Classical Calendar


Raleigh, Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 24
Carolina Ballet Presents An Evening Of Bernstein & Robbins

To celebrate the 100th birthdays of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, icons of classical music and ballet, as well as Broadway, we will be reviving their Fancy Free - the ballet that changed American dance forever. This work was also the genesis of the Broadway show and Hollywood movie, On the Town. For the first time ever, we will present Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun set to the music of Claude Debussy.

Fletcher Opera Theater | Tickets

Durham, Sunday, March 24, 3 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra Of The Triangle Presents A Program of Pure Delights

Returning to the Carolina Theatre for a third time, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein performs one of the greatest concertos ever written. Paired with a scintillating Rossini overture and Brahms' emotionally charged 2nd Serenade, this program is The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle's annual Horst and Ruth Mary Meyer Memorial Concert.

Carolina Theatre | For tickets call 919.560.3030

Durham, Sunday, March 24, 5:15 p.m.
Duke University Presents Dr. Robert Parkins In Recital

Dr. Parkins''s recital this year, J. S. Bach and His Predecessors, will feature works of Bach and earlier composers who influenced him. Presented on the Brombaugh and Flentrop organs, the program will include music by Frescobaldi, Böhm, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, and Grigny..

Duke University Chapel, Durham| Free

Raleigh, Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Presents Seven Last Words of Christ by Franz Josef Haydn

Commissioned in 1787 for a Good Friday liturgy at the Cathedral of Cádiz, Spain, this set of seven short pieces is intended to be interspersed with spoken reflections on the seven last words of Jesus from the cross. Members of our own congregation will read the reflections. The Lyricosa Quartet will perform Haydn's haunting score..

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh| Free

Chapel Hill, Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina Performing Arts Presents Mitsuko Uchida and Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida, one of the greatest Mozart interpreters of our time, shares a long-term collaboration with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, focused on that composer's piano concertos. Uchida leads the orchestra from the keyboard..

Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill | Tickets

Durham, Thursday, March 28 through Sunday, March 31
The Durham Savoyards Present Mikado

The son of Japan's Emperor flees marriage with Katisha and falls in love with Yum-Yum, but faces beheading by the Lord High Executioner if he marries her. Bribery, fast talking, and another marriage may solve the problems. .

Carolina Theatre, Durham| Tickets or call 919.560.3030

Raleigh, Sunday March 31, 3:00 p.m.
North Carolina Master Chorale Presents Haydn's The Creation

Inspired after hearing Handel's Messiah, Joseph Haydn wrote his greatest oratorio, The Creation, one of the most beloved works in the choral literature. Haydn's depiction of the Biblical creation of the world is jubilant and uplifting. The 170-voices of the Chorale, orchestra, and soloists perform The Creation.

Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh | Tickets

Raleigh, Monday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.
Saint Michael's Episcopal Church Presents The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

The Choir of Clare College is one of the world's leading university choirs. Their program is titled The full, final Sacrifice: A Lenten Sequence and will feature some of the most extaordinary choral music for the Lenten season. Their concert at Saint Michael's last year was sold out, so get your tickets today.

Saint Michael's Episcopal Church, Raleigh | Tickets

Raleigh, Friday, April 5 & Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m.
North Carolina Symphony Presents Don Quixote

Guest artists Zuill Bailey, cello, and Roberto Díaz, viola, join the North Carolina Symphony to portray the fantastical misadventures of literature's favorite befuddled knight and his loyal sidekick. The charming musical vignettes of Don Quixote and the wistful eloquence of the Walton Cello Concerto in this program to be recorded for the Symphony's next album.

Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh | Tickets

Cary, Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Triangle Wind Ensemble Presents Sheltering Sky

This season, the Triangle Wind Ensemble is celebrating our 20th Anniversary Season. While many groups commission compositions for such milestone anniversaries, we decided to take a different approach. We have instead chosen to give ourselves, and the wind band community as a whole, the present of an original Fantasia-like animation specifically created to accompany an already existing piece of wind band music. We hope that this gift will help engage audiences both at its premiere at our concert on April 13, 2019, and also across the globe when we make the film available to high school, college, and other community concert bands and wind ensembles. We have partnered with NCSU Associate Professor of Art and Design Marc Russo to develop this original 3D animation to accompany Sheltering Sky, an extraordinarily beautiful composition by the talented and widely-performed composer John Mackey.

Cary Arts Center, Cary | Tickets

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