Critic’s picks for Boston-area classical music

David Finckel on cello and Wu Han on piano.

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David Finckel on cello and Wu Han on piano.


Daniele Gatti returns to the podium with an all-Wagner program, featuring mezzo-
soprano Michelle DeYoung. March 22-26. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200,


British baritone Thomas Allen directs — and sings the role of Don Alfonso in — Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of the beloved Mozart opera, with a cast that also includes Paul Appleby, Matthew Worth, Caroline Worra, Sandra Piques Eddy, and Phyllis Pancella. David Angus conducts. March 22, 24. Shubert Theatre. 617-542-4912,



The eloquent young pianist offers a Schumann-themed recital, featuring the “Fantasiestücke” and “Davidsbünd­lertänze” alongside works by Janacek and Berg. March 22. Jordan Hall. 617-482-6661,


Among their myriad roles on the national chamber music scene, this cellist and pianist also perform as an excellent husband-wife duo. This weekend they stop by the Concord Chamber Music Society with works by Strauss, Brahms, and Chopin. March 24. Concord Academy Performing Arts Center. 978-371-9667, www.concordchambermusic

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