Compositions by N.C. native Caroline Shaw, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music (and the youngest ever to do so), make up the program for the American Contemporary Music Ensemble’s concert Saturday in Durham’s Motorco Music Hall. The centerpiece is Shaw’s “Ritornello” string quartet, accompanied by Shaw’s film about time. 8 p.m. $24 (ages 30 and under $15). 919-684-4444 or tickets.duke.edu.
▪ Renowned concert pianist and recording artist, Mitsuko Uchida, and international opera star, Dorothea Röschmann, fill UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall Friday night with song cycles by Schumann and Berg. Details at carolinaperformingarts.org.
▪ Mallarmé Chamber Players join the Duke Vespers Ensemble in Duke University Chapel Saturday and in Raleigh’s Christ Church Sunday for choral works by Palestrina, Carissimi and Charpentier. Details at mallarmemusic.org.
▪ N.C. Opera stages Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in Raleigh’s Fletcher Opera Theater Saturday and Sunday, with two additional performances next week. Details at ncopera.org.