The ticket: Classical music

Andris Nelsons led the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms in 2012.

Hilary Scott

Andris Nelsons led the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms in 2012.

TANGLEWOOD Music director designate Andris Nelsons leads the BSO on Friday in an all-Dvorak program that includes the Violin Concerto (with soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter) and the Eighth Symphony. On Saturday, he leads a program featuring excerpts from Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” (with vocal soloists Sophie Bevan, Angela Denoke, and Isabel Leonard) alongside works by Ravel and Rachmaninoff. On Sunday, it’s Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops with Jason Alexander as guest vocalist. Lenox. 617-266-1200,

‘THE PASSENGER’ Recent years have seen a growing interest in the music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, a Soviet composer of Polish-Jewish origin whose art and life were buffeted by the shifting political winds of a dark century. His formidable Holocaust-themed opera, “The Passenger,” is finally arriving at the Lincoln Center Festival, in a production by David Poutney, to be performed by the forces of the Houston Grand Opera. Each of its three performances will be preceded by a program of Weinberg’s chamber music, making this a rare opportunity to take the measure of a significant 20th-century voice only now emerging from the shadows. July 10-13, Park Avenue Armory, New York. 212-721-6500,


MONADNOCK MUSIC The festival opens July 12 with an all-Mendelssohn program led by artistic director Gil Rose, with violinist Tessa Lark, a winner of the prestigious Naumburg competition, as soloist in the composer’s popular Violin Concerto in E minor. July 12, Peterborough Town House, Peterborough, N.H. 603-924-7610,


Jeremy Eichler can be reached at
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