Classical Calendar


Durham, Sunday, February 23 at 1:00 p.m.
NC HIP Festival 2020
Happiness Is A Harpsichord

Meet the harpsichord, an early member of the keyboard family, presented by Jacqueline Nappi. Learn about the origins of the instrument, how it produces its unique sound, its role in Baroque music and hear Dr. Nappi perform music of Bach and others. A 50-minute presentation, appropriate for all people 5 years and older.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham | Free

Durham, Sunday, February 23 at 4:00 p.m.
Duke Chapel Music
Great Music For Soaring Spaces

The Chapel’s Evensong Singers will present a concert titled Great Music for Soaring Spaces. Join us for some of the finest choral and organ works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, composed for great spaces and festive occasions. The music is from Calvin Hampton, Gerre Hancock, Herbert Howells, Gerald Finzi, Eriks Ešenvalds, and William Walton..

Duke University Chapel, Durham | Free

Raleigh, Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29 at 8:00 p.m.
North Carolina Symphony
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

Natasha Paremski makes a dramatic statement with Rachmaninoff's soulful, soaring, and electrifying Piano Concerto No. 3. The drama is echoed in Strauss' Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, which tells the tale of a love triangle with humor and wisdom; and Lera Auerbach's Icarus, a symphonic poem based on the tragic Greek myth of a winged boy with abundant ambition.

Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh | Tickets

Raleigh, Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.
NC Master Chorale
Dvořák Requiem

Antonín Dvořák's monumental Requiem setting soars in the similar grand Romantic style of the settings of Verdi and Berlioz. Dvořák brings to this work a strong sense of dramatic pacing, inventive orchestration, and his own deep religious devotion. From the fire and fury of the Dies Irae to the tender pleas of the soloist's Pie Jesu, this performance will captivate, inspire, and engage.

Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh | Tickets

Durham, Friday, March 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Duke Performances
Faith Of Our Fathers

At Duke Performances Chanticleer brings a five-part program of sacred music, Faith of Our Fathers. The repertoire spans from Hildegard's O virtu sapientiae in the 12th century, to English and American works, featuring highlights of the English renaissance and colonial American traditions, complemented by modern tributes to those styles. The choir stops briefly in the Spanish New World before concluding with Chanticleer favorites.

Baldwin Auditorium, Durham | Tickets

Raleigh, Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 3:00 & 8:00 p.m.
North Carolina Symphony
A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration

Starring Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, grandson of the beloved librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, this concert is a favorite for audiences of all ages! You’ll thrill to this legendary team's brilliant music with songs from their celebrated collaborations such as South Pacific, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, Carousel, and Oklahoma!

Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh | Tickets

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