Critic’s picks: Classical music

Chris Lee

TANGLEWOOD The Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos presides over the BSO’s opening pair of summer concerts, with an all-Tchaikovsky program on Friday night (violinist Joshua Bell, above, is soloist), and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 on Saturday. Keith Lockhart and the Pops perform on Sunday. Lenox. 617-266-1200,

NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL This year at Norfolk, the Emerson, Brentano and Keller quartets are all on the schedule, but the summer’s highest profile concert will be the July 6 appearance of the Tokyo String Quartet, its final performance before the group disbands. Norfolk, Conn. 860.542.3000,


ASTON MAGNA The festival celebrates Independence Day with a program titled “Vocal Fireworks,” devoted to Italian madrigals of the 16th and 17th centuries. With Kristen Watson, Roberta Anderson, Deborah Rentz-Moore, Frank Kelley, David Ripley, and others. July 4, Slosberg Auditorium, Brandeis University; July 6, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington. 800-875-7156,


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