With the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht approaching in early November, it’s appropriate that the N.C. Master Chorale is performing Michael Tippett’s oratorio, “A Child of Our Time” on Sunday in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall. The composer wrote the piece in response to the violence done to Jewish businesses and their owners by the Nazi pogrom. Alfred E. Sturgis conducts the 170-voice chorus, orchestra and solo quartet. 3 p.m. $22-$30. ncmasterchorale.org.
• Friday-Saturday: Conductor Jeffrey Kahane leads the N.C. Symphony in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and is soloist for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22. Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. 8 p.m. $24-$75 (student tickets $15). ncsymphony.org.
• Sunday: Triangle Opera Studios presents “Viva Verdi,” a program of excerpts from Verdi’s “Otello,” “Ballo in maschera” and “Il trovatore.” Weaver Auditorium, Durham School of the Arts. 2 p.m. Free. triangleoperastudios.org.