The Ticket: Classical music

TANGLEWOOD Tanglewood shifts into high gear this week. Violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman presides over Friday’s all-Mozart program, and on Saturday Christoph von Dohnanyi leads a keenly anticipated performance of Strauss’s luminous “Four Last Songs” with soprano Renée Fleming, on a program that also includes works by Ives and Tchaikovsky. Then on Sunday pianist Yuja Wang takes on Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G under the baton of Gustavo Gimeno, who also leads works by Gershwin and Stravinsky. Ozawa Hall meanwhile will be bustling, with two nights of inviting performances by the Emerson Quartet (Tuesday and Wednesday) and a century-hopping program linking Haydn with Bob Dylan and Gabriel Kahane, offered by the Knights (Thursday). Lenox. 617-266-1200,

BOSTON LANDMARKS ORCHESTRA Led by music director Christopher Wilkins, the Landmarks Orchestra returns with its popular series of free Wednesday night concerts at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, starting up this week with a thoughtfully curated nature-themed program featuring works by Vaughan Williams, Copland, Respighi, Michael Gandolfi, and Tan Dun. 7 p.m., Hatch Shell at the Esplanade, 617-987-2000,


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