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    Classical music: Critic’s picks

    BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    Charles Dutoit leads the BSO, guest vocal soloists, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in an operatic double bill devoted to Stravinsky’s “The Nightingale” and Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortilèges.” Oct. 26-27. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200 or www.bso.org

    BOSTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

    Benjamin Zander opens his orchestra’s new season with Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, with Stefan Jackiw as soloist, as well as Strauss’s “Don Quixote,” featuring cellist Rafael Popper-Keizer. Also on the program will be music by Sibelius. Oct. 27 in Jordan Hall, Oct. 28 in Sanders Theatre. 617-236-0999, www.bostonphil.org.

    NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC

    Richard Pittman leads the premiere of David Rakowski’s Symphony No. 4 on a program that also includes Strauss’s Four Last Songs (with soprano Sarah Pelletier) and Debussy’s “La Mer.” 8 p.m., Oct. 27. Tsai Performance Center. 617-353-8725, www.nephilharmonic.org

    BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

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    The estimable early music band Concerto Köln makes its BEMF debut with a program featuring works by Handel, Vivaldi, and Telemann. 8 p.m., Oct. 27. Emmanuel Church. 617-661-1812, www.bemf.org

    BOSTON CAMERATA

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    Anne Azema directs the Camerata in a program titled “The Harvest: Early American Songs of Thanks and Praise,” showcasing music culled from Shaker archives and other early American songbooks. 4 p.m., Oct. 28. Memorial Church, Harvard University. 617-262-2092, www.bostoncamerata.org

    JEREMY EICHLER