If you’d like to orchestrate some romance over Valentine’s Day weekend, you’re in luck, with the city’s major orchestra and a suburban ensemble both presenting programs that aim for the heart:
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra plays a pops program, “From the Heart — Valentine’s Day,” featuring pianist-vocalist Tony DeSare, conducted by Michael Krajewski. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $25-$89. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-5000, aso.org.
The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra presents “A Romantic Valentine’s Day Concert,” featuring violinist Anabel Ramirez performing Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and bass Ben Polite interpreting arias of Wagner and Rossini. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $22, $19 seniors, $12 students under 22. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-623-8623, www.ludwigsymphony.org.