“Works & Process,” /11–9/12
Larry Keigwin and Peter Quanz interpret Steve Reich’s Pulitzer-winning Double Sextet. Royal Winnipeg Ballet members perform . Guggenheim Museum.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 9/23
Season premiere is by David Bruce for beloved soprano Dawn Upshaw. Alice Tully Hall.
Lucinda Childs’s rarely performed 1979 collaboration with Philip Glass and Sol LeWitt. Joyce Theater.
“Composer Portraits,” 10/17 and 11/22
Highlights of this fall’s continuation of the intimate series devoted to individual talent: Greek polymath Iannis Xenakis and Finnish pioneer Kaija Saariaho. Miller Theatre.
‘Songs of Ascension,’ 10/21–10/25
Meredith Monk’s transcendent meditation on spiritual enlightenment, with delicate video art by Ann Hamilton. Brooklyn Academy of Music.
‘The Long Count,’ 10/28, 10/30, 10/31
An expansive multimedia song cycle from Aaron and Bryce Dessner (twin brothers who also play in the National), with visual contributions from Matthew Ritchie. Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Morphoses/the Wheeldon Company, 10/29–11/1
Christopher Wheeldon’s exquisitely talented troupe of ballet stars in their third annual appearance—this time with live music! City Center.
Deborah Hay and Yvonne Rainer, 11/17–11/19
Two icons of the downtown dance scene come together for three evenings, as part of Performa 09. Baryshnikov Arts Center.
‘Kepler,’ 11/18, 11/20, 11/21
A concert staging of Philip Glass’s opera about the astronomy pioneer, with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz under Dennis Russell Davies. Brooklyn Academy of Music.
New York City Ballet, Starts 11/27
The winter season begins, with the onslaught of impressive debuts that the Nutcracker customarily brings. David H. Koch Theater.