WCPE Classical Calendar



High Notes:

North Carolina Symphony’s "Copland in Mexico"

Copland and Carlos Chavez

Join WCPE for a preview to the North Carolina Symphony’s "Copland in Mexico" concerts, Monday, Oct. 27th. Symphony Scholar-in-Residence William Robin will speak about Aaron Copland's transformative experiences in Mexico, as evidenced by his "Buckaroo Holiday," and "El Salon Mexico," as well as the music of the brilliant Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas.

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WCPE Classical Calendar: updated 10/26/14

  • Copland in Mexico
    A Special WCPE-sponsored Concert Preview & Lecture

    Monday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m.
    Quail Ridge Books & Music
    INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/641696685944018/

  • Elon University: Ang Li Piano Recital
    Free! China to Chopin with Love
    Tuesday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m.
    Whitley Auditorium, 108 West Lebanon, Elon, NC 27244
    INFO: 336.278.5610; http://www.elon.edu/e-net/Article/97436
    Steinway artist Ang Li selects some of Chopin’s most celebrated compositions for an Elon piano recital. Other features include works by Debussy, Philip Glass, John Adams, and traditional Chinese folk music arranged for solo piano.

  • SONAM chorus (Singers of New and Ancient Music)
    Free! A concert of comfort and healing in support of Urban Ministries of Durham
    Tuesday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m.
    First Presbyterian Church, 305 Main Street, Durham
    INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/714237818631328/
    The chorus will sing sacred works by Schutz, Byrd, Tavener, and the incomparable Requiem mass of Victoria. All proceeds from this hour-long concert will go towards the work of Urban Ministries of Durham, a local non-profit seeking to provide basic needs for the homeless in our community. The entirety of the $10 suggested donation will go to Urban Ministries of Durham.

  • North Carolina Symphony
    NCS Kids: Phantoms of the Orchestra

    Saturday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m.
    Meymandi Concert Hall
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony.org

  • Triangle Wind Ensemble

    Saturday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m.
    Cary Arts Center
    INFO: 919.462.2055; trianglewind.org
    A 55-member wind and percussion orchestra presenting its fall concert, featuring Toccata Marziale by Vaughn Williams, and three 21st-century works by leading young composers including Durham's Steven Bryant.

  • WCPE Local Arts Series: Tristan and Isolde
    Talk: North Carolina Opera’s Eric Mitchko and Jay Hunter Morris, tenor

    Monday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m.
    Quail Ridge Books & Music
    INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/339835539528236/
    Join North Carolina Opera’s General Director Eric Mitchko and Grammy Award®-winning tenor Jay Hunter Morris for “Tristan & Isolde & Morris & Mitchko,” a discussion of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde. Morris, who sings the role of Tristan in North Carolina Opera’s concert of Act II from the opera on November 9 at 3 pm at Meymandi Concert Hall, will also discuss highlights from his life as an opera singer. Morris will sign copies of his memoir Diary of a Redneck Opera Zinger, which will be available for purchase through Quail Ridge Books & Music. Eric Mitchko’s recommended recording of Tristan and Isolde, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler with Kirsten Flagstad as Isolde, will also be available for purchase.


 Previous Week's Classical Calendar:

  • 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


    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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