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Here is the BPO's classics schedule for the upcoming months.

Oct. 3: JoAnn Falletta conducts the season's Opening Gala, with Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, with Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony as soloists; and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Oct. 17 to 18: Fuchs' "An American Place," Rachmaninoff's First Piano Concerto featuring pianist Abdel Rahman El-Bacha, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5.

Oct. 31 to Nov. 1: Schoenberg's "Transfigured Night" and Mahler's Fourth Symphony, with soprano Mary Wilson.

Nov. 13 to 14: Joseph Marx's "Symphonic Night Music," Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Mozart's 23rd Piano Concerto, with Roman Rabinovich. Also music of Fritz Kreisler, featuring Concertmaster Michael Ludwig.

Nov. 21 to 22: Guest conductor Michael Christie conducts Webern's arrangement of Schubert's German Dances, Schubert's Symphony No. 2 and waltzes by Johann Strauss Jr.

Dec. 4 to 5: Guest conductor Bernhard Gueller conducts Respighi's "Botticelli Tryptich," Victor Herbert's Cello Concerto No. 2 featuring cellist Allison Eldredge, and Sibelius' Symphony No. 2.

Dec. 11 to 12: Matthew Kraemer conducts "A Classical Christmas."

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Here is the schedule of pops concerts.

Saturday: The BPO's pops seasons opens with a concert led by Matthew Kraemer featuring Johnny Mathis.

Thursday: Special tribute to singer/songwriter James Taylor.

Oct. 8: Special appearance by pop pianist and songwriter Ben Folds.

Oct. 10: "City Lights," the Charlie Chaplin classic featuring live accompaniment by the BPO.

Oct. 22: Special appearance by folk singer Richie Havens.

Oct. 24: Trumpeter Chris Botti plays smooth jazz.

Nov. 7: The band Spectrum joins the BPO for a trip down Motown memory lane.

Dec. 18 to 20: Falletta conducts "Holiday Pops."

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