Classical Calendar


Cary, Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
Page-Walker Arts and History Center of Cary
A Clebration Of Florence Price

The Town of Cary invites you to enjoy an evening of music, conversation and food as it celebrates the life of Florence Price, the first African-American classical composer to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra. Hear the fascinating story told through a concert by acclaimed vocalist and composer Lenora Helm Hammonds. Using music interwoven with narration, the singer and instrumentalists present the works of this great American artist. This program is intended for an adult audience.

Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary | Tickets

Chapel Hill, Saturday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m.
Carolina Performing Arts
The Future Is Female

Featuring dozens of compositions by women around the globe, including Chen Yi, Meredith Monk, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Clara Schumann, pianist Sarah Cahill's The Future is Female is both a ritual installation and communal feminist immersive listening experience. A "marathon" performance meant to be experienced uniquely, guests can enter and exit at will, sit, stand, and even explore the performance space. With this physical manifestation of Cahill's lifetime dedication to supporting the artistic work of women, she will illuminate works by women composers that range from the 17th-century to present day.

Please note: This performance begins at 5 p.m. and is approximately 5 hours long. This is not meant to be a seated classical recital. Ticketholders are encouraged to come and go, bring snacks, explore the performance space, and make their own unique experience. Listen to Sarah speak with Rob Kennedy about this unique program.

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio, Chapel Hill | Tickets

Durham, Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra Of The Triangle
Beyond Opera

Dedicated to lovers of musical drama, Beyond Opera highlights the non-staged works of some of opera's greatest names. Maybe the closest thing the 19th-century had to a hit machine, Gioacchino Rossini conquered the music world with his catchy melodies. If only copyright laws existed back then, his Overture to William Tell alone might have allowed him to purchase the entire country of Switzerland by now. Don't have five spare hours to listen to Wagner? Experience those same rich harmonies in a fraction of the time with his Wesendonck Songs, composed at the same time as and serving as inspiration for his epic Tristan and Isolde. Living only until the age of 37, Georges Bizet revolutionized the operatic world with Carmen. His Symphony in C, written at only 17, reveals the composer already a master of the orchestra.

Carolina Theater, Durham | Tickets

Durham, Sunday, November 17 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 Haec dies Byrd
Responses Hancock
Psalm 19, 46
Canticles Evening Service Walton
Anthem Great is the Lord Elgar

Duke University Chapel, Durham | Free -->

Raleigh, Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral
David Arcus

Internationally-renowned organist Dr. David Arcus will play the Cathedral's magnificent Fisk organ, their Opus 147. His program will include original works by David Arcus as well as Johann Sebastian Bach, Juan Cabanilles, Daniel Pinkham, Olivier Messiaen, and Dan Locklair, as well as a new work by Dr. Arcus entitled Carillon Toccata on Gelobt sei Gott.

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh | Free

Raleigh, Thursday, November 21 through Sunday, November 24
Carolina Ballet
A Tribute To The Masters

This program revives Robert Weiss' ballet to the great Grieg Piano Concerto, played live by world-renowned pianist, William Wolfram. The sheer elegance of Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto is paired with the premiere of Robert Weiss' ballet to Beethoven’s beloved 7th Symphony which Richard Wagner called "the apotheosis of dance".

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium | Tickets

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