Critic’s picks for Boston-area classical music

Alan Gilbert returns to the BSO podium with works by Stravinsky, Ravel, and Dutilleux. Violinist Lisa Batiashvili joins him as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Jan. 10-15. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200 or

A FAR CRY: “LONG GAZE” The conductorless chamber orchestra plays works by Weill, Webern, Britten, and McDonald. Jan. 11, 8 p.m., Jordan Hall, www.necmusic


PAUL LEWIS The eloquent British pianist makes a rare local appearance with a

Celebrity Series recital program devoted to Schubert’s last three Piano Sonatas.

Jan. 12, 8 p.m. Jordan Hall.

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The violinist and pianist embark on a multipart survey of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas, starting with the early
Op. 12, Nos. 1-3. Jan. 13,
1:30 p.m. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 617-278-5156, www.gardnermuseum

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