Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi
Violinist Benjamin Beilman.
JOSHUA KOSMAN’S CLASSICAL MUSIC PICKS
Vox Luminis: The Belgian early-music vocal ensemble, directed by Lionel Meunier, concludes the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition with a concert of music by Bach, Buxtehude and Pachelbel. 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10. First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley. www.berkeleyfestival.org
Benjamin Beilman: The rising young American violinist is joined by pianist Andrew Tyson for a recital of music by Mozart, Dvorák, Beethoven and Kreisler. 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 11. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F. www.chambermusicsf.org
“Das Rheingold”: The San Francisco Opera’s summer festival devoted to Wagner’s “Ring of the Nibelung” gets under way with the first opera of the tetralogy, in director Francesca Zambello’s American-themed production with Donald Runnicles conducting. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F. www.sfopera.com
“Boris Godunov”: Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony and an all-Russian cast of singers in a semi-staged production of Mussorgsky’s sweeping historical opera. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 14-15, 2 p.m. next Sunday, June 17. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F. www.sfsymphony.org
Ojai at Berkeley: The Ojai Music Festival makes its annual northward trek, this year under the direction of the visionary violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja who brings programs devoted to Beethoven, Michael Hersch, and composers of Eastern Europe. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 14-16. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley. www.calperformances.org