The ticket: classical music

Suona player Yazhi Guo.
Suona player Yazhi Guo.(Handout)

NEW MUSIC The adventurous soprano Tony Arnold returns to Gyorgy Kurtag’s searing song cycle “Kafka Fragments,” with violinist Movses Pogossian (Sept. 23 at Boston Conservatory); cellist Maya Beiser rethinks canonical rock tunes (Sept. 25 at MIT); and Boston Musica Viva opens with the East Coast premiere of Steven Stucky’s “Cantus” alongside works by Magnus Lindberg, Witold Lutoslaw-ski, and others (Sept. 26, Tsai Performance Center).;;

CHAMBER MUSIC Longy kicks off celebrations for its own centennial at SeptemberFest (Sept. 25-27, Pickman Hall and Harvard University Science Center Plaza), and the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts offers a program spotlighting the distinguished suona player Yazhi Guo (Sept. 26 in Jordan Hall). JEREMY EICHLER

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