Classical Picks

The best classical picks, May 16

CorrespondentMay 15, 2014 

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    • Chapel Hill’s Women’s Voices Chorus offers Andrea Clearfield’scantata, “The Long Bright,” a work exploring the struggle with fatal diseases, in UNC-CH’s Hill Hall Friday. Details at

    • The Mallarmé Chamber Players and the N.C. Master Chorale Chamber Choir join forces for two concerts (Monday in Durham; Tuesday in Raleigh) featuring the music of Henry Purcell. Details at

N.C. Opera finishes its season Saturday with a family-friendly vocal concert in Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre. The company’s artistic director, Timothy Myers, conducts the company orchestra for tenor Noah Stewart, soprano Hailey Clark, baritone Ted Federle and mezzo Kate Farrar in arias by Verdi, Puccini, Bizet and Rossini, along with popular Broadway show tunes. 7 p.m. $25-$37 (children under 14 free in the lawn area). 919-792-3850 or

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