Tag: North Carolina Master Chorale
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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.
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 ›
“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.”