On Sunday afternoon, Chamber Music Raleigh presents Detroit-based Sphinx Virtuosi in a concert at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church. The 18-member string ensemble, made up of African-American and Latino players, offers a varied program, including an Argentine tango, a Catalan dance and a tribute to Mexico by Piazzolla.
3 p.m. $20 (students $15). 919-821-2030 or chambermusicraleigh.org.
- Brooklyn Rider string quartet returns to UNC’s Carolina Performing Arts series Friday for a program of contemporary songs and pieces by Glass, Adams, Muhly and others, with mezzo Anne Sofie von Otter. Details at carolinaperformingarts.org.
- The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle presents a program in Durham’s Carolina Theatre Sunday that includes overtures by Weber and Schumann and Schubert’s complete incidental music to “Rosamude” with the Concert Singers of Cary. Details at thecot.org.
- The Raleigh Symphony’s Free Spirits Ensemble celebrates its 15th season Sunday in Meredith College’s Carswell Hall with modern settings of traditional American music, including “Simple Gifts” and “Ashokan Farewell.” Details at raleighsymphony.org.