Spring A&E Guide: Classical sound and motion

Symphony, Opera and Dance

by QNotes Staff  Staff Reports  editor@goqnotes.com
Published: February 15, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories

Dutch pianists, brothers Arthur and Lucas Jussen,
will perform with the Charlotte Symphony in April.
Photo Credit: Press photos, Alek (alek.nl).

3/2 // RALEIGH
Kenny G
Fresh off of the release of his 13th studio album, “Heart and Soul,” Grammy Award-winner Kenny G joins the North Carolina Symphony to perform the music that has made him one of the premier artists in contemporary jazz. Treat yourself to a concert to remember. Meymandi Concert Hall. ncsymphony.org.

3/7-17 // CHARLOTTE
‘Peter Pan’
The North Carolina Dance Theatre presents Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s “Peter Pan.” Knight Theatre. ncdance.org.

3/7-24 // RALEIGH
‘Rite of Spring’
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Right of Spring.” Also featuring Zalman Raffael’s new hip hop ballet, “A Street Symphony.” Fletcher Opera Theater. carolinaballet.com.

3/23 // CHARLOTTE
Natalie Merchant
Over the past 30 years, Natalie Merchant’s distinctive voice, gift for storytelling through music and unique stage presence have earned her a place among America’s most respected artists. She joins the Symphony for selections from her latest album, “Leave Your Sleep,” plus favorites from her solo career and days with 10,000 Maniacs. Belk Theater. charlottesymphony.org.

4/18-26 // RALEIGH
‘Fancy Free’/’Carolina Jamboree’
“Fancy Free,” the first ballet choreographed by Jerome Robbins, took New York by storm and propelled Robbins into a household name and led to a life of work on Broadway, in the movies, and in ballet. Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s “Carolina Jamboree” with the The Red Clay Ramblers is one of the programs that makes Carolina Ballet unique; the combination of ballet and bluegrass will have you dancing in the aisles. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. carolinaballet.com.

4/25-27 // CHARLOTTE
Contemporary Fusion
An eclectic evening of dance brings together the works of three choreographers including the return of Jiri Bubenicek. The talented young choreographer who last worked with Dance Theatre in March 2011 returns to create a work for the company. Knight Theater. ncdance.org.

4/26-27 // CHARLOTTE
Jussen brothers
Youthful pianists, brothers Arthur and Lucas Jussen, join the Charlotte Symphony, Christopher Warren-Green conducting, for Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegal’s Merry Pranks, Mozart’s Concert No. 10 for Two Pianos and Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony No. 4. Belk Theater. charlottesymphony.org.

5/3-4 // CHARLOTTE
Symphonic Cinema
Music Director Christopher Warren-Green takes over the Pops podium to lead the Orchestra through an evening of film favorites that will span the decades. The program includes selections from The Godfather, Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean, iconic scores from the pen of John Williams, and more. Belk Theater. charlottesymphony.org.

5/4 // CHARLOTTE
‘Once Upon a Time’
The Charlotte Symphony joins students from the North Carolina Dance Theatre for a morning performance presenting beloved fairytales, including Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Frog Prince” by the Brothers Grimm, the Russian folktale “The Firebird” and others. Knight Theater. charlottesymphony.org.

5/10-12 // CHARLOTTE
Beethoven’s Ninth
The Oratorio Singers of Charlotte join the Charlotte Symphony for their season finale and performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Belk Theater. charlottesymphony.org.

— Show and performance descriptions and synopses courtesy various marketing materials.