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Critic’s picks: Classical music

LEONIDAS KAVAKOS The formidable Greek violinist takes on three Beethoven Violin Sonatas, partnered by pianist Enrico Pace. Feb. 23, 3 p.m., Jordan Hall, 617-482-6661, www.celebrityseries.org

QUATOIR EBENE This versatile young French string quartet has earned a reputation for credible interpretations of both classical repertoire and jazz standards. For its Boston debut it offers quartets by Mozart and Bartok, as well as jazz selections to be announced. Feb. 23, 3 p.m., Jordan Hall, 617-482-6661, www.celebrityseries.org

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KIM KASHKASHIAN and ROBERT LEVIN This high-powered duo resume their exploration of the viola and piano repertoire with a keenly anticipated free performance of works by Vaughan Williams, Britten, Kodály, Bartok, and Brahms. Feb. 24, 8 p.m., Jordan Hall. 617-585-1260, www.necmusic.edu

DISCOVERY ENSEMBLE Courtney Lewis leads his dynamic young chamber orchestra in a meaty program featuring symphonies by Brahms and Schubert alongside Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 (with soloist Nicolas Altstaedt) and Berg’s Three Pieces from the “Lyric Suite.” March 2, 3 p.m., Jordan Hall. 617-800-7588, www.discoveryensemble.org

Jeremy Eichler can be reached at jeichler@globe.com
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