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Minnesota masters

The Source Song Festival kicks off this week with a super-busy schedule of workshops, master classes and recitals. World premieres by Minnesota-based composers Libby Larsen, David Evan Thomas and Jonathan Posthuma grace the opening concert — plus the late-breaking surprise premiere of a previously unpublished song by Dominick Argento. (8 p.m. Mon., Sundin Music Hall, St. Paul; $12-$25, sourcesongfestival.org)

Baroque flute master

With the National Flute Association in town, lovers of baroque flute should jump at the chance to hear Jed Wentz, one of the instrument’s leading exponents. Wentz will play works by Michel Blavet, François Couperin and Johan Helmich Roman, with accompaniment by gambist Julie Elhard and harpsichordist Donald Livingston. (7:30 p.m. Fri., Minneapolis Convention Center; $10-$20, tcearlymusic.org)

Renaissance beauty

Here’s a rare opportunity to hear one of the key vocal works of the Renaissance period, Guillaume Dufay’s “Missa Se la face ay pale,” courtesy of the Twin Cities Early Music Festival. The singers of Ensemble Polaris also perform works by Josquin, Solage, Dunstable and Machaut. (2:30 p.m. Sat.; Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Mpls.; $10-$20, tcearlymusic.org)

Unearthing musical treasure

The Neoteric Chamber Winds players pride themselves on disinterring music that isn’t heard very often. Their next concert features unfamiliar works by George Frederick McKay, Ruth Gipps, Eugène Bozza and William Prunty, alongside the better known “Suite for Woodwind Sextet” by Igor Stravinsky and Leoš Janacek’s “Mládí.” (7:30 p.m. Sat., Roseville Lutheran Church; free, facebook.com/NeotericChamberWinds)

Libre Carmen

It’s a week of French concerts at Brainerd’s Lakes Area Music Festival. Wednesday brings a delectable orchestral program of music by Ravel, Debussy, Caplet, Poulenc and Milhaud with a cameo by the St. Paul Ballet. Behind the scenes, though, everyone will be prepping for “Carmen,” Bizet’s operatic tale of jealousy and sexual obsession. Mezzo-soprano Carolyn Sproule sings her first Carmen, with tenor Mackenzie Whitney as Don José, the soldier who attempts to rein in her wild, untamable spirit. (7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.; Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd; free, lakesareamusic.org)

TERRY BLAIN