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updated 02/07/16

  • North Carolina Symphony
    Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird -
    w/ Grant Llewellyn, conductor
    Thursday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m.
    Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall
    Friday - Saturday, February 12 - 13, at 8:00 p.m.
    Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony.org


  • WCPE Radio & Quail Ridge Books & Music present
    Free! Discussion: The New Macbeth
    Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.
    3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh
    INFO: 919.828.1588
    Carolina Ballet’s Artistic Director Robert Weiss & composer J. Mark Scearce will talk about their work together over the past summer when they created the score for Carolina Ballet’s new Macbeth to premiere April 14-17, 2016 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium; and April 30 and May 1 at DPAC.  Choreographing a ballet of Shakespeare’s dramatic tragedy Macbeth is something Robert (Ricky) Weiss has wanted to do for a long time.  However, he never was able to find the music that he felt would do justice to the story in the way he wanted to tell it.  Mark Scearce (former head of the music department of NCSU) has work with Carolina Ballet on several ballets over the years starting in 1999 with The Kreutzer Sonata and most recently in 2010 with Dracula and Masque of the Red Death. Therefore, Ricky asked Mark if he would like to create a score for the ballet.  They received a fellowship from NYU and spent six weeks in New York together – Ricky describes it this way “in an amazing burst of creative energy, Mark completed the full piano score for the ballet – two hours of music that tells the story in fluid, dramatic, musical language just waiting to be set to dance.” Mark’s score will be arranged into a full orchestra score and be played live at the performances by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.  Both men are eager to shed light on what is involved in the creative process of making a ballet of this magnitude.


  • North Carolina HIP Music Festival
    Alienor: Tango for Two: Old and New Music for Two Harpsichords

    Friday, February 12, at 5:00 p.m.
    Bone Hall, Biddle Music Building, Duke University, Durham
    INFO: 919.560.2788; hipmusicfestival.org
    The North Carolina HIP Music Festival presents 14 events in 22 days, performed on historical period instruments. HIPSTER passes are available for admittance to all events.


  • North Carolina HIP Music Festival
    Alienor: Tango for Two: Old and New Music for Two Harpsichords

    Saturday, February 13, at 3:00 p.m.
    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Durham
    INFO: 919.560.2788; hipmusicfestival.org
    The North Carolina HIP Music Festival presents 14 events in 22 days, performed on historical period instruments. HIPSTER passes are available for admittance to all events.


  • North Carolina HIP Music Festival
    Raleigh Camerata: Early Moravian Music from the Moravian Foundation Archives

    Saturday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m.
    Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
    INFO: 919.560.2788; hipmusicfestival.org
    The North Carolina HIP Music Festival presents 14 events in 22 days, performed on historical period instruments. HIPSTER passes are available for admittance to all events.


  • Chapel Hill Philharmonia
    Free! Masterworks for Orchestra, Large and Small
    Sunday, February 14, at 3:00 p.m.
    Carrboro High School Auditorium
    INFO: The Chapel Hill Philharmonia performs three well-loved classical compositions. Conductor Donald Oehler will lead the orchestra in Wagner’s “Overture to Rienzi”, an early audience favorite. Ravel’s mesmerizing “Bolero” will follow. Mozart’s intense Symphony #40 concludes the program. Ravel’s work is noted for requiring an expanded orchestra, with saxophones and extra percussion. The symphony by Mozart in contrast shrinks the orchestra to a small complement of winds and strings.


  • North Carolina HIP Music Festival
    El Fuego: Cupid’s Fire, Songs from Spain and the New World

    Sunday, February 14, at 3:00 p.m.
    Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill
    INFO: 919.560.2788; hipmusicfestival.org
    The North Carolina HIP Music Festival presents 14 events in 22 days, performed on historical period instruments. HIPSTER passes are available for admittance to all events.


 

 Previous Week's Classical Calendar:

  • North Carolina Symphony
    Orchestra Love Stories

    Thursday, February 4, at 8:00 p.m.
    Southern Pines' Lee Auditorium
    Friday, February 5, at noon Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony.org
    Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, Samson and Delilah and more; under the direction of Grant Llewellyn.


  • Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival
    Quartet Classics

    Saturday, February 6, at 7:00 p.m.
    Hayes Barton United Methodist Church- Raleigh
    INFO: www.ecu.edu/fourseasons
    Featuring ECU faculty and members of the Horzsowski Trio


  • Duke Music
    Jennifer Curtis, violin and Clara Yang, piano

    Saturday, February 6, at 8:00 p.m.
    Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building
    INFO: music.duke.edu


  • North Carolina HIP Music Festival
    Biber Bowl Parts I & II

    Saturday, February 6 at 3:00 p.m. & Sunday, February 7, at 3:00 p.m.
    St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Durham
    INFO: 919.560.2788; hipmusicfestival.org
    The North Carolina HIP Music Festival presents 14 events in 22 days, performed on historical period instruments. The HIP festival opens this weekend with the Biber Bowl, February 6th and 7th with all 15 of the Mystery sonatas for violin by Heinrich Biber. HIPSTER passes are available for admittance to all events. Hip music festival dot org 919-560-2788.






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