The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will open its fall season of Sunday afternoon concerts with a recital by the acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk. Denk was the first musician to perform publicly in the museum’s brand-new Calderwood Hall in early 2012 when he played Bach’s Fifth Partita at a gala concert. His most recent Boston appearance was a Celebrity Series recital in March. He will play Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Calderwood Hall on Sept. 15.
Elsewhere in the Gardner’s season, its resident chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, plays two Sunday concerts, each with a beguiling program. The first, “Tapas,” includes works by Corelli, Rossini, Grieg, Hindemith, and Jean Francaix (Sept. 22); the second, “Melting Pot,” features music by Dvorak, Ives, Gershwin, and Lev Zhur-bin, plus a new commissioned work by Vermont-based composer Erik Nielsen. (Dec. 8)