On the orchestra front: the New York Philharmonic in a program of Liszt, Elgar and Prokofiev conducted by the extraordinary Riccardo Muti; the Los Angeles Philharmonic, playing symphonies by Tchaikovsky and Bernstein with new music director Gustavo Dudamel; and the Royal Concertgebouw with Mariss Jansons conducting works by Sibelius and Rachmaninoff. The San Francisco Symphony (Michael Tilson Thomas conducting) and the Philadelphia Orchestra (Charles Dutoit conducting) are also slated.
There are also jazz and world music series.
WPAS venues include the Kennedy Center, Music Center at Strathmore and Washington's Sixth and I Historic Synagogue.
BALTIMORE SUN FILE PHOTOS (Riccardo Muti, Kiri Te Kanawa)