The N.C. Symphony’s first classical program of 2017 takes place Friday and Saturday in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall, featuring Durham-born pianist, Jeremy Denk. His highly praised recordings and concerts, along with his MacArthur “genius” grant, put him in good stead for his performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Guest conductor Christoph König also leads the orchestra in Schreker’s “Intermezzo” and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.
8 p.m. $18-$57. 919-733-2750 or ncsymphony.org.
- Pianist Andrew Tyson plays a recital of Chopin, Schubert, Liszt and Albéniz at Durham’s St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Sunday. Details at ststephens.instantencore.com.