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Critics’ picks: Classical music

Jesse Weiner

BOSTON PHILHARMONIC Benjamin Zander (left) leads his orchestra and the Chorus Pro Musica in performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, postponed from last season because of the Marathon bombings. Vocal soloists will be Michele Johnson, Sarah Heltzel, Yeghishe Manucharyan, and Robert Honeysucker. Sept. 30 and Oct. 4, Symphony Hall; Oct. 3, Mechanics Hall, Worcester. 617-236-0999, www.bostonphil.org

BOSTON LYRIC OPERA BLO opens its season with a new English-language adaptation of Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” set in an ancient Mayan temple. The cast includes Zach Borichevsky, Deborah Selig, Andrew Garland, Chelsea Basler, Soyoung Park, and David Cushing. David Angus conducts. Oct. 4-13. Shubert Theatre. 617-542-4912, www.blo.org

RUSSELL SHERMAN The estimable pianist offers a recital program exploring piano miniatures across two centuries, with works by Schoenberg, Debussy, Scriabin, and Chopin. Sept. 29, 8 p.m., Free, Jordan Hall. 617-585-1260, www.necmusic.edu/russell-sherman

Jeremy Eichler can be reached at jeichler@globe.com
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