1. Through Sept. 8: The orchestra performs under conductor Semyon Bychkov; works by Wagner, Bruch (with violin soloist Pinchas Zukerman) and Tchaikovsky.
2. Sept. 12-15: Bychkov leads the orchestra again: symphonies by Shostakovich and Schubert.
3. Sept. 19: Music director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to lead the official "Opening Night Gala" concert, featuring violinist Joshua Bell.
4. Sept. 28-30: Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 5, as well as "Drift and Providence" by Samuel Carl Adams, son of composer John Adams.
5. Oct. 7: Pianist Andras Schiff begins his Project San Francisco residency with a recital, playing Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I." Oct. Oct. 11-13, he conducts the orchestra in works by Bach and Mendelssohn (and also is soloist for a pair of Bach keyboard concertos).