Carolina Philharmonic Presents Two Concerts
Carolina Philharmonic, conducted by David Michael Wolff, presents two chamber music concerts Saturday, March 20, in Founders Hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinehurst. Performances are at 2:30 and 7 p.m.
This chamber music concert is an exploration of the passage from late Romanticism through the last steps of Impressionism. Grieg’s “Sonata No. 3 in C Minor for Violin and Piano,” first performed in 1887, remains among his most beloved works. In Ravel’s virtuoso “Trio,” composed just after the onset of World War I, piano, violin and cello paint veiled, stoic visions of chaos.
Admission is $25 (general admission), with seniors and military paying $20. Students are admitted free.
A Holy Week concert, with orchestra and chorus, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the main sanctuary of the church. There is no admission fee for this concert, but donations will be accepted.
This sacred music concert is a commemoration of the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ, beginning with the triumphant entrance of the Messiah into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and resurrection on Easter Sunday.
The full Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra performs, accompanied by a chorus composed of members of the Sacred Heart Choir and other area choristers. Palm Sunday is represented through Haydn’s “Imperiale” Symphony No. 53. For Holy Thursday, Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” will be performed. Good Friday music includes Verdi’s “Salce, Salce” and “Ave Maria” from Otello. For Holy Saturday, Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus” is performed by orchestra and chorus. Easter Sunday is celebrated with Giuseppe Torelli’s “Trumpet Concerto in D” and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”
The church is located at 300 Dundee Road, Pinehurst.
Tickets are required for all concerts. Call (910) 687-4746. Visit www.carolinaphilharmonic.org for further information.
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