UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

 

RALEIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

LEGENDS OF THE MUSICAL STAGE

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, RLT
September 15, 2019
3:00pm

The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra performs a casual pops concert in Raleigh Little Theater's Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. The theme of this concert is Legends of the Musical Stage and guest soloists include Tina Morris-Anderson and Rachel Elizabeth Stenbuck. Music Director Jim Waddelow's program also includes highlights from Broadway shows including "Evita," "Chicago," "Showboat" and "The Sound of Music."

FLASH CHORUS

SING LITTLE NAS X AND HANK WILLIAMS

Durham Motorco
September 23, 2019
6:30pm Doors

The season premiere of Flash Chorus is on the horizon! Join us on Monday, September 23, to learn and sing a mashup of Lil Nas X and Imagine Dragons, along with Hank Williams's country classic, "Hey Good Lookin'" with a live band!

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE TRIANGLE

MASTERS OF INVENTION

Carolina Theatre of Durham
October 6, 2019
3:00pm

The following program showcases three innovators at the height of their musical powers:
Haydn                       Symphony N. 94 "Surprise"
Schumann               Cello Concerto 
Shostakovich          Symphony N. 9

FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

HEROES VS VILLAINS

Huff Concert Hall, Fayetteville
October 16, 2019
7:30pm

Bam! Pow! Join the Fayetteville Symphony as we celebrate the epic battle of good vs. evil with our tribute to heroes and villains. Be a part of the action with James Bond, Wonder Woman, and Spiderman as we battle Pirates, The Dark Knight , Godzilla, and Star Wars.

RALEIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PADEREWSKI FESTIVAL COLLABORATION

Jones Auditorium, Meredith College
October 20, 2019
8:00pm

Our October concert represents both a new collaboration and an important part of our 40th season. The 5th Annual Paderewski Festival honors the musical life and legacy of acclaimed Polish pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski, whose contributions to music included several concerts in North Carolina between 1905 and 1939. Jim Waddelow has curated a program that draws a consistent throughline of Polish influence and accomplishment – from the mid-1800’s to the 21st Century. Our guest piano soloist is Hubert Rutkowski, who has been described as a “sensitive poet of sound” by Gramophone Magazine.

NORTH CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE

DONA NOBIS PACEM

Christ Baptist Church
October 25, 2019
7:30pm

Ralph Vaughan Williams’ prayer for peace, Dona Nobis Pacem, is as relevant and moving today as it was when it was composed just three years before the outbreak of World War II. Paired with this beloved masterpiece are works by Peteris Vasks and Arvo Pärt - plus, Samuel Barber’s transcendent choral transcription of his Adagio for Strings.

FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

STORY TIME AT THE SYMPHONY

Fayetteville Academy
November 2, 2019
11:00am

It’s Story Time with the Fayetteville Symphony! Experience classical fairy tales and folktales told by the professional Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra Musicians. Enjoy music from Disney movies, go on an adventure with Peter and the Wolf and take delight in “choosing your own adventure!” The program will include pieces from Frozen, The Incredits (from The Incredibles), The Tortoise and the Hare (with music by Grieg), Peter and the Wolf, and a few surprises to come.

DURHAM SYMPHONY

AMERICAN WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL CONCERT

Carolina Theatre of Durham
November 3, 2019
4:00pm

On November 3rd in Durham’s Carolina Theatre the Durham Symphony Orchestra will present a joyful musical celebration of the centennial of American women’s suffrage. Repertoire includes four selections by the African-American composer Florence Price, as well as famous orchestral masterpieces by Beethoven and Brahms.

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER

Meymandi Concert Hall
November 9, 2019
8:00pm

Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, and even Slytherins ... you’re invited to a night of magic, with the spellbinding music from Harry Potter’s wizarding adventures! A magical concert experience awaits...!

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE TRIANGLE

BEYOND OPERA

Carolina Theatre of Durham
November 17, 2019
3:00pm

The non-staged works of some of opera’s greatest names. Program includes:
Rossini                    Overture to William Tell
Wagner                   Wesendonck Songs
Bizet                        Symphony in C

CAROLINA BALLET

A TRIBUTE TO THE MASTERS

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
November 21, 8:00pm
November 22, 8:00pm
November 23, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
November 24, 2:00pm

This program revives Robert Weiss’ ballet to the great Grieg Piano Concerto, played live by world-renowned pianist, William Wolfram. The sheer elegance of Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto is paired with the premiere of Robert Weiss’ ballet to Beethoven’s beloved 7th Symphony which Richard Wagner called “the apotheosis of dance”.

