Weekend planner — Music
Because it serves as a showcase for the instrument’s lyrical capabilities, sonority and agility, Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto — written when the composer was 18 years old — has come to occupy the central position in the bassoon repertoire, serving as the standard by which the abilities of aspiring bassoonists are gauged. On Saturday, Andrew Schwartz of the Handel & Haydn Society and the Boston Baroque will join the Arcadia Players as soloist for a performance of this Mozart work in a program that will also include Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major (Guy Fishman, soloist), Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major (Monica Jacuk Leverett, soloist) and Mozart’s motet for soprano and orchestra, “Exsultate, jubilate” (Kristen Watson, soloist).
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College, Northampton. $35 general; $30 seniors; $10 students. 586-8742, arcadiaplayers.org