Critic’s picks: Classical music

TANGLEWOOD Bernard Haitink leads the BSO and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in the traditional season-closing performance of Beethoven’s Ninth. With vocal soloists Erin Wall, Tamara Mumford, Joseph Kaiser, and John Relyea. Aug. 25, 2:30 p.m., Lenox. 617-266-1200,

BOSTON LANDMARKS ORCHESTRA Concluding its summer series of free Wednesday performances, the Landmarks Orchestra performs a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech. Christopher Wilkins leads the ensemble and several choruses in a program that includes Lee Hoiby’s “I Have a Dream,” Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait,” and works by Tippett, Weill, and Ellington. Aug. 28, 7 p.m., Hatch Shell, Esplanade. 617-987-2000,

‘SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER?’ Mezzo-soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore, pianist Donald Berman, and violinist Daniel Stepner gather for a program of music by Charles Ives, as part of the Music and More series in the Berkshires. Aug. 31, 4:30 p.m., Meeting House on the Village Green, New Marlborough. 413-229-2785,



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