FLASH CHORUS

SING BILLIE EILISH AND BILLY IDOL AT MOTORCO

Durham Motorco
November 25, 2019
6:30pm Doors

Monday, November 25th, it's an all-new episode of Flash Chorus, season 5. We'll learn and sing Billie Eilish's hit "Bad Guy" and Billy Idol's 80s hit "Dancing With Myself."

DURHAM SYMPHONY

HOLIDAY POPS

Durham Armory
November 29, 2019
7:00pm

The Durham Symphony Orchestra invites you to celebrate the season and its 43 rd year at their Annual Holiday Pops Concert and Silent Auction Fundraiser. This cross-cultural event features Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s music.

EARSPACE PRESENTS

COMFORT PATTERNS: ANDY HUDSON AND VICTORIA NELSON

Kings
December 1, 2019
7:30pm

earspace kicks off its 2019-2020 season with a duo show by Andy Hudson (clarinet) and Victoria Nelson (percussion). The pair has programmed some of their favorite works by friends and colleagues, including local composer and UNC-Greensboro faculty member Mark Engebretson and earspace Co-Director Richard Drehoff Jr.

VOICES CHORUS

SING WE NOEL

East Chapel Hill High School
December 14, 2019
3:00pm

Voices Chorus, joined by the North Carolina Boys Choir and Girls Choir, orchestra and special guests, will perform a concert filled with seasonal joys. Principal works include: Honegger – Christmas Cantata, Finzi – In terra pax, Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols. The concert will also feature familiar carols and popular selections and will close with John Rutter’s arrangement of “O Holy Night.”

KINDA NICE

AT ARCANA WITH CLUSTERSPARKLE

Arcana
December 14, 2019
7:00pm

Kinda Nice and Clustersparkle together for one night only at Arcana!!!

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

HOLIDAY POPS

Lee Auditorium, Southern Pines
December 23, 2019
7:00pm

Start your season out on the right note! Join the Symphony for a spectacular evening featuring beloved traditional and popular music, including music from The Polar Express and The Nutcracker—plus a sing-along celebration of the season.

EARSPACE

SCHNEE

The Fruit, Durham
January 5, 2020
7:30pm

Described as “fragile and beautiful, tender and rugged, simple and complex at the same time” (BR Klassik), the work of Hans Abrahamsen is captivating beyond belief, and earspace is excited to present his intimate masterwork Schnee. Abrahamsen writes, “In my own work, an ongoing idea has persisted, of at somepoint writing a work consisting of a number of canonical movements that would explore this universe of time… In Schnee, a few simple and fundamental musical questions are explored. What is a Vorsatz [resolution]? And what is a Nachsatz [afterthought]? Can a phrase be answering? Or questioning?” earspace will also be performing the North Carolina premiere of “Dream Logic” by composer Pierce Gradone, who was selected as the winner of our 2019-2020 call for scores.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE TRIANGLE

REBELS WITH A CAUSE

Carolina Theatre of Durham
January 12, 2020
3:00pm

The COT’s third subscription concert will welcome guest solo violinist Hye-Jin Kim in a wonderful program featuring Menotti’s Violin Concerto, Mussorgsky’s Overture to Kovanschina and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 “Reformation.”

WOMEN'S VOICES CHORUS

BREATH HOPE, SING HOPE

University United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill
January 18, 2020
3:00pm

Women’s Voices Chorus is pleased and excited to invite you to our winter concert, our first with new Artistic Director Laura Sam! Joined by Carrboro High School’s Women’s Ensemble on select pieces, we will sing songs about loss, keeping faith in hard times, and opening our hearts to each other. The concert takes its title from Gwen Hall’s “I Sing That My Voice May Be Heard,” commissioned by Sam for the North Carolina Governor’s School East Chorus. Hall’s piece was inspired by the life, passion, and courage of Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Laureate and activist for the education of women and girls.

FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MUSIC SHE WROTE

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville
February 8, 2020
7:30pm

Celebrate female composers with this concert of pieces written exclusively by women. Come be inspired by these groundbreaking women including Florence Price, the first African American woman composer; Amy Beach, the first successful American female symphony composer; and two living composers Joan Tower and Anna Clyne.

MATTHEW RICHMOND

UNC ASHEVILLE FACULTY RECITAL

Lipinsky Auditorium, Asheville
February 16, 2020
3:00pm

Asheville! UNCA Music Lecturer Matthew RIchmond presents a recital of all original percussion music - with a lot of help from his friends! Music new and old, featuring Kevin "Kalimbaman" Spears, Jordan Arnold, Christine Boone, Jason DeCristofaro, Diana Loomer, Victoria Nelson, Kari RIchmond, and Justin Watt.

