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Linda Thorson

Best on Baltimore stages in 2013

Best on Baltimore stages in 2013

The arts world tends to think in terms of September-to-June seasons, rather than calendar years, but it's still fun to look back on the past 12 months and relive the performances that offered extra satisfaction.

Although I may have missed some great stuff along the way — it's pretty near impossible to catch everything packed into a given year — I experienced plenty of rewarding activity on the classical music and theater scenes.

Here are my picks for the best performing-arts events in Baltimore during 2013.


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: "Hairspray." With John Waters serving as narrator, you just knew this concert version of the...