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BRAHMS SONATAS

Daniel Stepner (violin) and Robert Levin (piano) survey the three Brahms Violin Sonatas, with Levin performing on a period piano identical to the one owned by Brahms. 7 p.m., Sept. 23. Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University. 781-736-3400, www.brandeis.edu

‘FINNEGANS WAKE
— AN OPEROAR’

Boston Baroque launches a new series pairing Baroque and contemporary music with Martin Pearlman’s setting of the opening pages from Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake.’’ Pearlman’s work in progress is scored for an actor (Adam Harvey) and seven instrumentalists. 7 p.m., Sept. 23. Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge. 617-987-8600, www.bostonbaroque.org

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