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Carolina Ballet will stage Handel's Messiah, choreographed by Robert Weiss, on Nov. 24-26 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Carolina Ballet’s Messiah Is Stunning

The Carolina Ballet’s version of Handel’s Messiah, which opened on Nov. 22nd and runs for four more performances on Nov. 24-26 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium is a brilliant representation of the arts of dance, music, art, literature. This holiday tour de force, directed and choreographed by Robert Weiss, with assistance from choreographers Timour Bourtasenkov, Amy… Read More ›

On Sept. 18th and 19th, the North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Master Chorale, the Raleigh Boychoir, and the North Carolina Boys Choir performed all of Howard Shore's Oscar®-winning score for "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" live at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh

Local Talent Performs the “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” Soundtrack Live

A few seasons ago, I mentioned to a local artistic director that a concert production of Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, performed in Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater and backed by the North Carolina Symphony, would be a sure-fire hit. While that production never came to fruition (and now can’t happen for some… Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet will present Gabor Kapin in "Messiah" Nov. 27-Dec. 1 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (photo by Russ Howe)

The Carolina Ballet’s Version of Handel’s “Messiah” Was Truly the Performance of the Season

George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is a performance with a wow factor that can singularly herald the Christmas season. Some of its elements are among the most recognizable in sacred music. The “Hallelujah” chorus, recognizable to everyone, is the most powerful in Western music. Combine that incredible history and amazing music with an inventive ballet that… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet Exalted

To set out to choreograph and dance the greatest story ever told would seem like a daunting task, particularly when that story is set to the grand music of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. The success of Carolina Ballet’s Messiah (choreographed by director Robert Weiss) is in the subtle telling of the story. The story of… Read More ›

NC Master Chorale

Singers invited to audition

The North Carolina Master Chorale, Raleigh’s premier nonprofit choral music organization, invites singers from throughout the Triangle area to audition August 21, 26 and 27.

North Carolina Symphony opens season on a note of remembrance

The North Carolina Symphony opened the season over the weekend on a note of remembrance.  Sharing its season opener with the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the program reflected both the melancholy observance and the sense of unified patriotic optimism that followed the tragedy. As the strings of the North Carolina Symphony began to play Ave… Read More ›

CAROLINA BALLET TO PRESENT MESSIAH AT THANKSGIVING | Nov 25-29

“the ballet’s essence is deeply ethical. It is a celebration of human dignity, human generosity, freedom of thought and tolerance, both religious and political.”