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Critic’s picks: Classical music


Orchestra members lead themselves in works by Mozart, Dvorak, and Tippett, and BSO assistant conductor Andris Poga will make his debut leading Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” April 23. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200,


Tenor Charles Blandy performs the premiere of Rodney Lister’s “Friendly Fire,” a new song cycle addressing themes of violence and war. The program includes works by Yehudi Wyner, Kaija Saariaho, and George Edwards. April 21, 8 p.m. Pickman Hall at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. 617-901-1677, www.collagenew

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