Arts Calendar

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May 16-19

Carolina Ballet presents Cinderella

Venue: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

About the program: We will close the season with the most enchanting version of Cinderella. The ballet features graceful choreography, charming music, and vivid costumes set against a backdrop of magical transformations and a grand royal ball. It is a timeless and heartwarming story of hope, resilience, and the enduring power of love.

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Sunday, May 19 | 4 p.m.

Choral Society of Durham presents Carmina Burana

Venue: Baldwin Auditorium, Durham

About the program: The Choral Society’s 75th anniversary celebrations continue with a performance of Carmina Burana, the 1935 cantata by Carl Orff, conducted by Dr. Rodney Wynkoop. The Durham symphony Orchestra, Henry Curry, Director, will accompany.

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Tuesday, May 21 | 7 p.m.

Ciompi Quartet presents 2024 Summer Chamber Music Series

Venue: Kirby Horton Hall in the Doris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham

About the program: The summer of 2024 will be a summer of chamber music not to be forgotten when Ciompi Presents once again fills the chamber music niche with vibrant artistry. This three-concert series never fails to delight audiences when the musicians share the inspirational creativity of master composers. Nationally and internationally recognized guest artists will join Ciompi musicians – violist Jonathan Bagg, violinist Eric Pritchard and cellist Caroline Stinson – in these celebratory evenings filled with creativity, conviviality, and superb artistry.

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Sunday, May 26 | 7 p.m.

Triangle Wind Ensemble presents The Music of John Williams2024 Summer Chamber Music Series

Venue: Kirby Horton Hall in the Doris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham

About the program: This exciting concert will include several of John Williams’ best-known film scores, his music for The Olympics and a patriotic tribute on the eve of Memorial Day weekend.

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Saturday, June 1 | 4 p.m.

North Carolina Master Chorale presents All the Colors of the World

Venue: Hayes Baron United Methodist Church, Raleigh

About the program: The NC master Chorale’s 40-voice chamber choir uses the concept of color in musical pieces as a prism for viewing our natural world.

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Sunday, June 2 | 4 p.m.

Ardora Trio presents Brahms and Dvořák

Venue: North Raleigh United Methodist Church, Raleigh

About the program: The Trio will play Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1 and Dvořák Piano Trio No. 4 “Dumky.” The Ardora Trio is comprised of violinist Jessica Ryou, cellist Sean Hawthorne, and pianist Jean Park. The ensemble takes its name from the words “ardor” and “Raleigh,” giving nod to their passionate performances and the fact that they are locally based musicians who hope to enrich the classical chamber music scene.

Admission is free. For more information.