Kevin Ayesh, pianist

Thomas Auditorium, Sink Building, Blue Ridge Community College Henderson County Campus 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC, United States

Program includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff.  A reception follows, with cake provided by Chef Dan Knapp of Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community.

$5

Music for Piano Through Time and Space

Titmus Theatre 2241 Dunn Ave. Frank Thompson Hall, Raleigh, NC, United States

Music For Piano Through Time and Space explores a wide range of music from the Baroque Era through to freshly inked contemporary works on a journey around the world. Special features are a fantasy-like prelude written by one of the only enduring female composers from the Baroque era, and early 20 th Century works from Russia, Argentina, and France that helped define new sound worlds. This concert will also include an evocative set of works by one of Canada’s most celebrated composers, Alexina Louie.

$5 – $12

39th Annual Review and Contest

Online NC, United States

Flutists of all ages perform solos for judges’ comments. Contest winners receive scholarships and participate in the Student Showcase recital at the RAFA Flute Fair on Saturday, November 11. 

See Review and Contest for the guidelines, repertoire lists, and registration.

$15 – $35

8th Annual Artist Competition

Highland United Methodist Church 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, United States

National-level competition for advanced flutists age 17 and above; $1750 in prizes. Friday evening’s Semi-final round is open to the public. The Final round will be held during the Flute Fair on Saturday, November 11.

See RAFA Artist Competition for details.

$15 – $35

39th Annual Review and Contest

Online NC, United States

Flutists of all ages perform solos for judges’ comments. Contest winners receive scholarships and participate in the Student Showcase recital at the RAFA Flute Fair on Saturday, November 11. 

See Review and Contest for the guidelines, repertoire lists, and registration.

$15 – $35

8th Annual Artist Competition

Highland United Methodist Church 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, United States

National-level competition for advanced flutists age 17 and above; $1750 in prizes. Friday evening’s Semi-final round is open to the public. The Final round will be held during the Flute Fair on Saturday, November 11.

See RAFA Artist Competition for details.

$15 – $35

35th Annual Flute Fair

Highland United Methodist Church 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, United States

Guest artist Nina Assimakopoulos will join us for a day of workshops and concerts.

“It is often difficult to maintain the interest of an audience with a recital of solo works for monophonic instrument. Assimakopoulos overcomes that hurdle by her savvy repertoire selections, collected over years of seeking outstanding new works for her instrument, and by the intensity and beauty of her playing. She has remarkable technique, and a lovely core tone that she is able to manipulate to great effect in this dazzling array of novel, even exotic, works.”
Fanfare magazine, 2016

The day’s offerings will also include the Final round of the 8th annual RAFA Artist Competition and the Student Showcase recital featuring winners of the 2023 Review and Contest. Vendors will be on site with flutes and accessories for sale.

$15 – $35

Holiday Concert and Berklee Reunion

SECU Auditorium 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, United States

Since its founding in 1994, Community Music School (CMS) has positively influenced the lives of over 2,000 Wake County students through professional music education. Annual enrollment at CMS averages 100 students, all with limited financial resources, for 34 weeks of rigorous private and ensemble instruction and summer camps.At Community Music School, we are building the foundation for a life-long love of music and preparing students to be productive and happy citizens.

 

 

Free

UNCG Faculty Composers Concert

UNC Greensboro Tew Recital Hall 100 McIver St. School of Music, Greensboro, NC, United States

New Music Greensboro presents the 2024 UNCG Faculty Composers Concert, with works composed by Luke Ellard, Mark Engebretson, Lorena Guillén, Steve Landis, Alejandro Rutty, Leah Shaw and Stephanie Ycaza. Remarkably, all the pieces on this program have been composed after 2020. The event features an outstanding cast of performers: McKinley Baker, Tadeu Coelho, Rodgers Dameron, Lorena Guillén, Annie Jeng, Scott Rawls, Adam Ricci, Alejandro Rutty, Erik Schmidt, Leah Shaw, Taylor Stirm, Anthony Taylor, Robert Wells and Stephanie Ycaza.

FREE

Black History Month Chamber Variety

Jones Chapel at Meredith College 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC, United States

Chamber players from the RSO’s Free Spirits, the RSO personnel, and guest artists will perform works by notable African-American composers. Featuring guest vocalist, baritone Anthony Philpott, and works by Florence Price, Honore Diakanua Wayawa, Scott Joplin, Natalie Coleman, William Grant Still, Carlos Simon, Margaret Bonds, and Shawn Okpebholo.

$10 – $27

“Carnival of the Animals” featuring David Heid & Dan Seyfried

Jones Auditorium at Meredith College 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC, United States

David Heid & Dan Seyfried join the full orchestra as guest pianists in Saint-Saëns’ classic Carnival of the Animals, along with animal-inspired works by Haydn, Griffes, and Hovhannes.

$10 – $27

Rising Stars

Jones Auditorium at Meredith College 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC, United States

Winners of our annual Rising Stars concerto competition will perform as featured soloists with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, flanked by premieres of three works: Elyse Kahler’s Lullaby for Orchestra (NC premiere); Steve Landis’ Until Then Skal (world premiere); and Emily Cooley’s Argo (NC Premiere)!

$10 – $27