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    Critic’s picks in Boston-area classical music

    BOSTON SYMPHONY
    ORCHESTRA

    Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos returns to the BSO podium with Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” and Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War.” Feb. 26. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200, www.bso.org

    BOSTON PHILHARMONIC: MAHLER

    Mahler’s Sixth Symphony led by Benjamin Zander, one of the composer’s most devoted champions. Feb. 24,
    3 p.m. Sanders Theatre. 617-236-0999,
    www.bostonphil.org

    HANDEL AND HAYDN
    SOCIETY

    Harry Christophers conducts an all-Haydn program, featuring the Symphonies nos. 6 and 82 as well as the Violin Concerto in G with H&H concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky as soloist. Feb. 24, 3 p.m. Symphony Hall. 617-266-3605 or handelandhaydn.org

    JACK QUARTET

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    Contemporary works by Georg Friedrich Haas (Quartet No. 5) and Salvatore Sciarrino (Quartet No. 7), performed by one of the most intrepid young string quartets out there. Feb. 26. Boston University’s Tsai Performance Center. 617-353-3350, www.bu.edu

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    JEREMY EICHLER