WINSOR MUSIC This chamber series directed by the eloquent oboist Peggy Pearson opens its season with music by Beethoven and Schumann alongside the premiere of a new work by Daniel Crozier.
Sept. 8, 7 p.m. St. Paul’s Church, Brookline. 781-863-2861, www.winsormusic.org
BORROMEO STRING QUARTET Even older than Tanglewood, the venerable South Mountain Concerts offer a wealth of chamber music options in the Berkshires after the BSO summer season has ended. This year’s lineup includes an appearance by the Borromeo Quartet (above) performing works by Beethoven and Dvorak alongside the premiere of a new quartet by Lera Auerbach. Sept. 8, 3 p.m. Pittsfield. 413 442-2106, www.southmountainconcerts.org
FIVE COLLEGE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL The festival concludes this afternoon with a program of works by Pierre Boulez, Augusta Read Thomas, Arnold Franchetti, and Kaija Saariaho. Sept. 8, 3 p.m. Free, Bezanson Hall, UMass Amherst. www.5cnmf.com