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Critic’s picks: Classical music

BOSTON LYRIC OPERA As part of its free Wednesday-night concert series, the Landmarks Orchestra hosts BLO, which will perform excerpts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Bellini, and Britten. With Chelsea Basler, Mara Bonde, Michelle Trainor, Sandra Piques Eddy, Zach Borichevsky, James Demler, and Andrew Garland singing under the baton of BLO music director David Angus. 7 p.m. Hatch Shell at the Esplanade. 617-987-2000,

TANGLEWOOD It’s an eventful week in Lenox, with the annual Tanglewood on Parade taking place Tuesday; Christian Zacharias’s piano recital in Ozawa Hall on Wednesday; and the Festival of Contemporary Music starting up on Thursday. This year’s FCM, directed by pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, concludes Aug. 12 with the US premiere of George Benjamin’s opera “Written on Skin.” Lenox. 617-266-1200,

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FOUNDATION FOR CHINESE PERFORMING ARTS The foundation is currently presenting its 22d annual music festival at the Walnut Hill School. This week includes a recital by pianists Minsoo Sohn and George Li as well as master classes by Russell Sherman, Wha-Kyung Byun, and Robert Levin. Through Aug. 16. Natick. 781-259-8195,


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