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Prepare for CCS’ Hottest Season Ever!

(Fire extinguisher may be required!!!)

The Classical Concert Series will be “Playing with Fire” when it opens its 34th season with WindSync, a sizzling new woodwind quintet that performs exclusively by memory and incorporates unique elements of staging into their concerts. Next, we turn up the heat with Spain’s most important musical export in recent years…the Cuarteto Casals, followed by the red-hot British pianist, Benjamin Grosvenor. If these artists don’t make you perspire, our grand finale will surely kick it up a notch by offering you the chance to be one of the first audiences to see the future stars of The Metropolitan Opera, when we present The Met Opera Rising Stars. We’ll make sure the Fire Department is on standby!

 

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WINDSYNC | Wind Quintet

Monday, September 21, 2015
8 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM) |
Sunrise Theater

WINDSYNC has distinguished itself among classical music ensembles as North America’s foremost emerging wind quintet. The ensemble is recognized internationally for dramatic and adventurous programing in venues ranging from concert halls to museums, universities and schools. This young, energetic group plays exclusively from memory, Parsec web logoincluding elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building connections with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence. Winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, WindSync has performed at Carnegie Hall, Chautauqua Institution, Washington Performing Arts Society, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center in China, as well as on Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media’s Performance Today.

The Arts Council would like to thank Parsec Financial Wealth Management for making this concert possible as a sponsor of the Classical Concert Series!

Program:  TBD
YouTube video of WindSync:  Video
Pre-Concert Dinner:  Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $36pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations required by September 16 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.


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CUARTETO CASALS | String Quartet

Monday, October 19, 2015
8 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM) | Sunrise Theater

Since winning First Prizes at the London and Brahms-Hamburg competitions, CUARTETO CASALS has been a repeated guest at the world’s most prestigious concert halls. “A sonic signature entirely its own,” raved The New York Times, describing Cuarteto Casals’ distinctive range of expression. In recognition of their unique position as the first Spanish string quartet with a truly international profile, the quartet has been honored with the Premio Nacional de Musica as well as the Premi Ciutat Barcelona. The quartet has accompanied the King of Spain on diplomatic visits and performed on the peerless collection of decorated Stradivarius instruments in the Royal Palace in Madrid.

Program:  TBD
YouTube video of Cuarteto Casals:  Video
Pre-Concert Dinner:  Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $36pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations required by October 14 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.


Benjamin Grosvenor for website

BENJAMIN GROSVENOR | Piano

Monday, February 1, 2016
8 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM) | Sunrise Theater

British pianist BENJAMIN GROSVENOR is widely recognized for his electrifying performances, penetrating interpretations, exquisite technique, and ingenious flair for tonal color. As one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world, he first came to prominence as the outstanding winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of eleven. Since then, he has become an internationally regarded pianist performing all over the world, garner accolades all along the way. In 2011, Grosvenor became the youngest British musician ever to sign to Decca Classics, won Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year” and “Instrumental Award”, a Classic Brits “Critics” Award, and a UK “Critics” Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent.

Program:  TBD
YouTube video of the Benjamin Grosvenor:  Video
Pre-Concert Dinner:  Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $36pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations required by January 27 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.

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The Met photo for websiteTHE MET OPERA RISING STARS

Monday, February 22, 2016
8 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM) | Sunrise Theater

For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world. But the Met is also the launching pad for the opera stars of the future. Some of today’s leading artists got their first big break by winning the company’s national auditions, as members of the young artist program, or by catching the attention of Met talent scouts. Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Deborah Voigt, and Thomas Hampson are just a few of the major artists to have come through the Met ranks. Another generation of young singers is waiting in the wings to be discovered. As a CCS subscriber, be the first to see these remarkable young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers as we present THE MET OPERA RISING STARS.

Program: TBD
YouTube video of The Met Opera Rising Stars:  Video
Pre-Concert Dinner:  Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $36pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations required by February 17 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.

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