The week ahead: Classical music

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Andris Nelsons conducts Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” and Tchaikovsky’s “Hamlet,” as well as the American premiere of Brett Dean’s trumpet concerto “Dramatis Personae,” with soloist Hakan Hardenberger. Nov. 13-18, Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200,

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Under its forward-thinking music director Michael Tilson Thomas, the San Francisco Symphony returns to town for the first time in a decade. On the program will be works by Liszt, Ravel, Prokofiev, and Samuel Carl Adams. The ubiquitous Gil Shaham joins as violin soloist. Nov. 16, 5 p.m., Symphony Hall. 617-482-6661,

EARLY MUSIC Martin Pearlman leads off Boston Baroque’s 40th-anniversary season with one of the cornerstones of its repertoire, Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers, with Yulia Van Doren, Teresa Wakim, Thomas Cooley, and Aaron Sheehan as vocal soloists (Nov. 14-15, 8 p.m., Jordan Hall). And the singers of Blue Heron team up with Harvard’s Thomas Forrest Kelly for a two-part demonstration event linked to the publication of Kelly’s new book, “Capturing Music: The Story of Notation” (Nov 15, 3 and 8 p.m., First Church in Cambridge).,


IRVING FINE AT 100 Brandeis University picks up the baton for the centennial celebrations of the distinguished American composer. A symposium Saturday afternoon will feature remarks from Ramon Gilbert, Richard Wernick, and Yehudi Wyner (moderated by Eric Chasalow). And Saturday evening, Music from Copland House offers an all-Fine program. Nov. 15 at 2:30 and 8 p.m., Free, Brandeis’s Slosberg Music Center.,


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