Ensemble Mélange - February 4, 2019
Due to Hurricane Florence, this concert has been rescheduled from September 17, 2018 to February 4, 2019. To all ticket holders, your Sep. 17 tickets may be used to attend this concert.
Ensemble Mélange is a joyful sextet of all-star virtuosos. Ensemble Mélange shakes up the concert experience, forges a personal connection with its audience, and mixes tried-and-true repertoire with a smorgasbord of jewels from distant genres. The concert is reformatted as a musician’s party game; after each piece, members of the audience are chosen to pick the next piece from an extensive menu organized by style, nationality and time period. Whether you’re a purist or a populist, a snob or a noob, eight years old or eighty years old, you’ll leave charmed and punch-drunk on a piece you didn’t know you were going to love.
Ensemble Mélange’s website | Video of Ensemble Mélange
Pre-Concert Dinner: Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $37pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations & payment is required by January 31 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.
Lucas Meachem, baritone - March 4, 2019
Grammy-Award winner Lucas Meachem is considered one of the greatest baritones in the world today. Hailed by critics as “vocally faultless and a natural actor” (Classical Chicago Review) with “a clear baritone whose fragments can pierce the soul” (Forum Opera), and “a rock star of opera” (Opera Pulse), his 2017-18 season brings both new and signature repertoire to theaters across the U.S. and Europe. He is a Union Pines High School graduate and studied music at Appalachian State University, the Eastman School of Music and Yale University before becoming an Adler fellow with the San Francisco Opera
Lucas Meachem’s website | Video of Lucas
Pre-Concert Dinner: Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $37pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations & payment is required by February 28 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.
Benjamin Beilman (violin) & Andrew Tyson (piano) - April 8, 2019
Violinist Benjamin Beilman is winning plaudits in both North America and Europe, while pianist & North Carolina native Andrew Tyson has emerged as a distinctive and important new musical voice. Beilman has received several prestigious awards, including a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a London Music Masters Award. Tyson has won First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in Zürich and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. As one of the most exciting classical music duos, these two award-winning virtuosi will shine in a concert of fiery technique.
Benjamin Beilman website | Andrew Tyson website
Video of Benjamin & Andrew
Pre-Concert Dinner: Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $37pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations & payment is required by April 4 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.
All concerts will be presented at 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Theater
(250 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC)
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