WCPE Classical Calendar


 






WHAT TO SEE...



High Notes:



Enjoy free Independence Day concerts in Fayetteville, Cary, Raleigh and Garner this week.





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updated 6/28/15

  • North Carolina Symphony
    Free! Independence Day Concert
    Wednesday, July 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    Festival Park, Fayetteville
    INFO: ncsymphony.org
    David Glover, conductor; Scott MacLeod, baritone/narrator. Join us for a good, old-fashioned salute to the red, white and blue. Celebrate the USA on its birthday with patriotic favorites and high-spirited classics, including Root’s The Battle Cry of Freedom and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, plus selections from the Civil War era! This concert is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.


  • Cary Town Band
    Free! 28th Annual Patriotic Celebration - In Times of Peace
    Friday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.
    Cary Arts Center Theater
    INFO: carytownband.org
    There are times of war; there are times of peace. A simple question: "What times are we in now?" There's lots of music recalling times of war. Is there music celebrating times of peace or the wish for peace? Definitely, yes! As we prepare to celebrate our nation's 239th birthday with the band's 28th Annual Patriotic Celebration, join with us as we musically explore such times - the world Waiting for the Sunrise, a Prayer for Peace, an army that just disappeared (think Twilight Zone), and more. Former US Marine Dave Brook recalls his military experiences serving in a time of peace. And, of course, there's the annual pre-4th of July salute to our military service personnel past and present who have helped secure our freedom and liberty. It's a concert event you definitely will not want to miss. (And again this year, this concert is in the Cary Arts Center Theater, where it's cool indoors and rain will not spoil the event!)


  • North Carolina Symphony
    Free! Independence Day Concert
    Friday, July 3 8:30 p.m.
    Lake Benson Park, Garner
    INFO: ncsymphony.org
    David Glover, conductor; Scott MacLeod, baritone/narrator. Join us for a good, old-fashioned salute to the red, white and blue. Celebrate the USA on its birthday with patriotic favorites and high-spirited classics, including Root’s The Battle Cry of Freedom and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, plus selections from the Civil War era! This concert is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.


  • North Carolina Symphony
    Free! Summerfest- Independence Day
    Saturday, July 4, 2015, 5:45 PM
    Booth Amphitheater - Regency Park, Cary
    INFO: ncsymphony.org
    The Cary Town Band, the North Carolina Symphony, and fireworks - what could make the 4th of July more perfect. Come join Summerfest 2015 for the annual 4th of July Celebration. The big event starts around 5:45 PM when the Cary Town Band brings you an old fashion play-in-the-park afternoon concert just like your great grandparents enjoyed a hundred years ago when they celebrated the 4th of July. Patriotic music, popular music, some movie moments, and more, while stretched out on a blanket on the grass. Come enjoy the fun with the band, the symphony, and culminating with the best fireworks display in the Triangle area.


 

 Previous Week's Classical Calendar:

  • North Carolina Museum of Art
    King Sunny Ade and His African Beats

    Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m.
    2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
    INFO: ncartmuseum.org
    The legendary Afro-pop pioneer and band leader will be joined onstage by 20 master musicians and percussionists in this outdoor concert under the stars.


  • The Triangle Brass Band - Tony Granados, conductor
    Two Civil War Tribute Concerts

    Friday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m.
    Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park, Cary
    Saturday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m.
    Nature Park in Apex
    INFO: trianglebrass.org
    These concerts feature local soloists and a lot of sound! Come and surprise yourself by enjoying this tribute including movie themes, marches, and beautiful traditional tunes arranged for this band.


  • Ruggero Piano 4th Friday Mix
    SPECIAL EDITION: Cure Kidney Cancer Benefit Concert

    Friday June 26th, 7:30 PM.
    Bosendorfer Hall, Ruggero Piano, 4720 Hargrove Rd., Suite 120,Raleigh NC
    Info: 919.839.2040; ruggeropiano.com
    Featuring Brenda Casey and Pat Todd, pianos


  • Nasher Museum
    ADF International Screendance Festival

    Sunday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m.
    INFO: nasher.duke.edu
    The free films begin at 2 PM so make plans to spend a cool Sunday at the Nasher Museum. Brunch is served in the Nasher Museum Café starting at noon, and exhibitions can be viewed throughout the day. For information about complimentary museum admission and café discounts, visit nasher.duke.edu/join. For a complete schedule of screenings and more information, visit ADF online.


  • Western Piedmont Symphony
    Free! Sails Spring Concert
    Sunday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m.
    Downtown Hickory
    INFO: 828.261.2290; wpsymphony.org


Call for Entries

  • The Carolina Renaissance Festival
    Auditions

    Saturday, June 27th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Cannon School located at 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, NC 28027.
    INFO: Contact 704-896-5555 or email vreanie@renfestinfo.com
    Available opportunities include roles for street performers, role players, musicians, and variety acts. Amateur and professional opportunities are available. Prepared material, head shots, and resumes are appreciated but not required. Auditionees should be age 13 or older. Contact 704-896-5555 or email vreanie@renfestinfo.com to schedule an audition appointment. The Carolina Renaissance Festival returns for its 22nd season on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, October 3rd through November 22nd, on a 325 acre site minutes north of Charlotte, between Concord and Huntersville, at the junction of NC 73 and Poplar Tent Road. Audition information and more can be found online at Carolina.RenFestInfo.com.






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