Critic’s picks: Classical music

Stu Rosner


BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The first of Bernard Haitink’s (pictured) two subscription weeks in Symphony Hall this year will feature an all-Ravel program, including “Shéhérazade” with mezzo Susan Graham. Jan. 30-Feb. 1. 617-266-1200,

ALEXANDER MELNIKOV The formidable Russian pianist concludes his two-part survey of Shostakovich’s great keyboard cycle, the 24 Preludes and Fugues. If the first installment is any indication, we can expect playing of intense concentration and eloquence. Jan. 26, 1:30 p.m., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 617-278-5156,

KIRILL GERSTEIN The wide-ranging pianist Kirill Gerstein (below) performs a Celebrity Series recital featuring works by Haydn, Schumann, Mussorgsky, and Timothy Andres. Jan. 31, 8 p.m., Jordan Hall. 617-482-6661,

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