MUSIC: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Pianists Wu Han and Anne-Marie McDermott; violinists Benjamin Beilman and Alexander Sitkovetsky; violist Paul Neubauer; and cellist David Finckel kick off the SPAC’s chamber music concert series. 8pm.
OPERA: “An American Tragedy” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Blinded by ambition, a promising young man makes a series of unfortunate choices culminating in a mysterious death in the Adirondacks. Based on Theodore Dreiser’s novel and inspired by a sensational murder trial in Herkimer, Tobias Picker’s opera explores a small-town boy’s pursuit of his idealized dreams. Conducted by George Manahan and directed by Peter Kazaras. 1:30pm. $26, $55, $78, $95 & $115; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.
CABARET: “Here Come the Callaways” @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Tony-nominated sisters Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway headline in a show ignited with unforgettable songs from Broadway, pop, and jazz. 8pm. $60.
THEATER: “Onstage @ the Clark” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Directed by Danny Sharron, actors Tom Nelis and Ryan Melia present an excerpt from John Logan’s Tony Award-winning play “Red,” about abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. Rothko’s iconic “No. 1″ is currently on view in the Clark’s exhibition “Make It New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950-1975,” through October 13. 5pm.