Whether you delight in the charm of chamber music, glory in the power of massed voices, or thrill to the sound of a full symphony orchestra, the Triangle’s February classical calendar has something for everyone.
North Carolina Symphony
Music director Grant Llewellyn leads the orchestra and the N.C. Master Chorale in Bernstein’s moving “Chichester Psalms” and selections from Ravel’s colorful ballet, “Daphnis and Chloé.”
Details: 8 p.m. Feb. 9-10, Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, on the UNC campus. $18-$73. 919-733-2750 or ncsymphony.org.
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The chamber orchestra’s concert includes J.S. Bach’s popular Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, along with concertos by Vivaldi (violin) and C.P.E. Bach (flute), all performed on period-style instruments.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh. $5-$20. 919-740-5505 or raleighcamarata.com.
Chamber Music Raleigh
Durham-based flutist Nicolas Duchamp and Wilmington-based pianist Barbara McKenzie team up for music by the founders of the Paris Conservatory School of Flute to demonstrate its influence on American composer Aaron Copland.
Details: 2 p.m. Feb. 11, N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. $14-$17. 919-715-5923 or chambermusicraleigh.org.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
One of the world’s great orchestras, led by Ricardo Muti, one of the world’s great conductors, appears in the Carolina Performing Arts series for two concerts: Feb. 16 – Stravinsky, Higdon, Chausson and Britten; Feb. 17 – Verdi, S. Adams and Brahms.
Details: 8 p.m. Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, on UNC campus. $29-$109. 919-843-3333 or carolinaperformingarts.org.
North Carolina Opera
Durham-based soprano Andrea Edith Moore performs “Family Secrets: Kith and Kin,” a song cycle she conceived and commissioned from N.C.-born composer Daniel Thomas Davis, with texts by seven Southern authors, including Allan Gurganus, Lee Smith and Daniel Wallace.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16, Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk St., Raleigh. $38. 919-792-3853 or ncopera.org.
Choral Society of Durham
Under the direction of longtime conductor Rodney Wynkoop, 150 voices sing Dvorak’s sublimely beautiful Stabat Mater, which includes striking solos and rich orchestration.
Details: 8 p.m. Feb. 17, Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham. $5-$22. 919-684-4444 or choral-society.org.
Raleigh Symphony Orchestra
The orchestra’s annual statewide concerto competition winners perform selected concerto movements, and conductor Jim Waddelow leads the orchestra in Dvorak’s beloved Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”).
Details: 3 p.m. Feb. 25, Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. $25 (children under 12 free). 919-546-9755 or raleighsymphony.org.