N.C. Symphony’s concerts Friday and Saturday in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall feature two popular classics, Tchaikovsky’s passionate “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s exotic “Scheherazade.” In between, Timo Andres’ 2016 piece, “Everything Happens So Much,” fits right in with its sparkling arpeggios, catchy rhythms and layers of melody. Grant Llewellyn conducts.
8 p.m. $18-$76. 919-733-2750 or ncsymphony.org.
- The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir performs works by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Pärt and Tormis in Duke Chapel Friday. Details at dukeperformances.duke.edu.
- El Fuego Early Music Ensemble plays concerts in Durham Friday and Chapel Hill Saturday featuring medieval chants and devotional songs. Details at elfuegofire.com.
- Chapel Hill Philharmonia offers a free concert Sunday in UNC’s Hill Hall with performances of Janacek’s “Sinfonietta” and Schumann’s Piano Concerto. Details at chapelhillphilharmonia.org.