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

Classical Music


Alexander String Quartet The quartet has performed in major music capitals of four continents, securing its standing among the premier ensembles of its kind. Sun., March 30, 8 p.m. $15 adults, $10 seniors. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.


Always on Sunday Faina Lushtak, piano. Sun., March 30, 3 p.m. Free. Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop U, Rock Hill. 803-323-2108.


Art Garfunkel w/ the Charlotte Symphony Pops Albert-George Schram will conduct the concerts that feature Mr. Garfunkel, whose "beautiful countertenor," is described in The New York Times as "clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music and a time-honored friend to a world of listeners." March 28-29, 8 p.m. $15-$64. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.


The Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers The program will include works by Johann Pachelbel, Heinrich Schutz and Mozart. Sun., March 23, 8 p.m. Free. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Corner of Main St. & Concord Rd., Davidson. 704-894-2151.


Calico Winds Their aim is to promote the use of wind quintet over the entire spectrum of musical styles. They play music spanning the eras from Bach to Zappa. Tue., April 1, 8 p.m. $15 adults/seniors; $5 students. Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop U, Rock Hill. 803-323-2108.


Celebrate Music Vocal Concert Presented by William Workman, a 1962 Davidson College graduate and baritone who has performed world-wide. Mon., March 24, 8 p.m. There is no charge, but tickets are required. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.


Chamber Music at St. Peter's The Music of PDQ Bach. Performances held at noon and 5:30pm. Tue., April 1. Free. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.


Charlotte Symphony Special Youth Festival Sponsored by the Symphony Guild of Charlotte. Young musicians from around the region perform with the Charlotte Symphony. Winners of the Young Artists' Competition are featured. Wed., March 26, 7 p.m. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.


French Impressions The Charlotte Symphony, conducted by Christof Perick, features American violinist Robert McDuffie. Musical selections include Bizet's Syphony in C and Debussy's La Mer. March 21-22, 8 p.m. $12-$60. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.


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, Morrocroft, 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.


The Jazz Review Contemporary jazz. Poetic Words, hosted by Kevin Jackson. Featuring prize giveaways and complimentary wine. Fridays, 5-10 p.m. $5. Charlene's Cuisine & Catering, 631 N. Tryon St. 704-289-8495.


Mostly Mozart & Neighborhood Concerts Presented by the Charlotte Symphony. Featuring brass music of the Renaissance and chamber orchestra works of the Baroque era. Wed., April 2, 7:30 p.m. $10. University Park Baptist Church, 6029 Beatties Ford Road. 704-972-2000.


Opera Workshop Concert Thu., March 20, 7:30 p.m. Free. Rowe Arts Galleries, UNCC, Rowe Arts Building.


Organist CJ Sambach Presented by the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Nationally recognized organist will perform works by Bohm, Schumann, Vierne, Parker, Gigout and Guilmant. Fri., March 28, 7 p.m. Free. First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St. 704-566-1290.


Organist Thierry Escaich The performance will be held in the Austin Auditorium. Mon., March 24, 7:30 p.m. Free. Wingate University. 704-233-8310.


Our Best Baroque and a World Premiere World premiere of a work commissioned by Carolina Pro Musica. Fri., March 28, 8:15 p.m. $6-$12. St. Mary's Chapel, 1129 E. 3rd St. 704-334-3468.


Percussion Ensemble Concert Thu., March 27, 8 p.m. Free. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC.


Peter & The Wolf with the Magic Circle Mime Company Presented by Charlotte Symphony Lollipops. The narration is replaced by movement and musicians become actors as a conductor's assistant combats a wolf that threatens Orchestra and audience alike. Belk Theater. Sat., March 29, 11 a.m. $8-$16. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.


Providence United Methodist Church Recital Series Selections by early music group, Ensemble Vita Nova. Sun., March 30, 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-366-7442.


Russia's Passion Katerina Souvorova, concert pianist, will play a benefit program for the Arts and Communication Division of CPCC. She will be joined by soprano Medea Namoradze. Sun., March 23, 4 p.m. $12. Pease Auditorium, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6436.


Sims-Fadial-Vanderborgh Piano Trio Featuring works by Mozart, Turina and Mendelssohn. Presented by Friends of Music at Queens University. Sat., March 29, 8 p.m. $20. Students through college age admitted at no charge. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 704-337-2213.


South of the Border An evening of music from Latin America. Sun., March 30, 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

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