Classical Calendar


Raleigh, Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 29
Carolina Ballet

George Balanchine's Rubies returns to the Raleigh stage to open Carolina Ballet's 2019-2020 Season. Known as the Father of American ballet, Balanchine is one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th Century. We are pleased to once again present his dazzling Rubies, set to the music of Igor Stravinsky. This program will also feature a new Weiss/Raffael collaboration as well as Robert Weiss' beloved Thais Meditation and his A Classical Ballet set to the music of Prokofiev.

Fletcher Opera Theater | Tickets

Raleigh, Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m.
North Carolina Symphony
Family Fun 4 Everyone Sensory-Friendly Concert

This concert experience is designed to be welcoming to all families-including children and adults with autism or other sensory sensitivities. At this one-hour, fun-filled performance, enjoy classical family favorites with your North Carolina Symphony. Grant Llewellyn conducts and Andy Pidcock co-hosts.

Meymandi Concert Hall | Tickets

Durham, Saturday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Duke University Music Department
Faculty/Student Chamber Orchestra Concert

Program includes Brahms: Serenade in D Major, Op. 11, arranged for a septet of winds and strings; Jo Kondo: Still Life for 8 violins; and Stephen Jaffe's Pedal Point, with baritone soloist Thomas Meglioranza and a consort of low instruments, conducted by Rodney Wynkoop. This faculty/student chamber orchestra concert is the official opening of the Duke Music Department's 2019-20 season and is a much-anticipated event. Faculty performers include Laura Byrne (harp), Eric Pritchard (violin), Hsiao-mei Ku (violin), Jonathan Bagg (viola), Caroline Stinson (cello), John Brown (bass), Carla Copeland-Burns (flute), Jimmy Gilmore (clarinet), Rachel Niketopoulos (horn), and Julia Thompson (percussion).

Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University | Free

Durham, Sunday, September 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Duke University Chapel Music

The Duke Evensong Singers under the direction of Christopher Jacobson, FRCO, offer this choral version of Evening Prayer patterned after the traditional choral service of Evensong as heard in English Cathedrals.

Introit Surely thou hast tasted Rose
Responses Spicer
Psalms 8, 84
Canticles D major Service Bairstow
Anthem Oh how glorious Harwood

Duke University Chapel | Free

Raleigh, Friday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
Dr. David Arcus, Organist

David Arcus is Director of Music and Organist of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Hillsborough, North Carolina, where he presides at the 1883 Hook & Hastings organ in the early nineteenth century church. He was at Duke University for nearly 30 years, where he served in various capacities in the Department of Music, Divinity School, and Duke Chapel.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 1520 Canterbury Road, Raleigh | Free

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