Critic’s picks: Classical music

Christian Steiner

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA For his BSO debut, British conductor Daniel Harding leads the US premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s “Speranza” and Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” with vocal soloists Christianne Stotijn and Michael Schade. Through Oct. 26. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200,

BOSTON PHILHARMONIC Chinese pianist Jue Wang is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 under the baton of Benjamin Zander, who also leads the orchestra in works by Glinka and Tchaikovsky (Symphony No. 5). Oct. 25, Jordan Hall; Oct. 27, Sanders Theatre. 617-236-0999,

BOSTON CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA Steven Lipsitt leads Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 (with soloist Sharon Roffman) alongside Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and a new work by Thomas Oboe Lee. Oct. 26, 27. Faneuil Hall. 617-423-3883,


CHAMBER MUSIC The free concert on Friday night at Harvard’s Paine Hall from Chiara Quartet (pictured) includes rarely encountered music by Theodor Adorno; Saturday night the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts presents a chamber program called “Light and Shadow”; Sunday afternoon the Gardner Museum hosts the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and, coincidentally, CMS’s artistic directors — David Finckel (cello) and Wu Han (piano) — drop by the Celebrity Series with Beethoven’s complete Cello Sonatas at Jordan Hall; Sunday night, Michael Norsworthy (clarinet) and David Gompper (piano) offer a modern-tilted recital program, “The American Clarinet,” at Boston Conservatory, while the Boston Chamber Music Society opens its season with music by Schubert, Mozart, and Walton.,,,,,

Jeremy Eichler can be reached at