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Saturday, August 26

Performance with Brian Gurl and Katherine Alexandra

Moscow Meets Manhattan
August 26, 2017 • 7:30 PM 

International award-winning pianist/vocalist Katherine Alexandra takes on renowned American piano powerhouse Brian Gurl in this innovative production. Performing an eclectic and vividly entertaining fusion of classical, pop, jazz & ethnic folk genres, with shades of Victor Borge.

Together with Grammy Award winning bassist Eliot Wadopian and drummer Byron Hedgepeth, Moscow Meets Manhattan takes you “Around The World in 88 Keys” - performing repertoire from Argentina, Spain, Hungary, Russia and America. This diverse duo skillfully compliment and playfully challenge each other on both one and two pianos - enhanced by lush vocal duets, Brian’s virtuoso melodica playing and an engaging rapport with the audience. From Ragtime to Rachmaninoff, Billy Joel to Broadway and Gypsy Folk to The Tango, MMM - Dueling Pianos Plus is a first class act in a fun-filled package.

Tickets: $35 Orchestra; $25 Balcony; $25 Students
Tickets online at www.dwtheatre.com or call (828) 257-4530.

 

Tuesday, August 8

Performance with Brin Gurl in Banner Elk, NC

Gershwin With A Twist! - Starring Brian Gurl, Michele Pruyn and their fabulous 6-piece band.  Experience the music of George Gershwin like you've never heard it before - featuring a blend of brilliant artistry and fun-filled twists of Reggae, Doo Wop, R&B, Elvis meets Gershwin, rap and more!  This is a benefit performance for Habitat For Humanity of Avery County.  Hayes Auditorium, Lees McRae College, 191 W. Main St., Banner Elk, NC - Tickets $30.00 per person.  Purchase tickets through Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce or online at http://www.averycohfh.org/summer-event-2017.

 

Saturday, August 5th  Asheville, NC

Free Planet Radio out door Performance

3nd Annual LEAF Downtown AVL in Pack Square Park Save the dates ~ Friday & Saturday, August 4th-5th, 2017 More Info

3nd Annual LEAF Downtown AVL
in Pack Square Park

Save the dates ~ Friday & Saturday, August 4th-5th, 2017

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Friday, July 28, 2017 — 6:30 pm

Jazz on the Lawn with VA Virginia Schenck and Free Planet Radio

Jazz on the Lawn is a great way to spend time with friends, unwind, and listen to an evening of live music. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these concerts surrounded by the natural beauty of the Callanwolde Amphitheater.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. 

Concerts begin at 7:30 PM.

Concerts conclude at 9:00 PM. 

VA Virginia Schenck

Vocalist Virginia Schenck has studied and performed music since her childhood. Using the stage name VA, she has released three albums that showcase her developing artistry. Schenck was raised in Florida and attended Florida State University. While her degree was in Music Therapy, she studied jazz piano, voice and dance. She started singing jazz gigs while in school, and continued to sit in with groups after she launched her music therapy career in Macon, Georgia. Her love of jazz was enriched through a friendship with drummer Jaimoe (previously a member of the Allman Brothers Band). In 2007, she had the opportunity to work with Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon in New York, and over the next three years, she continued her studies with both musicians. Schenck joined the local jazz scene in Atlanta and formed the trio that still accompanies her today: pianist Kevin Bales, bassist Rodney Jordan, and drummer Marlon Patton.

Whether she is known by her birth name or as VA, Virginia Schenck can soothe her audience with a beautiful ballad, invigorate them with a re-imagined standard and challenge them with a powerful blast of free improvisation. All of these aspects exist within one singular and unique voice.

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Saturday, July 15 Asheville, NC

The Altamont Theatre

  • Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • 8:00pm  10:00pm
  • Asheville, NCUSA 

Backed by Free Planet Radio + Billy Cardine

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Saturday, June 24th 7:00pm

Jazz Party at Beki's House. House Concert

Come out for a nice evening of jazz originals with bassist Eliot Wadopian, guitarist Mark Guest and percussionist Byron Hedgepeth. Please call PM or call/text Becki at 828 775-9251 for details. More Info Here!

Come out for a nice evening of jazz originals with bassist Eliot Wadopian, guitarist Mark Guest and percussionist Byron Hedgepeth. Please call PM or call/text Becki at 828 775-9251 for details.

More Info Here!

 

Friday, May 19      Buster Keaton's " The General" with Free Planet Radio providing the sound track.  

The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists. It was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War. The story was adapted from the memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger. The film stars Buster Keaton who co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman.

North Carolina’s own Free Planet Radio will perform a live soundtrack during the movie in the first set and will also play a set of their original music after the movie.

Free Planet Radio
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May 5, 2017     Free Planet Radio in Concert

Where: Diana Wortham Theatre MainStage Series - 

2 South Pack Square, Asheville NC 28801

When: 8pm        Tickets: $35 regular / $30 student / $20 child

http://www.dwtheatre.com/performances/calendar/1617mainstage/free-planet-radio

                  Rapid River article on this show!! 

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Sunday, April 30 - 7:30 PM

Virginia Schenck with:Free Planet Radio

Timucua White House  2000 South Summerlin Avenue, Orlando, FL

International Jazz Day

 

Saturday, April 22

Performance with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra    

The Passion of Chopin  April 22, 2017  •  8:00 pm @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC 

Daniel Meyer, conductor     Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

Debussy      Petite Suite

Chopin      Piano Concerto No. 2

Franck       Symphony in D

The Perfect Marriage of Piano and Orchestra

All three composers on our April program had a firm grasp on the art of choosing the perfect instruments for the right musical moments. Debussy’s Petite Suite is one of the many French works originally written for piano that take advantage  of the full palette of the orchestra. Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto is an example of the beauty that can exist when the solo piano perfectly intertwines with the orchestra. And Franck’s D minor Symphony stands as a richly woven tapestry of emotion and musical ideas.

