The Ticket: Classical music

BOSTON CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY The ensemble has been incorporating more contemporary music into recent concerts. Here it includes “Catch,” a 1991 quartet by Thomas Adès, on a concert that features music by Beethoven and Schumann. Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sanders Theatre. 617-349-0086,

NEC PHILHARMONIA The conservatory’s flagship orchestra prefaces Mahler’s First Symphony with “Night Ferry,” a turbulent, Schubert-inspired work by Anna Clyne. Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. 617-585-1260,

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Having presided over stellar concert performances of Strauss’s operas “Salome” and “Elektra,” Andris Nelsons now undertakes “Der Rosenkavalier.” Renée Fleming, Erin Morley, and Susan Graham head the vocal cast. Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Symphony Hall. 888-266-1200,


EMMANUEL MUSIC The organization begins its 46th season with an Apollo-themed program of youthful works by Handel and Mozart, along with a curtain-raiser by Edwin Sung, winner of Emmanuel’s Handel Overture Composition Competition. Oct. 1 at 8 p.m., Oct. 2 at 3 p.m., Longy School of Music, Pickman Hall, Cambridge.

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