Middle school takes center stage as Charlotte Civic Orchestra presents Composer in the Schools for its spring concert. The area's most commissioned composer, David Crowe, has been daylighting at four local middle schools, collaborating on a new piece that gets its first public hearing today. We've gotten signals that Crowe or Civic music director George Whitehead will conduct. With morsels of Mozart and Grieg also on the program, it's possible both will take turns. We are sure, however, that the middle schoolers will share the stage with Civic's orchestral regulars for Crowe's world premiere offering. 3:30 p.m. $8-$22. First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St. 704-344-0098. www.charlottecivivorchestra.org.