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    BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    Juanjo Mena leads the BSO in the US premiere of “Circle Map” by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Also on the program will be Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony and Britten’s Violin Concerto, with soloist Gil Shaham. Through Nov. 6. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200, www.bso.org

    BOSTON LYRIC OPERA

    The season begins with a new production of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” directed by Lillian Groag and conducted by Andrew Bisantz. With Yunah Lee (Cio-Cio San), Dinyar Vania (Pinkerton), Kelley O’Connor (Suzuki), and Weston Hurt (Sharpless). Nov. 2-11. Shubert Theatre. 617-542-6772, boxoffice@blo.org

    BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

    Jordi Savall returns with his ensemble Hesperion XXI and a program titled “Musical Europe: The Golden Age of Consort Viol Music (1500-1700),” featuring works by Dowland, Gibbons, Cabezón, Philidor, and others. 8 p.m., Nov. 2. Jordan Hall, 617-661-1812, www.bemf.org

    ‘SYMPHONIC RELIEF FOR HAITI’

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    The Longwood Symphony Orchestra, its ranks full of people in the healing professions, offers Vivaldi and Mendelssohn in a program to benefit a rehabilitation clinic in Mirebalais, Haiti.
    3 p.m., Nov. 4. Arlington Street Church. 617-987-0100, www.longwoodsymphony.org

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