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NC Symphony Presents: Death and the Maiden, featuring Blursome with the NC Symphony Quartet

When: Thu., Nov. 20, 9 p.m. 2014

KINGS, RALEIGH | THURSDAY, NOV. 20

Most of the North Carolina Symphony's programming could be described as either maintaining the accepted repertoire or introducing new people—kids, even—to the idea that such a repertoire exists. They play plenty of the classics and they offer programs of video-backed music and suites about snowmen (see page 43), preserving and indoctrinating in deliberate tandem. But in the last few years, the Symphony seems to have expanded that scope in careful, measured steps, whether through small programs with living composers or a handful of commissions. But tonight's program, which puts a canonical classic in a rock club and revisits it with the help of an electronic experimentalist, might be their boldest move forward so far. A string quartet of symphony musicians will play Schubert's dramatic, dynamic Death and the Maiden, with the wide-angled, woozy textures of Raleigh producer Blursome adding an element of the unexpected. If it sounds like something New Music Raleigh might try (if they played the work of dead composers, that is), there's a reason: That's NMR cofounder Karen Strittmatter Galvin with the violin. 9 p.m., $10–$12, 14 W. Martin St., 919-833-1091, kingsbarcade.com. Grayson Haver Currin

Price: $10-$12

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