Daniel Meyer

Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

Soyeon Kate Lee has been rapturously received as guest soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra. As a member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, her performance of the Mozart Piano Trio was broadcast on PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center.

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Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9

Performance with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra

TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT

Sherwood Mobley Memorial Concert featuring Mahler’s Sixth Symphony.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527: Overture (arr. Busoni)

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade, K. 525)

Mahler: Symphony No. 6, A minor (“Tragic”)

The music of two Austrian legends pay tribute to our late Executive Director and former Principal Timpanist Sherwood Mobley, a local legend in his own right.  Mozart’s exquisite Overture to Don Giovanni and his timeless and charming Serenade (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) set the stage for a breathtaking ending with the Greenville premiere of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony.  Full of contrasting emotions, this epic piece, known as Mahler’s “Tragic Symphony,” is sure to forever move you in this very special memorial concert.

 

Friday, March 30

 

Free Planet Radio in Concert at the Greenville Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater 7pm

                                     Tickets $10, $5 FAC students102 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville SC 29609                              http://fineartscenter.net

                                     Tickets $10, $5

FAC students102 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville SC 29609

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Saturday, March 19th 3:00 PM

Asheville Amadeus Finale Concert 

Location: Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Daniel Meyer, conductor

Midori, violin  Asheville Symphony Chamber Chorus

Stravinsky     Concerto in E-flat “Dumbarton Oaks”

Mozart     Symphony No. 35, K. 385 “Haffner”

Fauré     Pavane

Mendelssohn     Violin Concerto, Op. 64

Tickets: Adult $93, $59, $48, $28        Youth $35, $15

Tickets for the Finale Concert are available at the Asheville Symphony Box Office (828.254.7046), the US Cellular Center Box Office at 87 Haywood St., charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000, or online via Ticketmaster.

 

Saturday, March 18 House Concert with Jazz guitarist Mark Guest

75 Tucker Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711-9223

For More Info:       https://www.facebook.com/events/671498063034244/

 

Sunday, Febuary 12  7:00pm

Performance with amazing vocalist and singer/songwriter Jane Kramer at the Grey Eagle 185 Clingman Ave. Asheville, NC 28801.

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Described by UK music reviewer Three Chords and the Truth as sounding like she was “…born to gypsy poets and raised by Emmylou Harris,” Asheville, North Carolina-based songstress Jane Kramer has garnered international recognition for the sultry, heartrending originality of her vocals and for the heavy-hitting lyrical eloquence of her songwriting. With deep roots in the traditional music of her beloved Appalachia, Kramer’s songs are introspective and gritty. They sweep listeners down the gravel roads and southern coastal highways, midnight truck stops and lonely motel rooms of “hard learning” and lead home to the Blue Ridge Mountains with moving acceptance of our flawed human experience.  Following the February 2016 release of her second solo studio album Carnival of Hopes, Kramer has been playing listening rooms and festivals up and down the east coast. Quoted as “…an artist on the rise” by acclaimed American songwriter Mary Gauthier, Jane Kramer has performed with such well-known artists as Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Appalachian troubadour Malcolm Holcombe, two-time Grammy award-winning bassist Eliot Wadopian and Joan Osborne.

 

Saturday, February 11

Asheville Symphony Performs Beloved Works from Disney’s Fantasia February 11

Brilliant musical imagery takes center stage as the Asheville Symphony performs a program of beloved classical works featured in Disney’s Fantasia films with star solo pianist Inon Barnatan. The concert takes place Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. in Thomas Wolfe Auditorium under the direction of ASO Music Director Daniel Meyer.

Fantasia, Walt Disney’s exploration of favorite works of classical music paired with the genius of his illustrators, became one of the most memorable animated films of the 20th century,” says Meyer. “Disney understood the power of beautifully drawn images married to great music. Who can forget the silhouette of the great Leopold Stokowski in the first film from 1940? The Disney studio released a sequel in 2000 and I have chosen an evening of music from both films to focus on the creativity of composers who paint pictures with their highly descriptive and evocative scores.”

Single tickets for all concerts are $22-62, depending on seating section (reduced youth pricing is available). Single tickets and season ticket packages can be purchased online at ashevillesymphony.org, by phone at 828-254-7046, or in person at the U.S. Cellular Center box office at 87 Haywood Street.

 

Masterworks 5

MUSIC FROM FANTASIA

February 11, 2017 • 8 p.m.

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Daniel Meyer, conductor

Inon Barnatan, piano

Program:
Mussorgsky                 Night on Bald Mountain
Shostakovich             Piano Concerto No. 2

Ponchielli                  “Dance of the Hours” from La Gioconda

Stravinsky                   Suite from The Firebird

 

January 26-29, 2017

Gladdening Light Symposium

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 Free Planet Radio & Virginia Schenck

Where: Winter Park, FL

Website: http://gladdeninglight.org/symposium-2017/

Details: World-Jazz-Acoustic Experimental Fusion - River GuerguerianChris Rosser and Eliot Wadopian

 
 

Paul Winter's 37th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

Cathedral St. John the Devine, New York City

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice celebrates the spirit of the holidays within the extraordinary acoustics of New York’s greatest Cathedral. A dazzling extravaganza of music and dance, these performances offer a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people gathered together on the longest night of the year to welcome the return of the sun and the birth of the new year. The event has become New York’s favorite holiday alternative to the Nutcracker and Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular.

