Event Calendar

Oct 11 - Apr 13

Requiem by Gerry Lynch Art Exhibition

Other Location
Other Location
Gerry Lynch Requiem
October 11, 2019 - April 13, 2020
Gerry Lynch Requiem

Gerry Lynch was born in Boston in 1937.   She graduated from Boston State Teachers College in 1959 and Montclair State College (now Montclair State University), Montclair, NJ in 1987 with an MA in Painting. 

Gerry started painting in 1967 and exhibited in Santa Fe, New Mexico and New York City (SoHo) in the 1980s.  After coming to Raleigh in the early 90s she maintained a studio at ArtSpace for ten years during which time she  exhibited with galleries in Wilmington, NC, Atlanta GA,  and in Raleigh with the Raleigh Contemporary Gallery, Vignettes,  and The Lee Hansley Gallery.  She was with the Hansley Gallery for 15 years.  

In November 2019 four of her paintings will be projected and featured in the Carolina Ballet’s production of A Tribute to the Masters: Grieg Piano Concerto & Beethoven's 7th Symphony. In 2020 she will be one of 25 North Carolina painters included in the NCMA exhibition, Front Burner.

Gerry Lynch Requiem

Requiem by Gerry Lynch will run from October 11-January 10th, 2020. An opening reception will be hosted on November 21st at 5:30pm, with an artist's talk at 6pm.

The Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery can be accessed during performance hours.

Curated by Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall Arts 

 

If you have any questions about this exhibition, please call Richard Marshall 919-633-7995

richardseymourmarshall.net

Fletcher Opera Theater
A Song of Nesting Birds
January 24, 2020 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
A Song of Nesting Birds

When folklorist Cecil Sharp came to North Carolina to collect ballads, he found a treasure trove in Madison County, which he called "A Nest of Singing Birds." Today, NC's Appalachian Mountains are widely recognized for a long-standing, unbroken tradition of ballad singing. Many traditional ballad singers live in rural counties in western NC, and it is a rare and special occasion for audiences in the Piedmont to hear this art form performed live. North Carolina ballad singers Sheila Kay Adams, Bobby McMillon, Donna Ray Norton, and Joe Penland, along with musician and master of ceremonies Laura Boosinger, will share a night of songs and stories in a ballad circle format - the musicians will all share the stage together.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
Jan 24-25
January 24 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
January 25 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

The beauty of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 is brought to life by Stephen Hough, one of the most distinguished pianists of our time. This immense concerto is paired with Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, which seems to suspend time with its long-arching melodies and surprising twists and turns.

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Stephen Hough, piano

Jan 24 - Jan 26

Leoncavallo Pagliacci - North Carolina Opera

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Pagliacci
Jan 24-26
January 24 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
January 26 - 2:00 PM | Doors 12:30 PM
Pagliacci

Canio and his wife Nedda lead a band of traveling carnival players in late 19th-Century Southern Italy. They are the live, in-person social media of the day, greeted with wild cheers wherever they go. On the stage, Canio plays the clown, but beneath his makeup boils a troubled and jealous soul. When Canio suspects his wife has taken a lover, he explodes during a performance and, in full view of a stunned audience, stops at nothing to learn the truth. The show and reality become one, with tragic, shocking results. 
 
Based on a true story,¬†Pagliacci¬†features one the greatest tenor arias of all time, ‚ÄúVesti la¬†giubba,‚Ä̬†and this production stars NCO returning artists¬†Carl Tanner¬†(Samson and Delilah),¬†Melinda Whittington¬†(Cold Mountain),¬†Takaoki Onishi¬†(Carmen¬†2019), and the NCO Orchestra and chorus all conducted by¬†Keitaro Harada¬†(Carmen¬†2019).
 
Pagliacci, an opera in a prologue and two acts, generously sponsored by Ross Lampe, Jr. and is sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Jan 30 - Feb 16

Rhapsody in Blue - Carolina Ballet

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Rhapsody in Blue
Jan 30 - Feb 16
January 30 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:01 PM
January 31 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:01 PM
February 1 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:01 PM
February 1 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:01 PM
February 2 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:01 PM
February 8 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:01 PM
February 8 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:01 PM
February 9 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:01 PM
February 15 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:01 PM
February 15 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:01 PM
February 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:01 PM
Rhapsody in Blue

An evening of Gershwin, Bernstein and dance! Our February program is a tribute to American composers featuring a ballet set to one of the most recognizable and iconic pieces of music, Rhapsody in Blue as well as Symposium set to the music o the legendary Leonard Bernstein. This program will be accompanied by a new work choreographed by Zalman Raffael and Robert Weiss.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Feb 7-8
February 7 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 8 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Tchaikovsky‚Äôs Symphony No. 5 is a journey of haunting melodies, shocking climaxes, charming elegance, and joyful abandon. Shostakovich‚Äôs Violin Concerto No. 1‚ÄĒa wild ride with a nearly nonstop solo line‚ÄĒis performed by the impeccable violinist James Ehnes.

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

James Ehnes, violin.

Feb 11 - Feb 16

Kinky Boots - North Carolina Theatre

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Kinky Boots
Feb 11-16
February 11 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 12 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 13 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 14 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 15 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 15 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 16 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Kinky Boots

Winner of 6 Tony Awards, a GRAMMY Award, and featuring 16 original songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, KINKY BOOTS is the huge-hearted, high-heeled hit that took Broadway by storm. Based on true events, KINKY BOOTS tells the story of two people with nothing in common ‚Äď or so they think! With understanding and compassion, a struggling factory owner and a wildly fabulous entertainer join forces to create a great business and an even stronger friendship. Don‚Äôt miss the chance to dance along with us during this fearless, upbeat musical sensation ‚Äď no matter your footwear!

