The theme for the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle’s concert Sunday in Durham’s Carolina Theatre is “Love and Tragedy.” Four works outline doomed relationships from literature: Fauré’s “Pelléas and Mélisande Suite,” Dvorák’s “Othello Overture,” Berlioz’s “Romeo and Juliet” (Part III), and Khachaturian’s “Spartacus” (Adagio). Guest artist, David Hammond, narrates.
3 p.m. $25 (all students free). 919-560-3030 or chamberorchestraofthetriangle.org.
- Friday and Saturday in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall, the N.C. Symphony matches up Vivaldi’s perennially popular “The Four Seasons” with contemporary works by Aaron Jay Kernis and Nico Muhly. Details at ncsymphony.org.
- The Free Spirits Ensemble from the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra offer music inspired by photos and graffiti in new works by aspiring young composers. Sunday at Meredith College. Details at raleighsymphony.org.