Four Shows Only at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.  General Admission: $35 and $55.  Reserved Seating: $95

                    BUY TICKETS (866) 811-4111      Thursday, Dec. 15 at 8pm tickets     Friday, Dec. 16 at 8pm tickets                                      Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2pm tickets    Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30pm tickets

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December 3, 2016

Positively Odyssey!  Odyssey School Benefit

 Free Planet Radio

Where: Altamont Theater - 18 Church St. - Asheville, NC 28801

When: 6-9pm     Tickets: available here

Website: http://odysseycommunity.org/blog/positively-odyssey-2016/

Details: World-Jazz-Acoustic Experimental Fusion - River GuerguerianChris Rosser and Eliot Wadopian

 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Rhapsody in Blue @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Asheville Symphony Orchestra          Daniel Meyer, conductor      Conrad Tao, piano  

Copland     Our Town   Copland     Billy the Kid  Diamond    Symphony No. 4     Gershwin   Rhapsody in Blue

Gershwin’s Towering American Masterpiece

I love to champion American music, and here’s a sample of the finest. Copland’s music from Our Town shows how poignantly he was able to create an American sound. His Billy the Kid bristles with Western drama, complete with a gun fight. Though steeped in European musical forms, David Diamond puts a decidedly American stamp on his Symphony No. 4. And to finish, Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, jazz-tinged and overflowing with creativity, a perfect document of Gershwin’s playing and composing virtuosity.

Daniel Meyer

Conrad Tao, piano

Conrad Tao has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by The New York Times. He has been named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Free Planet Radio at the Tryon Fine Arts Center

Where: Tryon Fine Arts Center: Peterson Amphitheater 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC 28782   When: 3:00pm

Tickets: There is no charge, this event is made possible by the generosity of the Polk County Community Foundation
World music sensation Free Planet Radio, is back from a thirty day, twenty city whirlwind tour of China!We don’t know what stirred things up over there more: Typhoon Megi, or this talented trio! Even though they were unknown to the Chinese public, every one of the concerts sold 300-600 tickets, and generated great enthusiasm. And of course it was FPR’s ability to engage with their audiences, share their eclectic music and respond to a new cultural experience that created a new fan base on the other side of the planet! Join us for an exciting multi-cultural concert, a world music tapestry of some of the new pieces written especially for the China Tour blended with old favorites including instrumentals and original singer-songwriter EndFragmentEndFragment

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016  8:00pm

Asheville Symphony Orchestra In the Key of EEEEEEEEEEE! – Brahms’ Double

@ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Daniel Meyer, conductor

Jason Posnock, violin

Alistair MacRae, cello

Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre
Schmitt       La Tragédie de Salomé
Brahms       Concerto for Violin and Cello

A Frighteningly Diverse Halloween Celebration. October’s concert opens with two works perfect for Halloween. Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre is perfectly named — a waltz from beyond the grave! In another musical fright, Florent Schmitt created a wildly lush score to the biblical story of Salome’s insistence on the beheading of John the Baptist. An unsung opera, Schmitt’s piece teems with aural imagery that still shocks the ear today. The concert finishes with Brahms, as our own concertmaster Jason Posnock and Alistair MacRae join forces on the brilliant Double.

 

September 3-30

Free Planet Radio tour of the Peoples Republic of China

Free Planet Radio is thrilled to announce our 2016 tour of China!! Stay tuned for updates as the tour progresses. 

September 3 - Dalian Poly Theatre, Dalian, China

September 4 - Shenyang  Poly Grand, Shenyang, China

September 6 - Weifang Grand Theatre, Weifang, China

September 7 - Qingdao Grand Theatre, Qingdao, China

September 8 - Yantai Grand theatre, Yantai, China

September 10 - Handan Grand theatre, Handan, China

September 11 - Henan Poly Arts Center, Zhengzhou, China

September 13 - Shanxi Poly Grand, Taiyuan, China

September 15 - Wulan Theatre, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia (China)

September 17 - Nanjing Poly Theatre, Nanjing, China

September 18 - Taizhou Poly Grand, Taizhou, China

September 19 - Ma 'Ashan Grand Theatre, Ma' Ashan, China

September  20 - Huai An Poly Grand Theatre, Huai An, China

September 22 - Chongqing Poly Grand Theatre, Chongqing, China

September 24 - Dongguan Yulan Grand Theatre, Dongguan, China

September 25 - Huizhou Culture & Arts Center, Huizhou, China

September 27 - Wenzhou Grand Theatre, Wenzhou, China

September 28 - Xiamen Jiageng Theatre, Wenzhou, China

September 29 - Ningbo Cultural Arts Center, Ningbo, China

September 30 - Lishui Grand Theatre, Lishui, China

 

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Free Planet Radio with the Opal String Quartet  In Concert

8:00pm at the Altamont Theatre 18 Church Street, Asheville, NC

Free Planet Radio, based in Asheville, NC is becoming one of the most exciting partnerships in world music today. Their world-jazz-classical fusion is a trans-cultural canvas that is at times deeply reflective and at other times rhythmically mind-bending.

The Opal String Quartet, formed in 2006, is a professional chamber ensemble based in Asheville, North Carolina. Known for its fiery intensity and polished precision, the OSQ is dedicated to bringing the art of chamber music to diverse audiences by performing in a wide variety of venues, from schools, bars, and art galleries to street corners and concert halls. While taking a fresh approach to traditional masterworks, the quartet specializes in the performance of contemporary repertoire, and enjoys collaborating with living composers and premiering new works.

Here's a video of these two amazing groups playing together: https://youtu.be/kPsvJSy7TDA

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

 

 Free Planet Radio

Where: Tryon Fine Arts Center - 34 Melrose Ave. - Tryon, NC
When: 8pm
Tickets: $10 student, $18 advance, $20 door
Website: 
http://www.tryonarts.org/
Details: During this concert, Chris will play a very special guitar, handmade by Lichty Guitars in Tryon, NC,
who have generously donated this exquisite instrument for the annual Lichty guitar raffle for LEAF Community Arts.
The band will be joined on stage by Tom Boots, a WNC visual artist, who will put brush to canvas
as he creates a painting to the music. 

