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The ticket: Classical music

BOSTON LANDMARKS ORCHESTRA Led by Christopher Wilkins, the Landmarks Orchestra (above) returns with its popular series of free Wednesday night concerts at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, commencing this week with a sea-themed program that includes Alan Hovhaness’s “And God Created Great Whales,” Kevin Puts’s “River’s Rush,” and, naturally, Debussy’s “La Mer.” July 15, 7 p.m., 617-987-2000, www.landmarksorchestra.org

BORROMEO QUARTET No beach listening here: The eloquent Boston-based Borromeo Quartet boots up its laptops for the first of three midsummer-afternoon programs, each devoted to a late Beethoven quartet paired with another cornerstone of the chamber-music literature. July 19, 1:30 p.m., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 617-278-5156, www.gardnermuseum.org


TANGLEWOOD Thursday night, violinist Baibe Skride and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly share an Ozawa Hall recital prior to a weekend in which they’ll each appear as soloists with the BSO. Friday night in the Shed, Christian Zacharias leads the orchestra in works by Schumann and Mozart, and Saturday night he leads an all-Mozart program. Sunday afternoon, Neville Marriner leads two more Mozart symphonies, and the estimable pianist Paul Lewis takes on the Schumann Piano Concerto. Lenox. 617-266-1200, www.tanglewood.org JEREMY EICHLER

Jeremy Eichler can be reached at jeichler@globe.com