Dedicated to innovations in chamber music, SF Performances' PIVOT series regularly showcases the type of compositions you only thought were possible. In October, that includes performances by Theo Bleckmann, Missy Mazzoli, Jennifer Koh, Brooklyn Rider and Nicolas Phan. A highlight is Lyra, a collaboration between the Living Earth Ballet and Post:ballet that blends film, choreography and dance, and draws inspiration from the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
The PIVOT Festival gets underway Wednesday–Saturday, Oct. 20-23, at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Details here.