BWW Feature: This Week In Classical Music 2/12

Check out what's happening This Week in Classical Music:

Monday - Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

Get online NOW and get yourself a ticket to see the divine, classically trained Raquel Suarez Groen as Carlotta. Yes, I am still talking about her, because, yes, you still need to see it.

Tuesday - San Francisco Girls Chorus @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

Support the young voices of tomorrow at (Le) Poisson Rouge's unique Village venue where the San Francisco Girls Chorus' are giving a concert to celebrate their CD release.

Wednesday - Die Walküre (Act 1) @ NY Phil

What says Valentine's day more than falling in love with your twin? Nothing. Take a lover, or your best gal-pal, and hunker down for the 90-minute concert presentation. Prepare for Heidi Melton to blow you away.

Thursday - All of the Above @ The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Explore this boundary pushing sextet as they attempt to create unique and innovative musical experiences by challenging the traditions of the classical concert.

Friday - John Corigliano @ 80 @ National Sawdust / Open Season - Gilda Wabbit @ The Duplex

Look - this is a toss-up that really depends on your taste. On one hand, you have Corigliano setting the text of Bob Dylan - which, after the wig-snatching controversy surrounding his recent Nobel Prize, will provide the perfect opportunity to analyze Dylan the poet, separate from his music.

On the other hand, you have a bawdy drag queen who sings in a classically trained countertenor. It really just depends on what kind of Friday night you're looking to have...

Saturday - Juilliard415: Handel in Rome @Alice Tully Hall

I'm a sucker for some good Handel and have been caught booty dancing to him at my desk on more than on occasion... Check out The Juilliard School's Historical Performance Ensemble tackle some of Handel's infectious work. Though, I'd keep the booty popping to a minimum...if you can.

Sunday - Romeo and Juliet @ New York City Ballet

End Valentine's week with Prokofiev's stunning score.

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