Thursday, August 28, 2014

Live Classical Music In & Around Raleigh, September 2014

12:35 PM

New Music Raleigh at the Hopscotch Festival


FUTURESHOCK, a new work by Brooklyn composer William Britelle, played by New Music Raleigh as part of this year's Hopscotch Festival. Hot! Thurs 9/4 at 10 PM in Fletcher Opera Theatre at Duke Energy Center. tickets

FOUR SEASONS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE TRIANGLE, a co-production of ECU'S Four Seasons Festival and the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild. Features pianist Gilles Vonsatelle, violinists Ara Grigorian and Erin Keefe, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and cellist David Requiro playing  Brahms and Dohányi. Sun 9/14 at 3 PM at St. Michael's Episcopal Church. tickets

HAPPY VALLEY PALS - MUSIC AND DANCE FROM 19TH C. AMERICA, opener to Raleigh Chamber Music Guild's Sights and Sounds season in honor of this year's World of Bluegrass conference. NC old-time string band Happy Valley Pals (violin, guitar, banjo, and bass) plays African-American & Anglo-American bluegrass and dance music, as well as music born out of the interaction between the two in the 19th century. Sun. 9/28 at 3 PM at North Carolina Museum of Art. tickets


AMERICAN MAVERICKS, featuring music by American composers Copland, Husa, Ives, and Duffey from the Mallarmé Chamber Players. Sun. 9/7 at 3 PM at PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council. tickets

BAROQUE BOOKENDS, featuring choral works by Monteverdi (early Baroque) and Bach (late) by Voices of a New Renaissance. Sun. 9/14 at 4 PM at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. tickets

CIOMPI QUARTET FEATURING AWADAGIN PRATT, PIANO, featuring Haydn's String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 50, no. 1 (Haydn on a season opener is Ciompi tradition), Beethoven's in F Minor, op. 95 ("Serioso"), and adding the impressive Pratt for the Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, op. 34. Sat. 9/20 at 8 PM in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke Campus. tickets

Chapel Hill

THE NEW GENERATION PROJECT: CONTEMPORIZING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ART SONG, featuring Louise Toppin and Marquita Lister (my fellow OCU alum), sopranos. Sat. & Sun. 9/6 and 9/7 at 8 PM, Rehearsal Hall, Kenan Music Building, UNC Campus. FREE

HARPSICHORD FOUR HANDS, played by Duo de Jordaan. Thurs 9/11 at 7:30 PM, Person Recital Hall, UNC campus. tickets

ICE MUSIC FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, VIDEO, AND DANCE, a premiere of Lowell Liebermann's new work with video by Brooks de Wetter-Smith, choreography by Carey McKinley & Nathan Andary. Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts' 10x10 initiative. Fri & Sat 9/12 and 9/13 at 8 PM, Fedex Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, UNC Campus. FREE

CAROLINA WIND QUINTET, Sun. 9/14 at 3 PM, Person Recital Hall. FREE

EXPLORING OUR HERITAGE, soprano Louise Toppin sings new works by East Carolina University Composers. Sun. 9/21 at 3 PM, Hill Hall Auditorium, UNC Campus. tickets

UNC GUEST ARTIST RECITAL, ft. pianist Nadia Shpachenko Gottesman (of Cal Poly-Pomona), Sun. 9/21 at 7:30 PM, Hill Hall Auditorium. FREE

UNC GUEST ARTIST CONCERT, ft. composer and pianist Eric Moe playing his own music and works by other living composers. Sat. 9/27 at 8 PM, Hill Hall Auditorium. FREE


CLOSE TO HOME, featuring chamber music by Raleigh-based composers including Milton Bliss, Daniel Poissant, and Lanette Lind. Sun. 9/28 at 3 PM. Halle Cultural Arts Center. tickets

Wake Forest

PERSUASION OF THE AFFECTIONS, A concert exploring the expression of emotions, or affections, through Baroque music including Bach, Telemann, and Biber from the Raleigh Camerata. Fri 9/5 at 7 PM in Wake Forest Baptist Church. tickets

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1 comment:

  1. Another (free) concert in Raleigh on Sept 30: The 2014 – 2015 Smedes Parlor Concert Series will open Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00 pm! Award-winning pianist Ivan Moshchuk will present an all-Chopin concert.
    More info at and at