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Critic’s picks: Classical music

Written for the Metropolitan Opera, where it premiered in 1999, John Harbison’s “The Great Gatsby” finally makes its way to Boston.

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Written for the Metropolitan Opera, where it premiered in 1999, John Harbison’s “The Great Gatsby” finally makes its way to Boston.

THE GREAT GATSBY

Written for the Metropolitan Opera, where it premiered in 1999, John Harbison’s “The Great Gatsby” finally makes its way to Boston for a keenly anticipated concert performance. Ryan Turner will conduct the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music in this local premiere, with a cast full of prominent Boston singers. May 12, 3 p.m., Jordan Hall. A pre-

concert talk with Harbison and Robert Kirzinger takes place at 2 p.m. 617-536-3356, www.emmanuelmusic.org

BOSTON CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY

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BCMS ends its season with performances of two chamber music blockbusters: Schubert’s Cello Quintet and Shosta-kovich’s Piano Quintet. May 12, 7:30 p.m., Sanders Theatre. 617-349-0086, www.bostonchambermusic.org

JEREMY EICHLER

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