Critic’s picks of Boston-area classical music


Charles Dutoit returns with works by Hindemith and Prokofiev; Stephen Hough joins as soloist in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Jan. 25-26. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200,


Harry Christophers leads H&H in a program that includes music from Purcell’s “The Indian Queen.” With vocal soloists Jonathan Best and Zachary Wilder. Jan. 25 in Jordan Hall, Jan. 27 at Sanders Theatre. 617-266-3605,



Directed by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, this ensemble made a big splash at its 2011 Boston Early Music Festival debut. It returns on Saturday with chamber music of 17th century Germany. Works by Bertali, Schmelzer, and Biber.
Jan. 26. First Church in Cambridge. 617-661-1812,


Daniel Barenboim leads Jewish and Arab musicians from the Middle East in their all-Beethoven Boston debut. 3 p.m., Jan. 27. Symphony Hall. 617-482-6661,


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The Concord Chamber Music Society premieres Yehudi Wyner’s “Concordance” (for piano quartet) on a program with works by Mozart and Ravel (Jan. 27, Concord Academy Performing Arts Center, Dinosaur Annex premieres a work by Yu-Hui Chang with music by Annie Gosfield, others (Jan. 27, Harvard’s Paine Hall,

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