Daniil Trifonov plays Rach 4 with the San Francisco Symphony | Photo by Dario Acosta

John Adams Premiere and Daniil Trifonov at SF Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct the world premiere of a work by John Adams this week at the San Francisco Symphony. Also on the program, Rachmaninoff’s hyper-virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 4 with young star pianist Daniil Trifonov.

Romeo and Billy Budd at SF Opera

Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet continues at the San Francisco Opera, in repertory with the Benjamin Britten’s Herman Melville-inspired tragedy, Billy Budd now at the War Memorial Opera House.

Trade Winds Opens Season for Chanticleer

Join Chanticleer for a voyage around the world featuring choral music from Europe to the Pacific Islands in a concert called Trade Winds. Through September 26 at various Bay Area venues.

Mark Morris Reprises Mozart Dances at Cal

The Mark Morris Dance Group returns to Cal Performances this weekend with an audience favorite, Mozart Dances. Friday through Sunday in Zellerbach Hall.

Jon Nakamatsu Recital in Saratoga

Van Cliburn-winner and Bay Area native, Jon Nakamatsu will perform works by Chopin, Schubert, and Brahms this Saturday night in Saratoga. Presented by the Steinway Society.