The concert season gears up Friday with a joint program from the Mallarmé Chamber Players and the N. C. Baroque Orchestra in the Cary Arts Center. Bach dominates the offerings with an orchestral suite, a concerto for two harpsichords and an overture. Rameau, Telemann and Vivaldi pieces fill out the evening. 8 p.m. $20. 919-469-4069 or mallarmemusic.org.
• Tuesday: violinist Rebekah Binford, horn player Chris Caudill and pianist Jonathan Moyer perform works by Brahms, Schumann and Ravel. Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary. 7 p.m. $15. 919-460-4963 or townofcary.org.