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Critic’s picks: Classical music

MUSIC FOR FOOD Violist Kim Kashkashian has organized this ongoing series of inviting chamber music concerts, with proceeds going to the Greater Boston Food Bank. Among the noted performers this month will also be soprano Lisa Safer, pianist Vivian Weilerstein, and violinist Donald Weilerstein, in a program that features works by Strauss and Dvorak alongside a set of Argentinean folk songs. May 26, 6 p.m. Williams Hall, New England Conservatory. 617-585-1260, www.necmusic.edu

A FAR CRY: ‘VIENNA POSTCARDS’ The city’s youthful and dynamic conductorless chamber orchestra offers its final concert of the season, with a program devoted to Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, and the Adagio from Bruckner’s String Quintet. May 24, 8 p.m. Jordan Hall. 617- 585-1260, www.afarcry.org

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‘TRACING A LINE’ The composer Matt Aucoin, recently appointed to a residency at the Peabody Essex Museum, curates and conducts the first in a new series of theatrically conceived programs, this one connecting a single melody from a 17th-century chorale with a Bach Cantata (BWV 60) and the Violin Concerto of Alban Berg. With Victoria Crutchfield (director) and Keir GoGwilt (violin). May 25, 8 p.m. Peabody Essex Museum. 866-745-1876, www.pem.org

JEREMY EICHLER

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