The N.C. Master Chorale performs Dvorak’s poignant Stabat Mater Sunday afternoon in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall. Music director Alfred E. Sturgis leads the chorus and orchestra in this description of the Virgin Mary’s grief standing at the cross. Soloists are tenor Wade Henderson, mezzo Charlotte Daw Paulsen, and the husband and wife team of bass Kerry Wilkerson and soprano Danielle Talamantes. 3 p.m. $22-$30. 919-856-7000 or ncmasterchorale.org.
▪ UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Music stages Johann Strauss, Jr.’s operetta, “Die Fledermaus,” in Hill Hall Friday. Details at music.unc.edu.
▪ The N.C. Symphony’s concerts Friday and Saturday in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall offer guest conductor Michael Francis in Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique” and Vieuxtemps’ Violin Concerto (Brian Reagin, soloist). Details at ncsymphony.org.
▪ The Ciompi Quartet’s concert Saturday in Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium has quartets by Schubert and Duke’s Stephen Jaffe, plus French romantic songs and Handel arias sung by Durham native and Metropolitan Opera countertenor, Anthony Roth Costanzo. Details at dukeperformances.duke.edu.