Classical Picks

The best classical picks, February 14

CorrespondentFebruary 13, 2014 

  • Other Valentine concerts

    • Pianists and married couple, Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva, play romantic classical music by Chopin, Debussy, Mozart and Liszt for the Clayton Piano Festival’s “An Evening in Paris” Friday night (includes dinner buffet and dessert reception). Wagner House, Clayton. Details at

    • This year’s N.C. Master Chorale Valentine concert in Raleigh on Saturday afternoon (repeated Saturday evening) has works by Eric Whitacre and William Hawley in the first half; love songs by Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Sr. and Jerry Lee Lewis in the second. Details at

    • Sunday finds the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle back at Durham’s Carolina Theatre for a concert of lovely Romantic-era works highlighted by guest soloist Paul Huang in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Details at

For a romantic Valentine date, the N.C. Symphony offers music based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall Friday and Saturday. Lush evocations of the star-crossed lovers include works by Tchaikovsky, Berlioz and Prokofiev. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $24-$75.

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