family Dec. 3 The Snowman Movie, 3 PM Dec. 16-17, Jan. 13-14 Music for the Very Young: Music of Africa Feb. 24-25, March 10-11 Music for the Very Young: Music of Europe
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Bldg., Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-5000. aso.org
ATLANTA WIND SYMPHONY
Dec. 9 A Happy Holiday with the Atlanta Wind Symphony, 7:30 PM, Centennial High School, Roswell. March 10 American Legacies, 7:30 PM, Lassiter High School, Marietta. atlantawindsymphony.org
Through Dec. 23 Christmas Canteen 2017, an original musical revue with songs of the season, sketch comedy, amazing theatrics and nostalgia. Through Dec. 23 “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens’ classic with solo performance by Anthony P. Rodriguez. Through Dec. 23 “The 12 Dates of Christmas,” comedy about a woman looking for Mr. Right. Dec. 29-30, Jan. 12-13 & 19-20 Aurora Comedy Nights. Jan. 11-Feb. 11 “Maytag Virgin,” a recently widowed teacher in rural Alabama is drawn to her odd new neighbor. *Mature content. Feb. 9-March 4 “Ontario Was Here.” Tempers flare when a pair of social workers are at odds over the best interests of a 9-year-old boy. *Mature content.
128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678/226-6222. auroratheatre.com
BIG APPLE CIRCUS
Jan. 26-Feb. 25 40th anniversary season features a lineup of global artists and acts including high wire artist Nik Wallenda and fan favorite Grandma the Clown, with performances at Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta. bigapplecircus.com