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Critic’s Picks: Classical music


Benjamin Zander leads Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with 17-year-old pianist George Li as soloist. Nov. 18. Sanders Theatre. 617-236-0999,


Sunday afternoon in Jordan Hall, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players offer works by Carter and Brahms alongside Beethoven’s “Grosse Fuge.”


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Steven Lipsitt conducts Weber’s Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, with Sharon Roffman as soloist. Nov. 18. Faneuil Hall. 617-423-3883, www.bostonclassical

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