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The Durham Savoyards - Utopia

The Durham Savoyards
Performances of Utopia Limited will be March 26-29, 2015, at the Carolina Theatre in Downtown Durham.
Thursday (Preview Night), March 26, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday, March 27, & 28, 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2:00 PM (matinee)





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updated 03/22/15

This Week...


  • The Durham Savoyards
    Gilbert and Sullivan's Utopia Limited

    March 26 - 29
    The Carolina Theatre of Durham
    INFO: 919.560.3030
    A lazy island Eden is reformed with the presumed benefits of English politics and newcomers, with much singing, dancing, and comedy.


  • MOSAIC (Mathematics of Science, Art, Industry, Culture)
    Free! Anatoly Larkin: Music through Mathematical Formulas
    Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m.
    SAS Hall, 2311 Stinson Dr, NC State University campus
    INFO: http://www.mosaicmathart.org/events/ncsu


  • Duke Chapel Music
    Duke Chapel Choir: Johann Sebastian Bach's "St. Matthew Passion"

    Sunday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m.
    Duke Chapel
    INFO: 919.684.4444; tickets.duke .edu
    With professional orchestra and children's choir


  • Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra
    Once Upon A Time: Legends, Fairy Tales and Fantasies

    Sunday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m.
    Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU
    INFO: http://raleighcivicsymphony.org/
    Music can tell stories, describe landscapes, translate our dreams into sound and take us to far off lands in our imagination. With this concert, the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra juxtaposes Antonin Dvorak’s evocative short- story-like Legends with the transcendent mysticism of avant-garde Soviet composer Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concordanza and the delicate children’s fairy tales of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite. The program also includes Night by the orchestra’s new conductor and Music Faculty Peter Askim, an exploration of the ephemeral boundaries between twilight, dusk and darkness and between consciousness and dream states.


CALL FOR ENTRIES

  • Summertrios
    INFO: Summertrios.org
    Serving adult chamber music players for 25 years. Summertrios offers chamber music festivals for adults in a campus setting. Workshops include coached groups featuring piano ensemble repertoire, string quartets, wind ensembles and mixed instrumental groups. Summertrios' classes support novice chamber musicians, intermediate and advanced players. Each week provides opportunities to perform.


  • Town of Cary
    Second annual En Plein Air: Paint The Town

    Deadline: April 10 at 5:00 p.m.
    Register: Cary Arts Center; http://www.townofcary.org (search En Plein Air); or contact jewel.kichak@townofcary.org
    En Plein Air painting will take place on May 2 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; rain date is May 3 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Once registered, artists can choose the location/building/object in downtown Cary they wish to paint. Finished pieces will be displayed in participating downtown businesses from May 5-26, after which the artwork will be shown at the Cary Arts Center and at the Silent Arts Auction and Gala on May 29. For additional information search “En Plein Air” or call (919) 469-4061. And for more fun in Cary, follow the Town on Twitter @TOC Fun and check out our Meetings and Events Calendar.


  • North Carolina Symphony
    2015 Bryan Youth Concerto Competition

    Deadline: Friday, April 10
    INFO: Visit the Competitions & Awards listing below the Education tab on the Symphony's Web page, www.ncsymphony.org, to download the application form, or contact Symphony Director of Education
    Sarah Gilpin at sgilpin@ncsymphony.org. Preliminary Round is Sunday, April 19. The North Carolina Symphony will hold the preliminary round of its annual Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Youth Concerto Competition at the Wainwright Music Building at Meredith College in Raleigh on Sunday, April 19, 2015, from noon to 6 p.m. Applications to reserve an audition time are now being accepted. The postmarked deadline to enter is April 10, 2015. A $25 application fee is required. The competition is open to instrumentalists between ten and 21 years of age and provides an opportunity for young artists to gain recognition and perform alongside the finest musicians in the state. Applicants ages 16 to 21 compete in the senior division, and ages ten to 15 in the junior division. All participants must be North Carolina residents or students enrolled full-time in a North Carolina school.


 

 Previous Week's Classical Calendar:

  • The Duke Chorale, Rodney Wynkoop, conductor
    Free! Concert
    Tuesday, March 17 at 8:00 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium, Duke's East Campus
    INFO: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu
    The concert features a diverse selection from the Chorale's spring break tour to California, including classical repertoire, contemporary works, folk songs and traditional tunes.


  • Carolina Performing Arts
    Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos

    Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
    UNC's Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
    INFO: 919.843.3333; CarolinaPerformingArts.org
    This special program comes to Chapel Hill as part of a 5 city U.S. tour.


  • The University of North Carolina
    Free! Lecture: Dava Sobel on the work of Galileo’s Daughter
    Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
    Music Building, Recital Hall
    INFO: globeandcosmos.uncg.edu
    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's "Globe and Cosmos": Celebrating 450 Years of Shakespeare and Galileo featuring New York Times best-selling author of "Galileo's Daughter," Dava Sobel, presenting a free lecture on her work.


