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Here's Your Expert Guide to Classical Concerts, 2017 Fall Season

By Merrin Lazyan

Excitement is building in New York City as major concert halls and music venues prepare to launch their fall seasons. There's a seemingly limitless array of concerts and operas to keep music lovers busy all season long, studded with newly appointed music directors and all of the star power that you would expect of one of the world's top cultural centers. But what are the stars themselves adding to their own calendars of must-see concerts?

We asked leading musicians, music writers, and music lovers for their top picks for the upcoming fall season, and here's what they recommend.

Orli's pick: Marc-André Hamelin at Carnegie Hall, Nov. 1, 2017

“If I must choose just one, it’s the Marc-André Hamelin recital. He is a pianist of great sensitivity and mind-boggling technique, with an unusual, intelligent and compelling personality at the keyboard. I've had the great pleasure of playing duo-piano music with him, and I know it would bring my ears great joy to listen to perform a full recital.”