May 2 through May 4 at Whitney at Altria
Classical saxophone, anyone? The Prism and New Century quartets play the innovative Dutch composer Jacob ter Veldhuis’s chamber pieces.
2. Jordi Savall
May 9 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The early-music connoisseur plays the repertoire as it should be played, on the viola da gamba; friends join him on harpsichord and a lutelike instrument called the theorbo.
May 5 at Town Hall
Two masters of classical tabla and santur (a hammered dulcimer) share their skills.