Classical Picks

The best classical picks, March 28

CorrespondentsMarch 27, 2014 

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    • N.C. Master Chorale offers the Requiems by Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, at Raleigh’s Hays Barton Baptist Church Sunday. Details at ncmasterchorale.org.

    • The final program in Raleigh’s St. Mary’s School Smedes Parlor Series is a free recital Tuesday night by award-winning pianist Yukiko Sekino, playing works by Scriabin, Beethoven and Mussorgsky. Details at sms.edu/our-programs/arts.

Opera fans have a bonanza this weekend. First there’s UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Music staging of Puccini’s comic one-act, “Gianni Schicchi” Friday and Saturday nights in Hill Hall Auditorium (details at music.unc.edu/events). Then there’s Duke University’s Opera Workshop presentation, “The Party’s Over,” a program of operatic finales and party scenes in Baldwin Auditorium Saturday night and Sunday afternoon (details at music.duke.edu/performances-events). N.C. Opera’s semi-staged concert version of Dvorak’s lush, tuneful “Rusalka” rounds out the weekend in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall Sunday, conducted by Timothy Myers (details at ncopera.org).

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