The best classical picks, Jan. 25

CorrespondentJanuary 24, 2013 

  • Other highlights: • Friday: New Century Chamber Orchestra with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Works by Mendelssohn, Villa-Lobos, Strauss and Bolcom. Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University. 8 p.m. $20-$34. 919-684-4444; • Friday-Saturday: N.C. Symphony, Mei-Ann Chen, guest conductor. Beethoven Symphony No. 4 and Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9. Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. 8 p.m. $18-$64. 919-733-2750; • Sunday: Ciompi Quartet. String quartets by Schubert and Tchaikovsky, plus Piano Quintet by Christopher Theofanidis (Jeremy Begbie, piano). 5 p.m. Nelson Music Room, Duke University. $20. 919-684-4444;

N.C. Opera scores a coup with tenor Jay Hunter Morris in Sunday’s concert of Wagner excerpts. Morris gained fame last year for taking over the lead in two parts of the Ring Cycle at the Met. Here, he sings Siegmund in Act I of Wagner’s “Die Walküre,” along with Met colleagues Elizabeth Bishop and Peter Volpe. The concert includes additional Wagner arias and overtures, all conducted by Timothy Myers. Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. 3 p.m. $25-$83. 919-792-3850;

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