Classical Picks

The best classical picks, May 17

CorrespondentMay 16, 2013 

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    • Friday-Saturday: N.C. Symphony, Grant Llewellyn, conductor. Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and “Fireworks,” plus works by Debussy and Haydn. Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. 8 p.m. $18-$60. 919-733-2750;

    • Sunday: Raleigh Chamber Music Guild: Ensemble Vermillian in pieces from the 17th century by Strozzi, Monteverdi, Cazzati and others. N.C. Museum of Art auditorium, 3 p.m. $10-$12. 919-821-2030;

Award-winning 17-year-old pianist George Li is guest soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Sunday in Durham’s Carolina Theatre. He plays the sparkling Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1, a piece he performed earlier this year with orchestras in Boston, Edmonton and Stamford. Conductor Lorenzo Muti also leads the players in Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7 and Bruch’s “6 Swedish Dances.” 3 p.m. $20. 919-360-3382;

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