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    Critic’s picks: Classical music

    Andreas Garrels

    BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The subscription season begins with an all-Brahms program led by Christoph von Dohnanyi (above), featuring the Symphony No. 2 alongside the Double Concerto, with Augustin Hadelich (violin) and Alban Gerhardt (cello). Sept. 21 and 24. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200, www.bso.org

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    ODYSSEY OPERA This newly established opera company debuts with the local premiere of Wagner’s “Rienzi,” performed in a concert version led by Gil Rose. Lithuanian tenor Kristian Benedikt makes his US debut in the demanding title role. Sept. 15, 3 p.m. Jordan Hall. 617-585-1260, www.odysseyopera.org

    JEREMY DENK The Gardner Museum’s Sunday concert series gets started with the pianist Jeremy Denk reprising his performance of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.”
    Sept. 15, 1:30 p.m. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 617-278-5156, www.gardnermuseum.org

    Jeremy Eichler can be reached at jeichler@globe.com