Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

English: Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer
English: Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


New York Philharmonic (Friday and Saturday) Lorin Maazel, a former music director of the Philharmonic, returns to lead the ensemble in a dark-hued program built around Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5.” Jennifer Koh brings her piercing intelligence to Lutoslawski’s “Chain 2: Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra,” and Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” overture adds a dab of sweetness. preconcert talk at 7 p.m., concert at 8, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, (212) 875-5656,; $29 to $59. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Quicksilver (Tuesday) This six-member period-instrument ensemble brings the delightfully excessive virtuosity of the 17th-century German avant-garde to the Morgan Library with a program of music in the Stilus Fantasticus, “instituted to display genius,” in the words of the mathematician Athanasius Kircher. Preconcert talk begins at 7 p.m., concert at 7:30, 225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street, (212) 685-0008, Ext. 560,; $45, $35 for members. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)