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    Musical migration

    On Dec. 26, 1936, in Tel Aviv, Arturo Toscanini conducted the first concert by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In anticipation of the Holocaust, Polish-born Jewish violinist Bronislaw Huberman established the orchestra by convincing 75 Jewish musicians to move to Palestine. The program is Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 in C minor. March 19 at 8 p.m. $35 and up. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-482-6661. www.celebrityseries.org

    TUESDAY

    On the road again Many subjects are covered by former New Yorker Richard Shindell, an equal-opportunity singer-songwriter about politics, prejudice, war, and religion. The Buenos Aires resident is back touring after a year off to write and record. March 18-20 at 8 p.m. $40. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679. www.passim.org

    Then and now The Boston Garden and the Charles Street Jail are two of the dozen “Lost Boston” black-and-white shots on view at “Peter Vanderwarker:
    Interventions.”
    For more than 30 years, the photographer has shot Boston, and these images share exhibit space with new color landscapes shot elsewhere over the last two years. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 29. Free. Gallery Naga, 67 Newbury St.,
    Boston. 617-267-9060. www.gallerynaga.com

    WEDNESDAY

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    ‘Power’ play Launching a music career at the age of 8 is a challenge. Launching a music career at the age of 8 when you are autistic is a large challenge. At the “Power of Music,” Berklee College of Music grad and jazz pianist Matt Savage will tell his story, perform solo, and play with the Medfield High School Jazz Combo. March 19 at 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation (reservations required). Medfield High School Lowell Mason Auditorium, 24 Pound St., Medfield. 508-359-8748. www.medfieldmusicassociation.com

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    Husband, wife, and music Today’s word is “punkgrass,” a combo of punk, folk, bluegrass, and Texas swing by the married combo Grace & Tony. The Tennessee-based couple released “November” in 2013 about superhero-esque characters struggling with love, loneliness, and that thing called self. March 19 at 8:45 p.m. $7 cover. Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 617-864-2792. www.atwoods
    tavern.com

    Good and bad We love them, mistreat them, eat them, work them, experiment on them, pamper them, and fear them. The multimedia group exhibit “Beasts of Burden,” presented by New Art Center and Unbound Visual Arts, explores our complicated relationship with animals. Mon-Thu 3-7 p.m. through May 5 (March 18, 6 p.m. panel discussion). Free. Harvard Allston Education Portal Galleries, 175 North Harvard St., Allston. www.beastsofburden.org

    The sisterhood scale In 1971, two years after Princeton admitted undergraduate women, The Princeton Tigerlilies was formed. In its four decades, the female a cappella ensemble has toured the world and will tour the music catalogs of the Beatles, Lady Gaga, and others at the Boston Athenaeum. March 19 at 6 p.m. $25 (reservations required). Boston Athenaeum, 10½ Beacon St., Boston. 617-720-7600. www.bostonathenaeum.org

    June Wulff can be reached at june.wulff@globe.com.