DIANE REEVES The Detroit native, a four-time Grammy Award-winner, is among the finest living jazz singers in the classic, swinging, supple, and sumptuous mode of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. April 6, 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$48. Berklee Performance Center, 617 747-2261, www.berkleebpc.com; 617-876-4275, www.worldmusic.org
JAMES MONTGOMERY The soulful vocalist and energetic hamonica player, a New England blues legend, celebrates the release of his latest CD, “From Detroit to the Delta,” with special guests the Uptown Horns. April 10, 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets: $25. Scullers. 617-562-4111, www.scullersjazz.com Kevin Lowenthal
OPERA AT THE SCHOOLS Two new student productions open this weekend, as New England Conservatory takes on Rossini’s seldom spotted opera buffa “La Gazzetta,” with the American premiere of a newly rediscovered Act I quintet (April 6-9, Paramount Theatre, www.necmusic.edu ). And Boston Conservatory has a staging of Puccini’s “La Bohème” (April 4-7, Boston Conservatory Theatre, www.bostonconservatory.edu ).
EARLY MUSIC The Boston Early Music Festival brings back one its most popular guest ensembles – the British vocal group Stile Antico – singing a program of Renaissance masterworks (April 5, St. Paul Church, Cambridge; 617-661-1812, www.bemf.org ). And the Handel and Haydn Society hosts guest conductor and harpsichordist Ian Watson in a program of music by Vivaldi and some of his contemporaries (April 5 and 7, Jordan Hall; 617-266-3605, www.handelandhaydn.org ).
THE PRODIGAL SON Intermezzo offers two performances of Britten’s opera, in honor of the composer’s centenary, with a cast that features Matt DiBattista, Jason McStoots, Paul Guttry, and David McFerrin. Edward Jones conducts and Kirsten Cairns directs the production. April 5-6. First Church, Cambridge. 617-899-4261, www.intermezzo-opera.org
CHAMELEON ARTS ENSEMBLE The innovative chamber troupe performs music by Schoenberg and a range of his students (Earl Kim, Lou Harrison, and John Cage). Also on the program is a selection by Schoenberg’s own “teacher”: Mozart. April 6, First Church, Boston; April 7, Goethe-Institut Boston. 617-427-8200, www.chameleonarts.org Jeremy Eichler