Baltimore Ballet Dec. 14 and 15 at Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. 410-667-7974, baltimoreballet.com.

Baltimore School for the Arts, in its second annual collaboration with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, MICA and the Modell/Lyric. Dec. 20-22 at the Modell/Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave. 410-547-7328, ticketmaster.com.

Moscow Ballet Dec. 21 at the Hippodrome, 12 N. Eutaw St. 410-547-7328, ticketmaster.com.

Handel's oratorio "Messiah" will get lots of attention, including:

The Baltimore Symphony's 31st annual, note-complete presentation of "Messiah" led by Edward Polochick Dec. 6 and 7 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. 410-783-8000, bsomusic.org.

The Handel Choir of Baltimore's 79th annual performance, marking the debut of the ensemble's new artistic director Arian Khaefi, Dec. 14 at St. Ignatius Church, 740 N. Calvert St.; Dec. 15 at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave. 410-366-6544, handelchoir.org.

The annual Christmas with Choral Arts concert is Dec. 10 at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. 410-523-7070, baltimorechoralarts.org.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra offers a holiday program complemented by the aerial virtuosity of Cirque Musica Dec. 11 and Dec. 13-15 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. 410-783-8000, bsomusic.org.

The Soulful Symphony performs its Soulful Holidays program with arrangements of carols, "The Nutcracker" and "Messiah" Dec. 14 at the Hippodrome, 12 N. Eutaw St. 410-547-7328, ticketmaster.com.

 

tim.smith@baltsun.com