N.C. Master Chorale’s 40-voice chamber choir performs choral works by American composers Friday night in Raleigh’s Hayes Barton United Methodist Church. Music director Alfred E. Sturgis leads the singers in Aaron Copland’s “In The Beginning,” William Schuman’s “Carols of Death” and more. 7:30 p.m. $20 (students $5). 919-856-9700 or ncmasterchorale.org.
▪ Carolina Performing Arts brings back the popular string quartet Brooklyn Rider to UNC’s Memorial Hall for a concert Saturday night of works by seven living composers, including Bill Frisell and John Luther Adams. Details at carolinaperformingarts.org.
▪ The Raleigh Civic Symphony’s concert Sunday afternoon in N.C. State’s Titmus Theatre includes Dvorak’s “Legends,” Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” and conductor Peter Askim’s own composition, “Night.” Details at raleighcivicsymphony.org.