1. WINDSYNC | Wind Quintet
Monday, October 17, 2016 | 8 PM | Sunrise Theater
By popular demand, WINDSYNC returns to open this year’s CCS with a new program. This fresh and energetic wind quintet is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. Winners of the National Fischoff Chamber Music and Concert Artists Guild International competitions, these five virtuoso players perform exclusively from memory, include elements of staging and choreography, and specialize in creative concerts that inspire and entertain audiences of all ages.
YouTube video of WindSync: Video
Pre-Concert Dinner: Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $37pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations & payment is required by October 13 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.
2. AMERICAN CHAMBER PLAYERS
Monday, November 7, 2016 | 8 PM | Sunrise Theater
Among today’s most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles, the AMERICAN CHAMBER PLAYERS will present an evening of chamber music not normally performed on today’s programs, called “Neglected Gems”. The group was formed in 1985 by Miles Hoffman, violist and music commentator on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, from a core group of artists of The Library of Congress Summer Chamber Festival. ACP has also been heard countless times on NPR’s Performance Today, on local radio stations throughout the U.S., and they are the resident ensemble of the Chamber Festival at the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC.
YouTube video of the American Chamber Players: Video
Pre-Concert Dinner: Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $37pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations & payment required by November 3 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.–
3. CICELY PARNAS | Cello
Monday, February 6, 2017 | 8 PM | Sunrise Theater
Granddaughter of the distinguished cellist Leslie Parnas, CICELY PARNAS started playing the cello at the age of four and made her concerto debut at 11. Since winning the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, her career has taken off. She has debuted at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center, and Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Parnas has also performed solos with such groups as the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, New York String Orchestra, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Charlotte Symphony, and Montreal Chamber Orchestra. In 2011, she was named the inaugural Young Artist in Residence on NPR’s Performance Today.
YouTube video of Cicely Parnas: Video
Pre-Concert Dinner: Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $37pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations & payment required by February 2 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.
Concert Review by William Thomas Walker of Classical Voice of North Carolina
4. ALEXANDER KOBRIN | Piano
* * * Artist Change * * *
Monday, March 13, 2017 | 8 PM | Sunrise Theater
For health reasons, our scheduled artist, Stanislav Ioudenitch, will not be able to perform for the final concert on our 2016-17 Classical Concert Series (CCS). But, thanks to Stanislav calling his friend and fellow Van Cliburn winner, ALEXANDER KOBRIN, we can still say we have a great finale planned!
Called the “Van Cliburn of today” by the BBC, pianist Alexander Kobrin has placed himself at the forefront of today’s performing musicians. In 2005, Alexander won the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Since then, he has had numerous successes in other piano competitions, appeared in recital at major halls worldwide, and performed with many of the world’s great orchestras. Though widely acclaimed as a performer, Alexander’s teaching has been an inspiration to many students through his passion for music. Next summer, he will join the faculty of the renowned Eastman School of Music in 2017. We are excited to have Alexander return to our CCS stage!
YouTube video of Alexander Kobrin: Video 1 | Video 2
Pre-Concert Dinner: Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $37pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations & payment required by March 9 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.
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