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Arts Agenda

CL's guide to dance, theater, comedy, spoken word, classical music and visual arts
indicates critics' picks


Classical Music

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Featuring Josh Bell, violin. Bell performs with England's Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the world's most recorded chamber orchestra. Belk Theater. Tue., Nov. 19, 8 p.m. $25-$75. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Benjamin Britten's War Requiem Charlotte Symphony Classics. Featuring the Oratio Singers of Charlotte, the Charlotte Children's Choir, Pamela Coburn, soprano, Paul Agnew, tenor, and Klaus Hager, baritone. Christof Perick, conducting. Belk Theater. Nov. 22-23, 8 p.m. $12-$60. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Brentano String Quartet The Quartet has been singled out for technical brilliance, musical insight and stylistic elegance since their inception in 1992. Works by Mozart, Wolpe and Bartok. Sat., Nov. 16, 8 p.m. $20 general admission. Free to students. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 704-337-2213.

Carolina Pro Musica The Carolinas' period music ensemble with voice, will appear at the City Cafe, 101 Kenwood St. in Belmont. A buffet will be served at 6:30pm, with music starting at 7:15pm and will cost $12.50 per person in advance. At 8:30pm the doors will open to the public without charge for the second half of the program. Nov. 16. Call for reservations: 704-829-6961.

Charlotte Concert Band Fall Concert Featuring works by Janacek, Wagner, Frescobaldi, Vaughan Williams, Sousa and Tieke. Sun., Nov. 17, 3 p.m. Free. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 704-337-2213.

Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras Fall Concert CSYO will be joined by the Junior Youth Orchestra. Ernest Pereira conducts and Charlotte Symphony violist Ning Zhao is the soloist. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Sun., Nov. 24, 3:30 p.m. $6 adults, $4 students, senior citizens. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 704-972-2003.

Ensemble Series A selection of chorale pieces performed by Winthrop University Chorale and directed by Katherine Kinsey. Byrnes Auditorium. Sun., Nov. 17, 4 p.m. Free. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2255.

Ensemble Series: Chamber Singers & Jazz Voices Two select vocal ensembles performing. The Chamber Singers will perform chamber/madrigal songs and the Jazz Voices will perform up-beat jazz arrangements. Barnes Recital Hall. Mon., Nov. 25, 8 p.m. Free. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.

Ensemble Series: Symphonic Band A selection of symphonic band music directed by William Malambri. Byrnes Auditorium. Fri., Nov. 22, 8 p.m. Free. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.

Fall Concert The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra will present a fall concert. The program will include Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 in D Major and Copland's Appalachian Spring. Tue., Nov. 19, 8 p.m. Admission is free. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

Hallelujah! Featuring: Charlotte City Ballet, Eddie Mabry Dancers, Charlotte Philharmonic Community Chorus, Philharmonic Holiday Singers. Concert selections include Christmas Waltz, Let it Snow, Nutcracker Suite, Messiah selections and popular traditional carols. Part of the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra 2002-03 season. Belk Theater. Sun., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. $15-$35. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-846-2788.

Jazz & Classical Essentials Sunday Brunch Borders will be playing jazz and classical music from their essential catalogs. Coffee and pastry provided. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Free. Borders, 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.

Jazz Ensembles Concert The jazz ensembles at UNCC will be summoning two of the genre's greatest collaborators when they perform arrangments by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Thu., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. Free. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC. 704-687-4469.

A Liederabend Concert Davidson College students from three different vocal studios. Songs will range from musical theater to art songs to opera arias, some of which will be sung in foreign languages. Sun., Nov. 24, 4 p.m. Free. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2244.

Mostly Mozart & Neighborhood Concert Series. The first set of concerts will take place at the following venues, all beginning at 8pm: Nov. 14- Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College Campus; Nov. 15- Matthews United Methodist Church, 801 S. Trade St. in Matthews; Nov. 16- First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St. Nov. 14-16. $10 general admission, $5 students, $30 series ticket package. Charlotte Symphony, 201 S. College St. 704-972-2000.

Piano Recital Dr. Gregory Thompson, chair of the music department, will perform various works including a sonata composed by George Walker, the first African American Pulitzer Prize winner. He will host a pre-concert discussion of the program at 4pm in Newsom #108. The recital will be held in the University Church. Thu., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. Free. Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Rd. 704-378-1022.

Saviour: The Story of God's Passion for His People A modern oratorio with soloists and choir. Conducted by David Brown and Sharon Frias of the Pineville Church of the Nazarene Worship Ministry. Sun., Nov. 17, 10 a.m. The presentation is free, however, limited seating is available. Pineville Church of the Nazarene, 8614 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-542-3618.

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