The Carolina Ballet’s Marcelo Martinez Is an Ardent Romeo and Lara O’Brien Is a Winsome Juliet

I had misgivings upon learning that Carolina Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet would be presented in the A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater instead of Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. After all, this is a full-length ballet, which typically calls for a large cast, multiple scene changes, and dancing on a grand scale. The choice of venue… Continue reading The Carolina Ballet’s Marcelo Martinez Is an Ardent Romeo and Lara O’Brien Is a Winsome Juliet

Carolina Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet”

Lara O’Brien is as light as a feather in her moving performance of Juliet in Carolina Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet, which opened tonight in Raleigh and runs through March 30.

Conservative Precision at the North Carolina Symphony

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director of the North Carolina Symphony

The North Carolina Symphony played for an appreciative nearly full house Saturday night at Meymandi Music Hall in Raleigh. The program featuring Ludwig Van Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 opened with a zippy allegro by Edward Elgar, followed by Concerto No.25 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, K.503 by Wolfgang Amadeus… Continue reading Conservative Precision at the North Carolina Symphony

Carolina Ballet is hip, classical, and edgy

Lindsay Purrington and Richard Krusch in Rite of Spring

“I know I can… be what I want to be.” The truth of these words from I can by Nas is evident for Carolina Ballet dancers. They are presenting three new and innovative ballets in this season’s fifth program. They can be urban street, pure and classical, and accessories to unadulterated acts of nature. A Street Symphony, choreographed… Continue reading Carolina Ballet is hip, classical, and edgy

Denise Cerniglia gives us a rundown of the shows you may want to catch in May.

Denise Cerniglia of the blog Triangle Arts & Entertainment gives us a rundown of the shows you may want to catch in May. 1. Carolina Ballet‘s season finale Beauty and the Beast with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony May 17-20, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium 2. Music Maker Relief Foundation May 11, Music Maker Blues Revue at Back Porch Music Series… Continue reading Denise Cerniglia gives us a rundown of the shows you may want to catch in May.