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,

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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.