Friday, August 8, 2014

Live Classical Music In & Around Raleigh, 8/11-8/31

10:29 AM
Ciompi Quartet, or parts of it, in Duke Gardens 8/12
At the end of May, I got a call from a beloved former vocal coach saying that someone had dropped out of an opera program he was working at and asking if I could take on her role. The role was Beth in Mark Adamo's Little Women. It represented my first chance in a long while to sing a role in a fully-staged production, my first opportunity to do it in a work by a living composer, and [SPOILERS] my first whack at a classically melodramatic soprano death scene. I took it, of course, and spent a delightful summer with Opera Breve, having one of the best musical experiences of my life.

 The flip side, naturally, was that my blog imploded. But I'm back! Hope you all had a wonderful summer--let's get back to business.


RUDDIGORE, a Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera presented by White Iris Light Opera, 8/21 at 7:30-9:30 in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College. Suggested $5 donation. info

[Also of note to some of you: Next week the Raleigh Civic Symphony will be auditioning.]


JOSH GROBAN FT. NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY, and that's basically all that need be said, 8/16 at 8 PM at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. tickets


CIOMPI QUARTET PRESENTS CHAMBER MUSIC AT DUKE GARDENS, ft. Ciompi cellist Fred Raimi with violinist Jennifer Curtis, violist Kirsten Swanson, and pianist Jane Hawkins playing works by Beethoven and Fauré. 8/12 at 7:30 PM in Duke Gardens. tickets


DUKE CHORALE ARCH SING, 8/28 at 8:30 under the Arch at Blackwell Hall on Duke Campus. info
DUKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA POPS CONCERT, 8/31 AT 6 PM, Duke East Campus Main Quad. info

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