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Oct 2 - Feb 2

Silvia Heyden: Tapestries Art Exhibition

Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery
Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery
October 2, 2018 - February 2, 2019
9:00 AM

Silvia Heyden: Tapestries curated by Lee Hansley.

 

Silvia Heyden was born in 1927 in Bosel, Switzerland. She studied at the School of Arts in Zurich under direction of Johannes Itten. She moved to Durham in 1966 when her husband was hired as a faculty member at the Duke University School of Medicine. She exhibited widely in the United States up until 1993 when she moved back to Switzerland and continued her work there. She returned to Durham in 2005. Her work along with that of Edith London was the subject of a major exhibition in 2014 at the Durham Arts Council. Her works are in the collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Met Museum of Art, The Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Wake Forest University, and the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. She died in 2015.

An opening reception will be held for this exhibition on Tuesday, October 16th from 5:30-7:30pm with a gallery talk at 6:15pm.

Silvia Heyden

Silvia Heyden: From Above

high warp linen tapestry

 

Silvia Heyden 2

Silvia Heyden: Embers

high warp linen tapestry

 

Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery Hours:

Monday- Friday 10am-5pm through the Box Office.

The Gallery can also be accessed during select Performance hours.

 

Meymandi Concert Hall
Billy Joel
Jan 18-19
January 18 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
January 19 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Billy Joel

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

One of Broadway’s best joins the Symphony for an evening devoted to the legendary Billy Joel. Hand-picked by the “piano man” himself for the starring role in the Broadway musical Movin’ Out, Grammy- and Tony-nominated Michael Cavanaugh performs Billy Joel’s biggest hits—“She’s Got a Way,” “New York State of Mind,” “Uptown Girl,” “Only the Good Die Young,” and more!

Jan 20

Bill Engvall

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Bill Engvall
January 20, 2019 | Sunday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Bill Engvall

Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals.

 Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central.

Bill Engvall Live
Meymandi Concert Hall
Postmodern Jukebox
January 24, 2019 | Thursday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Postmodern Jukebox

The only drawback to a Postmodern Jukebox concert is that, like all good things, it must come to an end. Not to worry, though – PMJ has become a traveling band of throwback minstrels, so by the time your high has worn off from one show it’ll be time to start getting excited for our next visit! And as any PMJ fan can tell you, the experience is never the same twice, with new songs, new sounds, and new members added to the ever-growing family each time around.
 
Each VIP 1 package ($195.50) includes:
- 1 Premium Seat Location in the First 10 Rows
- Post Show Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with members of PMJ
- An Exclusive PMJ Limited Edition Tour Poster
- 1 Commemorative VIP Laminate (Your pass to access the Meet & Greet)
 
 
Each VIP 2 package ($137.50) includes:
- 1 Premium Seat Location in the First 10 Rows
- An Exclusive PMJ Limited Edition Tour Poster 

Meymandi Concert Hall
The Firebird
Jan 25-26
January 25 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
January 26 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
The Firebird

North Carolina Symphony

Grant Llewellyn,conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

 

Sibelius: Valse triste

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite

Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite

 

Stravinsky made his name with the opulent, dazzling score to The Firebird, based on the legend of a prince and a magical creature who break an evil spell. Just a decade later, he ushered in an era of simplicity and elegance with Pulcinella. These colorful ballet suites are paired with the breathtaking Sibelius Violin Concerto, featuring Grammy winner Augustin Hadelich.

Jan 25 - Jan 27

Carmen - North Carolina Opera

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
North Carolina Opera Carmen
Jan 25-27
January 25 - 7:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
January 27 - 2:00 PM | Doors 12:00 PM
North Carolina Opera Carmen

The alluring gypsy Carmen can have any man she wants and today she wants the army corporal Don José. But when she leaves him for a dashing bullfighter, the soldier’s obsessive attraction proves fatal. You’ll recognize all the melodies because every song is a hit—from the smoky “Habanera” to the seductive “Seguidilla” to the rousing “Toreador Song.” Bizet’s beguiling score along with the hypnotic dancing and pulsating human drama will make you powerless to resist this Carmen conducted by Keitaro Harada (NCO’s Turn of the Screw).

Carmen is generously sponsored by Ross Lampe, Jr. - Sitelink Software.

Fletcher Opera Theater
Phil Wiggins Blues House Party
January 26, 2019 | Saturday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Phil Wiggins Blues House Party

The blues of the Piedmont, the hilly region stretching from Georgia to the Chesapeake, is one of the oldest forms of the blues. It draws heavily on earlier fiddle and banjo string band music that served as a staple at country parties, hoedowns, and square dances. While country blues began as dance music, it is today most often heard in concert settings.

Jan 31 - Feb 17

Love in the Times of the Day - Carolina Ballet

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Love in the Time of the Day
Jan 31 - Feb 17
January 31 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 1 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 2 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 2 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 3 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 9 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 9 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 10 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 16 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 17 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Love in the Time of the Day

Robert Weiss presents a new ballet based on paintings by Czech artist, Alfonse Mucha. Weiss came across the series of paintings while visiting an art gallery in Prague and was inspired to bring them to life through ballet. Working with a specially commissioned score by J. Mark Scearce, composed expressly for renowned pianist, William Wolfram, this is a ballet for lovers just in time for Valentine’s Day. The program will also feature Time Gallery, Weiss’ collaboration with Pulitzer prize-winning New York based composer, Paul Moravec.

Memorial Auditorium
Steve Martin & Martin Short
February 1, 2019 | Friday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Steve Martin & Martin Short

In “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show-business.

Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers will join the duo on stage for several tour dates. The tour also features renowned pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko.

**We regret to inform fans that the Steve Martin & Martin Short show scheduled for Feb 1 has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. Patrons who purchased directly from our Box Office and Ticketmaster.com will be refunded as quickly as possible**

Meymandi Concert Hall
Thcaikovsky Serenade
February 1, 2019 | Friday
12:00 PM | Doors 11:00 AM
Thcaikovsky Serenade

North Carolina Symphony

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

 

Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite 3

Grieg: “Holberg” Suite

Jessica Meyer: Through Which We Flow

Tchaikovsky: Selections from Serenade for Strings

 

Soaring melodies stir the soul in Tchaikovsky’s tender Serenade for Strings, written as an homage to Mozart. Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances and Grieg’s “Holberg” Suite also find inspiration from the past, bringing freshness and flair to elegant dance forms.