WCPE Classical Calendar


 






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Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant

This Thursday, The Duke Wind Symphony, directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, presents the world premiere of David Kirkland Garner's Soprano Saxophone Concerto with Susan Fancher, soloist. The concert also includes works by Shostakovich, Steven Bryant, John Mackey, and selections from The Lord of the Rings by Johan de Meij.




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WCPE Classical Calendar: updated 04/13/14

  • Roanoke Island Festival Park
    Center for History, Education and the Arts

    Happening now
    1 Festival Park, Manteo
    INFO: 252.475.1500; roanokeisland.com


  • Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme]
    Free! Cabaret Songs: 21st century reinterpretations of late 19th & early 20th century Parisian cabaret music
    Sunday, April 13 , at 8:00 p.m.-Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University
    INFO: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu


  • Duke Music
    Free! Composition Master Class With James MacMillan
    Friday, April 11, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
    Bone Hall, Biddle Music Building, Duke University
    INFO: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu
    Scottish composer James MacMillan is at Duke for the U.S. premiere of his new St. Luke Passion, which will be held in Duke Chapel on April 13. The work was commissioned by the Divinity School at Duke and Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. This master class is part of the "Sounding of the Passion Week" series of events. Presented in association with Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. Open to the public.


  • Duke Music
    Free! Chamber Music Master Class with Pavel Haas String Quartet
    Saturday, April 12, at 11:00 a.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University
    INFO: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu
    Since winning the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in Spring 2005, the Pavel Haas Quartet has established itself as one of the great chamber ensembles of today, performing at the world's most prestigious concert halls and recording four award-winning CDs. Based in Prague, the Quartet studied with Milan Skampa, the legendary violist of the Smetana Quartet, and continues to enjoy a close relationship with him. Presented in association with Duke Performances.


  • Cherry Hill Plantation
    Ang Li , Award winning classical pianist

    Sunday, April 13, at 3:00 p.m.
    Cherry Hill Plantation, Highway 58, 8 miles south of Warrenton, N.C.
    INFO: 252.257.5259; cherryhillconcerts.com


  • Duke Music
    Free! Duke Wind Symphony — Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, director
    Thursday, April 17, 8:00 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University
    INFO: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu
    The Duke Wind Symphony, directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, presents the world premiere of David Kirkland Garner's Soprano Saxophone Concerto with Susan Fancher, soloist. The concert also includes works by Shostakovich, Steven Bryant, John Mackey, and selections from The Lord of the Rings by Johan de Meij.


  • Duke Music
    Free! Student Chamber Music Recital
    Tuesday, April 22. at 7:00 p.m.
    Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke University
    INFO: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu
    Undergraduates perform chamber music from the 18th-21st centuries for string quartet, piano trio, saxophone quartet, and other combinations, including: Antonín Dvorák: String Quartet, Op. 96, “American”; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op. 135; Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56; Béla Bartók: “Contrasts” for clarinet, violin, and piano; Jean Françaix: “Suite” for Saxophone Quartet


CALL FOR ENTRIES

  • UNC School of the Arts
    High School Chamber Brass Competition

    Saturday, May 3; 12:30 – 7:00 pm
    Watson Chamber Music Hall, University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Music
    INFO: PDF Document Link
    The competition is open to high school chamber brass groups of 3 – 5 players of like or mixed instrumentation. The UNCSA brass faculty will adjudicate, present clinics and perform. Dr. Richard Cox will be a guest presenter: Performing to the Max. The registration of $50/group is due March 31, 2014.


  • HOSPICE OF WAKE COUNTY
    Volunteer Musical Performers
    INFO: 919-828-0890; www.hospiceofwake.org/vol
    Hospice of Wake County is seeking Musical Presence volunteers to serve patients in the Wake Forest and Franklin County areas. HOWC is a non-profit, end-of-life organization that is “more than just hospice,” and serves areas beyond “Wake County.” On an average day, they currently serve more than 350 hospice patients and their service area covers Franklin, Wake, Durham, Harnett, and Johnston counties


 

 Previous Week's Classical Calendar:

  • Roanoke Island Festival Park
    Center for History, Education and the Arts

    Happening now
    1 Festival Park, Manteo
    INFO: 252.475.1500; roanokeisland.com


  • Carolina Performing Arts
    Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

    Thursday, April 3, 2014
    UNC's Memorial Hall
    INFO: 919.843.3333; CarolinaPerformingArts.org
    In their Chapel Hill debut, the orchestra is conducted by maestro Gianandrea Noseda, is one of the most recognizable ensembles in the world. The evening's all-French program includes Berlioz's massive Symphonie Fantastique.


