Guest conductor Andrew Grams leads an all-French program with the N.C. Symphony Friday and Saturday night in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall. The program includes works by Debussy (“Six Antique Epigraphs” and “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun”), Franck (excerpts from “Psyché) and Saint-Saens (Organ Concerto).
8 p.m. $18-$66. 919-733-2750 or ncsymphony.org.
- The Choral Society of Durham performs Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” Friday (First Presbyterian Church, Durham) and Sunday (University United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill). Details at choral-society.org.
- Mallarmé Chamber Players and UNC’s Dept. of Music offer a semi-staged performance of Handel’s opera, “Serse” Saturday and Sunday in UNC’s Historic Playmakers Theatre. Details at mallarmemusic.org.
- Raleigh Symphony Orchestra’s “Rising Stars” program Saturday in Meredith College’s Jones Auditorium features statewide concert competition winners Dylan Ward (saxophone) and Hyunsu Yoon (flute). Details at raleighsymphony.org.
- Chamber Music Raleigh brings Aurora Musicalis to the N.C. Museum of Art Sunday for works by Brahms and Fruhling. Details at ncartmuseum.org.