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Performance with the Asheville Symphony with special guest Zuill Bailey, cello

May 14, 2016  •  8:00 pm

@ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Daniel Meyer, conductor
Zuill Bailey, cello

Weber Der Freischütz Overture
Daughtery Tales of Hemingway (ASO Co-commission)
Dvořák    Symphony No. 9 “From The New World”

For our season finale, we begin with the intensity of Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz.  Packed with important musical moments from this Romantic opera, this music manages to combine a jaunty hunter’s chorus with secrets from deep within the Wolf’s Glen and finish with a celebration of a heroine’s enduring love.  Then American cellist Zuill Bailey makes a triumphant Asheville return with a brand new work that we have co-commissioned just for him: Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway.  Based on the fascinating life of the great American author, this new cello concerto will most certainly display Zuill’s superb technique and his innate flair for the dramatic.  The final movement, titled ‘The Sun Also Rises,’ artfully evokes Spain and its famed matadors as the soloist strums his instrument like a guitar.  We finish our season with music by a great Bohemian inspired by his life and activity in America: Antonín Dvořák.  Dvořák pointed the way to the future of American music by insisting that composers tap into America’s rich Native American and African American culture.  His own example, Symphony no. 9 ‘From the New World’, did just that, incorporating spiritual-tinged melodies, the ‘song of Hiawatha’, and an exuberant finale that sweeps you away with its bold confidence.

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Performance with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra with special guest Pepe Romero, guitar

Saturday, Aprilr 30, 2016    7:00pm    Twichell Auditorium, Spartanburg, SC

Sarah IoannidesMusic Director

Pepe RomeroGuest Artist

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. and  Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra   Performance at The Peace Center Concert Hall, Greenville, SC

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor

Tickets: $17-$60

Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36 (Variations on an Original Theme)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47, D minor

Discover some of the secrets that inspired Elgar's romantic Enigma Variations including the mysterious female friend portrayed by Elgar in Variation XIII. Then listen to the hidden call for resistance to tyranny and oppression of the Soviet regime in Shostakovich's striking Fifth Symphony -- one of the greatest masterworks of the twentieth century. To purchase tickets, call The Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or toll-free at (800) 888-7768, or online at peacecenter.org.

New subscribers can save 50% to the GSO's 6-concert Masterworks Series, including Secrets Behind Inspiration; click here for season ticket information to the GSO's 2015-2016 season!

 
 

Friday, February 26th, 2016

  Performance with American Songstress Jane Kramer                                                                                                             Carnival of Hopes Album Release Show with The Sea The Sea! - 7 pm

Grey Eagle

185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 232-5800

Price: $ 10 in advance, $12 at the door

A wonderful night featuring many special guests (River Guerguerian and Eliot Wadopian of Free Planet Radio, Franklin Keel of Sirius B, JP Furnas of Empire Strikes Brass, Pace Conner, Michael Evors and more!) celebrating Jane's wonderful homecoming album. Get your tickets here:  http://thegreyeagle.com/event/jane-kramer-album-release-show/or go to www.thegreyeagle.com

- See more at: http://www.janekramer.net/gig/#sthash.aLqlAnfS.dpuf

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin
Tickets: $17-$60

Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Op. 61, D major
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, E-flat major (Eroica)

Our young hero of the evening is the rising star, winner of many prestigious and international competitions and awards, Benjamin Beilman, who is making his Greenville debut with Beethoven's Violin Concerto. The concert concludes with Beethoven's glorious and mighty symphony "Eroica," originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte, praising an invincible spirit of the human being, and soon became a powerful embodiment of Beethoven's rebellious and steadfast personality. To purchase tickets, call The Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or toll-free at (800) 888-7768, or online at peacecenter.org.

New subscribers can save 50% to the GSO's 6-concert Masterworks Series, including Meet the Heroes; click here for season ticket information to the GSO's 2015-2016 season!

 

Friday, February 5th 8:00pm

Free Planet Radio in Concert

Free Planet Radio will be in concert on Friday, February 5, 8pm at the The Altamont Theatre. You can purchase your tickets in advance at thealtamont.com. VIP tickets available as well. Hope to see you there!

 

Performance with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.    

Poetry and Drama of Life

Tommy Wyche Memorial Concert

Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. 
Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Tickets: $17-$60

C. Thomas Wyche: Moonbeams (arr. Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel)
GriegPeer Gynt, Op. 23 (Incidental Music for Drama of Ibsen)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, Op. 43, D major

This very special concert opens with a tribute to one of Greenville's great community leaders, the late Tommy Wyche, as we play one of his own compositions. The evening continues with the dramatic and deeply heartfelt incidental music of Grieg's Peer Gynt and concludes with the grandiose finale -- Sibelius' patriotic Second Symphony, also known as the "Symphony of Independence." To purchase tickets, call The Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or toll-free at (800) 888-7768, or online at peacecenter.org.

New subscribers can save 50% to the GSO's 6-concert Masterworks Series, including Poetry and Drama of Life; click here for season ticket information to the GSO's 2015-2016 season!

Paul Hyde will lead a Pre-Concert Talk one hour prior to the Saturday and Sunday performances backstage in the rehearsal room of the Peace Center Concert Hall. These talks are free of charge and last approximately 45 minutes. Pre-Concert Talks give interesting insights to the program and composers to enhance your concert experience. Come join us!

