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Summer arts preview 2017: Classical music and dance

Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in

Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in his final concerts as music director. Credit: New York Philharmonic

ATLANTIC WIND SYMPHONY (June 4, Patchogue Theatre, 71 E. Main St.) “The Sound of Long Island” matinee concert features music by Long Island composers about the Island and New York City. 631-207-1313, patchoguetheatre.org

SWING! (June 7-24, Gateway Playhouse, 215 S. Country Rd., Bellport) The musical that inspired TV’s “Dancing With the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” takes a spin with a mix of new songs and classics from the big-band era by the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman, including, among others, “It Don’t Mean a Thing” (if you don’t got that, well, you know). 631-286-1133, thegateway.org

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC SEASON FINALE (June 8-10, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center) The final subscription season performance conducted by Alan Gilbert, stepping down as music director of the Philharmonic, in a “Concert for Unity,” in which musicians from orchestras around the world join in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 7. 212-875-5656, nyphil.org

NEW YORK CITY OPERA (June 10-16, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater) The revived opera company closes its season with the New York premiere of “Angels in America,” adapted by Peter Eotvos from the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning two-part play by Tony Kushner. 646-981-1888, nycopera.com

TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR (July 3-8, Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center) American Ballet Theatre performs excerpts from ballets by one of history’s most prolific and memorable composers for dance, include selections from “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Nutcracker” as well as the company premiere of “Souvenir d’un lieu cher.” 212-477-3030, abt.org

FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL (July 14-16, Fire Island Pines) In a top fundraising event of the summer season, the weekend dance event attracts top-tier talent performing on an outdoor stage with the Great South Bay as a panoramic backdrop. He festival benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS. 212-840-0770, dradance.org

LONG ISLAND CONCERT ORCHESTRA (July 15, Heckscher State Park, East Islip, and Aug. 5, Heckscher Park, Huntington) The successor to the Long Island Philharmonic, led by its former music director David Stewart Wiley, plays a “Hometown Heroes” concert of patriotic and Americana music, followed by a classical program featuring Bela Horvath as the soloist on Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. Both events are free. 631-224-5420, isliparts.org; 631-271-8423, huntingtonarts.org

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LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL: DANCE (July 20-23 and 26-30, Koch Theater, Lincoln Center) Three of the world’s leading companies — the Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet — perform a 50th anniversary tribute to George Balanchine’s “Jewels” triptych: “Emeralds” set to Faure, “Rubies” set to Stravinsky and “Diamonds” set to Tchaikovsky. Also, the Bolshoi performs “The Taming of the Shrew” choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot. 212-721-6500, lincolncenter.org/lc-festival

MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL (July 25-Aug. 19, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center) While the festival is still Mostly Mozart, among the highlights are a pair of concerts Aug. 4 and 5 featuring Shubert’s “Great” Symphony (No. 9 in C major) and the New York debut of pianist Beatrice Rana performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. 212-721-6500, lincolncenter.org/mostlymozart

ETHEL (Aug. 13, John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton) Artists-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the string quartet specializing in “the music of today” plays a program featuring a major new work by Shelter Island composer Bruce Wolosoff. 631-324-4050, guildhall.org

And keep in mind . . .

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC FREE CONCERTS (May 29, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, also New York City parks June 13-18) Programs in each city borough — Van Cortland Park, the Bronx; Central Park, Manhattan; Cunningham Park, Queens; Prospect Park, Brooklyn, and Snug Harbor Botanical Garden, Staten Island — are preceded by Share the Stage performances by local musicians. 212-875-5656, nyphil.org

10 HAIRY LEGS: NEW YORK SEASON (June 8-11, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 321 Ashland Pl., Brooklyn) This repertory company composed of men who apparently don’t shave their legs performs both classic and newly commissioned works during its three-day “season” at BAM. 718-636-4100, bam.org

METROPOLITAN OPERA SUMMER RECITALS (June 12-24, New York City parks) Free concerts featuring up-and-coming sopranos, tenors and baritones, accompanied on piano play SummerStage in Central Park as well as Brooklyn Bridge Park, Clove Lakes in Staten Island, Crotona Park in the Bronx and Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park. 212-362-6000, metopera.org

MUSICIANS FROM THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC (June 24, John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton) A Philharmonic chamber ensemble plays selections by Philip Glass, Debussy and Schubert’s “The Trout” for voice and piano, featuring soloist Susanna Phillips, and his Trout Quintet. 631-324-4050, guildhall.org

MOMIX (June 27-July 16, Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave., Manhattan) Moses Pendleton takes us on a dance journey to the American Southwest, suggesting its desert landscape through the illusion of choreography in “Opus Cactus” performed by the company he founded. 212-691-9740, joyce.org

LONG ISLAND DANCE CONSORTIUM (July 6 and Aug. 9, Heckscher Park, Huntington) This umbrella group reflects a wide range of styles among its member companies, from Long Island Ballet Theatre to the Red Hot Mamas, in a pair of free showcases that are a Summer Arts Festival tradition. 631-271-8423, huntingtonarts.org

SOL Y SOMBRA (July 14, Heckscher Park, Huntington) The Long Island-based Spanish dance company performs Flamenco and other dance forms of the Latin diaspora, accompanied by drummers, guitarists, vocalists and an oud musician playing the lute-type instrument popular in Arab cultures. 631-271-8423, huntingtonarts.org

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY (July 28, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Damrosch Park) Renowned Taylor troupe performs free in a program of “Airs” and “Company B” in collaboration with Duchess and guest artist Vuyo Sotashe. 212-721-6500, lcoutofdoors.org

VILLALOBOS BROTHERS (Aug. 3, Heckscher Park, Huntington) The Mexican native trio of violinists, singer-songwriters and composers studied classical music and practiced enough to play Carnegie Hall in their Latin-infused style. Isaac Stern would be proud. 631-271-8423, huntingtonarts.org

NEW YORK CITY BALLET: ON AND OFFSTAGE (Aug. 18, John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton) Principal dancer Jared Angle hosts an informal evening of anecdotes and performance excerpts from the company’s vast repertoire. 631-324-4050, guildhall.org

— Steve Parks

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