Classical Calendar

 

Raleigh, Friday, January 25, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
North Carolina Opera Presents Carmen by Georges Bizet

The alluring gypsy Carmen can have any man she wants and today she wants the army corporal Don José. But when she leaves him for a dashing bullfighter, the soldier's obsessive attraction proves fatal. You'll recognize all the melodies because every song is a hit, from the tempting Habanera to the seductive Seguidilla to the rousing Toreador Song. Bizet's beguiling score along with the hypnotic dancing and pulsating human drama will make you powerless to resist this Carmen conducted by Keitaro Harada

Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh | Tickets

Raleigh, Sunday, January 27, 5:00 p.m.
Church of the Good Shepherd Presents A Celtic Service for Healing and Wholeness

The Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd in downtown Raleigh invites you to help them as they continue their walk through the Epiphany season of Light with a Celtic Service for Healing and Wholeness.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh | Free

Durham, Sunday, January 27, 5:15 p.m.
Duke Chapel Music Presents Jens Korndörfer

Dr. Jens Korndörfer has been described as "a thoroughly convincing performer . . . sensitive and brilliant" (Mannheimer Morgen). Born in Germany, he has spent the last sixteen years in France, Japan, Canada, and the United States. Appointed the first German organist in residence at the Concert Hall Kitara in Sapporo (Japan) in 2005, he later became a triple-prize winner in the Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal on two different occasions. Dr. Korndörfer's recital on the Flentrop organ will include works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Rheinberger, and others.

Duke University Chapel, Durham | Free

Southern Pines, Thursday, January 31 at 8 p.m.; Raleigh, Friday, February 1 at 12 noon
North Carolina Symphony Presents Tchaikovsky Serenade

Soaring melodies stir the soul in Tchaikovsky's tender Serenade for Strings, written as an homage to Mozart. Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances and Grieg's Holberg Suite also find inspiration from the past, bringing freshness and flair to elegant dance forms. Pre-concert Talks an hour before each performance.

Lee Auditorium, Southern Pines | Tickets for January 31
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh | Tickets for February 1

Raleigh, Thursday, January 31 through Sunday, February 17
Carolina Ballet Presents Love In The Times Of The Day

Robert Weiss presents a new ballet based on paintings by Czech artist, Alfonse Mucha. Weiss came across the series of paintings while visiting an art gallery in Prague and was inspired to bring them to life through ballet. Working with a specially commissioned score by J. Mark Scearce, composed expressly for renowned pianist, William Wolfram, this is a ballet for lovers just in time for Valentine's Day. The program will also feature Time Gallery, Weiss' collaboration with Pulitzer prize-winning New York-based composer, Paul Moravec.

Fletcher Opera Theater | Tickets

Chapel Hill, Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Raleigh, Friday, February 8 & Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m.
North Carolina Symphony Presents Valentine's Romantic Classics

On Valentine's Day weekend, be seduced by the art and passion of the dance. From the grace and charm of Strauss' famous Blue Danube waltz, to selections from Tchaikovsky's mesmerizing Swan Lake, to the wild and whirling energy of Ravel's La Valse, the Symphony brings you music guaranteed to set your heart in motion.

Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill | Tickets for February 7
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh | Tickets for February 8
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh | Tickets for February 9

Greensboro, Thursday, February 14, 8 p.m.
Greensboro Symphony To Broadway, With Love

Celebrate Valentine's Day with current Broadway stars Hugh Panaro and Christine Noll, as they sing favorites from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cabaret, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, and more!

Westover Church | Tickets

Durham, Sunday, February 17, 3 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra Of The Triangle Presents An Homage to Handel

Recognized today primarily for his Water Music and Hallelujah Chorus, George Frideric Handel was one of the most versatile composers to ever live. With a combination of vocal and instrumental compositions, this concert is dedicated entirely to the works of this highly underrated baroque composer.

St. Stephens Episcopal Church | For tickets call (919) 560-3030

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