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ITZHAK PERLMAN: This 15-time Grammy Award-winning violinist is one of the most celebrated superstars in today's classical world. From "Shalom Sesame" to Paganini's 24 Caprices, this virtuoso has done it all. With Rohan De Silva on piano, 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at NJPAC.

ZURICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Peanut butter and jelly, Bogart and Bacall, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and Sharon Isbin ... some matches are made in heaven. Especially when they produce an album that spends more than 13 weeks on Billboard's Top 10 classical list. After releasing their hit album "Baroque Favorites for Guitar," the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and Isbin, Grammy Award-winning guitarist, are touring the United States, making a stop in Englewood. 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Bergen Performing Arts Center.

BACHAUER COMPETITION WINNERS' RECITAL: You think the kids at the town holiday concert are talented? Wait until you see the winners of the Bachauer Competition. An international bunch (each of the winners hails from a different country), they're arguably the best young pianists in the world and classical music's future heavyweights. See these stars before they become household names. 9 p.m. Wednesday, Juilliard Theater.

COLIN DAVIS AND THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: You know that any show worthy of opening Lincoln Center's season is going to bring the house down. Expect as much from Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra's performance of Verdi's Requiem. The soloists: Anne Schwanewilms, soprano; Ildiko Komlosi, mezzo-soprano; Stuart Neill, tenor; and Orlin Anastassov, bass. 8 p.m. Sept. 28, Lincoln Center.

RENEE FLEMING AND THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: What better way to fill yourself with holiday cheer than to see a Grammy Award- winning soprano sing an assortment of holiday music by the likes of Mozart, Handel and Gounoud, accompanied by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra? Fleming isn't the only star in this show: Hear the orchestra's rare Stradivarius violins under the direction of new conductor Neeme Jarvi. 3 p.m. Dec. 18, NJPAC.

ST. PETERSBURG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: Not to be outdone by Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall's opening night will feature the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Yuri Temirkanov, with Yefim Bronfman on piano. The orchestra will celebrate Russian musical greats, performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5. 7 p.m. Sept. 29, Carnegie Hall.

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BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, (201) 447-7428.

BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, (201) 227-1030 or Coming up: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Oct. 27. Opera Verdi Europa in "Madama Butterfly," 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Orchestra Europa, 8 p.m. Nov 1.

CARNEGIE HALL, 154 W. 57th St., Manhattan, (212) 247-7800 or Coming up: Piano Trio, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Ton Koopman Young Artists Concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Richard O'Neill and Warren Jones, 8 p.m. Sept. 21. Kurashiki Sakuyo Wind Philharmony, 8 p.m. Sept. 22.

DICAPO OPERA THEATRE, 184 E. 76th St., Manhattan, (212) 288- 9438, ext. 10, or Coming up: Death by Aria, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, La Bohme, 8 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 8, 15; 4 p.m. Oct. 9, 16. Beauty and the Beast, 4 p.m. Nov. 12, 13.

JUILLIARD THEATER, 155 W. 65th St., Manhattan, (212) 769-7406 or juil Coming up: New Juilliard Ensemble, 8 p.m. Sept. 24. "Sonatenabend," 6 p.m. Oct. 6. Juilliard Symphony, 8 p.m. Oct. 6.

LINCOLN CENTER, Broadway at 65th Street, Manhattan, (212) 721- 6500 or Coming up: American Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. Sept. 25. Lang Lang Plays Chopin, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 through 24 and 27. "Orpheus and Euridice," 8 p.m. Oct. 5, 7, 8. New York Philharmonic Presents Handel's Messiah, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15, 8 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17.

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Broadway and 122nd Street, Manhattan, (917) 493-4428 or

MERKIN CONCERT HALL, 129 W. 67th St., Manhattan, (212) 501-3330 or Coming up: Martin Kasik, 2 p.m. Sept. 27. Nicola Benedetti, 2 p.m. Nov. 1.

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, 129 W. 67th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, (212) 362-6000 or Coming up: "Manon," 8 p.m. Sept. 20, 24, 27, 30. "La Bohme," 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 8 p.m. Sept. 28. "Falstaff," 8 p.m. Sept. 23 and 26. "Ariadne auf Naxos," 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24, 8 p.m. Sept. 29.

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, Alexander Kasser Theater, College Avenue and Red Hawk Road. (973) 655-5112 or

NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1 Center St., Newark, (888) GO- NJPAC or Coming up: Cologne Radio Symphony, 8 p.m. Oct. 14. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. Nov. 6. Boston Pops Orchestra, 8 p.m. Nov. 27.

PETER NORTON SYMPHONY SPACE, 2537 Broadway, Manhattan, (212) 864- 5400 or Coming up: "Powerkeys," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. "The 11th Finger With Jenny Lin," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13.

WILLIAMS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 1 Williams Plaza, Rutherford, (201) 939-2323 or Coming up: An Evening of Opera Stars, 8 p.m. Nov. 12.

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