Lovers of The Rite of Springwill find themselves torn on Wednesday, wishing they could be in two places at once.
That evening sees the opening night at Birmingham Hippodrome of Birmingham Royal Ballet's Stravinsky mini-season (and Birmingham's four-year exploration of the Russian composer's complete works), with a brand-new work choreographed to the neo-Bachian Dumbarton Oaks chamber concerto, Balanchine's lyrically crafted Duo Concertant, and Frederick Ashton's Scenes de Ballet, culminating in the first-ever reconstruction in this country of the 1913 premiere of the Rite by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in Paris.
The choreography (by the great Nijinsky), design and staging of that notorious, world-changing event are being recreated exactly, and the excellent Royal Ballet Sinfonia is under the experienced baton of Barry Wordsworth, BRB's music director (7.30pm, details on 0870 730 1234).
But the same evening also brings the chance to hear this Sacre de Printemps in piano duo format, allowing all the work's myriad textures to emerge with the sharpestedged clarity. This performance in Birmingham Conservatoire's Adrian Boult Hall is given by Andrew West and Ronald Woodley, and comes after a fascinating inaugural lecture in the hall by Professor Woodley entitled "History, Instinct and Authorities of Performance".
In this talk Woodley will focus on a set of recordings linking back to Brahms' own musical circle in the 1890s, and will consider how such evidence can help us inform our own performing ideas today (5pm, admission free).
The concert, which begins at 7.30pm, also features John Adams' Hallelujah Junction, composed in 1998, Debussy's otherworldly Six Epigraphes Antiques, and one of the giants of the two-piano repertoire, Rachmaninov's vibrant Symphonic Dances(7.30pm, details of lecture and concert on 0121 236 5622).
Beginning on Monday the Conservatoire hosts its biggest-ever Music Xtra festival, three weeks of student-led activities showcasing the huge range of activity in the country's largest university music faculty.
Early events include Monday's programme from Decibel, a collective of performers and composers mixing media in a variety of works (7.30pm), and Wednesday evening's exploration of Indian music (5pm and 7.15pm). Details of all Music Xtra activities on 0121 236 5622).
Still with Birmingham Conservatoire, Henry Fairs, one of its most gifted recent graduates, returns to the city on Monday to give a recital of music by the great 20th-century French composer Maurice Durufle on the splendid (but perhaps sometimes overlooked these days) organ of St Chad's Cathedral (7.30pm, details on 0121 236 5622).
Out in the country, meanwhile, Warwick Arts Society's tireless promotion of music within that county of infinite variety continues with Saturday's latest instalment of this year's "Concerts in Warwickshire Churches 2005" season. This one's quite a biggie, with St George's Church at Brailes, near Shipstonon-Stour, the venue for a visit from the remarkable Stratford-based Orchestra of the Swan.
David Curtis, until recently violist with the much-respected Coull Quartet, conducts a programme of Britten, Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Dobrinka Tabakova (her The Bell-Tower in the Clouds, which was premiered so successfully by TOOTS earlier this season). Details of this concert, which begins at 7.30pm, are available on 01608 685230.
Back in the big city, Sunday afternoon brings a foot-tapping extravaganza from the CBSO for the last of this year's season of its Family Concerts at Symphony Hall.
"I Got Rhythm" brings together City of Birmingham Young Voices, the highly talented Backbeat Percussion Quartet and, of course, the orchestra itself under the genial baton of family man Sakari Oramo.
The programme moves from Gershwin to African freedom songs, taking in many other beats from around the globe on the way (3pm, details on 0121 780 3333).