EVENTS

EVENTS

Sep
6
Wed
Big Band Night with the Triangle Jazz Orchestra @ The ArtsCenter
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm

Description: The Triangle Jazz Orchestra is a Big Band composed of enthusiastic musicians from across the Triangle area of North Carolina. We perform the great American music of the jazz masters of the Swing Era, including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Benny Carter as well as more recent jazz and blues tunes. Our 20 musicians including a vocalist play in the traditional big band format with a full horn section for rich harmonies and a complete rhythm section for a driving, danceable beat. Don’t hesitate to dance if the mood strikes you!

More info, including recent recordings, available at: http://trianglejazzorchestra.com

Sep
7
Thu
Live Music: John Westmoreland @ Roost Beer Garden
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local  beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.
John Westmoreland will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

Sep
8
Fri
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ @ Reynolds Industries Theater
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day

Renowned for its mesmerizing musical score, the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” will be screened while accompanied by a live North Carolina Symphony and Lost Bayou Ramblers performance: The first event of the Duke Performances’ 2017/18 season. (Don’t miss Lost Bayou Ramblers as they team up with local cajun dance music group Shamu Garcon at The Pinhook on September 7, too.)

Fred Raimi, cello & Derison Duarte, piano @ Nelson Music Room
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm

Program includes J.S. Bach cello suites and other works. Fred Raimi is a faculty member in the Duke University Department of Music. As a member of the Ciompi Quartet, he has performed in most major cities in the US, and in Europe, China, South America and Australia. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he has been artist-in-residence at both Hamilton and Colgate Universities, and won the International Cello Competition in Portugal in 1971. He has participated in chamber music festivals throughout the country, including the Spoleto Festival, Marlboro Festival, Monadnock Music, and Bellingham, Washington.

Brazilian born pianist Derison Duarte’s engagements include the Saint Louis Symphony, Missouri Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Boise Philharmonic. He has been invited to present recitals as a guest of the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Oberlin College Conservatory, the Boston Conservatory, Duke University, Brown University, the Seattle Arts Museum, the Maestro Foundation Series in Santa Monica, and the Bunka Kaikan Series in Tokyo, among others. Mr. Duarte teaches at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC Central University and Duke University.

Fred Raimi, cello & Derison Duarte, piano @ Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm

Program includes J.S. Bach cello suites and other works. Fred Raimi is a faculty member in the Duke University Department of Music. As a member of the Ciompi Quartet, he has performed in most major cities in the US, and in Europe, China, South America and Australia. He has been artist-in-residence at both Hamilton and Colgate Universities, and won the International Cello Competition in Portugal in 1971. He has participated in chamber music festivals throughout the country, including the Spoleto Festival, Marlboro Festival, Monadnock Music, and Bellingham, Washington. Brazilian born pianist Derison Duarte’s engagements include the Saint Louis Symphony, Missouri Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Boise Philharmonic. He has been invited to present recitals as a guest of the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Oberlin College Conservatory, the Boston Conservatory, Duke University, Brown University, the Seattle Arts Museum, the Maestro Foundation Series in Santa Monica, and the Bunka Kaikan Series in Tokyo, among others. Mr. Duarte teaches at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC Central University and Duke University.

Sep
10
Sun
Southern Village Outdoor Concert on the Village Green-Jefferson Hart and the Ghosts of the Old State and the Well Respected Men @ Southern Village
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Concert on the Green- Double Billed Event
No cover charge

Jefferson Hart and the Ghosts of the Old State
Original Power pop

“Built on a base of country twang but finished with touches of British Invasion rock, ‘60’s garage pop, ‘70’s Laurel Canyon and, of course, native North Carolina bluegrass and jangle pop, Ghosts of the Old North State reveals Hart as an equally fine collector and creator.” – Chris Parker, The Independent Weekly

“His prize possession is a guitar signed by over a dozen of his heroes including Paul Westerberg, John Hiatt, Robert Earl Keen, and Matthew Sweet-with a combination of that foursome providing a decent description of Hart’s sound…and from a Byrds-eye view, the pre-Clarence White Byrds. ” – Rick Cornell-No Depression

“I challenge anyone to find a better in-the-wee-hours song than the exceptional ‘From Now On’ with such lines as “Colder than the backside of your pillowcase”. Lesser artists have made careers of such songs. ” – Record Exchange Monitor

The Well Respected Men
Kinks Tribute Band

The Well Respected Men are a group of long-time record fanatics who specialize in the music and majesty of The Kinks spanning their mid-60’s British Invasion beginnings up to a selection of the RCA and Arista years. The band are Peter Holsapple (dB’s, Continental Drifters), Jody Maxwell (Sex Police), Jefferson Hart (Jeff Hart & The Ruins, Ghosts of the Old North State), Andrew Snee (Thee Dirty Beats, Sad Magazine) and Glenn Jones (8-Track Minds).

All Southern Village Outdoor Sunday Concerts are sponsored by Hyatt Place – Chapel Hill in Southern Village!

Sep
11
Mon
9/11 Day of Service Evening Commemoration @ Red Hat Amphitheater
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm

Join fellow citizens to conclude the 9/11 Day of Service at an Evening Commemoration at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on September 11. Starting at 6:00 PM, citizens will hear words from local leaders, enjoy live music, and participate in service projects at stations throughout the amphitheater to wrap up this sixth annual day of service. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to ‘fill-the-truck’ for the Urban Ministries of Wake County food pantry (see food needs: https://tinyurl.com/y887gn6r).

