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Classical Music: Critic’s picks

Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops — with Michael Feinstein — Friday at Tanglewood.

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Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops — with Michael Feinstein — Friday at Tanglewood.


On Friday, Keith Lockhart leads the Pops with Michael Feinstein; Saturday night Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with soloist Isabelle Faust; and Sunday Christoph von Dohnanyi returns to lead the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in Mahler’s First Symphony and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 with soloist Emanuel Ax. Lenox. 617-266-1200,


Every summer, Bard College hosts a music festival focused on a single composer. This year it’s Stravinsky, with the second weekend titled “Stravinsky Re-invented: From Paris to Los Angeles.” There will be films, panels, lectures, and chamber and orchestral performances; the American Symphony Orchestra, under Leon Botstein’s direction, serves as the festival house band. Aug. 16-18. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. 845-758-7900,


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Cellist Rhonda Rider joins the Monadnock Quartet for a program that features Schubert’s much-loved String Quintet alongside works by Horatio Parker and John Dowland. Aug. 17. 7:30 p.m. Peterborough Town House, N.H. 800-868-9613,


As part of its annual August summer chamber music series, BCMS musicians offer works by Parry, Dvorak, and Brahms. Aug. 17, 8 p.m. Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown. 617-349-0086,


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