American composers of the 20th and 21st century make up the N.C. Symphony’s program Friday and Saturday in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall. Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” are balanced by Judd Greenstein’s “Change” (premiere of the orchestrated version) and Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Three Songs from ‘Unremembered’” (Shara Worden, soloist). Grant Llewellyn conducts. 8 p.m. $18-$75. 919-733-2750 or ncsymphony.org.
▪ Organist Dongho Lee and the string section of the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle perform at Durham’s St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon, offering organ concertos by Handel and Poulenc, plus works by Bach and Albinoni. Details at ststephens.instantencore.com.
▪ Women’s Voices Chorus has a concert Sunday afternoon in Durham’s First Presbyterian Church, featuring music about the varieties of love by Brahms, Duruflé Gershwin and Whitacre. Details at womensvoiceschorus.org.
▪ The Triangle Youth Philharmonic’s spring concert in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall Sunday afternoon includes Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite,” Arnold’s “English Dance Suite” and Bloch’s “Nigun.” Details at philharmonic-association.org.
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