Arts Calendar

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Saturday, November 11 | 7:00 p.m.

Triangle Guitar Society presenting guitarist Grisha Goryachev

Location: The Church of the Good Shepherd, Durham

About the program:
Virtuoso flamenco guitarist, Grisha Goryachev, will be performing Recital Flamenco as a soloist. His repertoire ranges from traditional flamenco to jazzier work by contemporary composers.

For information and tickets.

Sunday, November 12 | 3:00 p.m.

Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival presents The Romantic Trio

Location: Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, Raleigh

This concert features pianist Gilles Vonsattel, violinist Ara Gregorian, and cellist Michael Kannen performing Robert Schumann’s Piano Trio in G Minor and Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor.

For more information.

Sunday, November 12 | 2:00 p.m.

Raleigh Youth Page Singers presenting The Music of Jake Heggie

Location: Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Raleigh

About the program:

The concert is a collaboration between chamber musicians and the Raleigh Youth Page Singers in support of the Doorstep ministry of Raleigh to prevent homelessness.

Admission free. Donations in support of the Doorstep ministry of Raleigh to prevent homelessness.

Saturday, November 11 | 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 12 | 3:00 p.m.

10th Annual Paderewski Festival of Raleigh

Location: Smedes Parlor, St. Mary’s School, Raleigh & NC Museum of Art

About these concerts

The 10th Annual Paderewski (pah-deh-REF-skee) Festival of Raleigh is presenting four international pianists performing piano works by well-known and less well-known composers on November 4th Mateusz Dubiel and on November 5th Angie Zhang at St. Mary’s School in Smedes Parlor @ 3 p.m. and on November 11th Mateusz Krzyzowski and November 12th Martin Garcia Garcia at NC Museum of Art @ 3 p.m.

More information.

Saturday, November 18 | 8:00 p.m.

Duke Arts presents Janice Carissa

Location: Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University, Durham

About the program:
This rising star pianist made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at just sixteen years of age. Her upcoming Durham concert includes works by Bach, Brahms, Granados, and Scriabin along with Rzewski’s rarely-heard Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues twelve.

For information and tickets.

Sunday, November 19 | 5:00 p.m.

Duke Chapel Music presents Bach Cantata Series

Location: Duke Chapel, Duke University, Durham

About the program:

Dr. Philip Cave leads Mallarmé Music in a concert featuring the 300th anniversaries of Cantata 48 and Cantata 70, two works exploring the themes of “A new heaven and a new earth”.

This concert is free and open to the public. For information.

Friday, December 1
Saturday, December 2
Sunday, December 3

Duke Chapel Music presents Messiah

Location: Duke University Chapel, Durham

Duke Chapel Music presents its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, this year celebrating the 90th anniversary of this holiday tradition at the Chapel. Dr. Zeb Highben leads Mallarme Music and the Duke Chapel Choir and soloists.

Tickets and more information.

Saturday, December 2 | 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Cary Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker

Location: A. J. Fletcher Opera Theatre, Raleigh

About the program:

The Cary Ballet Company presents the magic of Tchaikovsky’s timeless holiday season score of ”The Nutcracker.” Pre-professional dancers will perform in custom-made costumes featuring enchanted dolls, twirling snowflakes and the “Land of Sweets.”

More information.

Friday, December 8 | 7:30 p.m.

The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham presents A Holiday Concert

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Durham

The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham, with conductor Dr. Rodney Wynkoop, presents its annual holiday concert, “O Holy Night,” featuring recent compositions together with arrangements of carols in popular and traditional styles.

More information.