  • North Carolina Museum of Art
    Art in Bloom

    March 19 – 22
    INFO: NCartmuseum.org
    Featuring 45 flower displays inspired by works of art, master classes, lectures, and demonstrations by leading floral designers, including Royal florist Shane Connolly, Hitomi Gilliam, Bryce Lane of "In the Garden with Bryce Lane," and more.


  • The Carolina Theatre
    George Winston, piano

    Friday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m.
    309 W Morgan St, Durham
    INFO: 919.560.3030; CarolinaTheatre.org
    George Winston’s performance consists of pieces his latest record; Gulf Coast Blues and Impressions as well as his upcoming album Spring Carousel - A Cancer Research Benefit out later this year.


  • Chapel Hill Philharmonia
    Free! "Millikan Symphony" (world premiere)
    Friday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m.
    Hill Hall Auditorium, UNC-CH campus
    INFO: chapelhillphilharmonia.org
    Chapel Hill Philharmonia will premiere composer Ann Millikan’s "Millikan Symphony", written in honor of her distinguished brother, Dr. Robert Millikan.  A Renaissance man, Professor Millikan was a noted cancer researcher, violinist, and rowing coach.  He held degrees in epidemiology, veterinary medicine, and a fellowship in molecular biology.  The four movements of the new symphony highlight his work in each area.  Conductor Donald Oehler will also lead the orchestra in Vaughan Williams “The Lark Ascending”, with gifted violinist Jennifer Curtis.  Curtis is a multi-talented performer who has played across continents as well as in Carnegie Hall.  Her solo playing will also be featured in the symphony. Composer Talk: 7:00pm; Concert 8:00pm. A reception hosted by the Millikan family will follow.


  • The Greenville Choral Society
    Haydn's "Mass in Time of Greenville War"

    Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m.
    First Christian Church
    INFO: 252.353.5495; Greenvillechoralsociety.com
    The Concert Choir, with soloists and the New Carolina Sinfonia, will be directed by Dwight Dockery.


  • Anatoly Larkin and Olga Kleiankina
    Invitation to the Dance… Piano Duo Recital

    Sunday, March 22 at 4:00 p.m.
    Titmus Theater, Frank Thompson Hall, NC State University campus
    INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/402303826561548/
    A fun recital that features dances, tangos and more by French, Spanish and Argentinian composers (Debussy, Faure, Chabrier, Milhaud, Piazzola and Infante). Tickets: $5 students, $8 seniors and NCSU employees, $10 general


  • Duke Chapel Music
    Free! German Organ Music of Three Centuries- Robert Parkins, University Organist

    Sunday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m.
    Duke Chapel
    INFO: chapel.duke .edu
    Music by Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Reger


  • Hickory Choral Society
    Free! All Mozart Spring Concert- Dr. Eric Nelson, guest conductor
    Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m.
    First Baptist Church, Hickory
    INFO: hickorychoralsociety.org
    A rare opportunity to hear two of Mozart's best-known and most-admired works. "Ave Verum Corpus," a simple yet warm selection, quietly opens the concert. The second and final work of the program is the Requiem, K. 626.


CALL FOR ENTRIES

  • Summertrios
    Serving adult chamber music players for 25 years. Summertrios offers chamber music festivals for adults in a campus setting. Workshops include coached groups featuring piano ensemble repertoire, string quartets, wind ensembles and mixed instrumental groups. Summertrios' classes support novice chamber musicians, intermediate and advanced players. Each week provides opportunities to perform.
    INFO: Summertrios.org


  • Town of Cary
    Second annual En Plein Air: Paint The Town

    Deadline: April 10 at 5:00 p.m.
    Register: Cary Arts Center; http://www.townofcary.org (search En Plein Air); or contact
    jewel.kichak@townofcary.org
    En Plein Air painting will take place on May 2 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; rain date is May 3 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Once registered, artists can choose the location/building/object in downtown Cary they wish to paint. Finished pieces will be displayed in participating downtown businesses from May 5-26, after which the artwork will be shown at the Cary Arts Center and at the Silent Arts Auction and Gala on May 29. For additional information search “En Plein Air” or call (919) 469-4061. And for more fun in Cary, follow the Town on Twitter @TOC Fun and check out our Meetings and Events Calendar.


  • Moore Philharmonic Orchestra
    2015 Student Scholarships

    Deadline: March 19, at 6:30 p.m.
    Applications: www.mporchestra.com
    Past recipients have applied for scholarships to pay for private lessons, attend summer music camps and purchase higher quality instruments. Applicants must be current instrumental students in public, private, or accredited home schools in Moore County or be an active member of the Moore Philharmonic Orchestra and must not have reached the age of 21 by December 31, 2014. Candidates will be required to prepare a short audition piece of their choice on April 16, 2015 (candidates will be notified of audition times). Scholarships will be announced at the Spring Concert at Sandhills Community College on April 25, 2015.






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