Classical Concert Series

Classical musical experiences should be fun. This year’s series sets out to show you why. Since 1982, the Classical Concert Series (CCS) has planned these experiences with the goal to present the world’s best musicians. Our 43rd season will be no different.

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Quartetto Gelato

Monday, October 21, 2024 | 7:30 PM | Sunrise Theater

Virtuosic showpieces and romantic ballads, blazing Romani tunes and forgotten chestnuts, all brought to life with multi-instrument mastery: this is QUARTETTO GELATO—a popular and highly unusual classical quartet. With sold-out performances all over the world, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with its exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion, and humor. With a performance repertoire that spans the globe and includes classical masterworks, engaging vocals, the sizzling energy of tangos, Romani and klezmer songs, don’t miss this group’s theatrical stage presence and relaxed humor.

“It’s clear that Quartetto Gelato is a crack ensemble. In all cases, they perform the works with technical wizardry, complete identification, and irresistible enthusiasm.” ~ Fanfare Magazine

Zee Zee, piano

Monday, January 20, 2025 | 7:30 PM | Sunrise Theater

An imaginative and electrifying performer, ZEE ZEE is unique among the young generation of pianists. Her interpretations and communicative abilities have been praised as “taking us to another reality” (Belgischer Rundfunk), while her creative maturity has been hailed as powerful and passionate. Soon after beginning her musical training in Berlin, Germany at the age of five, she soon became one of the most sought-after young artists of her generation. Having performed with the world’s leading orchestras, conductors, and other musicians, Zee Zee comes to Moore County to dazzle us all!

“A powerful, passionate and compelling representation of pure artistry.” ~ Los Angeles Times

Lun Li, violin

Monday, February 17, 2025 | 7:30 PM | Sunrise Theater

LUN LI is a young violinist committed to creating thought-provoking, concert experiences for audiences around the world. A native of Shanghai, China, he won First Prize in the 2021 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, which led to his NYC recital debut at Merkin Concert Hall and his Washington, DC recital debut at the Kennedy Center. Lun has appeared on major musical stages throughout the world including Konzerthaus Berlin, Kulturpalast Dresden, and Wiener Konzerthaus. An avid chamber musician, he has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival, Verbier Music Festival Academy, and will soon join the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

“Lun Li has admirable command of all the possibilities of the bow, and uses it with delightful musical sense.” ~ Ludwig van Montréal

Moore County Choral Society
with Servire Chorus

Sunday, April 27, 2025 | 4:00 PM | Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School

The Arts Council is partnering with the MOORE COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY to present the finale of their 50th anniversary season. Among North Carolina’s long-standing choral groups, MCCS celebrates a rich choral music tradition through outstanding live choral performances, education, and public outreach. This special concert will include SERVIRE CHORUS, a 12-person, professional vocal ensemble that is also a service organization. Through benefit concerts, education outreach, and service projects, Servire helps foster strong connections within communities while presenting a high level of musical artistry. Joining MCCS and Servire Chorus will be the Pinecrest High School Choir, Union Pines High School Choir, and the ARC’s Joyful Noise Choir.

4-Concert Subscription is $115 per person ($96 for Arts Council members)
Pick Your Own “3” Concerts is $90 per person ($81 for Arts Council members)
Pick Your Own “2” Concert is $64 per person ($58 for Arts Council members)
Tickets to one concert:  $35 each
Buy your tickets at the Arts Council Galleries (Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or call 910-692-ARTS (2787).