 

Dancing, Drums and Dreams ~ A Rhythmic Celebration of the New Year

When: December 31, 2015     Time: 8:30pm-1am     Where: Eliada ~ PARC Building  2 Compton Drive, Asheville, NC 28806     Directions: eliada.org/driving-directions     Tickets: available at AshevilleRhythm.org, click on the Events tab. Individual $39 advance, $44 at the door. Couples $69 advance, $80 at the door      Seniors (60+) $34 advance, $40 at the door,   join us on New Years Eve at Eliada for a celebrated evening of dancing with world music super-group 

Free Planet Radio, a Drum Circle of communal celebration, sweet and savory light fare, an inspirational poetry reading and a New Years Eve countdown. We will close the evening with a sound meditation to usher in 2016 in peace, calm, and with focused intention. Bring your drum and a yoga mat if you wish to lie down during the Sound Meditation. BYOB   Eliada is a non-profit agency serving the children and families of Western North Carolina. We are pleased to be partnering with them for this amazing event. Please visit their website to see the wonderful work that they do. eliada.org


 

December 17,18&19, 2015


Paul Winter Consort, Winter Solstice Celebration 

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice celebrates the spirit of the holidays within the extraordinary acoustics of New York’s greatest Cathedral. A dazzling extravaganza of music and dance, these performances offer a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people gathered together on the longest night of the year to welcome the return of the sun and the birth of the new year. The event has become New York’s favorite holiday alternative to the Nutcracker and Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular.

“An immersive, multimedia extravaganza, as grand and expansive as its location.”
– The New York Times“feasts for the ears and eyes”
– Wall Street Journal

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Performance with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra


The Planets


November 21, 2015  •  8:00 pm

@ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Daniel Meyer, conductor

Haydn  Sinfonia concertante, op.84
Holst The Planets

In November we look at two symphonic masters – one, Joseph Haydn, who sought to exploit the sonic characteristics of the solo violin, oboe, cello, and bassoon in a concerto for this unique quartet and orchestra. Stepping into the spotlight, our own Jason Posnock, Alicia Chapman, Franklin Keel, and Michael Burns will take the solos while the musicians of the ASO provide the charm and zest that makes Haydn’s music so joyous. Gustav Holst, fascinated with the cosmos and the astrology of our own solar system, devised an orchestral suite with imaginative musical portraits of the planets. Earth and Pluto (which had yet to be classified and then de-classified as a planet) are omitted, but all others from Mars, the Bringer of War to Neptune, the Mystic are given astounding sonic renderings using a massive orchestra.

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Performance with Vibraphonist Byron Hedgepeth

Sunday, November  14th at Cummings Memorial United Methodist Church,    1 Banner Farm Rd, Mills River, North Carolina 28759

A rare and special collaboration by two of the finest musicians in WNC, Byron Hedgepeth on vibraphone and Eliot Wadopian on bass. They have had a vast history of great musical performance together and separately. This concert will be a benefit for the Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry in Etowah and the B E A R Closet (Baby Equipment) in Horse Shoe. Donations of food, baby items and money will be much appreciated.

More Information Here!!


 

Performance with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Legends, Mysteries, Miracles

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.  and  Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Tickets: $17-$60

Daugherty: from the Metropolis Symphony (Greenville Premiere): "Lex" & "Red Cape Tango"
TheofanidisRainbow Body
TchaikovskySleeping Beauty (Dramatic Composition from Ballet by Maestro Tchivzhel)

One of the most talented and innovative composers of our time, Michael Daugherty described his "Metropolis Symphony" as "a musical response to the myth of Superman, the legendary hero of comic books." Another American composer, Christopher Theofanidis explores the mystery of life and death in his highly spiritual Rainbow Body. And we will celebrate the power of love with the incredible beauty of Tchaikovsky's ultra-romantic Ballet music.

To purchase tickets, call The Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or toll-free at (800) 888-7768, or online at peacecenter.org

 

Sacred Jazz Performance with vocalist Virgina Schenck

Sounds Of The Spirit Concert Series

Sunday, November 1st at 4:00pm      Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell, GA 

Free and open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oktoberfest

presented by The Greenville News and the Greenville Symphony

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. 
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

The Gunter Theatre, Greenville, SC

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
David Gross, piano
Tickets: $43

Brahms: Piano Concerto, No. 2, Op. 83, B-flat major
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Op. 21, C major
Brahms: Akademische Festouverture, Op. 80 (Academic Festival Overture)

Join the GSO and the whole world in celebrating Oktoberfest with great German masterpieces!  Our special guest artist, Furman University's Professor of Music, David Gross, will present his insightful interpretation of Brahms' majestic and monumental Second Piano Concerto. The joyous First Symphony of a young Beethoven is followed by the boiling "Academic Festival Overture," where Brahms uses four popular student's "drinking songs" which are praising youth, love and life. After this festive conclusion we invite you to a complimentary beer tasting generously provided by Thomas Creek Brewery.


To purchase tickets, call The Peace Center box Office at (864) 467-3000 or toll-free at (800) 888-7768, or online at peacecenter.org.

 

 

 

Greenville Symphony Orchestra Opening Spectacular

Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Andrew Von Oeyen, piano
Tickets: $17-$60

Ravel: Piano Concerto, G major
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2, Op. 27, E minor

We open our 68th concert season with Ravel's sparkling and jazzy Piano Concerto, performed by the brilliant and charismatic virtuoso, Andrew Von Oeyen, hailed for his elegant and insightful interpretations, great artistry and brilliant technique. Rachmaninoff's beloved and popular Second Symphony brings our opening night to a triumphal conclusion.

To purchase tickets, call The Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or toll-free at (800) 888-7768, or online at peacecenter.org.

 

September 19, 2015  8:00pm Thomas Wolf Auditorium

Opening Night with the Asheville Symphony!!

Daniel Meyer, conductor
Angela Brown, soprano

Opening night at the Asheville Symphony is always a great occasion, and this September we introduce the brilliant American soprano Angela Brown as our special guest. Known for her sumptuous voice, we will feature Angela in some of her signature roles. To begin, we perform highlights from Italian opera, including Verdi’s powerful Nabucco Overture and the Triumphal March from Aida. Angela then takes the stage to sing beloved arias by Puccini and Verdi. Our second half features American classics, from Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town to Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 2, named the ‘Romantic.’ In between, Angela returns to sing favorites from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Bernstein’s West Side Story.