Sep
14
Thu
Bill Frisell: HARMONY featuring Petra Haden, Hank Roberts & Luke Bergman @ The ArtsCenter
Sep 14 all-day

Bill Frisell – guitar
Petra Haden – voice
Hank Roberts – voice, cello
Luke Bergman – voice, baritone guitar

har·mo·ny
ˈhärmənē/
noun
1.
the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect.
“four-part harmony in the barbershop style”
synonyms: euphony, polyphony; More
2.
agreement or concord.
“man and machine in perfect harmony”
synonyms: accord, agreement, peace, peacefulness, amity, amicability, friendship, fellowship, cooperation, understanding, consensus, unity, sympathy, rapport, like-mindedness.

Bill Frisell, one of the most sought-after innovators in contemporary guitar music, has convened a new ensemble consisting of acclaimed vocalist Petra Haden, cellist Hank Roberts, and multi-instrumentalist Luke Bergman to perform HARMONY, a sprawling and evocative trip through the landscape of American music of the last century. Interspersing re-arranged traditionals and popular favorites such as “Oh Shenandoah” and Pete Seeger’s “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” with instrumentals reminiscent of Frisell’s work on his own Big Sur (2013), HARMONY links the past, present and future of American roots music.

“It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell.” – The New York Times

• Bill Frisell Website: http://billfrisell.com/whenyouwishuponastar/

Sep
16
Sat
CenterFest Arts Festival @ Downtown Durham NC
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

2017 CenterFest Arts Festival
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th
Times: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Durham, Triangle Area, North Carolina
Presenter: Durham Arts Council, www.durhamarts.org
Contact: centerfest@durhamarts.org

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 600 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on five stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include a beer garden, new Emerging Artists showcase and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at www.centerfest.durhamarts.org.

CenterFest Arts Festival 2017 @ Downtown Durham
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 60 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on five stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include the ever popular beer garden, a new category featuring Durham’s rising artistic talent and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at www.centerfest.durhamarts.org.

Lois Deloatch Gomes with Ernest Turner Trio @ Sharp Nine Gallery/Durham Jazz Workshop
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm

Vocalist and songwriter, Lois Deloatch Gomes, with the Ernest Turner Trio in a concert featuring Jazz/Soul/Americana.

Songs of Journey: Gala concert featuring the premiere of Stephen Jaffe’s “Migrations” and Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer” @ Baldwin Auditorium
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm

This concert explores themes of migration and immigration, featuring Bright Sheng’s “The Stream Flows,” Hsiao-mei Ku, violin soloist; Penka Kouneva: “Scherzo” from String Quartet No. 1, performed by the Ciompi Quartet; Mahler: “Songs of a Wayfarer” with Susan Dunn, soloist; and the premiere of Stephen Jaffe’s “Migrations” (Chamber Concerto No. 4, for violin and ensemble) with Gabriel Richard, violin soloist. Featuring conductors Stephen Jaffe and Rodney Wynkoop leading a faculty/student chamber orchestra. Duke alumna Penka Kouneva is a composer whose work has been heard widely in her scores for film, video games and the theater including games like “Prince of Persia” and a recent documentary for NASA: “Heroes and Legends.” An emigré from Bulgaria, Penka came to Duke in 1989, becoming the first graduate of Music’s Ph.D. program in composition in 1997. Stephen Jaffe’s “Migrations,” premiering at this concert, was commissioned by Kouneva for the Duke University Department of Music. Soprano Susan Dunn, performing Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer,” has demonstrated her gifts on the world’s most challenging stages, including La Scala in Milan, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, and the Vienna State Opera, among others. She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1990. This concert is presented in association with the Franklin Humanities Institute as part of the Humanities Futures capstone conference, “Health Humanities and Social Justice: Breath, Body, Voice.”

Songs of Journey: Gala concert featuring the premiere of Stephen Jaffe’s “Migrations” and Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer” @ Baldwin Auditorium
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm

This concert explores themes of migration and immigration, featuring Bright Sheng’s “The Stream Flows,” Hsiao-mei Ku, violin soloist; Penka Kouneva: “Scherzo” from String Quartet No. 1, performed by the Ciompi Quartet; Mahler: “Songs of a Wayfarer” with Susan Dunn, soloist; and the premiere of Stephen Jaffe’s “Migrations” (Chamber Concerto No. 4, for violin and ensemble) with Gabriel Richard, violin soloist. Featuring conductors Stephen Jaffe and Rodney Wynkoop leading a faculty/student chamber orchestra. Duke alumna Penka Kouneva is a composer whose work has been heard widely in her scores for film, video games and the theater including games like “Prince of Persia” and a recent documentary for NASA: “Heroes and Legends.” An emigré from Bulgaria, Penka came to Duke in 1989, becoming the first graduate of Music’s Ph.D. program in composition in 1997. Stephen Jaffe’s “Migrations,” premiering at this concert, was commissioned by Kouneva for the Duke University Department of Music. Soprano Susan Dunn, performing Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer,” has demonstrated her gifts on the world’s most challenging stages, including La Scala in Milan, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, and the Vienna State Opera, among others. She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1990. This concert is presented in association with the Franklin Humanities Institute as part of the Humanities Futures capstone conference, “Health Humanities and Social Justice: Breath, Body, Voice.”

Sep
17
Sun
Live Music: String Beings @ Roost Beer Garden
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local  beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.
String Beings will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

Sep
22
Fri
Beats n Bars Festival @ The Pinhook
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

Working to celebrate and promote the founding influences of hip-hop culture, this event acts as a platform to place North Carolina and Durham hip-hop in national conversations related to the genre. Performances at The Pinhook include Nick Grant, G Yamazawa, The Real Laww, Jooselord Magnus and Cyhi the Prynce – just a few of the more than 30 artists in this knock-out line-up. A music conference featuring the likes of Pierce Freelon and Stacy-Ann Ellis takes place at American Underground on Saturday.