Oct. 18The eclectic fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout backs up his flamboyance with dazzling technique and solid historical chops. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Franz Joseph Haydn's death, he teams up with Belgium's leading vocal ensemble, Collegium Vocale Gent, for a selection of songs the great composer wrote near the end of his life. 8 p.m. $14-$64. Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge. 617-661-1812. www.bemf.org
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