Tickets Here



Friday, August 28th

Free Planet Radio & The Opal String Quartet CD Release Show

At the Isis Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
8:30pm $12adv/$15door

http://isisasheville.com

 

Monday, August 10th at 7:30pm

Performance with vocalist Virginia Schenck at the Martin Lipscomb-Performing Arts Center in Highlands, NC

  On Sunday, August 9, Incarnation will feature Virginia Schenck, an accomplished vocalist, during the 10:30 service. The entire community is invited to join this worship service.

The festivities continue on Monday, August 10, with a Sacred Jazz concert by Virginia at the Performing Arts Center. A cocktail buffet and auction begin at 6:00pm with the concert at 7:30pm. Whether straight-ahead jazz or free improvisation, Virginia brings instantaneous joy and spiritual inspiration to her audiences. She appears regularly at numerous jazz venues in Atlanta and has gained a reputation as a singer who has an impact locally, nationally and internationally. Virginia takes listeners on a pilgrimage with music that is both authentic and stimulating.

 “Virginia’s voice and what she does includes the beauty of the Celtic women singers and the intensity of the Middle East.”- Marcus Borg, religious philosopher/author The Heart of Christianity

Ticket price for each event is $50, but if you would like to attend both events, the price is $90. Tickets are available online using the button below, at the church office or by phone at 828-526-2968. Proceeds from the auction and concert benefit health and human services in the community.

Tickets for this performance. 


Friday, July 24th

Brian Gurl in Concert

Brian Gurl presents…A Tribute to The American Masters of Music – featuring vocalists Katherine Alexandra, Liz Aiello & The All American Band. 

From Scott Joplin and Irving Berlin to Leonard Bernstein, Rogers & Hammerstein, Burt Bacharach & Billy Joel, Brian brings a brand new show to Burnsville featuring a rip-roaring band, two fabulous female vocalists and an array of exciting and innovative musical arrangements paying tribute to America’s greatest composers! Also on board is Grammy Award winning bassist Eliot Wadopian, drummer Byron Hedgepeth and Charlotte woodwind artist Jack Murray. 

July 24th at 7:30pm, Burnsville Town Hall – Limited Reserved Seating: $30.00, General Admission: $20.00


Saturday, June 20 @ 8:00pm

Free Planet Radio World Premier of Chris Rosser's "Ecstatic Verses" for Oud, Double bass, Percussion and String Quartet featuring the Opal String Quartet. This is a Chamber Music America Grant premier performance as part of the Asheville Percussion Festival Saturday night concert at Diana Wortham Theatre

For tickets click here.


Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

The Peace Center Concert Hall, Greenville, SC

Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Tickets: $16-$57

BernsteinWest Side Story: Overture
BernsteinWest Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra
GershwinPorgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture

Our grand finale presents American music at its very best!  The touching story of Romeo and Juliet of the twentieth century unfolding on the dangerous streets of New York is followed by the dazzling tribute to the Boston Pops Orchestra which Leonard Bernstein pays in his witty Divertimento.  Finally, George Gershwin draws musical pictures of community life at Cat Fish Row in 1920's Charleston.

To purchase tickets to "Americana," contact the Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or toll-free at (800) 888-7768 or online at www.peacecenter.org.


 

Friday, May 8 & Saturday, May 9

Free Planet Radio in concert at the Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF)

We are thrilled to once again perform at Western North Carolina's premier Music and Arts festival!!

Performance on Friday, May 8th, location: Lakeside 4:30pm-5:30pm

Performance on Saturday, May 9th, location: The Barn  2:30pm-3:30pm

Free Planet Radio

Tickets for LEAF Festival

LEAF Schedule

 

April 24 - 26


Asheville Lyric Opera Performances of  Leonard Bernstein's Musical West Side Story

Asheville Lyric Opera presents West Side Story, April 24, 25, 26 2015! ALO is thrilled to take on this production and perform it as the original show was intended. For ALO’s version of the show we will be using esteemed regional, classically trained talent as well as some national talent and a full classical orchestra. The singers will not be using mics throughout any rehearsals or productions. It was vitally important to both Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein that this piece of lyric theatre stood apart from other shows, which is why they created a piece full of well-trained singers, dancers, and actors. The cast will be comprised of approximately 30-40 members making this a large production. We are excited to display the talents of Western North Carolina through a show that is so culturally diverse and allows casting of multiple ethinicities. Come join Maria, Tony, and the rest of the gang for popular numbers such as “Tonight”, “I Feel Pretty” and “I Want to Be in America”.

Ticket Info

 

April 18, 2015

 

Asheville Symphony performance. 

Handel’s Alexander’s Feast

April 18, 2015  •  8:00 pm

@ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Daniel Meyer, music director
Asheville Symphony Chorus
WCU Concert Choir
Michael Lancaster, director

HANDEL Alexander’s Feast

In April we assemble a big cast and bring Handel’s sumptuous musical banquet to life on the Thomas Wolfe stage.  A dramatic cantata which is part opera, part oratorio, Alexander’s Feast starts with a musical party thrown by none other than Alexander the Great, and features the bravura of mighty warriors enjoying copius food and drink and telling their stories in proper Handelian fashion.  Dr. Michael Lancaster invites his top voices from Western Carolina University to join forces with the Asheville Symphony Chorus, and soloists from the Pittsburgh Opera join us for this unique and rare musical event.

