John Williams fans have two chances to hear the multi-Oscar-winning composer’s music this weekend, played by the N. C. Symphony in Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre. On Friday, Grant Llewellyn conducts suites from three “Harry Potter” films and pieces from five other Williams scores. Alastair Willis leads Saturday’s concert of excerpts from “Star Wars” and six additional movies.
7:30 p.m. $33-$35 in advance; $35-$37 at the door. 919-733-2750 or ncsymphony.org.
- The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham celebrates the re-opening of Duke Chapel with a concert Sunday featuring songs of praise by Eric Whitacre, Dan Forrest and Randall Thompson. Details at vocalartsensemble.org.
- On Tuesday, the Ciompi Quartet begins its summer series at Duke Gardens’ Kirby Horton Hall with a program of modern works by Dohnanyi, Haim, Maw and Durham’s David Kirkland Garner. Details at ciompi.org.