WCPE Classical Calendar


 






WHAT TO SEE...



High Notes:

Carolina Ballet presents The Firebird, set to a powerful score by Igor Stravinsky with scenery inspired by traditional Russian lacquer boxes.

For tickets and information, please click this link: carolinaballet.com


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WCPE Classical Calendar: updated 09/15/14

  • Carolina Ballet
    Firebird
    September 11-28
    Fletcher Opera Theater
    INFO: 919.719.0900; carolinaballet.com
    This mesmerizing ballet combines all the elements of a great story – a handsome prince, a beautiful princess, an evil sorcerer, gargoyles, dragons, and a magical creature. The Firebird is set to a powerful score by Igor Stravinsky with scenery inspired by traditional Russian lacquer boxes. This opening program also features new choreography by Artistic Director Robert Weiss and is paired with a new ballet by Zalman Raffael, former dancer and newly appointed Choreographer in Residence, that is set to Brahms’ Violin Sonata in D.


  • UNC Process Series
    Free! World Premiere of Ice Music for Chamber Ensemble, Video, and Dance
    Friday, September 12 at 8:00 p.m.
    Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill campus
    INFO: music.unc.edu
    Music by Lowell Liebermann, video by Brooks de Wetter-Smith, choreography by Carey McKinley and Nathan Andary. Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts’ 10x10 initiative.


  • Quail Ridge Books & Music
    Monthly Classical Music Discussion Group
    Saturday, September 13 at 2 p.m.
    Quail Ridge Books & Music, Wade Ave., Raleigh
    INFO: 919.828.1588; quailridegbooks.com
    September’s discussion topic: Dvorak's Symphony No. 6. This public discussion group is open to all. Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite CD in order to share excerpts (of Dvorak’s 6th) with the group.


  • Duke Music
    Music Department Gala Chamber Orchestra Concert
    Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium
    INFO: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu
    $10 general admission, students FREE. The Ciompi Quartet, John Brown, Rebecca Troxler, Andrew Bonner, Rachael Elliott, Jimmy Gilmore, Don Eagle, Bo Newsome and others, with guest artist Olivier Cavé (piano) and conductors Harry Davidson and Verena Mösenbichler- Bryant, present works by Stravinsky, Bartók and Mozart.


  • UNC Department of Music
    Free! Carolina Wind Quintet
    Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 p.m.
    Person Recital Hall, UNC Chapel Hill
    INFO: music.unc.edu
    Brooks de Wetter-Smith, flute; Michael Schultz, oboe; Donald Oehler, clarinet; Andrew McAfee, horn; John Pederson, bassoon


  • North Carolina Symphony
    Opening Weekend: Branford Marsalis & Grant Llewellyn
    Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.
    Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
    Friday-Saturday, September 19-20 at 8:00 p.m.
    Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh


  • UNC Department of Music
    Free! UNC Alumni in Concert: Brahms, Bruch and Beethoven
    Saturday, September 20, at 3:00 p.m.
    Hill Hall Auditorium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    INFO: 919.962.1039; music.dept@unc.edu
    Three emerging classical artists return to the UNC Department of Music to perform works by Brahms, Bruch, and Beethoven. Andrew Warwick, Clarinet; Caroline Iantosca, Cello; Akiko Yamazaki, Piano. Program~ BRAHMS Trio in A minor, Op. 114; BRUCH selections from "8 Pieces", Op. 83; BEETHOVEN Duet No. 2 for Clarinet and Bassoon. Reception to meet the artists following the concert.


  • UNC Department of Music
    Free! Guest Artist Recital: Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman (Cal Poly-Pomona), piano
    Sunday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.
    Hill Hall Auditorium, UC Chapel Hill
    INFO: music.unc.edu


  • North Carolina Symphony
    Leonard Bernstein's Westside Story
    Friday – Saturday,September 26 - 27, at 8:00 p.m.
    Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony.org
    Grant Llewellyn directs the live score while the re-mastered film is projected in high definition.


