Sure, you've got conductor Peter Bay and his talented crowd unpacking a musical composition via a live theatrical and multimedia presentation of the creator's backstory – the Chronicle's own Robert Faires is among the performers – and that's an entertaining and highly informative thing already. But then the full orchestra plays the composition you've just been immersed in the creational details of? And that work is Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5? Then the question becomes: Are you merely learning something, or are you also enjoying the hell out of yourself, lucky citizen? The latter, we insist.
Dec. 1-2. Fri.-Sat., 8pm. $23 and up.