Highly praised Russian pianist and recording artist, Daniel Trifonov, performs in Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium Friday. His program includes pieces by Schumann (“Kinderszenen,” “Kreisleriana” and Toccata in C Major), Shostakovich (selections from “24 Preludes and Fugues”) and Stravinsky (selections from “Petrouchka”).
8 p.m. $42-$48 (ages 30 and under, $15). 919-684-4444 or dukeperformances.duke.edu.
- The Ciompi Quartet offers an instructive contrast between Beethoven’s earliest string quartet and his last, experimental quartet on Saturday in Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium. Details at dukeperformances.duke.edu.
- The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra programs music of Soviet Russia Sunday in NCSU’s Stewart Theatre, including Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Details at raleighcivicsymphony.org.