Mark & Maggie O'Connor, violin duo | Sep. 30, 2019
Mark & Maggie O’Connor identifies the cornerstones of repertoire, style and wonderful diversity of a new American school of string playing. Mining a huge body of music that has made its impact on American music, the selected tunes and arrangements by multi-Grammy winning Mark O’Connor represent stylistic importance and timeless appeal. Their concert offers a broad and interconnecting collection of American music through violin/fiddle solos and duos, with additional music by Mark on guitar. You will find yourself inspired by the songbook of America as you have never heard it before.
Mark & Maggie O’Connor’s website | Video of Mark & Maggie
Pre-Concert Dinner: Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $38pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations & payment is required by September 25 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.
Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, guitar | Oct. 21, 2019
Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar”, Pablo Sáinz-Villegas has become a worldwide sensation known as this generation’s great guitarist. Acclaimed as the successor of Andrés Segovia, Pablo is known for his passionate, emotive and open-hearted playing, whether he is performing at intimate recital halls, or playing to 85,000 people with beloved tenor, Plácido Domingo, who has hailed him as “the master of the guitar”. Since his debut with the New York Philharmonic, he has played in over 40 countries and with orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and National Orchestra of Spain.
Pablo Sáinz-Villegas’ website | Video of Pablo
Pre-Concert Dinner: Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $38pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations & payment is required by October 16 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.
Nathan Lee, piano - March 9, 2020
Nathan Lee began playing the piano at the age of six and made his orchestral debut at the age of nine. At the age of 15, Nathan won First Prize in the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, as well as 14 special prizes, including his debut engagement at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Since then he has performed with the Cleveland Symphony, Buffalo Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra, and participated in Musicfest Perugia in Italy and Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland.
Nathan Lee’s website | Video of Nathan
Pre-Concert Dinner: Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $38pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations & payment is required by March 4 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.
Ensemble Mélange - April 6, 2020
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) – $38pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations & payment is required by April 1 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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