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Critic’s picks: Classical music

Martin Pearlman.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff/file 2011

Martin Pearlman.

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NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG This collective of musicians, known as imaginative purveyors of art song, brings to Boston its “Warsaw Serenade,” a program devoted to Polish music of the mid-20th century by composers such as Szymanowski, Bacewicz, and Weinberg. With soprano Dina Kuznetsova, tenor Joseph Kaiser, and pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett. Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 617-278-5156, www.gardnermuseum.org

BOSTON BAROQUE Martin Pearlman leads Boston Baroque in Rameau’s “La Guirlande” and Charpentier’s “Te Deum.” With soprano Amanda Forsythe, mezzo-soprano Katherine Growdon, tenor Lawrence Wiliford, and baritone Andrew Garland. Feb 14 at
8 p.m. and Feb 16 at 3 p.m., Jordan Hall. 617-987-8600, www.bostonbaroque.org

BLUE HERON The choir’s next program, under the direction of Scott Metcalfe, spotlights a group of 16th-century madrigal settings of texts by Petrarch. Feb. 14 at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, Feb. 15 at First Church in Cambridge. 617-960-7956, www.blueheronchoir.org

Jeremy Eichler can be reached at jeichler@globe.com
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