  • Carolina Performing Arts
    The Pittsburgh Symphony - Manfred Honeck, conductor; Valentina Lisitsa, piano
    Sunday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m. & Monday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.
    Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
    INFO: 919.843.3333; CarolinaPerformingArts.org
    Works by Rachmaninoff, Mahler, Shostakovich, and others.


  • North Carolina Symphony
    Yevgeny Sudbin Plays Rachmaninoff
    Friday- Saturday, October 3-4 at 8:00 p.m.
    Meymandi Cocnert Hall, Raleigh
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony.org


  • Clayton Piano Festival
    October 4-10, 2014
    Clayton Center for Performing Arts
    INFO: 919.553.1737; claytonpianofestival.org


  • Town of Cary Sertoma Series
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony.org
    Free! Triangle Brass Band
    Sunday, October 5 at 3:00 p.m.
    Sertoma Amphitheatre, Cary
    INFO: 919.469.4069; townofcary.org; trianglebrass.org


  • Town of Cary Marvelous Music Mainstage Series
    Paragon Ragtime Orchestra with silent film
    Saturday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.
    Cary Arts Center
    INFO: 919.462.2055; townofcary.org; paragonragtime.com


  • Town of Cary Sertoma Series
    Free! Brass at Bond
    Sunday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m.
    Sertoma Amphitheatre, Cary
    INFO: 919.469.4069; townofcary.org; trianglebrass.org


  • Cary/Apex Piano Teachers Association (CAPTA)
    Musical Detectives: Discovering the Elements of Music
    Saturday, October 18: 9:00-11:30 a.m. (Grades k-3); 1:00-3:30 p.m. (Grades 4-6)
    Cary Arts Center
    INFO: capta.trailsong.org


  • Cary Town Band
    Free! Conductor’s Corner
    Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
    Cary Arts Center
    INFO: 919.847.8806; carytownband.org


  • Chapel Hill Philharmonia
    Children’s Concert
    Sunday, October 26
    INFO: chapelhillphilharmonia.org


  • WCPE co-presents...
    Copeland in Mexico
    Thursday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m.
    Quail Ridge Books & Music
    INFO: quailridgebooks.com


CALL FOR ENTRIES

  • 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.


  • Cary Community Choir
    Handel’s Messiah

    December 7
    Westwood Baptist Church, Cary
    INFO: carycommunitychoir.com
    Now seeking singers to participate in the December 7 performance. No auditions. All singing levels welcome.


 

 Previous Week's Classical Calendar:

  • Duke Music
    Lecture: Woodwinds of The Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC)

    Wednesday, September 10 at 4:00 p.m.
    Biddle Music Building, Fountain Area
    INFO: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu
    Albert Rice (Curator, Fiske Museum, Claremont College, 1986-2008)


  • Duke Music
    Lecture Series In Musicology: "Music and the Rise of Narrative"

    Thursday, September 11 at 3:30 p.m.
    Library Seminar Rm., Biddle Music Bldg.
    INFO: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu
    Lawrence Kramer (Fordham University). Presented in association with the German Department


  • Carolina Ballet
    Firebird

    September 11-28
    Fletcher Opera Theater
    INFO: 919.719.0900; carolinaballet.com
    This mesmerizing ballet combines all the elements of a great story – a handsome prince, a beautiful princess, an evil sorcerer, gargoyles, dragons, and a magical creature. The Firebird is set to a powerful score by Igor Stravinsky with scenery inspired by traditional Russian lacquer boxes. This opening program also features new choreography by Artistic Director Robert Weiss and is paired with a new ballet by Zalman Raffael, former dancer and newly appointed Choreographer in Residence, that is set to Brahms’ Violin Sonata in D.


  • UNC Process Series
    Free! World Premiere of Ice Music for Chamber Ensemble, Video, and Dance

    Friday, September 12 at 8:00 p.m.
    Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill campus
    INFO: music.unc.edu
    Music by Lowell Liebermann, video by Brooks de Wetter-Smith, choreography by Carey McKinley and Nathan Andary. Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts’ 10x10 initiative.


