Mark Foehringer Dance Project celebrates its 20th anniversary season with a show called "Body of Work" on Jan. 31. (Courtesy Matt Haber)

2016 Winter Arts Preview: Classical Music, Dance

The Bay Area’s dynamic performing arts troupes present music and dance, both classic and contemporary.

The Odyssey–from Vietnam to America: The piece by Emmy Award-winning composer Vân-Ánh Võ marries the traditional sounds of Vietnamese instruments with Western instruments and electronic music, symbolizing personal and spiritual journeys of people escaping the war. 8 p.m. Jan. 22-23. $20-$30. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, 701 Mission St., S.F., www.ybca.org

D.I.R.T. Festival 2016: Dance Brigade’s “Dance In Revolt(ing) Times” includes works by 18 choreographers addressing the question “What happens when artists revolt?” in three programs. Jan. 23-Feb. 7. $22-$25. Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F., www.dancemission.com

San Francisco Ballet Program 1: The company opens its season with Tomasson’s “7 for Eight,” Possokhov’s “Magrittomania” and Forsythe’s “Pas/Parts.” Jan. 24-Feb. 5. $25-$355. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

Frequency 49: The all-female woodwind sextet presents an all-American program of standard and little-known chamber works as part of the Old First Concert Series. 8 p.m. Jan. 29. $18. Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F., www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Quicksilver: Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, the group performs “The (very) First Viennese School,” featuring music from the courts of Holy Roman Emperors Matthias to Leopold I. 4 p.m. Jan. 31. $34-$40. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F., www.SFEMS.org

Mark Foehringer Dance Project: The group celebrates its 20th anniversary season in “Body of Work,” a program with five pieces and live musical accompaniment, as well as before-and-after performance gatherings. 7 p.m. Jan. 31. $30-$45. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F., www.odctheater.org

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble:”Oboe Bliss,” a concert featuring oboe and strings, includes the premiere of a work by Bay Area composer Elinor Armer, new arrangements of Manuel De Falla’s “Suite Populaire Espagnole” by Left Coast composer Kurt Rohde and a string trio by Anthony Porter. 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $17.50-$35. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F., www.leftcoastensemble.org

Concert of Champions: The San Francisco Symphony program includes selections from NFL’s award-winning lineup of films, with the orchestra performing the original scores live; NFL Hall-of-Famer Marcus Allen hosts. 8 p.m. Feb. 3-4. $50-$195. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfsymphony.org

Berkeley Symphony: Music director Joana Carneiro conducts Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with soloist Conrad Tao and Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra. 8 p.m. Feb. 4. $15-$74. Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way near Dana Street, Berkeley. www.berkeleysymphony.org

Kronos Quartet: The San Francisco-based, Grammy-winning ensemble presents its second annual hometown music festival of seven concerts connecting local audiences to a range of musical voices and traditions from around the world. Feb. 4-7. $15-$65. SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F., www.sfjazz.org

Masaaki Suzuki: The conductor makes his San Francisco Symphony debut in a program featuring Stephen Paulson as soloist in Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B-flat and works by Haydn, Stravinsky and Mendelssohn. 8 p.m. Feb. 5-6. $15-$165. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfsymphony.org

Diablo Ballet: The program includes Balanchine’s “Apollo,” Tina Kay Bohnstedt’s “My Way” and Robert Dekkers’ “Milieu.” 8 p.m. Feb. 5, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $24-$44. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, www.diabloballet.org

Dynamite Guitars: Virtuosos Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola and Vinnie Raniolo appear. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. $35-$45. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F., www.omniconcerts.com

Paufve|dance: Choreographer Randee Paufve’s evening-length piece “Strangers Become Flowers” explores ideas about the kindness of strangers. Feb. 6-14. $22-$25. ODC Commons Studio B, 351 Shotwell St., S.F., www.paufvedance.org

Wrecking: In Susan Rethorst’s model for rei-magining dance, choreographer Aura Fischbeck’s work will be “wrecked” by Katie Faulkner and Rosemary Hannon, and a new work by Kara Davis will be “wrecked” by Chris Black and Hope Mohr. 11:45 a.m. Feb. 6. $10. Joe Goode Annex; 401 Alabama St., S.F. www.brownpapertickets.com

Igor Levit
: The piano virtuoso makes his San Francisco recital debut in a program of works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Prokofiev presented by San Francisco Performances. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. $40. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F., www.sfperformances.org

Oakland Symphony
: “Notes from Vietnam” includes composer-performer Vân-Ánh Võ’s premiere of her “Lullaby for a Country”; Michael Urie narrating Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” and Dvorak’s “Carnival” Overture. 8 p.m. Feb. 12. $20-$75. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, www.oaklandSymphony.org

San Francisco Symphony: The orchestra’s 16th annual Chinese New Year concert is conducted by Mei-Ann Chen with guest soloists, pipa player Wu Man and soprano Pureum Jo. 3 p.m. Feb. 13. $30-$74. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfsymphony.org

Lamplighters
: The Gilbert & Sullivan troupe stages the musical thriller “Ruddygore.” Feb. 19-21. $20-$59. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F., www.ybca.org

San Francisco Ballet Program 3: The troupe performs Tomasson’s full-length “Swan Lake.” Feb. 19-28. $25-$355. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

Silicon Valley Ballet: Works by George Balanchine, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Ohad Naharin have been selected by artistic director Jose Manuel Carreño, 8 p.m. Feb. 19-20, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21. $25-$110. Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, www.siliconvalleyballet.org

Black Choreographers Festival: “New Voices/New Works” features the talent of Gregory Dawson, William Fowler, Frankie Lee Peterson, Chris Evans, Byb Chanel Bibene, David Boyce, Cherie Hill, Wanjiru Kamuyu, Justin Sharlman, Erik Lee, Joslynn Mathis Reed, Dazaun Soleyn, Phylicia Stroud and Jamie Wright. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20-21. $10-$30. Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F., www.brownpapertickets.com

Palo Alto Philharmonic: Pianist Daniel Glover plays Lee Actor’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra on a program with Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 1 and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7. 8 p.m. Feb. 20. $12-$24. Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. www.paphil.org

Nova Vista Symphony: The 50th anniversary season features Richard Lin performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and the San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra in Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances. 2 p.m. Feb. 21. $17-27. Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View, www.mvcpa.com

ODC/Dance Downtown: ODC/Dance’s 45th season programming includes premieres by Brenda Way, KT Nelson and Kate Weare and music by Paul Dresher performed live. March 7-17. $25-$80. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F., www.odcdance.org

Winterreise: San Francisco Opera Lab presents Schubert’s Romantic song cycle performed by German baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Markus Hinterhäuser. March 11-13. $125. Taube Atrium Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfopera.com

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: The acclaimed troupe presents three programs, including works by Ailey, Judith Jamison, Ronald Brown and Paul Taylor. March 29-April 3. $36–$108. Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Dana Street, Berkeley, www.calperformances.org

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