Jeremy Eichler's classical music picks
BSO’S BEST: Schumann’s and Harbison’s Second Symphonies; all-Wagner opening night; Elliott Carter’s Flute Concerto; and Mahler’s Second on both ends of I-90, led by James Levine and Michael Tilson Thomas.
SEA CHANGE: Opening weekend at Shalin Liu Performance Center including Scott Wheeler’s “Granite Coast,’’ Rockport Chamber Music Festival.
THE NEWCOMERS: Discovery Ensemble playing Prokofiev’s “Classical’’ Symphony under Courtney Lewis, and A Far Cry’s performances of music by Pärt and Piazzolla.
ON THE MOVE: Britten’s “Turn of the Screw’’ at the Park Plaza Castle, Boston Lyric Opera.
COSMIC BELLS: Paavali Jumppanen, piano, in Messiaen’s “Vingt Regards’’ (Gardner Museum).
WITH GRATITUDE: Yehudi Wyner’s “Give Thanks for All Things,’’ Cantata Singers under David Hoose.
ABOUT TIME: Boston Chamber Music Society’s Winter Festival on music and time.
TO THEIR ‘‘BROTHERS IN APOLLO’’: Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, Boston Philharmonic under Benjamin Zander.
THE SOLOIST: Christian Tetzlaff, solo violin recital (Celebrity Series).
THE FORGOTTEN: Schreker’s “Distant Sound,’’ Bard SummerScape.