Classical Picks

The best classical picks, November 15

CorrespondentNovember 14, 2013 

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    •  The Triangle Wind Ensemble’s “Shout For Joy” concert Friday has symphonic masterworks for wind ensemble, including pieces by Holst, Wagner, Grainger and David Maslanka’s recent Symphony No. 4. Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. $12-$25. trianglewind.org.

    • Sunday brings the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle back to Durham’s Carolina Theatre for a “Bulls to Ballrooms” concert, featuring Turina’s “Oracion Del Torero” (“Prayer of the Matador”), Webern’s “Funf Satze” (“Five Movements”) and Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings.” 3 p.m. $20. thecot.org.

    • Sunday night, the N. C. Symphony performs a somewhat altered program from last week’s Raleigh concerts at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall. Pianist Olli Mustonen repeats his very personal interpretation of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 but also contributes his own composition, “The Old Church at Petäjävesi.” Grant Llewellyn conducts the program that includes two short works by Sibelius. 7:30 p.m. $18-$60. ncsymphony.org.

In celebration of the N.C. State University Dept. of Music’s 90th anniversary, the Raleigh Civic Symphony, under guest conductor Nathan Leaf, offers an all-Beethoven concert in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall Sunday afternoon. Works scheduled include the “Egmont Overture,” the Triple Concerto (with violinist Brian Reagin, cellist Jonathan Kramer and pianist Olga Kleiankina) and the Choral Fantasy, featuring pianist Tom Koch and the N.C. State Combined Choirs. 4 p.m., $10-$25. ncsu.edu/music.

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