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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). www.bostonconservatory.edu; arts.mit.edu; www.bmv.org

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). www.chineseperformingarts.net JEREMY EICHLER


Jeremy Eichler can be reached at jeichler@globe.com