Duke Performances and the Chamber Arts Society host a two-day survey of all six Bela Bartok string quartets in Duke’s Reynolds Industries Theater. The Takacs Quartet, of Hungarian origin and now based at the University of Colorado, plays the odd-numbered quartets tonight and the even-numbered ones Saturday night. 8 p.m. $30. 919-684-4444; dukeperformances.duke.edu.
Other highlights: • Friday: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music – concert of works by UNC composers: Allen Anderson, Stephen Anderson, Stefan Litwin and Lee Weisert. Hill Hall, 8 p.m. $15. 919-962-1039; music.unc.edu. • Tuesday: Andrew Lowry, N.C. Symphony principal clarinet and pianist Jeremy Thompson. Works by Gershwin, Bernstein, Husa and Schickele. St. Mary’s School, Smedes-Emory Parlor. 8 p.m. Free. 919-424-4045; sms.edu/arts/music.