AMERICAN PORTRAITS: Musical Glimpses of America
October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
201 E Hill St, Benson, NC 27504
Tickets: $45 general, $35 seniors (65 and above), $25 children 12 and under (dinner, concert, reception), $15 General (concert only), $5 Children 12 and under (concert only)
American Portraits is a cross-section of the greatest American music which speaks most closely to the history and culture generated by the southern states. The program tells a story through selections inspired by folk songs, spirituals, poetry from the Civil War era, classic American musical theatre and jazz influences and much more. The music touches on areas of national pride, racial struggles, conflicts of war and reconciliation, with the overarching theme of peace and unity. Dynamic performers and collaborators, Tyrone Chambers, Elana Gleason and Jonathan Levin have created a unique program that gives the audience a personal glimpse into some of America’s greatest musical traditions. These internationally acclaimed artists, all of whom have lived in or grown up in the south, provide a fresh perspective on their own cultural heritage through a tremendous variety of music, from timeless masterpieces to rarely heard gems.
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
October 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
217 East Main Street Clayton NC 27520
Tickets: $50 general, $45 seniors (65 and above) - includes dinner, concert, reception
The season continues with this fun Halloween masked ball with dinner, concert and dessert reception. Gleason, Danchi, Chambers and Levin join forces again for a dynamic show featuring some of the most scary, creepy and generally horrible music from the classical and musical theatre repertoire (in the best sense of those words of course!) The program includes famous numbers featured in horror movies and other pieces, songs which have themes associated with menace in some way. Come dressed for the occasion and participate in a costume contest to win free tickets to Thursday nights’ performance with Cesar Reyes on Nov. 2nd!
FIESTA: Music Without Borders
November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
67 Paraggi Court Clayton, NC 27527
Cesar Reyes, pianist
Tickets: $30 general, $25 Seniors (65 and above), $15 All grade school and college students, Children 5 and under are free
Cesar Reyes, renowned Mexican pianist and musicologist and founder of the Latin American Piano and Song Festival in New York City, guides audiences through some of Mexico’s most beloved and important music. Selections include works from the classical tradition all the way up to modern day favorites. Stay for a festive Mexican reception where audiences can meet the artist and enjoy the beautiful patio at Portofino.
From Russia with Love
November 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511
Nikita Galaktionov, pianist, David Dubal, Emcee
Tickets: $20 general, $15 Seniors (65 and above), $15 All grade school and college students
Emmy Award winning radio producer, author and teacher, David Dubal hosts this fascinating look at works from Russian romanticism, performed by young international virtuoso pianist, Nikita Galaktionov. Dubal and Galaktionov take you on a musical tour of Russia, visiting old war horses as well as obscure classics, giving insightful readings and entertaining commentary to make the music come alive.