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The ticket: Classical music

Stu Rosner

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pianist Murray Perahia returns to the BSO for the first time in more than a decade, appearing as soloist in Schumann’s Piano Concerto under the baton of Bernard Haitink, who also leads works by Brahms and Steven Stucky (Feb. 6-8 in Symphony Hall). And the Boston Symphony Chamber Players celebrate their 50th anniversary with premieres of works by Gunther Schuller, Yehudi Wyner, Kati Agócs, and Hannah Lash (Feb. 9 in Jordan Hall). 617-266-1200, www.bso.org

GERARD FINLEY  The eloquent bass-baritone embarks on Schubert’s timeless “Winterreise,” partnered by pianist Julius Drake.  Feb. 7, 8 p.m.,
Jordan Hall, 617-482-6661, www.celebrityseries.org

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GARRICK OHLSSON  After a recent appearance with the BSO, Ohlsson returns to Rockport with a recital program devoted to works by Chopin, Beethoven, and Schubert.  Feb. 2, 3 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center, 978-546-7391, www.rockportmusic.org

CHAMELEON ARTS ENSEMBLE  In a characteristically thoughtful program this chamber troupe explores composers in dialogue with music history, with works by Britten, Beethoven, Philippe Hersant, and Judith Shatin. Feb. 2, 4 p.m., Goethe-Institut, 617-427-8200, www.chameleonarts.org

Jeremy Eichler can be reached at jeichler@globe.com
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