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CONCERT SERIES in BEAUFORT & MOREHEAD CITY, NC

Celebrating our Twenty-Fifth Season!


2014–2015 Season Program



HOLIDAY CONCERT: VIVALDI PROJECT

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014

The Vivaldi Project

The Vivaldi Project brings to life the Classical String Trio, an exciting and flexible genre explored by some of the 18th century’s greatest composers. The string trio is on the one hand true chamber music, an outgrowth of the baroque trio sonata so perfected by Corelli and Vivaldi. At the same time it could be crafted orchestrally, intended for many voices on a part but with the view that should the patron’s or city’s coffers fall short, only three players would be required. Performing on period instruments, The Vivaldi Project captures the delightful textures and sonorities of these works (some of them rarely performed) in a delightful holiday celebration. The concert will include trios by Haydn and Boccherini, and the grand Divertimento in Eb by Mozart.
 
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Concert time and Venue: 8 PM, Carteret County Public Library, 1702 Live Oak St., Beaufort, NC
 



IVAN MOSHCHUK, PIANO SOLOIST

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015

Ivan Moshchuk

“The best of the best…unmatched perfection”    

  — Zofinger Tagblatt Switzerland   

A charismatic young Russian-American pianist and Gilmore Young Artist award winner, Ivan Moshchuk has created a following around the world since his European debut in 2012. He has performed in major capitals, music festivals and with orchestras in the US, Poland, Germany, Holland, France, Yugoslavia and Austria. His program features music of Bach, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven.
 

Concert time and Venue: 8 PM, the History Place, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC
 



ZEPHYROS WINDS

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015

Zephyros Winds

“Inherently colorful ensemble…They play with depth of communicative élan [and] mature artistry. This is a special ensemble.”    

  — San Francisco Classical Voice   

 

Barbara McKenzie Zéphyros Winds is one of America’s distinguished chamber ensembles, bringing together five of the finest wind virtuosos of their generation. Zéphyros Winds has appeared at the nation’s most prestigious concert venues, including The Mostly Mozart Festival, the Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center, and Dumbarton Oaks. Zéphyros gained national attention after winning both the First Prize and Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, becoming the first wind quintet in the competition’s 22-year history to do so. Their concert features some of the greatest musical treasures for wind quintet and the Beethoven Piano Quintet with AMF artist in residence, Barbara McKenzie.

Concert time and Venue: 8 PM, the History Place, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC
 



THOMAS MEGLIORANZA, Baritone
with Pianist Barbara McKenzie

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

25th Anniversary Celebration — refreshments served

Thomas Meglioranza

“Sublime is the first word that comes to mind…stunning…One’s jaw dropped.

  — The New York Times   

Called “one of America’s finest young baritones” by NY Newsday, Thomas Meglioranza was a winner of the 2005 Walter W. Naumburg Competition, the Franz Schubert/Modern Music Competition in Graz, the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and the Joy in Singing Award. Recent engagements include the National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra. An “immaculate and inventive recitalist” (The New Yorker), Mr. Meglioranza’s evening with pianist Barbara McKenzie features Songs from the American Songbook as well as favorites of Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf.
 

Concert time and Venue: 8 PM, the History Place, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC
 


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