Upcoming music events around Boston

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Keys player - LISE DE LA SALLE - The young French pianist makes her Boston recital debut with a program of works by Ravel, Debussy, and Beethoven. 8 p.m., Jan. 28. Jordan Hall. 617-482-6661, JEREMY EICHLER


LENNY KRAVITZ This musical chameleon recharged his batteries on last year’s “Black and White America,’’ which attacked the senses with a blast of heavy funk and sensuous soul. Jan. 27, 8 p.m. Tickets: $35-$65. Citi Wang Theatre. 866-348-9738,

TOOL Between this show and the inspired pairing of Megadeth and Motörhead at the Tsongas Center in Lowell on Sunday, it’s a good week for metal fans. With a new album expected later this year, Tool is testing the waters after its members pursued side projects since the band’s last release, 2006’s “10,000 Days.’’ Jan. 28, 8 p.m. Tickets: $42.50-$72.50. TD Garden. 800-745-3000,


THURSTON MOORE & KURT VILE After announcing his recent split with longtime wife and Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon, Moore is back on the road. He’s got plenty of solo material to draw on, including last year’s “Demolished Thoughts.’’ Meanwhile, Vile is still touring behind last year’s acclaimed “Smoke Ring for My Halo.’’ Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $21.50. Somerville Theatre. 800-745-3000,

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MARK KOZELEK People are still talking about how haunting his Boston show was last year, as the mastermind behind Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters performed his slow-burning acoustic laments in near darkness. Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. First Church in Cambridge Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-876-4275,



DAN NAVARRO AND TRACY GRAMMER Both of these artists performed for years with an ampersand before their names (Grammer with Dave Carter, Navarro with Eric Lowen) before sad circumstance forced them to carry on without their musical partners. They aren’t performing as a duo here, but sharing a bill. Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. Club Passim. 617-492-7679,

GRIFFIN HOUSE This Nashville-based singer-songwriter brings a little bit of pop and rock and little bit of rootsy Americana to a musical mix that often comes wrapped in ghostly atmospherics. Maybe he’ll play his titular-mouthful of a song, “The Guy That Says Goodbye to You Is Out of His Mind.’’ He’s joined on the bill by fellow Nashvillian Matthew Perryman Jones. Jan. 28, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. Cafe 939 at Berklee. 617-747-2261,


COEUR DE PIRATE is the nom de guerre of French Canadian singer Beatrice Martin, who blends her indie pop with a cabaret sensibility and (mostly) French vocals and has ridden a MySpace and YouTube viral wave to international popularity. Jan. 28, 9 p.m. Tickets: $15. Brighton Music Hall. 800-745-3000,

GOAT RODEO SESSIONS The name is slang for a chaotic situation’s resistance to the imposition of order. Is that what results when you try to mash classical and bluegrass music together? Find out when this sorta-supergroup (Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, and Stuart Duncan) gets together Tuesday evening. Jan. 31, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets: $45-$150. House of Blues. 800-745-3000,



POPA CHUBBY A disciple of blues great Willie Dixon and six-string afronaut Jimi Hendrix, the gutsy electric guitarist and gritty singer brings beaucoup rock ’n’ roll ’tude and a tinge of jazz and hip-hop to his urban blues. Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. Regattabar. 617-395-7757,

BILL FRISELL’S BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS The Baltimore-born, Colorado-raised eclectic electric guitarist ranks among today’s most prominent jazz players and avails himself of the full range of Americana in his repertoire. His Beautiful Dreamers trio finds him in the fine company of violist Eyvind Kang and drummer Rudy Royston. Jan. 27-28, 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets: $30. Scullers. 617-562-4111,


PANDELIS KARAYORGIS TRIO The Athens-born, Boston-based pianist-composer writes amazing tunes - appealingly thorny improvisational springboards - and leads one of the most telepathic and combustible piano trios anywhere, featuring sinewy bassist Jef Charland and dynamic drummer Luther Gray. Not to be missed. Jan. 29, 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Lily Pad, 133 Cambridge St., Cambridge.

MARISSA & CHARLES LICATA SEPTET The 27-year-old, Honduran-born Marissa is in demand as a violin soloist in the worlds of classical, jazz, R&B, pop, hip-hop, Latin, and rock music. For this gig, she combines forces with her adoptive father, the engaging alto saxophonist Charles, to celebrate their joint jazz CD “Water Level,’’ a beguiling recording melding world and Latin music influences with a friendly, down-home, early Ornette Coleman vibe. Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. Scullers. 617-562-4111,



BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Bramwell Tovey replaces Riccardo Chailly to lead the BSO, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and vocal soloists (Carolyn Sampson, Camilla Tilling, and John Tessier) in Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, “Lobgesang.’’ Jan. 26-31, Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200 or

WILLIAM HITE + GILLES VONSATTEL The tenor and pianist take on Schubert’s “Winterreise’’ in the intimate quarters of the Goethe-Institut Boston. 7:30 p.m., Jan. 26. 170 Beacon St. 617-262-6050.

BOSTON MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT Gil Rose leads BMOP in the premiere of Eric Chasalow’s Horn Concerto (with soloist Bruno Schneider) alongside Berio’s “Chemins II’’; Andrew Norman’s theremin concerto “Air’’ (with soloist Dalit Warshaw); Keeril Makan’s electric guitar concerto “Dream Lightly’’ (with Seth Josel soloist); and Avner Dorman’s Mandolin Concerto (with Avi Avital soloist). 8 p.m., Jan. 27. Jordan Hall. 781-324-0396,