Classical Picks

The best classical picks, October 18

CorrespondentOctober 17, 2013 

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    • Saturday: Duke University faculty recital – works by Respighi, including String Quartet No. 3 and selected songs. Nelson Music Room, Duke east campus. 4 p.m. Free. 919-660-3333 or

    • Saturday: Duke Performances series – Tetzlaff String Quartet. Works by Haydn, Beethoven and Berg. Baldwin Auditorium, Duke east campus. 8 p.m. $10-$38. 919-684-4444 or

    • Sunday: Raleigh Symphony Orchestra – Jim Waddelow conducts Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and a new work by Bill Robinson. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College. 3 p.m. $20-$25. 919-546-9755 or

The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra, based at N.C. State University, combines students with community musicians. J. Mark Scearce conducts the first concert of the season Sunday that includes Bach’s Suite No. 3, Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” and the 20th-anniversary performance of Scearce’s “Benediction,” written at the university while Composer in Residence. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU campus. 4 p.m. $5-$10. 919-515-1100 or

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