Duke Performances brings back the young French pianist, Lise de la Salle, after a five-year hiatus. During that time, she has garnered great critical acclaim for her concerts and recordings, especially for her prodigious power and control of dynamics. In Duke’s beautifully renovated Baldwin Auditorium Saturday, she’ll play Debussy preludes, a Bach chaconne and works by Brahms and Ravel. 8 p.m. $15-$32. 919-684-4444 or dukeperformances.duke.edu.
• The Borromeo String Quartet, which includes Durham-born violinist, Nicholas Kitchen, plays quartets by Mozart (No. 23), Bartók (No. 4) and Dvorák (No. 11) on Durham’s St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church concert series Sunday afternoon. Details at ststephensdurham.dionc.org.
• The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra holds its annual concerto competition winners concert Sunday in Meredith College’s Jones Auditorium. Soloists include pianist Daniel Liauw of Durham playing Rachmaninoff and violinist Mary Catherine Cox of Southern Pines playing Tchaikovsky. Details at raleighsymphony.org.
• The St. Mary’s School Smedes Parlor Series offers N.C. Symphony members Mary Boone (flute) and Vonda Darr (harp) in a free concert Tuesday with music by Ravel, Piazzolla, Nielsen and Gershwin (rescheduled from January). Details at sms.edu/our-programs/arts.