Sunday, May 11, 2014

Live Art Music In & Around Raleigh 5/12-5/18

5:44 AM
I could not be sadder that I missed this

The Triangle keeps surprising me.

This week is another where I'm tempted to comment that we're light on classical programming, it's the summer, etc., etc. However, last week--and lots of other weeks when I had no such thoughts--I put a lean post up and then shortly found out about a fabulous concert I coulda-woulda-shoulda included (and attended, and reviewed) by an ensemble I wasn't familiar with.

 - Just stumbled across the poster to the left while chilling at Elmo's with my sister late last week. Who is going to give Voce Camerata and Consort their award for best concert title evar?!

 - At the symphony on Friday (more about that later,) I struck up a conversation with the music lovers behind me, mentioned my Polish song project, and learned that they'd recently heard a super-sophisticated Gorecki program from SONAM (Singers of New and Ancient Music).

 - Other missed opportunities so far include programs from the Raleigh Civic Symphony, North Carolina Master Chorale, et cetera.

Along with the Mallarmé Chamber Players, these groups are now on my radar (and on the Go Hear Some Music page!), so future offerings will make it into future posts for sure. Do me a favor, dear reader, and if you know of any musician or group whose performances you're not seeing here, enlighten me. Now, after the jump, the classical happenings for this week--that I know of.


FANTASIA, music from the film including Beethoven's 5th and The Sorcerer's Apprentice with Disney's animations projected on the big screen as part of the NCS's Pops Series. Sweet. 5/15 at 7:30 PM, 5/16 at 8 PM, 5/17 at 3:30 and 8 PM in Meymandi Concert Hall. tickets

Chapel Hill

THE LONG BRIGHT is composer Andrea Clearfield's 2004 cantata exploring a breast cancer patient's struggles and her family's grief in the wake of her passing. Here it's performed by Chapel Hill's Women's Voices Chorus and presented in partnership with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Duke Cancer Institute. tickets


OPERA IN THE PINES, Timothy Myers conducts the NC Opera orchestra and a quartet of exciting young soloists--Hailey Clark (who kicked ass as NCO's Despina last fall and just won the Heafner-Williams competition), Kate Farrar (who won the NC Met Competition in Charlotte earlier this year), Noah Stuart, and Ted Federle. 5/18 at 7 PM at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. tickets


OHNE GRENZEN, a concert of German oratorio choruses, sacred harp music, and American compositions including spiritual arrangements by the United Church of Chapel Hill Chancel Choir. 5/18 at 4 PM at the United Church of Chapel Hill. free

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