Head to Davies to see MTT lead Berlioz’ opium-induced masterpiece, his “Symphonie fantastique”.

MTT Conducts Symphonie fantastique

Michael Tilson Thomas leads his SF Symphony this Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday in performances of Berlioz’ opium-induced masterpiece, Symphonie fantastique. Plus American Jeremy Denk joins the orchestra in the Bartok Piano Concerto #2.

Symphony Silicon Valley Opens New Season

Paul Polivnik conducts Symphony Silicon Valley in its first concerts of the new season, featuring three gripping orchestral favorites: Beethoven’s Symphony #7, Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from the opera, Peter Grimes, and the Flying Dutchman Overture by Wagner. Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the California Theater.

Isabel Leonard in Bernstein Recital

Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard continues the celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with an all-Bernstein recital at Herbst Theatre this Sunday at 7pm. Presented by SF Performances.

Smuin Ballet

Smuin Ballet pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet with a distinctively American style. This season’s Dance Series #1 continues through October 7 at the Palace of Fine Arts.

SF Opera

Acclaimed performances of Puccini’s Turandot, Verdi’s La Traviata, and Strauss’ Elektra continue this week at the War Memorial Opera House.