Chelsea S. Waddelow

Chelsea Stith

Chelsea S. Waddelow started writing as CVNC's first student intern in the summer of 2009. Upon graduation from Meredith College in 2011 with a B.M. in piano performance and a B.A. in composition, she joined the ranks of CVNC’s staff writers. Chelsea completed her masters in music therapy from Appalachian State University in May of 2015. She serves as the pianist for the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, works as the assistant conductor at yearly summer intensives held at Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony in Eureka Springs, AR, and has also had several original compositions and arrangements performed locally.  She is thrilled to live in an area with such wonderful artistic offerings. Chelsea believes that arts criticism should be interesting, informative, and challenging, and she strives to make her reviews a reflection of and response to the actual experience of attending a performance.

 

Articles by Chelsea S. Waddelow:

Bonnie Thron and Carl Banner Present All-Sonata Program for Cello and Piano

Chamber Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  September 13, 2017

Britten's War Requiem More Relevant than Ever

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  April 7, 2017

Raleigh Ringers Offer Both Spectacle and Substance

Handbell Ensemble Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  December 17, 2016

Richard III and Victims Shine for Bare Theatre

Theatre Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  November 4, 2016

Transfigured Bach?: Great Expectations, Partially Realized

Chamber Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  July 21, 2016

Nuance Lyrique Sings Better Than They Speak

Chamber Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  May 8, 2016

RLT Puts a Personal Touch on Sweeney Todd

Musical Theatre Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  February 12, 2016

Durham Symphony Orchestra Celebrates with Christmas Cheer (and Cookies!)

Holiday Concert, Orchestral Music, Sing-Through/Sing-Along Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  December 4, 2015

Horszowski Trio Brings Sparkle to a Rainy Sunday Afternoon

Chamber Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  November 22, 2015

The King's Singers Celebrate Prayers and Postcards at Duke

Chamber Music, Choral Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  November 21, 2015

Ambitious Mozart Requiem a Triumph for Hickory Choral Society and Friends

Choral Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  March 22, 2015

Hickory Choral Society Ushers in Holiday Season with Songs of Christmas

Choral Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  December 5, 2014

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Does Justice to Classics

Chamber Orchestra Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  February 25, 2014

Aeolus Quartet Performs a Surprise Treat

Chamber Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  February 1, 2014

Western Piedmont Symphony Outshines Guest Artist

Orchestral Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  February 9, 2013

New York Polyphony: A Breath of Fresh Air, Centuries Old

Early Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  February 8, 2013

"Phenomenal Woman" Comes to NC

Music, Poetry Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  January 22, 2013

Western Piedmont Symphony Presents Something Old, Something New

Orchestral Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  November 10, 2012

Questions: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble Plays and Probes

Chamber Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  July 12, 2012

An Intergalactic Evening at the Symphony: Star Wars and The Planets

Orchestral Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  April 28, 2012

Punch Brothers' Stylistic Synthesis Draws Enthusiasm

Traditional Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  February 17, 2012

Soweto Gospel Choir Brings Sunshine to the Appalachian Winter

Choral Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  January 28, 2012

Five Times the Fun

Instrumental Ensemble Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  April 8, 2011

"Resurrection from the Rubble" - North Carolina Hearts Go out to Haitian Dance Troop

Dance Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  September 17, 2010

NCSU's Computer Music Offers a Rare Opportunity for The Open-Minded

Contemporary Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  September 13, 2010

Music at Meredith: Jennifer Gaspar and David Heid’s Partnership Proves Key to Excellence

Recital Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  August 29, 2010

The Sword of Peace Offers Simple Gifts

Theatre Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  July 8, 2010

Dichter Duo Delights with Skilful Dexterity and Charm

Recital Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  May 16, 2010

Russian Masterpieces - A Triumph in Difficult Circumstances

Orchestral Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  July 18, 2009

Cross Currents Chamber Music - Who Needs a Conductor Anyway?

Chamber Orchestra Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  July 7, 2009

Summerfest Soundtracks Bring Back Memories of Cartoons and Classics

Orchestral Music Review by Chelsea S. Waddelow,  June 20, 2009