KINDA NICE

AT SLIM'S WITH SIDEWALK FURNITURE

Slim's Downtown
February 23, 2020
6:30pm Doors

Kinda Nice
Lady Rock Band from Durham

Sidewalk Furniture
Revolutionary Nerd Rock from Durham

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

RACHMANINOFF PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill

February 27, 7:30pm

Meymandi Concert Hall

February 28, 8:00pm

February 29, 8:00pm

Soulful, soaring, and electrifying, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 makes a striking dramatic statement. The drama is echoed in Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, which tells the tale of a love triangle with humor and wisdom; and Lera Auerbach’s Icarus, a symphonic poem based on the tragic Greek myth of a winged boy with abundant ambition.

FLASH CHORUS

SINGS JUMP BY VAN HALEN AND TRAMPOLINE BY SHAED

Durham Motorco
March 2, 2020
6:30pm Doors

What happens at Flash Chorus? From roughly 7:00pm-9:00pm, Conductor Seamus Kenney and a live band help you learn and sing a pair of pop, indie, and retro songs! We also have a videographer on hand to record the final performance of each song so you can share the fun as a music video!

FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS

Huff Concert Hall, Fayetteville
March 7, 2020
7:30pm

Travel with the Fayetteville Symphony and the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra as they walk in the footsteps of great composers including Wagner, Brahms, and Berlioz and Bizet. Some of the pieces to be performed include Carmen, Danzon, Academic Festival Overture, and What’s Up at the Symphony?

KING FLOWER WITH ALEX TREYZ

AT ARCANA

Arcana
March 12, 2020
8:30pm

Arcana provides a cozy, intimate bar space, with a New Orleans meets Prague Art Noveau style.  Arcana is a space for artists, live performances, theater, dance, intimate conversation, and unwinding. Free show!

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS AND PIANIST JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET

Meymandi Concert Hall
March 13, 12:00pm and 8:00pm
March 14, 8:00pm

Jazz and classical music strike up a lively conversation in the Ravel Piano Concerto, performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet—hailed as “one of the best pianists in the world.” The Symphony reveals Gershwin’s remarkable talent as a song spinner and vivid orchestrator with the “I Got Rhythm” Variations and An American in Paris.

FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MUSICAL FOLKTALES

Huff Concert Hall, Fayetteville
April 4, 2020
7:30pm

Join the Fayetteville Symphony as we cruise along the Vltava and dance through the Bohemian countryside. Also on this program, FSO Principal Cellist Nate Leyland will perform one of the greatest cello concertos of all time, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto.

RALEIGH CIVIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

THE INHERITORS: MUSIC OF TRAUMA, HEALING, AND HOPE

Stewart Theatre
April 5, 2020
4:00pm

The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra performs “The Inheritors: Music of Trauma, Healing and Hope,” which includes the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Allison Loggins-Hull. The premiere is part of the NC State/Raleigh Civic Orchestras' "20 for '20" season of world premieres, one on each concert. Centered around the concept of the intergenerational transmission of trauma, Loggins-Hull draws on the stories of descendants of victims of slavery and the Holocaust. She writes, “I am focused on creating work that is responsive to the times and particularly drawn to highlighting the experiences of minorities, women, and exploring how American politics affect future generations...I am often consumed with these issues and histories, and as an artist I strongly believe it is my responsibility, especially in consideration of the times we are living in, to create work in this vein.”  The concert explores the ways in which people endure and transcend adversity.

CAROLINA BALLET

MACBETH

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
April 16, 8:00pm
April 17, 8:00pm
April 18, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
April 19, 2:00pm

When Macbeth premiered in 2016, it was one of the most anticipated ballets ever created by Robert Weiss. Featuring brilliant choreography, fascinating sets & costumes, and an incredibly powerful score by J. Mark Scearce (Dracula, Love in the Times of the Day), Macbeth weaves a tale of love, power, lust, and greed.

EARSPACE

WITH AH YOUNG HONG

Burning Coal Theater
May 2, 2020
7:30pm

In the final program of the season, earspace presents an evening of vocal music in collaboration with director Timothy Nelson and internationally-acclaimed soprano Ah Young Hong. Known for her “fearlessness and consummate artistry” (Opera News) Ah Young joins earspace in a performance of Per Nørgård’s “Seadrift” and “Nova genitura,” (New birth) paired with J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 82a “Ich habe genug” (I have enough). 

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