Critics’ picks: Classical music

Steven Karidoyanes conducts the Masterworks Chorale.
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Steven Karidoyanes conducts the Masterworks Chorale.

CHORAL BOSTON The Masterworks Chorale, under Steven Karidoyanes’s direction, pairs Mozart’s Requiem with Salieri’s Grand Mass in D, on Friday at Sanders Theatre (617-858-6785, And the New World Chorale joins the Lexington Symphony on Saturday night in Lexington’s Cary Hall for a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the baton of Jonathan McPhee. (781-523-9009,

BOSTON MUSICA VIVA Richard Pitman’s intrepid ensemble premieres a new work by Anthony Vores and reprises Thea Musgrave’s one-man opera “The Mocking-Bird,” with baritone David Kravitz. Nov. 16,
8 p.m. Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College. 617-354-6910,

FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS Gil Rose leads his Boston Modern Orchestra in a concert performance of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s rarely spotted yet iconic modernist opera. With a cast that includes Sarah Pelletier, Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, Deborah Selig, Aaron Engebreth, Charles Blandy, Tom McNichols, and Lynn Torgove. Nov. 16, 8 p.m., Jordan Hall. 781-324-0396,


BOSTON CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA The esteemed dramatic soprano Jane Eaglen, recently appointed to New England Conservatory’s faculty, appears as soloist in Wagner’s “Wesendonck Lieder” under the baton of Steven Lipsitt, who also leads the orchestra in works by Beethoven and Verdi. Nov. 16. 17. Faneuil Hall. 617-423-3883,

YOUTH ORCHESTRAS AT SYMPHONY HALL The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, under Benjamin Zander’s baton, performs works by Verdi, Ravel, Shostakovich, and Michael Gandolfi on Friday, with pianist and public radio host Christopher O’Riley as soloist (617-236-0999, And the Boston Youth Symphony under Federico Cortese performs a BSO family concert on Saturday, with Bill Barclay joining as narrator in Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” (Free for kids under 18, 617-266-1200,

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