Join Us for the 17th Annual SummerFest

Music Without Borders

August 10-September 15
Tickets on Sale July 1

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“Music Without Borders" promises a musical journey that reflects the richness of the global music landscape and invites audiences to experience the beauty of diverse musical genres, styles, and traditions. SummerFest organizers Joe Mount and Matt Kendrick have curated a lineup that showcases the interconnectedness of music across cultures including jazz, classical chamber music, opera, global music, and Latin folk music.

Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein Songbook

Saturday, August 10, 7:30 p.m.
Hanesbrands Theatre
$27 General Admission/$10 Ages 6-18

Highlights from the songbook of the great American songwriting duo, including: “Oh What A Beautiful Morning,” ”Surrey With the Fringe On Top,” ”It Might As Well Be Spring,” ”People Will Say We’re In Love,” ”Something Wonderful,” ”Shall We Dance,” ”Some Enchanted Evening”…and more!

Martha Bassett, vocals; Federico Pivetta, piano; Ken Wilmot, trumpet; Jacqui Carrasco, violin; Matt Kendrick, bass; John Wilson, drums


Of River and Field

Tuesday, August 13, 7:30 p.m.
The Saal at Home Moravian Church
Free Admission

Two chamber song cycles for piano, cello and voice that paint pictures of growing up in North Carolina and Tennessee: "Little River Songs" by Jennifer Higdon and “Through the Window” by Kenneth Frazelle. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tobacco fields, these songs look to nature to rediscover that which time has left behind.

Grace Anderson, cello; Andrea Moore, soprano; David Heid, piano


Peter and the Wolf Family Concert

Saturday, August 17, 3:00 p.m.
Free (with admission to Kaleideum)

A family-friendly program of the chamber version of Peter and the Wolf with woodwind quintet and narrator.

Jason McKinney, narrator; Peter Shanahan, flute; Matthew Covington, oboe; Ron Rudkin, clarinet; Joe Mount, horn; Brianna Cantwell, bassoon; Bev Naiditch, percussion


Jazz, Poetry & Wine

Saturday, August 17, 7:30 p.m.
Acadia Foods
$15 General Admission/$10 Ages 6-18

Poet Spencer Aubrey will join the Matt Kendrick Trio featuring Kassem Williams, drums; Dave Fox, keyboards


Jazz Classique

Saturday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Piedmont Music Center
$27 General Admission/$10 Ages 6-18

The ensemble will feature instrumental selections from The Great American Songbook as well as works by Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, J.J. Johnson, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker.

John Mochnick, piano; Roberto Orihuela, vibraphone; Matt Kendrick, bass; Larry Carman, drums


Travis Williams Group

Thursday, August 29, 7:30 p.m.
SECCA Auditorium
$27 General Admission/$10 Ages 6-18

Original compositions influenced by traditional Arabic Maqam music, modern jazz, pop and rock, as well as world music, including African and Scandinavian music. Also performing is Dhamaru, an original world music duo composed of two American musicians with a deep love for West African and Hindustani musical traditions.

Travis William, oud; Kinard Douthit, flute; Colin Allured, guitar; Ken Simonds, bass; Bill Smith, percussion; Chuck Wood, percussion


Piedmont Opera  - Here’s to the Ladies!

Saturday, August 31, 3:00 p.m.
Calvary Moravian
$27 General Admission/$10 Ages 6-18

Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe... These names are all well known to us.  But where are the names of the women who have written for the Broadway stage? Piedmont Opera takes a look at Broadway’s Herstory and the contributions of women composers and lyricists.

James Allbritten, director


NexTonal Wind Octet

Wednesday, September 4, 7:30 p.m.
Shirley Recital Hall - Salem College Fine Arts Center
$27 General Admission/$10 Ages 6-18

Featuring top professionals, this vibrant ensemble performs works by Mozart, Strauss, Spittal and more.

Timothy Heath, conductor


Algorithms - Contemporary Music Concert

Saturday, September 7, 7:30 p.m.
Piedmont Music Center
Free Admission

A concert of new works that algorithmically extends and shapes the musical landscape of contemporary chamber music.


UNCSA Young Artist Concert

Thursday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.
Piedmont Music Center
$15 General Admission/$10 Ages 6-18

Emerging talent from the UNC School of the Arts piano program


Larry and Joe

Sunday, September 15, 7:30 p.m. (tentative)
Milton Rhodes Center-Reynolds Gallery
Tickets: $35/25/15

The Grammy-nominated “Latingrass” duo that performs a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music. Presented in collaboration with the WS Arts Council.