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Fall preview: Classical music and dance

Gerard Schwarz conducts the Mozart Orchestra of New

Gerard Schwarz conducts the Mozart Orchestra of New York in concert at Tilles Center, Brookville, Sept. 23. Photo Credit: VanHouten Photography

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC (Sept. 19, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center) The gala season opener is titled “106 All-Stars,” enumerating the number of musicians who make up New York City’s symphony orchestra. Music director designate Jaap van Zweden conducts a program featuring Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. 212-875-5656,

NEW YORK CITY BALLET (Sept. 19-Oct. 15, David Koch Theater, Lincoln Center) New York’s premiere ballet company opens its fall season with “Swan Lake,” the ever-popular classic romantic tragedy set to Tchaikovsky’s score and choreographed by Peter Martins after such geniuses as Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and George Balanchine. 212-496-0600,

MOZART ORCHESTRA OF NEW YORK (Sept. 23, Tilles Center, LIU Post, Brookville) Led by Gerard Schwarz, music director emeritus of the Mostly Mozart Festival, the orchestra presents an all-Beethoven program featuring soloist Vladimir Feltsman performing the “Emperor” Piano Concerto No. 5. 516-299-3100,

METROPOLITAN OPERA (Sept. 25, Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center). The opening night gala performance of the new production of Bellini’s “Norma” stars Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role with Carlo Rizzi conducting. 212-362-6000,

FESTIVAL OF SOUTH AFRICAN DANCE (Oct. 1, Tilles Center, LIU Post, Brookville) Two native troupes, The Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Company, perform “Stimula the Musical,” the story of rural men who make the trek to Johannesburg, “the city of gold,” in search of greener pastures. 516-299-3100,

PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA (Oct. 4, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street at Seventh Avenue) The Philly opens Carnegie’s fall season with jazz master Chick Corea joining piano superstar Lang Lang and his 14-year-old protege Maxim Lando in a two-piano version of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” 212-247-7800,

ALONZO KING LINES BALLET (Oct. 15, Tilles Center, LIU Post, Brookville) The San Francisco-based choreographer collaborates with contemporary composers, visual and performing artists to bring classical ballet and other dance traditions into the 21st century. 516-299-3100,

TANGO BUENOS AIRES (Oct. 15, Madison Theater at Molloy College, Rockville Centre; Oct. 28, Staller Center, Stony Brook University) It takes two to tango and the result is some sensual duets as one of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports makes a pair of Long Island appearances. 516-323-4444,; 631-632-2787,

THE RED SHOES (Oct. 26-Nov. 5, New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St.) Adapted by Matthew Bourne from the classic 1948 film about art, love and obsession, this New York premiere features NYC Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns. 212-581-1212,

LONG ISLAND CONCERT ORCHESTRA (Dec. 31, Tilles Center, LIU Post campus, Brookville) New Year’s Eve announcement pending.



LE PETIT SALON DE MUSIQUE (Sept. 17, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, 380 Nicolls Rd., East Setauket) The Olympus Piano Trio opens the chamber music series’ eighth season. The trio is anchored by Greek pianist Konstantine Valianatos. Violinist Regi Alexandros Papa also grew up in Greece. The “outsider” is cellist Ben Capps, a native New Yorker. Together they’ve won three Chamber Music of New England gold medals. 631-543-0337,

SHANGHAI QUARTET (Oct. 8, Tilles Center’s Hillwood Recital Hall, LIU Post, Brookville) The Music at Hillwood series opens with a return engagement of the Chinese foursome performing a program made up mostly of Beethoven chamber pieces. 516-299-3100,

BALLET WEST (Oct. 11-14, Joyce Theatre, 175 Eighth Ave.) The Rocky Mountain troupe returns to the Joyce for the New York premieres of “Fox on a Doorstep” and “Dances for Lou,” plus a third piece from the company’s widely varied repertoire. 212-390-5505,

EMERSON STRING QUARTET (Oct. 11 and Dec. 7, Staller Center Recital Hall, Stony Brook University) The Grammy-winning resident ensemble of the university’s acclaimed music department plays the first two of three recitals this season featuring early and late Beethoven quartets. 631-632-2787,

“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” (Oct. 14, Tilles Center, LIU Post, Brookville) The top 10 finalists from season 14 of the TV series make their only Long Island appearance. 516-299-3100,

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE (Oct. 18, David Koch Theater, Lincoln Center) ABT presents a pair of world premieres by choreographers Jessica Lang and Alexei Ratmansky, plus “Thirteen Diversions” featuring principal dancer Misty Copeland, among others. 212-477-3030,

MYSTIC INDIA (Oct. 22, Tilles Center, LIU Post, Brookville) The Bollywood dance company brings its globetrotting spectacle to Long Island for the first time. 516-299-3100,

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF NEW YORK (Oct. 28, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, 57th Street at Seventh Avenue). The ensemble opens its 10th anniversary season with “Postcards From Italy,” featuring works by Verdi, Rossini and Respighi, plus Mendelssohn’s “Italian Symphony.” 212-247-7800,

ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (Nov. 7-9, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street at Seventh Avenue) Zubin Mehta conducts, with piano soloist Yefim Bronfman and violinist Gil Shaham performing in the first and third concerts, respectively. 212-247-7800,

TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANY (Dec. 12-17, Joyce Theatre, 175 Eighth Ave.) The troupe returns to the Joyce to perform three works from Brown’s final years of choreography, 2000-2009. She died in March. 212-390-5505,

— Steve Parks

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