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'Anna Nicole' opera and more fall classical music events

Sarah Joy Miller plays the title role in

Sarah Joy Miller plays the title role in the opera "Anna Nicole," based on the life of Anna Nicole Smith, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Sept.17-28, 2013. Credit: Pari Dukovic

New York Philharmonic (Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, Sept. 17-18 and 20-21). Two pairs of "Art of the Score" concerts celebrate scores written for movies: First, it's music from Alfred Hitchcock movies (clips from "Dial M for Murder," "To Catch a Thief," "North by Northwest" and others), and then from "2001: A Space Odyssey" (music director Albert Gilbert conducts as the complete Stanley Kubrick film is screened). 212-875-5656,

Anna Nicole (Brooklyn Academy of Music, Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., Sept. 17-28). Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas ("Jerry Springer: The Opera") turn to the flamboyant life of Anna Nicole Smith in this salacious opera making its U.S. premiere. 718-636-4100,

Eugene Onegin (Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, Sept. 23, various dates through Dec. 12). A new production of the Tchaikovsky opera -- a fateful romance between lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious title character -- opens the Met season, directed by Fiona Shaw. 212-362-6000,

Philadelphia Orchestra

(Carnegie Hall, 57th Street at Seventh Avenue, Oct. 2). Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Philadelphia for Carnegie's opening night gala, which also features violinist Joshua Bell and jazz artist Esperanza Spalding singing selections from her "Chamber Music Society" CD. 212-247-7800,

Emerson String Quartet (Staller Center Recital Hall, Stony Brook University, Oct. 17). The resident quartet of Stony Brook's music department presents the first of three campus recitals this season -- and the first with its new member, cellist Paul Watkins. On the program are quartets by Haydn, Britten and Beethoven. 631-632-2787,

American Ballet Theatre (David Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, Oct. 20-Nov. 10). The company performs the world premiere choreography of "The Tempest" by Alexei Ratmansky to Sibelius' score. Other fall season highlights are the 30th-anniversary performances of Twyla Tharp's "Bach Partita," commissioned by the ABT. 212-496-0600,

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (Tilles Center, LIU Post, Brookville, Nov. 9). British high arts and humor collide, "Monty Python" style, in the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and the theme from "Shaft." 516-299-3100,

Rigoletto (Nov. 23, Tilles Center, LIU Post, Brookville). Celebrate the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi's birth with a fully staged production of the tragic tale of the hunchbacked court jester and his beautiful daughter presented by Dicapo Opera Theatre of Manhattan, 516-299-3100,

Long Island Philharmonic (Mitchel Field indoor soccer arena, East Garden City, Dec. 1, and Tilles Center, Brookville, Dec. 31). The Philharmonic offers an early holiday concert at Mitchel Field and its annual New Year's Eve gala at Tilles. 631-293-2222,

Glenn Dicterow and Friends (Dec. 8, Tilles Center's Hillwood Recital Hall, LIU Post, Brookville). In this farewell concert for Dicterow, retiring after 32 years as New York Philharmonic concertmaster, he's joined by fellow violinist Lisa Kim, violist Karen Dreyfus, cellist Eileen Moon and pianist Gerald Robbins. 516-299-3100,

And keep in mind . . .

Paul Taylor Dance Company (Madison Theatre, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, Sept. 21). One of America's premiere modern dance troupes makes its lone Long Island appearance in its 20th-anniversary season. 516-323-4444,

Fall for Dance Festival (New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., Sept. 25-Oct. 5). The 10th-anniversary festival brings together 20 dance companies and artists presenting old favorites, three new works commissioned by City Center, plus two free evenings of dance at Central Park's Delacorte Theater Sept. 16 and 17. 212-581-1212,

New York Philharmonic (Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, Sept. 26-28, Oct. 1). Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story" and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 are on the program as pianist Yefim Bronfman begins his season as artist-in-residence. 212-875-5656,

Rising Star Piano Series (Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, opens Oct. 5). Anthony Molinaro shows his versatility -- from Brahms, Debussy and Rachmaninoff to his interpretations of The Beatles' songbook in his new recording. 631-287-4377,

Porgy and Bess (Oct. 13, Tilles Center's Hillwood Recital Hall, LIU Post, Brookville). Semistaged highlights from the Gershwin opera sung by stars of the Metropolitan, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., operas. 516-299-3100,

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company (Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Oct. 19-20). New York City's leading Mexican hoofer ensemble migrates to an outer borough, where Spanish is spoken next door to Chinese dialects. 718-760-0064,

Britten 100 (Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 57th Street at Seventh Avenue, beginning Oct. 20). A season-long series observing the centennial of Benjamin Britten's birth opens with "The Canticles" and selections from Henry Purcell. 212-247-7800,

Intersection Trio (Madison Theatre, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, Oct. 20). Playful banter and classical decorum intersect through the wit and virtuosity of violinist Laura Frautschi, cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper and pianist John Novacek. 516-323-4444,

Keigwin + Company (Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave., Manhattan, Oct. 29-Nov. 3). The namesake company of Larry Keigwin, who grew up in Wading River, celebrates its 10th-anniversary season with New York premieres and audience favorites demonstrating Keigwin's signature classical/contemporary fusion. 212-691-9740,

Mark Morris Dance (Staller Center, Stony Brook University, Nov. 16). One of the most innovative modern dance troupes in the United States shows off a few new tricks. 631-632-2787,

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