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July 15, 2011

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MARLBORO MUSIC

The venerable Vermont chamber music retreat opens its 60th anniversary season this weekend. Tomorrow night, Marlboro musicians play works by Schumann, Spohr, and Brahms. On Sunday afternoon, it’s Brahms, Shostakovich, Zemlinksy, and Mendelssohn. In Marlboro, Vt. 802-254-2394, www.marlboromusic.org

TANGLEWOOD

Tonight, Kurt Masur returns to lead Schumann’s First Symphony and Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with Lynn Harrell as soloist. Tomorrow night, John Storgaards conducts an all-Sibelius program, with the Symphony No. 5, “Finlandia,’’ “Valse Triste,’’ and the Violin Concerto, with soloist Nikolaj Znaider. Sunday afternoon, Keith Lockhart and the Pops take over for a tribute to Cole Porter, with guest vocalists Kelli O’Hara and Jason Danieley. 617-266-1200, www.tanglewood.org

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Rockport continues with concerts throughout its concluding weekend. Pianist Russell Sherman has wisely been given the last word, with a Sunday evening recital devoted to works by Liszt and Schumann. Sold out but returns may be available. 978-546-7391 or www.rockportmusic.org

BOSTON LANDMARKS ORCHESTRA

The free Wednesday-night concerts have returned to the Esplanade this summer with the Landmarks Orchestra now under the direction of Christopher Wilkins. Next Wednesday he leads an all-Tchaikovsky program, including the Symphony No. 4 and the Violin Concerto with Hyunsu Ko. 7 p.m., July 20. Hatch Shell at the Esplanade. 617-520-2200, www.landmarksorchestra.org

JEREMY EICHLER