WCPE Classical Calendar


 






WHAT TO SEE...



High Notes:


Folk Tunes Revisited



Explore classic folk tunes in new forms with the
Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony

Friday, October 24 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Center!




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WCPE Classical Calendar: updated 10/20/14

  • Meredith College Sinfonietta- Jim Waddelow, conductor
    Free! Concert

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
    Jones Auditorium, Meredith College
    INFO: meredith.edu
    An orchestral concert given by Meredith College Department of Music's Sinfonietta ensemble. The Sinfonietta will premiere a new concerto by Meredith's own Tom Lohr, Professor of Music.


  • Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
    Folk Tunes Revisited, featuring the Free Spirit Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra

    Friday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m.
    Renaissance Center, 405 Brooks St, Wake Forest
    INFO: 919.435.9458; WakeForestNC.gov/Renaissance-Centre
    Folk Tunes Revisited, exploring classic folk tunes in new forms. Featured works include, Nofinofo, Theme and Variations on Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen written and arranged by Milton Bliss for clarinet quartet; as well as several of Copland’s arrangements of favorite folk tunes; Corigliano’s Three Irish Folk Songs for flute and soprano, and Lanette Lind’s The Peaceable Kingdom inspired by the famous folk painting.


  • Cary Town Band
    Free! Conductor’s Corner

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


  • North Carolina Symphony
    Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto- Eugene Tzigane, conductor & Di Wu, piano

    Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. -Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
    Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25 at 8:00 p.m. -Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony.org


  • Virginia Symphony Orchestra
    Carmina Burana

    Saturday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m.
    Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Virginia
    INFO: VirginiaSymphony.org
    One-night-only performance with the Virginia Symphony and Chorus, and the Richmond Ballet performing John Butler's ground-breaking ballet.


  • Chapel Hill Philharmonia
    Children’s Concert: Mozart’s Magic Flute

    Sunday, October 26 at 3:00 p.m.
    Kenan Music Rehearsal Hall, UNC-CH campus, Chapel Hill
    INFO: chapelhillphilharmonia.org
    The Chapel Hill Philharmonia will present music and song from Mozart's "The Magic Flute". Conductor Donald Oehler will lead the orchestra and talented soloists from the UNC Department of Music in familiar selections. Thanks to support from the WCPE Education Fund, the concert will bring opera to children as well as provide performance opportunities for aspiring operatic singers. Audience participation in conducting Strauss's "Radetsky March" will conclude the program, followed by children meeting the musicians and instruments.


  • WCPE co-presents...
    Talk: Copland in Mexico, with William Robbins

    Thursday, October 27, at 7:00 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.


 

 Previous Week's Classical Calendar:

  • Free! Wilson Memorial Concert
    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church, W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham
    INFO: 919.489.3214
    Music for organ, harpsichord, and piano. Performers include guest artist Christa Rakich and local artist Jacqueline Nappi. Featuring baroque and new music, including the premiere of a new work by Durham composer Michael Trinastic. Reception to follow.


  • Mallarme Chamber Players
    American Mavericks

    Sunday, September 7, at 3:00 p.m.
    Durham Arts Council
    INFO: 919.560.2788; mallarmemusic.org
    Music for strings, clarinet, and piano by esteemed American composers with works by Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Karol Husa, and John Duffy’s We Want Mark Twain.”


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony.org


CALL FOR ENTRIES

  • Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
    New Member Auditions

    Tuesday, August 19
    INFO: email orchestramgr@wilmingtonsymphony.org; http://wsomusicians.blogspot.com/p/
    audition-information.html
    Seeking Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Percussion, and Harp players.


  • Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra, Junior Strings
    New & Returning Member Auditions

    Thursday evenings: August 28 & September
    INFO: http://wsoyouth.blogspot.com


  • 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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