Music Carolina SummerFest 2017 | August 10-27, 2017
A Beethoven Celebration
Thursday, August 10 at 7:30pm
Our 10th season opens with the joyful music of early Beethoven performed by pianist Peter Kairoff, violinist Jacqui Carrasco and cellist Evan Richey.
The Patsy Project
Saturday, August 12 at 7:30pm
After moving us last summer with The Goldberg Project, Christina Soriano returns to choreograph The Patsy Project, which takes its inspiration from the soulful country songs of Patsy Cline.
Not for Children: A Musical Revue of Women Behaving Badly
Thursday, August 17 at 7:30pm
In this clever and slightly wicked cabaret, vocalist Mary Siebert and pianist Robert Rocco will lace unexpected songs together, style-hopping and exposing tongue-in-cheek similarities from the perspective of the worldly-wise “woman of a certain age.”
The Vivaldi Project: Discovering the Classical String Trio
Saturday, August 19 at 7:30pm
Following upon the critical acclaim for their recent CD, Discovering the Classical String Trio, vol. 1, The Vivaldi Project brings to life another set of richly varied, yet overlooked classical string trios.
Star Spangled Brass
Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00pm
Bring your picnic blankets and enjoy a free pops and patriotic concert with the Giannini Brass, including crowd-pleasing Sousa marches and Broadway show tunes.
I Get a Kick Out Of You: Ten Years of the Great American Songbook
Saturday, August 26 at 7:30pm
LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING!
It’s our 10th season of great songbook concerts in Old Salem with Martha Bassett and the Music Carolina Jazz All-Stars!
Our 2017 Songbook Contest results are in...join us on Aug. 26 to find out which Great American songbook tune is our Music Carolina audience favorite!
Will You Remember: Music of the Great War with Piedmont Opera
Sunday, August 27 at 3:00pm
Join Piedmont Opera for a concert that will explore the music of the WWI era. The program includes songs from Jerome Kern’s Broadway hits as well as Irving Berlin’s all-soldier musical “Yip, Yip, Yaphank“ will be performed. Pianist Dmitri Shteinberg performs excerpts from Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, which pays tribute to the composer’s friends who were killed in WWI.
Featuring: James Allbritten, Jodi Burns, Allison Chickering, Alden Pridgen, David Maize, Eric Powell, Marilyn Taylor, and Logan Webber
Nancy Johnston, piano
Charles Shafer & Naiara Sánchez, violins; Matthew Troy, viola; and Jennifer Alexandra Johnston, cello