The best classical picks, March 8

CorrespondentMarch 7, 2013 

Violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist John Novacek will perform Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 1 and works by Brahms, Falla, Kurtag and Adams at Reynolds Industries Theater, Friday at 8 p.m.


  • Other highlights: • Friday: violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist John Novacek – Schumann’s Violin Sonata No. 1 and works by Brahms, Falla, Kurtag and Adams. Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke. 8 p.m. $30. 919-684-4444; • Sunday: Baroque & Beyond chamber concert with vocalists and period instruments – works by Steffani, Handel, Fiocco and Leclair. Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill. 3 p.m. $18. 919-942-7818;

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and the Concert Singers of Cary join forces for two concerts this weekend, offering a contemporary opera and a classic choral work in both performances. Samuel Barber’s 1959 “A Hand of Bridge” is a short one-act in which four players reveal their inner frustrations, and Franz Schubert’s 1822 Mass No. 5 is a deeply moving, lyrical piece for soloists and chorus. $20. Saturday: Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. 919-469-4069; Sunday: Carolina Theatre, Durham, 3 p.m. 919-360-3382;

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