Critic’s picks: Classical music


‘WRITTEN ON SKIN’ Capping this year’s Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood, George Benjamin’s opera receives its keenly anticipated US premiere in a concert performance by fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center led by the composer. Aug. 12, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall, Lenox. 617-266-1200,

‘OUR TOWN’ Monadnock Music takes on Ned Rorem’s chamber opera adaptation of the iconic Thornton Wilder play. The cast includes Matthew DiBattista, Margot Rood, and Brendan Buckley. Gil Rose conducts and directs. Aug. 11, 4 p.m. Peterborough Town House, New Hampshire. 800-868-9613,

MARLBORO MUSIC The festival concludes this afternoon in its traditional style, with a performance of Beetho-ven’s Choral Fantasy. (David Zinman will conduct and Richard Goode will be the piano soloist.) Also on the program is Strauss’s Serenade in E-flat and Beethoven’s Quartet Opus 127. Aug. 11, 2:30 p.m. Marlboro, Vt. 802-254-2394, JEREMY EICHLER

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