Arts

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Boston-area classical music

Paul Lewis

Jack Liebeck

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Alan Gilbert returns to the BSO podium with works by Stravinsky, Ravel, and Dutilleux. Violinist Julian Rachlin replaces Lisa Batiashvili, who had to cancel for health reasons, as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Jan. 11-15. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200, www.bso.org .

A FAR CRY: ‘LONG GAZE’

The conductorless chamber orchestra plays works by Weill, Webern, Britten, and McDonald. Jan. 11, 8 p.m. Jordan Hall. necmusic.edu/Jordan-hall

PAUL LEWIS

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The eloquent British pianist makes a rare local appearance with a Celebrity Series recital program devoted to Schubert’s last three Piano Sonatas. Jan. 12, 8 p.m., Jordan Hall, 617-482-6661, www.celebrityseries.org.

COREY CEROVSEK + PAAVALI JUMPPANEN

The violinist and pianist embark on a multipart survey of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas, starting with the early Op. 12, Nos. 1-3. Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 617-278-5156, www.gardnermuseum.org.

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