WCPE Classical Calendar


 






WHAT TO SEE...



High Notes:

The Mariinsky Orchestra and dazzling conductor Valery Gergiev return to Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall for the fourth time with two passionately Russian concerts January 31 & February 1. Information: CarolinaPerformingArts.org.





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updated 01/25/15

This Week...

  • Raleigh Camerata
    The Esterházy Connection: Court composers and music from the collection

    Friday January 30 at 7:00 p.m.
    Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, Raleigh
    INFO: raleighcamerata.com; esterhazyconnection.brownpapertickets.com
    Focusing on the late Baroque and early Classical chamber music, the Raleigh Camerata will showcase composers employed by the Austrian Esterhazy Court and select pieces preserved in the vast music collection acquired by prince and musician Paul II Anton Esterhazy.
  • Carolina Performing Arts
    Mariinsky Orchestra - Valery Gergiev, conductor

    Saturday, January 31 at 8: p.m.
    Sunday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m.
    UNC's Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill.
    INFO: 919.843.3333; CarolinaPerformingArts.org
    Two nights of Russian orchestral masterpieces include works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich.

COMING SOON!

  • Choral Society of Durham - Rodney Wynkoop, conductor
    Paul Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d (A Requiem for Those We Love)

    Sunday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m
    Duke University Chapel
    INFO: 919.560.2733; choral-society.org

 

 Previous Week's Classical Calendar:

  • North Carolina Symphony
    New World Symphony

    Thursday, January 22 at Southern Pines Lee Auditorium;
    Friday & Saturday January 23 & 24 at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony.org
    With mezzo-soprano Kate Farrar, Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts.


  • Town of Cary Marvelous Music Series
    Artie Shaw Orchestra

    Friday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.
    Cary Arts Center
    INFO: artieshaworchestra.com
    It wouldn't be a Marvelous Music season without some swing in the mix. And the Artie Shaw Orchestra is one of the “swingingest” outfits around. Featuring lean-toned clarinetist Matt Koza, the group hews to Artie Shaw’s legacy, and continues with the time-tested formula that has always pleased a variety of audiences, from the fans of yester year to the new jazz followers who want to experience an exciting and heady evening of swing. 


  • Women's Voices Chorus
    Awakenings: Songs of New Birth and Origins

    Sunday, January 25 at 3:00 p.m.
    University United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill
    INFO: womensvoiceschorus.org
    This winter concert features intriguing music, secular and sacred about spiritual rebirth, young love, springtime, and the rise of social movements.


  • Duke Chapel Music Organ Recital Series
    Free! Christopher Jacobson, Chapel Organist
    Sunday, January 25 at 5:00 p.m.
    Duke Chapel
    INFO: chapel.duke.edu
    Jacobson in his first major recital on the mighty Aeolian organ. Sunday, January 25th, at 5pm. This event is free and open to the public.


  • Incontri Musicali
    Free! Concert, and Triangle Debut
    Friday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.
    Carswell Concert Hall, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh
    INFO: incontrimusicali.com
    Incontri Musicali, a chamber music festival held annually in Spoleto, Italy during late summer, makes its Triangle debut with a talented roster of young classical musicians. Featured artists include the Cordova Quartet, the newly appointed Young Professional Quartet in Residence at the University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with New York-based soprano, Katya Gruzglina. The ensemble will perform a Russian-themed program to include an assortment of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Romances, Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet no.10, Beethoven’s String Quartet in C Major, op. 59, no.3. and John Taverner’s Akhmatova Songs.


COMING SOON!

  • Carolina Performing Arts
    Mariinsky Orchestra- Valery Gergiev, conductor

    Saturday, January 31 at 8: p.m.
    Sunday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m.
    UNC's Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill.
    INFO: 919.843.3333; CarolinaPerformingArts.org
    Two nights of Russian orchestral masterpieces include works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich.


  • Chapel Hill Philharmonia
    Free! From Shadow to Light

    Sunday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.
    Hill Hall Auditorium, UNC-CH campus
    INFO: chapelhillphilharmonia.org
    This concert will feature gifted soloists Jennifer Curtis and Thomas Otten. Multi-talented Jennifer Curtis, who performs in Carnegie Hall as well as Europe and South America, will play Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending", a gorgeous piece recently voted Britain's favorite. Thomas Otten, internationally-known prize-winning pianist and UNC Music Professor, will join the orchestra in Mozart's masterful "Piano Concerto No. 20". Conductor Donald Oehler will lead the full orchestra in Schubert's Symphony #8. Titled the "Unfinished Symphony", this work is regarded as the first Romantic symphony, with enchanting melodies and unusual tone color. CHP members will be featured in Saint-Saens' elegant "The Swan" from his "Carnival of the Animals". Harpist Casey Perley and the stellar cello section will play a new arrangement by Garth Molyneux, CHP hornist and composer. This program is supported by the Orange County Arts Commission. A reception will follow.






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