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But they are part of Stewart's voice now — and he has a very strong voice."

THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER

Sept. 13–Oct. 2, various times, $15–$290

War Memorial Opera House

301 Van Ness, SF

(415) 864-3330, www.sfopera.com

CHING CHANG'S TOP CLASSICAL AND OPERA PICKS

KATIA AND MARIELLE LABEQUE

Like Madonna, the Labeque sisters are past 50 now, and showing remarkable artistic longevity and re-invention. The virtuoso French pianists offer a rare performance of Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos at the San Francisco Symphony's season opener. Sept. 4–7. (415) 864-6000, www.sfsymphony.org

PYGMALION

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra opens its fall program with a gem of French baroque, Jean-Philippe Rameau's Pygmalion. Paired on the program will be the Thomas Arne's Comus, based on a masque by John Milton. Sept. 13–20. (415) 392-4400, www.philharmoniabaroque.org

ISABEL BAYRAKDARIAN AND THE MANITOBA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Overachiever Bayrakdarian has an engineering degree and speaks five languages, yet it is in singing that this freakishly talented young Canadian shines most brightly. The soprano perform works by Bartók, Ravel, Gideon Klein, Nikolaos Skalkottas, and Gomidas Vartabed. Oct. 4. (415) 392-2545, www.performances.org

MARSALIS BRASILIANOS

Saxophone virtuoso Branford Marsalis' love affair with Brazilian music shows no signs of waning. Here he forges a vibrant musical dialogue across the Americas, joined by members of Gil Jardim's Philarmonia Brasileira to perform works by Villa-Lobos, Stravinsky, Bach, and Milhaud. Oct. 5. (650) 725-ARTS (2787), livelyarts.stanford.edu.

THE COAL-SELLER'S CONCERT

The Bay Area early music ensemble Musica Pacifica recreates a typical concert by coal-seller Thomas Britton, who presented the world's first known public concert series in London around 1678. Oct. 31. (510) 528-1725, www.sfems.org

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