  • The Greenville Choral Society
    Mozart's "Requiem," with soloists and the New Carolina Sinfonia

    Saturday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m.
    First Christian Church , 2810 E. 14th St., Greenville
    INFO: 252.353.5495; greenvillechoralsociety.com
    On April 12, the Choral Society's youth and children's ensembles will present their spring concert at Peace Presbyterian Church, 301 Guiness Drive.


  • The Duke Symphony Orchestra, Duke Chorale, and members of the Choral Society of Durham
    Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with soloists Andrea Moore, Elizabeth Tredent, Timothy Culver, and Brian Johnson

    Saturday, April 5, at 8:00 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium, Duke Campus
    INFO: 919.684.4444; tickets.duke.edu


  • Cape Fear Chorale
    Free! Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPT

    Sunday, April 6, at 4:00 p.m.
    Minnie Evans Arts Center, Ashley High School campus, Wilmington
    INFO: capefearchorale.org
    An oratorio for soloists, orchestra and double choir conducted by Jerry Cribbs. Preconcert talk at 3:40pm by Dr. Michael Daugherty.


  • Carolina Ballet
    Romeo and Juliet

    March 13-30, 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.
    Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh
    INFO: Carolinaballet.com
    The most tragic love story ever told. Carolina Ballet is proud to once again feature the beloved tale of Romeo & Juliet. This age- old story comes to life with choreography that is “thrillingly right for every moment, from the ribald humor of the street dancers to the aching romance of the star-crossed couple and to the angry rivalry of the feuding families.” (News & Observer, May 1999) This is a not-to-be-missed show full of edge-ofyour-seat moments and beautifully choreographed dances, showcasing the highs and lows of true love. Also at DPAC, Durham on May 3.


  • The Triangle J Area Agency on Aging, Music In My Mind Initiative
    Free! Alive Inside, A Story of Music and Memory

    Tuesday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
    Mission Valley Cinemas, Raleigh
    INFO: ncala.org/training
    Register online. Alive Inside is a documentary about the power of music to “awaken” individuals with dementia and other cognitive impairments. The film recently won the Audience Award for a U.S. Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It explores the findings of neuroscience research on this topic and shows the potential impact of a program called Music and Memory© on the well-being of those with dementia and other neurological disorders.


  • Duke Music
    Free! Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics: Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

    Tuesday, March 25, at 12:00 p.m.
    Duke Chapel, Duke University
    Info: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu
    The Ciompi Quartet, Duke's resident string quartet, will perform Brahms' String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2 in this free, noontime concert. (Please note: no food or drinks are permitted in Duke Chapel.) The Ciompi Quartet (Eric Pritchard, violin; Hsiao-mei Ku, violin; Jonathan Bagg, viola; Fred Raimi, cello) was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke University and play a leading role in its cultural life, in addition to traveling widely throughout the year for performances. In a career that includes hundreds of concerts and spans five continents, the Ciompi Quartet has developed a reputation for performances of real intelligence and musical sophistication, and for a warm, unified sound that is enhanced by each player’s strong individual voice.


  • WCPE Sponsored Lecture
    Eric Mitchko on Dvorak’s Rusalka

    Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
    Quail Ridge Books & Music
    INFO: quailridgebooks.com
    Eric Mitchko, NC Opera's General Director, will preview the Company's upcoming production of Dvorak's Rusalka. This beautiful but little known opera tells the story of a water nymph who gives up everything for the mortal man she loves. With his extensive knowledge and engaging sense of humor, Eric's lectures vastly enrich our experience of a performance. If you've not yet had the opportunity to hear him speak, come on the 26th and see for yourself why he is a Quail Ridge favorite.


