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Arts Agenda 

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

Classical Music


Abbey Chorus Spring Concert Featuring a variety of works from around the world. Sat., April 26, 8 p.m. Free. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-825-6890.


Brahms' Double Concerto Guest conductor Grant Llewellyn leads the Charlotte Symphony as they welcome two soloists, Julian Rachlin and Han-Na Chang. May 2-3, 8 p.m. $12-$60. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.


Chamber Music at St. Peter's The 7th season of First Tuesday concerts concludes w/ music by Brahms. Party at Hodges Taylor Gallery following the evening performance. Tue., May 6, 12:10 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Free. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.


Chancel Choir Concert Presenting a concert of the Mozart Requiem, accompanied by members of the Charlotte Symphony. Sun., May 4, 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-366-7442.


Concert on the Green The first show of the season features the Davidson College jazz ensemble and a variety of vocal groups from the college. Sun., April 27, 6-8 p.m. Free. Davidson Town Green.


Ensemble Series: Winthrop Chorale Presenting a concert of choral works under the direction of Dr. Katherine Kinsey. Byrnes Auditorium. Thu., April 24, 8 p.m. Free. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.


Ensemble Series: Winthrop/ Olde English Wind Ensemble Students and area band directors will present a concert of instrumental selection. Byrnes Auditorium. Mon., April 28, 8 p.m. Free. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.


Hymn Festival The program will consist of hymns old and new from several centuries of church hymnody. Sun., April 27, 3 p.m. Free. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 501 Pine St., Fort Mill. 803-547-5968.


Intimate Jazz Sessions Featuring performances by Diane Shuur and Special EFX w/ Chieli Minucci. Belk Theater. Sun., May 4. $45-$100. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.


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.


Marina Alexandra The classical guitarist will perform a solo concert at Wingate University School of Music. Fri., April 25. Free. Wingate University. 704-233-8117.


Queens Community Orchestra A variety of classical pieces will be performed. Mon., April 28, 8 p.m. Free. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 704-531-8095.


Season Finale A performance by the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. Sun., April 27, 3 p.m. Adults $8; seniors/students $6; families $17 (up to 2 adults + children). First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St. 704-344-0098.


Sister Cities Musical Collaboration- Saxemble Presented by the Friends of Music at Queens University. Sat., April 26, 8 p.m. $20 general admission; students through college age admitted at no charge. Dana Auditorium, Queens University.


University Chorale & Chamber Singers Presented by the Department of Music at UNCC. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. Free. University City United Methodist Church, 6100 W. Sugar Creek Road.


Vocal Variety Presented by the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra. Featuring Jeffrey Price, tenor & Stephen King, baritone. Sat., April 26, 8 p.m. $20. Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-846-2788.


Wingate University Dedicatory Recital Featuring Daria Robotkina. April 27, 3 p.m.; April 28, 7:30 p.m. Free. George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center, Wingate University. 704-233-8300.

Comedy


Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Live improvised comedy created from your suggestions. Visit www.extremeimprov.com for more information. Call for reservations. Saturdays, 8 p.m. $5. 1958 E 7th St. 1-800-467-7681.


The Comedy Zone College Night and "SIN" (Service Industry Workers) Night. Get free admission for the 8pm show and with your Comedy Zone ticket, get in free to Have a Nice Day Cafe. Wednesdays. Brad Sherwood. April 25-26. Mike Mesmer "Eyes". May 7-10. 516 N. College St., Wed. & Thurs.- 8pm, Fri. & Sat.- 8pm, 10:15pm. Visit www.thecomedyzone.net. 704-348-4242.


The Perch Theatre Perch Comedy. Cheerfully offending Charlotte since 1994. Showtimes are 9pm, 11pm, & 1am on Friday and Saturday nights. The 9pm show is non-smoking. The Talking Baby Talk Show is every Thursday at 9:30pm. Performances are rated R for verbal content. www.theperch.com. Fri., Sat. $10/$9 with students/military I.D. 1500 B. Central Ave. 704-372-7724.


Southend Performing Arts Center Late Night Improv. Co-produced by Extreme Improv and Bare Bones Theater. Featuring the Desperate for Attention Players. Saturdays, 11 p.m. $5 at the door. 201 Rampart St. 704-332-5300.

Dance


American Repertory Ballet The program, which includes two major works, begins at 8 pm. Fri., April 25. $10-$30. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.


Dance Break Free lunchtime performances given by North Carolina Dance Theatre 2. Box lunches from Something Classic will be available. April 28-30, 12:15-1 p.m. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.


Don Quixote The ballet w/ original Russian choreography from 1850. Presented by Northwest School of the Arts Ballet Department. April 24-25, 7:30 p.m. $5. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-517-3806.

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