WCPE Classical Calendar



High Notes:

WCPE's Dan McHugh emcees "Back by Popular Demand" this Friday, April 17, with the Free Spirits. The chamber ensemble performs accessible works by contemporary composers from the Americas, including "Dali's Dream by Free Spirits musician Lanette Lind at the Wake Forest Renaissance Center.

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updated 04/12/15

This Week...

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro Performing Arts Series
    Philip Glass — Timothy Fain in Concert

    Tuesday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m.
    Aycock Auditorium
    INFO: http://performingarts.uncg.edu/upas/glass

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro Performing Arts Series
    Philip Glass’ opera Galileo Galilei

    Thursday- Saturday, April 16-19
    Aycock Auditorium
    INFO: opera.uncg.edu

  • Duke Chapel Music
    Duke Vespers Ensemble

    Saturday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m.
    Duke Chapel
    INFO: 919.684.4444; tickets.duke.edu
    Grandiose works by Victoria, Charpentier, Sances, Palestrina, with the Mallarme period instrument orchestra and Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble.

  • Edenton Street Live: Una Voce
    Free! James Whitbourn's Annelies
    Sunday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m.
    Sanctuary, Edenton St. United Methodist Church, downtown Raleigh
    INFO: edentonstreetlive.com
    The story of Anne Frank, the young girl who hid from the Nazis with her family for two years in an Amsterdam attic, has inspired millions since her diary was first published in 1947. Her tale of survival and a sense of optimism in the face of horrific hardship are best known from her published diary but also in play form and numerous films. It also was the inspiration for composer James Whitbourn, who in 2005 created a 14-movement oratorio Annelies (her full given name) for chorus and soprano soloist based on the diaries. The Triangle area's newest chamber choir, Una Voce (One Voice), will present the North Carolina premiere of Annelies on Sunday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the historic Edenton Street United Methodist Church in downtown Raleigh. Joining Una Voce are Mary Elizabeth Southworth - soprano, Rebekah Binford - violin, Elizabeth Beilman - cello, John Noel - piano and Marianne Breneman - clarinet under the direction of Kevin B. Holland. A pre-concert lecture and discussion will be led by Mr. Holland at 3:00 p.m. in Room 251 and all concert attendees are invited to attend a reception immediately following the concert.

  • Raleigh Chamber Music Guild and ECU's Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival
    Free! Master Class
    Saturday, April 18; 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, Raleigh
    INFO: RCMG.org
    Master Class with area students Ara Gregorian, violin; Marcy Rosen, cello; and Thomas Sauer, piano. Free and open to the public.

  • Free Spirits of the Raleigh Symphony
    Back by Popular Demand- a concert of favorites!

    Friday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
    Wake Forest Renaissance Canter
    Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m.
    Halle Cultural Art Center, 237 N. Salem St, Apex
    INFO: 919.546.9755
    "Back By Popular Demand" is a concert of some of the Free Spirits’ favorite music by living American composers. The program includes a beautiful Nocturne by Richard Faith; Sonata for 2 clarinets and piano by Gary Schocker; Free Spirits member Lanette Lind’s composition Dali's Dream for baritone saxophone and piano; and two pieces for clarinet, saxophone and piano, Reveries by Thomas Massella, and Doppler Effect by Adrienne Albert.

  • Bel Canto Company
    From Darkness to Light

    April 18 and 20
    Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro.
    INFO: 336.333. 2220; belcantocompany.com
    A choral concert exploring these opposites that pervade literature, philosophy and art featuring music by Dan Forrest, Morten Lauridsen, Daniel Elder, Ysaye Barnwell and more.

  • Raleigh Civic Symphony
    Dance, Dance….Revolution!

    Sunday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m.
    State Ballroom, Talley Student Center, NCSU Campus
    INFO: http://raleighcivicsymphony.org/
    From the rhythms of empires on the brink to the dances of peoples yearning for nationhood, the Raleigh Civic Symphony explores the power of dance music to channel a wide spectrum of human emotion. Joy, pride, nostalgia, humor, passion, and national identity come to life through a diverse selection of music, all arising from the age-old human impulse to translate rhythm into physical motion.

  • Carolina Performing Arts
    Monteverdi's "Vespers of 1610"

    Sunday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
    UNC's Memorial Hall
    INFO: CarolinaPerformingArts.org
    Arguably the most influential work of the late Renaissance period, this sacred score has inspired audiences for over 400 years. Performed on period instruments by the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir, and led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.


 Previous Week's Classical Calendar:

  • Duke Symphony Orchestra - Harry Davidson, music director
    Free! Concert with pianist Cicilia Yudha
    Wednesday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium
    INFO: 919.660.3333; music.duke.edu
    The program includes Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 in D Major and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major

  • Duke University Wind Symphony - Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, conductor
    Free! Concert
    Thursday, April 9, 8 pm
    Baldwin Auditorium
    INFO: 919-660-3333 or music.duke.edu
    This concert of movie music will feature soundtracks from Frozen, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, The Incredibles, The Dark Knight Rises, and more.

  • North Carolina Symphony
    Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique -Michael Francis, conductor

    Thursday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m. at Southern Pines' Lee Auditorium
    Friday, April 10 at 12:00 at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall
    Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m. at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall
    INFO: 919.733.2750; ncsymphony
    This performance also includes Vieuxtemps' Violin Concerto No. 5 with concert master Brian Reagin.

  • Duke Music
    Free! Lecture Series In Musicology: Candace Bailey (NC Central University)
    Friday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m.
    Biddle Music Building, Room 104, Duke University campus
    INFO: 919-660-3333 or music.duke.edu
    “The Transmission of Cultural Codes in the Antebellum South: Binder’s Volumes as Musical Commonplace Books” presented by the NCCU-Duke Lecture Exchange Series

  • Triangle Wind Ensemble
    Symphonies for Winds

    Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.
    Cary Arts Center
    INFO: 919.462.2055; trianglewind.org
    Concert features Morton Gould's "West Point Symphony," movements from Howard Hanson's "Nordic" and "Romantic" Symphonies, and "Appollo Unleashed" from Frank Ticheli's Symphony No 2.

  • Raleigh Concert Band
    Once Upon a Tune

    Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.
    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh
    INFO: thercb.org

  • Artist Studios at Fearrington Village
    First Annual Open Studio Tour 2015

    Saturday, April 11 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.)
    Sunday, April 12 (Noon–5 p.m.).
    INFO: fearringtonartists.org
    Twenty artists will present - paintings, drawings, collage, photography, altered books, sculpture, wood work, jewelry and more. A preview reception and exhibit will be held – Friday April 10, 2015 6p.m. – 8p.m. at Galloway Ridge Auditorium. Tour Maps are available at local business locations and online at fearringtonartists.org or fearringtonartists.blogspot.com. The tour and reception are free. Discover Fearrington Village… Discover a community of talented artists.

  • UNC School of the Arts High School
    Chamber Brass Competition

    Sunday, April 12; 12:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Watson Chamber Music Hall
    INFO: Please click here!

  • The Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex
    The Spring Will Come!

    Sunday, April 12 at 3:00 p.m.
    237 N Salem St, Apex
    INFO: 919.249.1120; TheHalle.org
    The fifth performance in the Classical Concert Series includes Schubert's The Shepherd on the Rock and Gordon's critically acclaimed new setting or Orpheus and Euridice, featuring local artists Jennifer Paschal, Angela Bloemeke, and Yuri Yamamoto.

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