Classical Picks

The best classical picks, November 22

CorrespondentNovember 21, 2013 

N.C. Opera pushes the operatic envelope with “All Souls,” a setting of nine excerpts from a Dutch novel.

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  • Other highlights

    • Haydn’s delightful Sinfonia concertante and Bruckner’s expansive Symphony No. 7 are the fare for the N.C. Symphony’s concerts Friday and Saturday, conducted by Grant Llewellyn. Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. 8 p.m. $18-$65 (students $10). ncsymphony.org.

    • The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Music Makers Festival, a gathering of area orchestra musicians, offers a free concert Friday at the Chapel Hill Bible Church, featuring works by Vivaldi (Concerto for 4 Violins) and Mozart (Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola, plus arias performed by Andrea Moore Healy). 7:30 p.m. chncmusicmakersfestival.info.

    • The Triangle Youth Philharmonic’s five-day festival celebrating N.C. composers peaks with Sunday’s concert featuring the premiere of Terry Mizesko’s “Tuscarora” and works by Robert Ward and Hunter Johnson. 3 p.m. $5-$10. philharmonic-association.org.

N.C. Opera pushes the operatic envelope with “All Souls,” a setting of nine excerpts from a Dutch novel. Composed by Duke faculty member John Supko, the 70-minute work features soprano Ashleigh Semkiw and a chamber orchestra conducted by Timothy Myers. The piece uses live and recorded voices to tell the story of a middle-aged filmmaker and a mysterious young woman. CAM Raleigh (409 W. Martin St.). Monday, 7:30 p.m. $25. ncopera.org.

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