Music

The ticket: Classical music

Patrick Ryan

ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC  Zubin Mehta leads the Israel Philharmonic, which last visited Boston in 1998, in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8.  March 19,
8 p.m., Symphony Hall. 617-482-6661, www.celebrityseries.org

YO-YO MA Partnered by pianist Kathryn Scott, Ma returns to Symphony Hall for a recital devoted to works by Stravinsky, Falla, Messiaen, and Brahms. March 21, 8 p.m. 617-482-6661, www.celebrityseries.org

TAKACS QUARTET The unplanned mini-festival of Bartok String Quartets continues, with the standard-setting Takacs Quartet (pictured) performing Nos. 1, 3, and 5.  March 20, 8 p.m., Jordan Hall. 617-482-6661, www.celebrityseries.org

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BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Pianist Yefim Bronfman concludes his survey of Beethoven’s piano concertos with the “Emperor,” and tosses in the Triple Concerto for good measure (with cellist Alisa Weilerstein and violinist Guy Braunstein). Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts. March 20-22, Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200, www.bso.org

JEREMY EICHLER

Jeremy Eichler can be reached at jeichler@globe.com