Few Seats Remain for Concert Series
“Don’t wait any longer to purchase a subscription to the Arts Council of Moore County’s 2010-11 Classical Concert Series (CCS),” says Chris Dunn, executive director. “Only a few seats remain for this popular series, and with a music series this good, the last remaining seats will go quickly.”
For more than 28 years, CCS has presented stellar musicians in fulfilling its mission: Stimulate, support and enrich our community’s cultural life by presenting concerts featuring artists of national and international stature.
This season will definitely live up to that mission with a performance by pianist Jose Feghali Monday, Oct. 4. Winner of the gold medal at the seventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Feghali has since been a major presence on the concert stage worldwide. Career highlights include concerts on the most prestigious stages in the world, with the world’s best orchestras, and collaborations with some of the most renowned artists.
CCS’ second concert will feature Concertante Monday, Nov. 8. Comprised of a core of six virtuoso string players, each has won major national and international music competitions. As an ensemble, Concertante has performed across America, gathering rave reviews from such publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post, and appearing on Minnesota Public Radio’s St. Paul Sunday.
Clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester will perform Monday, Feb. 14. Since winning the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Franch-Ballester became a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS II, was selected by Carnegie Hall for master classes with Emanuel Ax and Richard Stoltzman, performed in Carnegie’s Weill Hall and was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant. He is also in demand for numerous festivals all over the world, including Usedomer Musikfestival in Germany and the Young Concert Artists Festival at Nexus Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
The series concludes Monday, March 14, with a performance by violinist Alina Ibragimova. Ibragimova’s recent engagements have included her BBC Proms debut with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia and the City of Birmingham Symphony. She made her debut as soloist/director with the Kremerata Baltica during Salzburg Mozartwoche 2005, and has since performed with the Kremerata and Gidon Kremer at Salle Pleyel Paris, Mozartwoche and the Salzburg, Verbier and MDR Musiksommer festivals.
The subscription price to the 2010-11 Classical Concert Series is $80 per person for all four concerts for Arts Council members ($90 for nonmembers). All concerts will begin at 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines, with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m.
In addition to the concerts, The Jefferson Inn is offering a pre-concert dinner in its restaurant, One Fifty West, located less than a block from the Sunrise Theater at 150 W. New Hampshire Ave.
“For $38 per person (tax and gratuity included), you will receive a delicious meal and your choice of the prime downtown parking places,” says Dunn. “Dinner reservations are required and can only be made by calling the Arts Council at (910) 692-2787.”
To purchase a subscription, pick up a brochure at the Arts Council offices at Campbell House (482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or call (910) 692-2787. For additional information and questions about the Arts Council or CCS, visit www.mooreart.org.
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