The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, an annual event at East Carolina University, is expanding into the Triangle with a concert Saturday at Raleighs St. Marys School in the Smedes-Emory Parlor. Three string players (headed by violinist Ara Gregorian, festival founder) and two pianists combine to play piano quartets by Brahms and Fauré and a four-hand piano rondo by Schubert. (Note: the concert is not part of the regular Smedes Parlor Concert Series). 8 p.m. $25. 1-800-ECU-ARTS; ecu.edu/fourseasons.
Other highlights: • Friday and Saturday: N.C. Symphony – Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 and Britten’s “Cello Symphony” (Zuill Bailey, soloist). Grant Llewellyn conducts. Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. 8 p.m. $18-$64. 919-733-2750; ncsymphony.org. • Sunday: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh annual gala. Triangle Opera Studio vocalists, N.C. symphony musicians and several guest artists in music by Brahms, Handel and Chopin. 7 p.m. $20. 919-755-2267; uufr.org.