So you think you like the music of Wagner, but dread the thought of gluing your tush to the seat of an opera house for five hours? Well, the Philadelphia Orchestra has a concert just for you! Actually, the band has been performing non-vocal Wagner concerts since the days of Stokowski, who pioneered the concept. For this go-around, it will be a suite of the big tunes from the composer’s masterpiece, The Ring Cycle. Beethoven gets us warmed up with the Piano Concerto No. 1, with the superb Lars Vogt at the 88.
Thu., Nov. 29 and Sat., Dec. 1, 8 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 30, 2 p.m.; $20-$130, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., 215-893-1999, philorch.org.