The N.C. Symphony’s 2017 Summerfest series opens Saturday at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre. The orchestra’s associate conductor, David Glover, leads the players in Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World) and his Cello Concerto (Jonah Krolik, soloist), plus works by Verdi and Sibelius. 7:30 p.m. $28-$31. 919-733-2750 or ncsymphony.org.
- Mallarmé Chamber Players perform German Expressionist music Tuesday at Durham’s Carolina Theatre, playing Eric Schwartz’s score to the showing of “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” Details at mallarmemusic.org.
- Ciompi Quartet’s first violinist, Eric Pritchard and his mentor from student days, pianist James Tocco, play works by Stravinsky, Faure and Beethoven in Duke Gardens’ Horton Hall. Details at ciompi.org.