  • Quail Ridge Books & Music
    Monthly Classical Music Discussion Group

    Saturday, September 13 at 2 p.m.
    Quail Ridge Books & Music, Wade Ave., Raleigh
    INFO: 919.828.1588; quailridegbooks.com
    September’s discussion topic: Dvorak's Symphony No. 6. This public discussion group is open to all. Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite CD in order to share excerpts (of Dvorak’s 6th ) with the group.


  • Duke Music
    Music Department Gala Chamber Orchestra Concert

    Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium
    INFO: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu
    $10 general admission, students FREE. The Ciompi Quartet, John Brown, Rebecca Troxler, Andrew Bonner, Rachael Elliott, Jimmy Gilmore, Don Eagle, Bo Newsome and others, with guest artist Olivier Cavé (piano) and conductors Harry Davidson and Verena Mösenbichler- Bryant, present works by Stravinsky, Bartók and Mozart.


  • UNC Department of Music
    Free! Carolina Wind Quintet

    Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 p.m.
    Person Recital Hall, UNC Chapel Hill
    INFO: music.unc.edu
    Brooks de Wetter-Smith, flute; Michael Schultz, oboe; Donald Oehler, clarinet; Andrew McAfee, horn; John Pederson, bassoon


  • North Carolina Symphony
    Opening Weekend: Branford Marsalis & Grant Llewellyn

    Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.
    Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
    Friday-Saturday, September 19-20 at 8:00 p.m.
    Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh


  • UNC Department of Music
    Free! Guest Artist Recital: Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman (Cal Poly-Pomona), piano

    Sunday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.
    Hill Hall Auditorium, UC Chapel Hill
    INFO: music.unc.edu


  • Carolina Performing Arts
    The Pittsburgh Symphony- Manfred Honeck, conductor; Valentina Lisitsa, piano

    Sunday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m. & Monday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.
    Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
    INFO: 919.843.3333; CarolinaPerformingArts.org
    Works by Rachmaninoff, Mahler, Shostakovich, and others.


  • North Carolina Symphony
    Yevgeny Sudbin Plays Rachmaninoff

    Friday- Saturday, October 3-4 at 8:00 p.m.
    Meymandi Cocnert Hall, Raleigh
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony.org


  • Town of Cary Sertoma Series
    Free! Triangle Brass Band

    Sunday, October 5 at 3:00 p.m.
    Sertoma Amphitheatre, Cary
    INFO: 919.469.4069; townofcary.org; trianglebrass.org


  • Town of Cary Marvelous Music Mainstage Series
    Paragon Ragtime Orchestra with silent film

    Saturday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony.org


  • Cary Arts Center
    INFO: 919.462.2055; townofcary.org; paragonragtime.com
    Town of Cary Sertoma Series
    Free! Brass at Bond
    Sunday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m.
    Sertoma Amphitheatre, Cary
    INFO: 919.469.4069; townofcary.org; trianglebrass.org


  • Cary/Apex Piano Teachers Association (CAPTA)
    Musical Detectives: Discovering the Elements of Music

    Saturday, October 18: 9:00-11:30 a.m. (Grades k-3); 1:00-3:30 p.m. (Grades 4-6)
    Cary Arts Center
    INFO: capta.trailsong.org


  • Cary Town Band
    Free! Conductor’s Corner

    Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
    Cary Arts Center
    INFO: 919.847.8806; carytownband.org


CALL FOR ENTRIES

  • Voices, the Chapel Hill Chorus
    Cantari Auditions: August 18- September 1
    Voices Auditions: Aug 21 & 26
    INFO: voiceschapelhill.org/join
    Visit online to schedule audition and receive more information.


  • Women’s Voices Chorus
    Open Rehearsals & Auditions
    September 1
    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Chapel Hill
    INFO: 919.923.3869; Email: director@womensvoiceschorus.org
    Auditions by appointment, before and after open rehearsals.


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.


  • Cary Community Choir
    Handel’s Messiah

    December 7
    Westwood Baptist Church, Cary
    INFO: carycommunitychoir.com
    Now seeking singers to participate in the December 7 performance. No auditions. All singing levels welcome.






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