  • Duke Music
    Free! Voice Master Class With Dana Zenobi

    Thursday, March 27, at 4:30 p.m.
    Bone Hall, Biddle Music Building, Duke University
    Info: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu
    Duke alumna Dana Zenobi is a compelling and versatile performer who has garnered success in operatic roles ranging from Mozart heroines Konstanze and Donna Elvira to Verdi's Violetta Valéry. Currently based in Austin, TX, she is an active recitalist and concert soloist, and is a part of the voice faculty at Southwestern University. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Voice Performance with specialization in Voice Pedagogy at UT Austin under the direction of Darlene Wiley. Her research interests include aural modeling and acoustic analysis of the singing voice. She holds a Master's Degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied with Martha Deatherage, and a Bachelor's Degree from Duke University, where she was a student of Susan Dunn.


  • Durham Savoyards
    The Sorcerer

    March 27-30
    Carolina Theatre of Durham
    INFO: durhamsavoyards.org; carolinatheatre.org
    The Durham Savoyards, Ltd. present Gilbert & Sullivan's The Sorcerer. Each year since 1963, the Durham Savoyards have produced one of the topsy-turvy musical comedies of Sir William S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur S. Sullivan to the enjoyment of audiences young and old. Join us for this year's production of The Sorcerer, directed by Derrick Ivey and Alan Riley Jones, with accompaniment from the Durham Savoy Opera Orchestra.


  • North Carolina Symphony
    Pictures at an Exhibition; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

    Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m.
    Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall
    Friday –Saturday, March 28 – 29 at 8:00 p.m.
    Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony.org


  • Duke Opera Workshop, directed by Susan Dunn
    "The Party's Over"

    Saturday, March 29, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium
    INFO: 919.684.4444; tickets.duke.edu
    A program of finales and party scenes from La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, Le Nozze di Figaro, Les contes d'Hoffmann, and Eugene Onegin featuring students and professional singers in beautifully-renovated Baldwin Auditorium.


  • North Carolina Opera
    Rusalka

    Sunday, March 30, at 3:00 p.m.
    Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
    INFO: 919.792.3850; ncopera.org


  • Carolina Performing Arts
    Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

    Thursday, April 3,
    UNC's Memorial Hall
    INFO: 919.843.3333; CarolinaPerformingArts.org
    In their Chapel Hill debut, the orchestra is conducted by maestro Gianandrea Noseda, is one of the most recognizable ensembles in the world. The evening's all-French program includes Berlioz's massive Symphonie Fantastique.


  • Cape Fear Chorale
    Free! Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPT

    Sunday, April 6, at 4:00 p.m.
    Minnie Evans Arts Center, Ashley High School campus, Wilmington
    INFO: capefearchorale.org
    An oratorio for soloists, orchestra and double choir conducted by Jerry Cribbs. Preconcert talk at 3:40pm by Dr. Michael Daugherty.


  • Carolina Performing Arts
    Brooklyn Rider, with Dawn Upshaw, soprano

    April 6, 2014
    Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill
    INFO: 919.843.3333; CarolinaPerformingArts.org
    Works hand-picked by the quartet for the Chapel Hill audience. Brooklyn Rider's genre-bending repertoire continues to draw critical acclaim from classical, world, and rock critics alike.


CALL FOR ENTRIES

  • UNC School of the Arts
    High School Chamber Brass Competition

    Saturday, May 3; 12:30 – 7:00 pm
    Watson Chamber Music Hall, University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Music
    INFO: PDF Document Link
    The competition is open to high school chamber brass groups of 3 – 5 players of like or mixed instrumentation. The UNCSA brass faculty will adjudicate, present clinics and perform. Dr. Richard Cox will be a guest presenter: Performing to the Max. The registration of $50/group is due March 31, 2014.


HOSPICE OF WAKE COUNTY

  • Volunteer Musical Performers
    INFO: 919-828-0890; www.hospiceofwake.org/vol
    Hospice of Wake County is seeking Musical Presence volunteers to serve patients in the Wake Forest and Franklin County areas. HOWC is a non-profit, end-of-life organization that is “more than just hospice,” and serves areas beyond “Wake County.” On an average day, they currently serve more than 350 hospice patients and their service area covers Franklin, Wake, Durham, Harnett, and Johnston counties






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