The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society has an intriguing program on March 3 at 6 p.m., an all-Schubert event featuring Mark Steinberg, violin; Marcy Rosen,Cello;  Jonathan Biss, piano. A highlight is the masterpiece  E Flat Major Trio D.929. On line only. boxoffice@pcmsconcerts.org or 215-569-8080.  •

 

The Annenberg Center has two streaming programs in the days ahead. On March 4 at 7 p.m., cellist Thomas Kraines and cellist/oud player Kinan Abou-afach offer a live performance of "a journey in sound" of original works, improvisations and the world premiere of a new work by Gene Coleman.  Q & A follows the program. On March 11, HopeBoykinDance at 7 p.m. presents six dancers including Ms. Boykin, deemed a "force of nature on the stage", a veteran of 20 years with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and a

         

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is on stage at the Fringe on March 5 at 8 p.m., part of their Get Pegged Cabaret:  Keep on Pegging. Performers include classically-trained vocalist and drag queen Cookie Diorio and songcatcher and lyricist Samantha Rise. 140 N. Columbus Blvd. at Race St.  215-413-1318 or FringeArts.com. •     

         

Curtis's contemporary music Ensemble 2021 opens its new free  on demand online season on March 6 with  student performers offering the music of Alvin Singleton  and Julius Eastman with guest harpist Coline Marie Orliac, repeated on March 7 at 3 p.m. Details at curtis/edu or  215-893-5252.  •

         

A "Splendid Black History Concert"  is set for broadcast on Facebook,  YouTube and at #MarianAndersonMusicGuild on March 6 at 1 p.m. featuring soprano Julie Ann Green , baritone JL  Henry and four instrumentalists, a ticketed event made possible by funds from  the Camden County Cultural  and Heritage Commission. 1-800 999-9045.  •

         

STREAMING FROM AFAR: Here's a chance to catch of film from the 2021 Athena Film Festival, a collaboration between Women and Hollywood, an organization devoted to gender diversity in the film industry, and Barnard College's Athena Center for Leadership, exploring female authority on film Ticketed. Anytime from now until March 31 at  watch.athenafilmfestival.com. •

         On March 4, learn a recipe for cabbage and prepare your garden for Spring  in a cooking and gardening class from the U.S. Botanic Garden. Free. 12 noon  usbg.gov/cooking. •

          The Metropolitan Opera archival broadcasts every Saturday at 1 pm. on our city's WRTI, 90. 1 offers four classic operas in March and our two great local operatic training schools are featured. On March 6, Bizet's "Carmen" stars Anita Rachvelishvili,  ldar Abdrazakov with Academy of Vocal Arts' bass Keith Miller; on March 13, Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" stars AVA's Ailyn Perez as the Countess and AVA's bass James Morris celebrating many decades on the opera stage; on March 20, Curtis's tenor Juan Diego Florez takes the title role in Rossini's "Le Comte Ory" with Pretty Yende and Nathan Gunn;  and on March 27, Mozart's "Don Giovanni"  stars AVA's soprano Ellie Dean as Dona Elvira and James Morris as The Comendatore".  •

          

The Met's  hugely popular nightly free streamings of HD's from their vast archives of recent and golden oldies continues on March 3 with Wagner's "Die Walkure"; 1989, Hildegarde Behrens, Jessye Norman and AVA's James Morris;  March  4, Mozart's "The Magic Flute" with Golda Schulz and Rene Pape; March 5, Britten's "Peter Grimes" Patricia Racette, Anthony Dean Griffies;  March 6, Dvorak's "Rusalka", Renee Fleming, Dolora Zajick, Piotr Beczala and Curtis's bass John Relyea;  March 7, Verdi's "La Forza del Destino", 1984, Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Ciacomini;  March 8, Puccini's "Manon Lescaut", 1980, Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo;  March 9, Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana" , Ava-Marie Westbroek, Marcello Alvarez, and Leoncavallo's "I Pagliacci" , Patricia Racette, Marcello Alvarez; March 10, Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur", Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Piotr Beczala.   Each of these streams untll 6:30 p.m. the following day and are miracles of great castIng, costumes, decors and staging.  metopera.org and 212-362-6000.  •

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