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The best classical picks, Feb. 1

CorrespondentJanuary 31, 2013 

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N.C. Symphony associate conductor William Curry conducts during a recent Summerfest performance at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary. TRAVIS LONG - tlong@newsobserver.com

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  • Other highlights: • Saturday: St. Lawrence String Quartet and pianist Stephen Prutsman – works by Britten, Zwilich and Franck. Reynolds Industries Theater. 8 p.m. $30. 919-684-4444; dukeperformances.duke.edu. • Sunday: Raleigh Chamber Music Guild presents the Blue Ridge Chamber Players (Charlotte) – contemporary works by Gaulbert, Abramovic, Parks and Crumb. N.C. Museum of Art Auditorium. 3 p.m. $12. 919-821-2030; rcmg.org. • Sunday: Mallarmé Chamber Players – finale of the Historically Informed Performance Music Festival. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, plus works by Muffat and Telemann. First Presbyterian Church, Durham. 3 p.m. $18-$20. 919-560-2788; mallarmemusic.org.

Gustav Holst’s popular symphonic work, “The Planets,” gets a stunning visual enhancement in the N.C. Symphony’s concerts Friday and Saturday night through HD projections of NASA images. William Henry Curry leads the players in this outer space-themed evening, which includes music from “2001,” “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.” Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. 8 p.m. $28-$74. 919-733-2750; ncsymphony.org.

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