William Henry Curry, the N.C. Symphony’s resident conductor, welcomes Finnish pianist and prolific recording artist, Olli Mustonen, for two performances of the heroic and introspective Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1. Curry also leads the orchestra in two Sibelius works: the tone poem “Lemminkäinen’s Return” and Symphony No. 3. Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $18-$53. ncsymphony.org.
• The Triangle Brass Band’s “Classical Favorites” concert at the Cary Arts Center includes Sibelius’ “Finlandia” and Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance.” Friday, 8 p.m. $15 (students $5). trianglebrass.org.
• Duke Performances presents pianist Kirill Gerstein in Baldwin Auditorium on East Campus in works by Haydn, Schumann, Mussorgsky and Andres. Saturday, 8 p.m. $26-$32 ($15 age 30 and under). dukeperformances.duke.edu.
• The Raleigh Chamber Music Guild’s series at the N. C. Museum of Art hosts the Ciompi Quartet in the East Building Auditorium for a program of works by Küffner, Weber and Hindemith that feature the clarinet (Allan Ware, soloist). Sunday, 3 p.m. $12-$14. rcmg.org.