Arts Calendar

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Sunday, March 26 | 5 p.m.

Duke Chapel Music presents Dr. Robert Parkins in Recital

Location: Duke University Chapel, Durham

About the Performance:

In his recital this year, University Organist Dr. Robert Parkins features the Brombaugh and Flentrop organs in works by early Portuguese composers, Frescobaldi, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Heiller, and Bovet. A professor of the practice of music at Duke, Dr. Parkins’s solo recordings have appeared on the Calcante, Gothic, Loft, Musical Heritage Society, and Naxos labels. “Salome’s Dance,” his most recent release, elicited the following remark from one critic (in The American Organist): “His playing is elegant, with a freely flowing musicality that goes far beyond mere technical mastery.”

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Friday, March 31 | 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 1 | 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 2 | 3:00 p.m.

Durham Savoyards present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Yeomen of the Guard”

Location: The Carolina Theatre, Durham

About the Performance:

Yeomen of the Guard is set at the Tower of London during Elizabethan times.  It has costumed Beefeater warders,  beautiful music, a jester, several love stories, and an escaped prisoner.

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Sunday, April 2 | 7:00 p.m.

Together We Sing presents God So Loved

Location: Meymandi Concert Hall, Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh

About the Performance:

An Easter Cantata written by local composer & choir director Pepper Choplin entitled “God so Loved” will be presented by a consortium of nearly 20 local singing groups accompanied by a small orchestra.

Friday, April 14 | 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 16 | 2:00 p.m.

NC Opera presents Porgy and Bess

Location: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh

About the Performance:

The unlikely love of Porgy and Bess is challenged by both Crown and Sportin’ Life, but the real protagonists are the people of Charleston’s Catfish Row. Gershwin’s music indelibly tells their story in the great American opera.

Co-production with Opera Carolina.

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