It’s the time of year in which I dare to look ahead and pick 10 events that are can’t-miss. My list is Orange County-centric, but not OC-exclusive. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TOP CLASSICAL EVENTS FOR 2011-2012. (You’ll be taken to a brief article that serves as prelude to a slide show — with text below the photos — where my picks are revealed.)

You may click here to see how I did on my prognostications last year.

photo: todd rosenberg, courtesy of the chicago symphony