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Classical Picks: NC Symphony and New Music Raleigh perform together

The N.C. Symphony and New Music Raleigh combine forces to present the premiere of D.J. Sparr’s “…to me from the earth…,” a site specific composition inspired by Thomas Sayre’s “White Gold” exhibition at CAM Raleigh. Conductor Jeanette Sorrell leads the chamber-sized ensemble in three weekend performances, as well as two performances of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and works by Handel and Mozart (Friday afternoon in Meymandi Concert Hall and Sunday evening in UNC’s Memorial Hall).

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Other highlights

  • The Paderewski Piano Festival finishes up this weekend with performances at the N.C. Museum of Art Saturday (Alexia Mouza) and Sunday (Janusz Olejnizak). Details at
  • Duke Performances presents Armenian-born pianist, Sergei Babayan, Saturday night in Baldwin Auditorium in a program of Chopin pieces and Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” Details at
  • The Mallarmé Chamber Players offer a program of works by Haydn for the baryton, a cello-like instrument with strings behind the neck for plucking. The Saturday afternoon concert takes place in UNC’s Kenan Rehearsal Hall. Details at