Mallarmé Chamber Players collaborates with Gaspard&Dancers in Duke’s Reynolds Industries Theater Friday and Saturday nights for the premiere of William Banfield’s “Tota Pulchra Es – You Are All Beautiful.” The piece, scored for piano, violin, viola, cello and percussion, celebrates universal bonds of humanity.
The program also includes Mahler’s Piano Quartet and several original dances by Gaspard Louis. 8 p.m. $27 (students $12). 919-560-2788 or mallarmemusic.org.
- East Carolina University’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival and Raleigh’s St. Mary’s School co-sponsor a ticketed concert Saturday night in the Raleigh school’s Smedes-Emory Parlor, featuring piano quartets by Brahms and Fauré. Details at sms.edu.
- Duke University’s Department of Music offers a free recital by former Duke student and in-demand soprano Marlissa Hudson, accompanied by pianist David Heid in Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium on Sunday. The program includes a performance of Jake Heggie’s “At the Statue of Venus.” Details at music.duke.edu/events.