Meymandi Concert Hall
Swing Is the Thing
Feb 14-15
February 14 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 15 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
February 15 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Swing Is the Thing

Jump, jive, and swing from the 1940s right into the jukebox tunes of the ‚Äė50s and ‚Äė60s with hits like ‚ÄúBoogie Woogie Bugle Boy,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúGreat Balls of Fire,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúRock Around the Clock.‚ÄĚ Dancers, vocalists, and clarinet sensation Dave Bennett join in the fun.

William Waldrop, conductor; Dave Bennett, clarinet and vocals; Julie Jo Hughes, vocals; Stephen Sayer, Sarah Rosky, Krine Hemes, & Hunter Krikac, dancers

Fletcher Opera Theater
Lawrence Brownlee
February 18, 2020 | Tuesday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
Lawrence Brownlee

North Carolina Opera is proud to present one of the leading singers of the day, superstar tenor¬†Lawrence Brownlee, in a vocal recital accompanied by piano. Mr. Brownlee has conquered opera houses and concert halls worldwide with his dazzling, high-flying performances. Now experience his artistry even more deeply with this intimate recital that includes Schumann‚Äôs complete song cycle¬†Dichterliebe¬†(A Poet‚Äôs Love) along with other songs and opera arias. Experience the tenor who banishes, ‚Äúthe ghosts of Caruso and Pavarotti‚ÄĚ (The New Yorker) with his ‚Äúeffortless, ringing high Cs‚ÄĚ (The New York Times). The vocal event of this or any season!

Meymandi Concert Hall
Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour
Feb 21-22
February 21 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 22 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour

The legendary Johnny Mathis brings his unmistakable voice back to Raleigh with the North Carolina Symphony for an evening of romantic favorites. Be there as this incomparable artist showcases his brilliant career with all your favorites such as Wonderful! Wonderful!, Chances Are, Gina, Misty, and so much more!

Scott Lavender, conductor

Johnny Mathis, vocals

Feb 23

Set It Off Live On Stage

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Set It Off Live!
February 23, 2020 | Sunday
4:00 PM | Doors 3:00 PM
Set It Off Live!

Award winning writer/director/producer Je'Caryous Johnson takes audiences beyond the movie screen and brings to life the bank heist movie that shook the country. Come relive the nostalgia of one of the greatest urban cult classics: Set It Off Live on Stage.

Join Stoney, Cleo, Frankie, and Titi as their strength, loyalty, and ultimately friendships are tested when they fight their way out of poverty by doing the unthinkable: banning together as four black women to rob a bank. Critics and fans continue to rave about the action packed, yet heart felt, theatrical experience featuring an unprecedented, crowd pleasing performance by Hip Hop legend Da Brat as Cleo, along with Keshia Knight Pulliam, Lil Mo, Drew Sidora, and heartthrob LEON.  

**Artists scheduled to appear are subject to change. Age restrictions do apply (Children 5 Years and Younger are not permitted) This show is recommended for ages 10 and Older.**

Fletcher Opera Theater
The Hillbenders
February 28, 2020 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
The Hillbenders

Inspired by the outpouring of support by The Who themselves and the thousands of fans around the world who came out to celebrate The HillBenders' 2015 release Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry, The Hillbenders have recently announced a follow up project called "WhoGrass," a¬†chronological journey of The Who‚Äôs legendary catalog through the wood and wire of bluegrass instrumentation. Framed as a follow-up to The HillBenders 2015 acoustic interpretation of The Who‚Äôs TOMMY, WhoGrass now gives the audience a career spanning twist on one of rock ‚Äôn‚Äô roll‚Äôs greatest bands. From the early hits all the way through The Who‚Äôs discography and even a peek into Pete Townshend‚Äôs solo career, the rolling banjo, intense dobro percussion, and thunderous vocals have even the biggest Who fan pumping their fist and singing along! ‚ÄúThe HillBenders prove to be the perfect group to execute this WhoGrass concept.‚ÄĚ -Rolling Stone

Meymandi Concert Hall
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Feb 28-29
February 28 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 29 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

Soulful, soaring, and electrifying, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 makes a striking dramatic statement. The drama is echoed in Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, which tells the tale of a love triangle with humor and wisdom; and Lera Auerbach’s Icarus, a symphonic poem based on the tragic Greek myth of a winged boy with abundant ambition.

David Danzmayr, conductor

Natasha Paremski, piano

Feb 29

Karina

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Karina
February 29, 2020 | Saturday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Karina

Cynthia Karina Moreno El√≠as¬†¬†m√°s conocida como¬†Karina, es una¬†cantante,¬†compositora¬†y¬†actriz¬†de nacionalidad peruana y venezolana. Es la cuarta de cinco hermanos de una familia Aragonesa, la cual se asent√≥ en¬†Venezuela¬†cuando ella s√≥lo ten√≠a un a√Īo de edad. Domina el¬†hebreo, adem√°s del¬†espa√Īol¬†e¬†ingl√©s.¬†

Mar 3

Dvorak's Requiem - NC Master Chorale

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Dvorak's Requiem
March 3, 2020 | Tuesday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Dvorak's Requiem

Anton√≠n DvoŇô√°k‚Äôs monumental Requiem setting soars in the similar grand Romantic style of the settings of Verdi and Berlioz. DvoŇô√°k brings to this work a strong sense of dramatic pacing, inventive orchestration, and his own deep religious devotion. From the fire and fury of the ‚ÄúDies Irae‚ÄĚ to the tender pleas of the soloist‚Äôs ‚ÄúPie Jesu‚ÄĚ, this performance will captivate, inspire, and engage.