Classical Picks

The best classical picks, December 27

CorrespondentJanuary 9, 2014 

  • Other highlights

    • The N.C. Symphony’s concerts this weekend offer Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 (Irina Zahharenkova, soloist) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Grant Llewellyn conducts. Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $24-$75. ncsymphony.org.

    • The Raleigh Chamber Music Guild has the Quercus Quartet for its next Sights and Sounds concert at the N.C. Museum of Art. The program includes mid-twentieth century works by Jean Françaix, Karel Husa and Bohuslav Martinu. 3 p.m. Sunday. $12-$14. ncartmuseum.org.

    • Duke University’s Dept. of Music offers a free concert featuring sisters Sheila Browne (viola) and Barbara Browne (piano) in works by Rebecca Clarke, George Rochberg and Joseph Jongen. Violist Jonathan Bagg joins Sheila for Frank Bridge’s “Lament.” 4 p.m. Sunday. Nelson Music Room, Duke East Campus. music.duke.edu.

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle’s 3 p.m. concert Sunday in Durham’s Carolina Theatre honors the memory of N.C.-based composer, Robert Ward, with a rare outing of his Symphony No. 6, which the orchestra performed on its first CD in 1989. Conductor Lorenzo Muti also leads the preludes to Acts I & III of Verdi’s “La Traviata” and pianist Andrew Tyson joins him for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. $20 (students free with ID). thecot.org.

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service