Ticket info

 

TUESDAY MARCH 31, 2015  |  7:30 PM

City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium (COMMA)

Back To … BARRY, BILLY & THE BEATLES

     Pianist & vocalist Brian Gurl - together with a world class band discovers a magical synergy in the music of these legendary icons while delivering an exciting blend of familiar melodies, driving rhythms, pianistic power, vocal virtuosity and stunningly innovative interpretations of many of their most popular songs.

     Brian Gurl is a creative force, offering provocative arrangements of such Beatles classics as Eleanor RigbyAnd I Love HerCan't Buy Me Love and others that will turn anyone into a Beatles fan. His expressive renditions of both Barry Manilow hits and Billy Joel favorites make for a gourmet blend of the melodic and pop rock styles. Add Brian's jazz, classical and theatrical influences and you have a riveting and transformative production.

Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or directly from the CoMMA Box Office, located at 401 S College Street, Morganton NC 28655 or ordering on line at http://www.commaonline.org/index.php/tickets. For Complimentary, Group, Handicap, VIP, Standing Room and Other Special Seating please call 800-939-SHOW. 

Facility Ticketing Fee: There is a $1.00 per ticket facility fee for all tickets of $ 10.00 or less each, and a $ 3.00 per ticket facility fee for all tickets which exceed $ 10.00 each. 

Sales Tax: 6.75% NC sales tax applicable to all events contracted after Jan. 1, 2014.

 

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

German Inspirations

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Tickets: $16-$57

WeberEuryanthe, J. 291: Overture
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Op. 73, D major

This program presents masterworks written by great composers of three generations, but connected through glorious German musical traditions.  The evening culminates with the warmest lyricism and striking passion of Brahms' invigorating Second Symphony.

To purchase tickets to "German Inspirations," contact the Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or toll-free at (800) 888-7768 or online at www.peacecenter.org.

 

 

Sunday, March 22

Asheville Amadeus Finale Concert with the asheville symphony and Emanuel axe and Orien Weiss


March 22, 2015  •  3:00 pm

@ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Daniel Meyer, music director

SALIERI Sinfonia Veneziana
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 14
– Emanuel Ax, piano
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5
MOZART Concerto for Two Pianos
– Emanuel Ax and Orien Weiss, piano

Mozart Up Close

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium will be transformed for the Asheville Amadeus finale concert with a stage installation that brings audiences closer to the musicians and the music. A 30-foot stage extension will thrust the Asheville Symphony into the midst of the audience, with as many as 124 seats available onstage.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $93, $68, $59, $48, $28; Youth: $35, $15

To purchase tickets, call 828-254-7046

 

Saturday, March 14th 7:00pm

Michael Jefry Stevens / Eliot Wadopian CD Release Party!!

Mountain Song – Artists Recording Collective – released in 2015 @ Streamside on Saturday, March 14 at 7pm. $25. No potluck, BYOB. 
To RSVP, please contact Michael Jefry Stevens at mjsjazz@mac.com 

A performance of original music by Michael Jefry Stevens featuring Grammy award winning bassist Eliot Wadopian. This piano/bass duo will perform selections from their debut CD “Mountain Song” which was released in January 2015.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/777626588991047/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra 

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Tickets: $16-$57

Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
BizetL'Arlesienne: Incidental Music for Alphonse Daudet's play
RossiniWilliam Tell, Overture

Enjoy musical fairytales and exciting adventures!  From the thrilling and poetic Arabian Nightsof Scheherazade to the heartbreaking love story of The Girl from Arles to the dramatic legend about the brave Swiss marksman as he is pictured in the brilliant Opera of Rossini -- we are going to take you on a breathtaking journey.

To purchase tickets to "Fairytales and Legends," contact the Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or toll-free at (800) 888-7768 or online at www.peacecenter.org.

 

Friday, February 13

Free Planet Radio returns to the Fine Arts Center for a Concert of World Music with special guests

students and faculty from the Fine Arts Center joining us! Tickets: Adults $15.00, Students $7.00, FAC students $5.00

Fine Arts Center, 102 Pine Knoll Dr., Greenville, SC  29609

www.fineartscenter.net

 

 
 


Greenville Symphony Orchestra: The Youth of Titans

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

The Peace Center Concert Hall, Greenville, SC

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Tickets: $16-$57

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, Op. 10, F minor
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1, Op. 13, D minor

Dmitri Shostakovich was nineteen years old when he composed his whimsical "Mahlerian" First Symphony to graduate from the Leningrad Conservatorium and Sergei Rachmaninoff was twenty-four years old when he composed his First Symphony which proved to be an amazing stroke of young genius.  Welcome to the great discovery!

To purchase tickets to "The Youth of Titans," contact the Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or toll-free at (800) 888-7768 or online at www.peacecenter.org.

 

Thursday-Saturday, December 18,19 & 20

Paul Winter’s 35th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration – 2014

Thursday December 18, 8pm; Friday December 19, 8pm;
Saturday December 20, 2pm & 7:30pm

All performances at  Cathedral St. John the Divine, 110 & Amsterdam New York, NY

A Holiday Celebration on a Spectacular Scale

An immersive, multimedia extravaganza, as grand and expansive as its location.” ~ The New York Times

Winter Solstice is our contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people came together during the longest night of the year to celebrate the turning point in the Earth’s journey around the sun, and the birth of a new year. Now in its 35th year, this cross-cultural performance within the awe-inspiring space of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine has become one of New York’s favorite holiday events. This year’s Solstice has a Caribbean theme, featuring Danny Rivera, revered as “the national voice of Puerto Rico.” His exquisite sunny voice is beloved throughout the Spanish-speaking world. He’ll be bringing his band and chorus from Puerto Rico to collaborate with the Consort, vocalist Theresa Thomason, and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

paulwinter.com

 

 

Friday, December 12

Chris Rosser CD Release & Free Planet Radio
Isis Restaurand & Music Hall
8:30pm Adults $12adv/$15door
http://isisasheville.com/

 

Saturday/ Sunday November 1 & 2

Performance with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. 

