Priority list includes Audra McDonald, Paul Taylor Dance Company, more

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Paul Taylor, now 87, has been credited by some with getting generations of audiences to fall in love with modern dance. And a New York Times writer called him the “greatest choreographer alive”? Overstatements? Decide for yourself.  Feb. 9.  Clowes Hall  Details

Audra McDonald

The last time the soprano who starred in “Ragtime,” “Carousel,” “Porgy and Bess” and more played with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (after a series of delays), it proved to be one of the concerts of the season. Those who were there are likely to return. Those who missed it, well, here’s your second chance. Also, on Feb. 11-12, John Williams leads the ISO. Feb. 9-10 Hilbert Circle Theatre  Details

Violinist Tessa Lark with CSO

The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis silver medalist plays an eclectic program with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra that includes Mahler, Copeland, and the world premiere of Michael Thurber’s “Love Letters.”  Feb 10  Palladium  Details

East Coast Chamber Orchestra

The East Coast Chamber Orchestra–featuring 2002 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis laureate Susie Park–presents a program of Bartok, Shostakovich and more. Feb. 11 Indiana History Center  Details

Also this week

“Black Orpheus” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” are doubled up for Newfields’ Winter Night’s film series Feb. 9.

They Might Be Giants plays the Vogue Feb. 7.

Alan Jackson takes brings his tour to Bankers Life Fieldhouse Feb. 9.

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