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The long No. 3

Before his 5th and 9th, Beethoven wrote Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” in 1804, the longest symphony ever written at the time of its premiere. The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck welcome German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter (pictured) for a program of “Eroica” plus Dvorak’s Romance for violin and orchestra and Violin Concerto. Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. (through Feb. 22). $30-$130, $18-$30 (Feb. 20 open rehearsal at 10:30 a.m.), $20 (under 40 on a first-come, first-served basis). Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 888-266-1200.


Strong ‘Bones’ Donny Osmond and B.B. King have something in common, someone that is. The latter is uncle to Briar Rabbit, the former was the namesake in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” when Rabbit was in the cast. The singer-songwriter has described his sound as “thought-pop” and celebrates his new release, “From Your Bones.” 8 p.m. $15. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679.

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Rise and shine How do you wake up in the morning? Christina Balch shares her mobile phone wake-up selfies at “Awake,” one half of a two-person show at Gallery 263 about identity and subconsciousness. Gary Duehr’s “BedScapes” photos focus on the sheets and pillows and include the artist’s embroidered pillow poetry. Wed-Sat noon-7 p.m. through March 8 (reception Feb. 21 from 7-9 p.m.). Free. Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St., Cambridge.


Sing on If you missed Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” The Sing-Off Live Tour! is your chance to see the a cappella groups sing their songs from the show, new group numbers, and some surprises. Feb. 20 at 5:45 p.m. $29-$60. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.

Dense vibrations In the improvisational hands of Bhob Rainey algorithms are used for musical compositions described as “dense and noisy.” The sax player, who finds sounds in flagpoles, trash, “chaotic equations,” and “simulated schools of fish,” shares the program with Bonnie Jones, a Korean-American writer and improviser of electronic music and text. Jones performs “Good Vibrations.” Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. $10, $8 students. Goethe-Institut, 170 Beacon St., Boston. 617-262-6050.

Let the cooking begin There’s a lot at stake at the Chili Cup because the winner will display the trophy in his or her restaurant for a year. More than 20 competing Boston-area eateries will be judged by local celebs (including Bruins legend Derick Sanderson) and attendees (you). Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. $20 (benefit for Community Work Services). Ned Devine’s, 1 North Market St., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston. 888-810-2063.

It’s electric Our governor’s father, saxophonist Pat Patrick, was a member of the Sun Ra Arkestra, a big band formed by composer, keyboardist, and poet Sun Ra. At the “Sun Ra Cosmic Centenary” former members Marshall Allen, Charles Davis, and Danny Ray Thompson, plus Berklee College of Music faculty will show off the ragtime, swing, bebop, and free jazz sound of the musician born Herman Sonny Blount. Patrick’s photos, scores, programs, and memorabilia were donated to Berklee’s Africana Studies Archive in 2010. Feb. 20 at 8:15 p.m. $8, $12 day of show. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-747-2261.

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