Classical Picks

The best classical picks, October 4

CorrespondentOctober 3, 2013 

Joyce Yang.

COURTESY OF LARRY FORD — COURTESY OF LARRY FORD

  • Other highlights

    • Saturday-Sunday: Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” – N.C. Opera at Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh. 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $27-$85. 919-792-3850 or ncopera.org.

    • Sunday: Jerusalem Quartet presented by Raleigh Chamber Music Guild. Quartets by Mozart, Shostakovich and Dvorak. Temple Beth Or, Raleigh. 3 p.m. $10-$25. 919-231-2030 or rcmg.org.

Korean-born pianist Joyce Yang, an international star at just 26, joins N.C. Symphony music director Grant Llewellyn for performances in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall Friday and Saturday. Yang plays the grandly romantic “Symphonic Variations” by Cesar Franck and the exotically haunting “Nights in the Gardens of Spain” by Manuel De Falla. Llewellyn leads the orchestra in music from Paul Dukas’ “La Peri” and Maurice Ravel’s “Rhapsodie espagnole.” 8 p.m. $18-$60. 919-733-2750 or ncsymphony.org.

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