Music Carolina SummerFest: Our 10th Season!

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A Beethoven Celebration

Thursday, August 10 at 7:30pm
Byrum Welcome Center, Kulynych Auditorium
Wake Forest University

$15 General Admission/$5 Students

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
Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University

$15 General Admission/$5 Students

Christina Soriano returns to choreograph another inspiring intergenerational dance and music event, this time featuring a medley of songs by the late Patsy Cline performed by vocalist Martha Bassett.


Not for Children: A Musical Revue of Women Behaving Badly

Thursday, August 17 at 7:30pm

Muddy Creek Music Hall
5455 Bethania Rd.

$13 Advance/$15 Door

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A clever and slightly wicked cabaret of songs from the wily to the wayward, with singer Mary Siebert and pianist Robert Rocco.


The Vivaldi Project: Discovering the Classical String Trio

Saturday, August 19 at 7:30pm

Byrum Welcome Center, Kulynych Auditorium
Wake Forest University

$15 General Admission/$5 Students

A treasure trove of 18th century string trios performed by the acclaimed period instrument group The Vivaldi Project from Washington DC.


Star Spangled Brass

Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00pm
Salem Square, Old Salem


Bring your picnic blankets and enjoy a 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

James A. Gray, Jr.  Auditorium
Old Salem Visitor Center

$24 General Admission/$8 Students

We toast our 10th season of great songbook concerts with Martha Bassett and the Music Carolina Jazz All-Stars by highlighting audience favorites from composers like Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and Burt Bacharach – vote for YOUR favorite at!


Will You Remember: Music of the Great War with Piedmont Opera

Sunday, August 27 at 3:00pm

Hanes Auditorium, Salem College

$24 General Admission/$8 Students

A hundred years ago, America had just entered the “war to end all wars.”  How did music respond to this cultural changing event?  Join Piedmont Opera for a concert that will explore the music of this era, from Maurice Ravel to Jerome Kern.