Grieg: Piano Concerto, Op. 16, A minor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Op. 74, B minor (Pathetique)

Vadym Kholodenko is back!? The 2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist returns to Greenville to shine in Grieg's Piano Concerto.? Next, the greatest, most dramatic and powerful symphony ever written, Tchaikovsky's No. 6, became the composer's "swan song" and is the signature piece in the repertoire of Edvard Tchivzhel that is connected in many ways to the Maestro's personal life experience.

To purchase tickets, call The Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or toll-free at (800) 888-7768, or online at peacecenter.org.

 

Saturday, October 25

Free Planet Radio Live

An Evening with Free Planet Radio
UU Coffeehouse of Columbia
2701 Heyward Street
Columbia SC
http://www.uucoffeehouse.org/



 

September 13 - October 16

Rhonda Larson and Ventus Tour of China #2.  Performances in the following cities:

9/13 Qingdao, 9/14 Weifang, 9/15 Weihai, 9/16 Yantai,  9/18 Hohhot (Inner Mongolia),  9/20 Shanxi, 9/21 & 22 Henan, 9/23 Wuhan, 9/25 Taizhou, 9/26 Kunshan, 9/27 Wuxi, 9/28 Changzhou, 9/30 Hefei, 10/1 Ma'Anshan, 10/2 Zhangjiagang, 10/3 Shanghai, 10/4 Nanjing, 10/5 Wenzhou, 10/6 Lishui, 10/8 Zhoushan, 10/9 Ningbo, 10/11 Dongguan, 10/12 Huizhou, 10/15 Yichun, 10/16 Chongquing.   http://www.rhondalarson.com

 

September 10

Performance with Rhonda Larson and Ventus. US Embassy Beijing, China!! 

http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn

 

July 25

Performance with: THREE PIANOS, THREE VOICES & THREE STUNNING ARTISTS! Renowned pianist Brian Gurl has put together another NY level production. With Russian phenom Katherine Alexandra, brilliant local pianist/vocalist Roberta Whiteside -you have more than dueling pianos. You have indescribable excitement! Add "Marilyn Monroe", "The Phantom" plus a hot wailing hot band and you have a show NOT TO BE MISSED!!! Brian Gurl In Concert is at the Burnsville Town Center -JULY 25th at 7:30pm. Tickets: 682-7209.

 
 
 

July 21 

BRIAN GURL AND THE FABULOUS FIVE present a new breakout production, THE "KILLER Bs"-- the music of Barry Manilow, Billy Joel and The Beatles. Pianist & vocalist Brian Gurl - together with a world class band and fabulous vocalist discovers a magical synergy in the music of these legendary icons while delivering an exciting blend of familiar melodies, driving rhythms, pianistic power, vocal virtuosity and stunningly innovative interpretations of many of their most popular songs. Add Brian’s jazz, classical and theatrical influences and you have a riveting and transformative production. Performance at Lees McRae College, Banner Elk, NC 7pm

http://www.lmc.edu/conferencing_and_events/forum.htm

 

 

June 27 through July 13, 2014

Rhonda Larson and Ventus tour of China #1. Performances in the following cities: June 27 Dalian, June 28 Xuzhou, June 29 Jinan, July 3 Beijing,  July 4 Jiayuguan,  July 5 Lanzhou,  July 6 Shanghai,  July 11 Guangzhou,  July 12 Nanchang,  July 13 Shenzhen

 

Saturday, May 10,  2014

Performance with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Works: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
Mariangela Vacatello, piano,  Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 “The Year 1905”. Thomas Wolf Auditorium in the US Cellular Center Asheville, NC 

 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Art of Jazz in home concert performance with Jazz pianist/composer Michael Jefry Stevens and Jamey Simmons, Jazz trumpet virtuoso. For reservations follow the link.

 

Friday, Saturday April 11th and 12th, 2014

Performance with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. All Russian Concert with works by RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture, PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1 and STRAVINSKY's Petrushka (1947). Concerts at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Charlotte, NC

 

Saturday, Sunday April 5th & 6th, 2014

Performance with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. The Russian Sorcerer and His Apprentice. Works by Taneyev and Tchaikovsky, Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Greenville, SC

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Faculty Performance with Guitarist Steve Wohlrab. Western Carolina University, 7:30pm in the Coulter Recital Hall. Works by Pat Metheny,  Chic Corea, Steve Swallow and Keith Jarrett, 

 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Performance with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Charlotte, NC

 

February 15 & 16,2014

Performance with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts. Greenville, SC

 

Saturday, February 8th, 2014 

Performance with the  Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Wolf Auditorium in the US Cellular Center Asheville, NC 

 

January 25th and 26th, 2014

Performance with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra at the Peace Center for the performing arts. Greenville, SC

 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Free Planet Radio performance at White Horse Black Mountain Fifth anniversary celebration! Great line up of Western North Carolina artist: BJ LEIDERMANDAVID HOLTDAVID LAMOTTEFREE PLANET RADIOMICHAEL JEFRY STEVENSJASON DECHIRSTOFAROTHE BELFAST BOYSKIM HUGHESBOB HINKLE

 

December 19, 20 & 21, 2013

Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebrations, celebrating the return of the sun after the longest night of the year, attracts thousands of concert-goers to New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine and tens of thousands of radio-listeners via the NPR broadcast of the show. This year show will feature Brazilian artists Ivan Lins and Renato Braz, Gospel recording artist Theresa Thomason, the Voices of Nature Dance Ensemble and the Paul Winter Consort.

http://solsticeconcert.com

October 24, 2013

Free Planet Radio
WNC delegation to the United Nations presents- "Water is Life"
White Horse Black Mountain
105C Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, NC 7:00 p.m.
http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/