Opening Wednesday, Sept. 16: New Century Chamber Orchestra Presents 'Letters From Russia.' The all-strings chamber group opens the fall season with a program called "Letters from Russia," featuring Shostakovich’s often paired “Elegy” and “Polka,” and Met star Ailyn Pérez singing Rachmaninoff’s very pretty “Vocalise.” Details here.
Thursday, Sept. 17: 'Concert of Sacred Music.' Miguel Zenón leads a band in re-creating Duke Ellington's famous 1965 'Concert of Sacred Music' at Grace Cathedral for its 50th anniversary. Details here.