To North Carolina Artists and Presenters:

Our first concern is that all of you, your families, and fellow staff members are staying safe and healthy. We’ve been impressed with how many of you have found innovative ways to continue your work as we go through this time. If you have time, please drop Carolyn ( a note to let us know how you and your organization are doing. She’ll share your news with the others. We often say “We’re all in this together,” but we know that for some that “together” has hit you more than it has for others.

If you haven’t read for a while, check out the general interest articles we’ve been publishing. Our writers (and a few guests) have reported on how regional arts organizations are continuing their work, explored some artistic byways that time has now allowed us to consider (musicals and classic films), and caught up with some of you in virtual settings.

CVNC wants to share your live and virtual events in our calendar and help you publicize your work throughout the state. We will also consider some of these live and recently-recorded events for review. (We do not want to re-review archival performances we have already covered, but we still encourage you to send these events to us for listing in the calendar alongside newer ones.)

We especially want to encourage presenters whose events we are not routinely able to review to share these listings with us. Submit virtual events for the calendar to Andrea at

We also want to post entries in the CVNC blog (“above the fold” on our home page) of organizational artistic and staff changes, grants received from donors outside NC, and major fundraising campaigns. John manages the blog, so send this info to him at

Please follow our general rules for calendar submissions plus a few additions for virtual events:

  • Virtual performances (music, theatre, dance) should be reasonably substantial presentations (full concerts, plays and other presentations, rather than one-part teasers)
  • Performances should have been publicized no earlier than April 1 and planned through December 31.
  • Presenters or individual artists must be based in North Carolina.
  • Include date the video will be available and for how long it will be archived online, for those who missed it the first time.
  • If there is a cost associated with the streamed performance, please include that, too.

Reviews of virtual performances

Until we can resume reviews of normal performance across the state, CVNC will consider reviewing virtual events because a CARES Act grant through the NC Arts Council allows us to add these reviews to our other work.

  • Any event in our calendar will be considered for review (so please make sure the info we have is current).
  • While the main emphasis of our reviews will be the actual performance, writers may also consider the technical quality of the recording (audio and video).
  • As with live performance reviews, we will make writing assignments based on funds and writer availability late in the current month (July for August events, August for September events, etc.)
  • CVNC prefers to review the first performance of multiple runs (or the first date a virtual event is available), if applicable; reviews will be posted promptly.
  • Recordings of events that occurred before April 1 will not be considered for review.
  • CVNC will use its Facebook ( and Twitter (@CVNCorg) accounts to publicize these reviews.

Previews and Ads on CVNC website

We know presenters have little to no extra income for purchasing ads on and thus accessing the preview space that is provided with each ad. We are working toward providing ads/previews gratis for presenters of events we plan to review. (Thanks again to CARES Act funds!) Let Carolyn know of your interest.

Please let us know if you have questions. Success for us is informing our readers of the vast array of great arts in our state.

Stay well!

Andrea Luke, Calendar Editor –
Carolyn Kohring, Executive Director –
John Lambert, Editor in Chief –
Matthew Hager and Maggie Pate, Subject Editors

Classical Voice of North Carolina is supported by:

  • City of Raleigh (NC), based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission
  • North Carolina Arts Council
  • United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
  • Triangle Community Foundation
  • Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
  • IBM Corporation, through its matching-grants program