Guest conductor Nicholas McGegan will lead the Utah Symphony in a water-themed program, including Sibelius' "The Swan of Tuonela," Handel's "Water Music" and Britten's Four Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes." The orchestra's concertmaster, Ralph Matson, will solo in Bach's Violin Concerto in A Minor.
When • Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4-5, 8 p.m.
Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $27-$67; arttix.org
Met at the movies
The Metropolitan Opera will broadcast "Les Troyens" live in HD in movie theaters nationwide. The company last performed Berlioz's vast epic in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani and Dwayne Croft lead this cast of characters from the Trojan War.
When • Saturday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m.
Where • Cinemark Century 16 Salt Lake, 125 E. 3300 South, South Salt Lake
Tickets • $15-$22; visit cinemark.com for other locations
Having just returned from a tour of Bulgaria and Turkey, the Salt Lake Vocal Artists will perform music from that region.
When • Monday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where • Waterford School, 1480 E. 9400 South, Sandy
Tickets • $10-$20; visit saltlakechoralartists.org/concerts_events