Classical Picks

The best classical picks, February 28

CorrespondentFebruary 27, 2014 

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    • Guest conductor Andrew Grams helms the N.C. Symphony’s Friday Favorites concert at noon Friday in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall, offering Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale, plus a suite from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” The same works, plus Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto (with Karen Gomyo, soloist), make up Friday and Saturday night’s concerts in the same venue. Details at

    • The Choral Society of Durham’s Chamber Choir joins the Mallarmé Chamber Players and Helen Simoneau Danse for “Curious Commissions,” a program of works by Bach, de Falla and Menotti, staged in Duke’s Reynolds Theatre Sunday afternoon. Details at

Duke Performances’ Chamber Arts Series hosts the Paris-based Ébène String Quartet for the first time. The four Frenchmen can play anything, according to the critics and evidenced by their recordings. Saturday’s program includes three quartets: Mozart’s 16th, Mendelssohn’s 2nd and Schumann’s 3rd. Baldwin Auditorium, Duke East Campus, 8 p.m. $15-$32. 919-684-4444 or

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