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Music of Mendelssohn

 

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will present the Borromeo String Quartet in concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 and at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.

 

This is the second concert in a two-year cycle of Mendelssohn’s six quartets and will feature the “String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat, Opus 12” and “String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Opus 44, No. 2.” The quartet will also play the lone string quartet of Ruth Crawford Seeger, the American composer of extraordinary forward-looking music, and Leonard Bernstein’s “Yosi, the Jokester.”

 

Tickets are $31 adults, $28 seniors, $19 members and $15 students and children, ages 7 to 17, and include general admission to the museum’s galleries and the special exhibition gallery.

 

Visit www.gardnermuseum.org or call 617- 566-1401 for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

Music of John Corigliano

 

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project will present the John Corigliano Portrait Concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainborough St.

 

The program will include Corigliano’s “Troubadours” with guest musician guitarist Eliot Fisk, and “Symphony No. 2,” as well as the world premiere of “The Infinite Forest” by Diane Voyer, the winner of the 2019 BMOPNEC Composition competition.

 

More information is available at www.bmop.org or by calling 617-585-1270.

 

Italian Baroque

 

The Handel and Hayden Society will perform “Glories of the Italian Baroque” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.

 

The Italian Baroque offers music that is dramatic and heart-on-sleeve, alive with color and fired by unbounded energy. Solo violinist Aisslinn Nosky will perform Vivaldi’s “Violin Concerto in D minor” and “Concerto for Violin, Opus 8, No. 5.” The orchestra and guest performer, violist Karina Schmitz will also perform works by Corelli, Muffat, Telemann and Geminiani.

 

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit www.handelandhaydn.org or call 617- 266-3605.

 

Music at the museum

 

The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will present two musical events from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 and from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1.

 

Sunday’s performance will feature a multimedia performance by Boston-based artist collective MASARY Studios. Live, original music fused with video projections will illuminate the walls of the auditorium, inviting listeners to contemplate Boston’s unique history as a place to rise, resist and share one’s personal truth.

 

The work is a 45-minute live performance, featuring two string players, two percussionists and visual projections.

 

On Friday, visual artist Michael Cina and video artist Hal Lovemelt will transform Rafiq Bhatia’s latest album “Breaking English” into an immersive multimedia experience. Bhatia’s recent work unites sound art with risky improvisation. Joining him are Ian Chang on electronic and acoustic drums and Jackson Hill on bass and synthesizers.

 

Visit www.mfa.org/programs/music or call 617-267-9300 for more information.

 

Boston premiere

 

The New England Philharmonic Orchestra will present “From Bruckner to the Moon” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at the Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave.

 

The program will include the Boston premiere of Melinda Wagner’s “Proceed, Moon,” “Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra” by Francis Poulenc, featuring Leslie Amper and Randall Hodgkinson, duo piano, and Anton Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 3 in D minor.”

 

General admission is $40, $25 for seniors and $10 for students.

 

Further information can be found at www.nephilharmonic.org or by calling 855- 463-7445.

 

Youth symphony orchestra

 

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Young Peoples’ String Orchestra and Preparatory Winds will perform at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 at Boston University’s Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave.

 

The YPSO is a children’s orchestra of promising string players conducted by Marta Zurad and PW is a young ensemble of wind and brass players developing skills for entrée into a full orchestra conducted by Janet Underhill.

 

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children and seniors.

 

Visit www.bysoweb.org or call 617-353- 3348 for more details.