Critic’s picks: Classical music

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BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The composer Thomas Adès (below) returns to the BSO podium to lead his own “Polaris” alongside music by Ives, Mendelssohn, and Franck. Oct. 10-12. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200,

BOSTON LYRIC OPERA BLO’s season-opening production is a new English-language adaptation of Mozart’s “Magic Flute.” The cast includes Zach Borichevsky, Deborah Selig, Andrew Garland, Chelsea Basler, So Young Park, and David Cushing. David Angus conducts. Through Oct. 13. Shubert Theatre. 617-542-4912,


GARDNER MUSEUM The Borromeo Quartet forges ahead in its survey of Dvorak’s chamber music (Oct. 6); and violinist Corey Cerovsek and pianist Paavali Jumppanen continue their traversal of the Beethoven Violin Sonatas (Oct. 13). Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 617-278-5156,


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