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The best classical picks, Oct. 26

CorrespondentOctober 26, 2012 

  • More information Other highlights: • Sunday: Raleigh Chamber Music Guild presents Raleigh-based Aurora Musicalis – works by Bruch, Grieg, Scriabin, Schoenberg and Hindemith. N.C. Museum of Art Auditorium. 3 p.m. $10-$12. 919-821-2030; rcmg.org. • Tuesday: Kontras String Quartet, with pianist Barbara McKenzie. Haydn’s “Joke” String Quartet and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet No. 2. Smedes Parlor, St. Mary’s School, Raleigh. 8 p.m. Free. 919-424-4025; sms.edu/arts

Clayton-born pianist Jonathan Levin returns to home territory Sunday to perform a Halloween-appropriate program, “Lisztomania!” for the Clayton Piano Festival. He’ll don 19th century garb to impersonate composer/pianist Franz Liszt, playing his works and telling his life story. Audience members are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite composer or musical star. First Baptist Church of Smithfield (202 S. Fourth St., Clayton). 2:30 p.m. Free. 919-606-9703; claytonpianofestival.org.

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