After School Strings group sets spring concerts
The public is invited to hear the newest crop of young musicians as the three After-School Strings classes perform their spring concerts.
All three concerts take place today. The classes at Overton Elementary and Granite Quarry Elementary will present 4 p.m. concerts at their respective schools. The Landis Elementary class will hold their spring concert at 6:30 p.m. this evening.
The concerts are free and usually last about an hour. Certificates of completion will be distributed and awards given.
Maureen Michels, assisted by Carly Kotlyn, taught the Overton classes. Carrie Webster, at Granite Quarry, was assisted by April Hafner. Frank Albert taught the Landis classes, assisted by Sharon Gunther. All three teachers are professional musicians as well as teachers. Kotlyn and Hafner are Catawba College students, and Gunther is a music specialist with the Rowan-Salisbury School System.
The After-School Strings program is a collaboration between the Rowan-Salisbury School System and the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society Inc.
For more information, call 704-637-4730.
ALBEMARLE ó Uwharrie Players, Stanly County’s community theater organization for over three decades, will open its production of Harper Lee’s literary classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird” Friday at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, located on Highway 24/27 one mile west of the Albemarle city limits.The show runs April 4-6 and 11-12. The Sunday, April 6, performance will be a 2:30 p.m. matinee. All other performances will have a 7:30 p.m. curtain time, which is 30 minutes earlier than Uwharrie Players evening performances have started in past years.
The play was adapted by Christopher Sergel from Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, considered one of the great masterpieces of the 20th century.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors (ages 60 and up). Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center box office beginning one hour prior to each performance. Special ticket rates are available for groups of 15 or more people. Call 704-982-8733 for more information.Pfeiffer concert
MISENHEIMER ó The Pfeiffer University Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Choir will present a spring concert 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Henry Pfeiffer Chapel on the Misenheimer campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
Selections from the University Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Dr. Phillip Burgess, acting director of the choir and music director for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, will include the opening scene from “The Magic Flute” by Mozart and three movements from Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater.” The choir will also perform settings of American poems by Randall Thompson and “Only Time,” made popular by the singer Enya.
The Wind Ensemble, under the leadership of Ed Kiefer, director of instrumental music at Pfeiffer, will perform Mozart’s Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” and “Pageant” by Vincent Persichetti. The ensemble will feature Dr. David Palmer, associate professor of music at Pfeiffer, on the organ in a performance of the “Polka and Fugue” from the opera “Schwanda the Bagpiper” by Weinberger. Student soloists Nathan Brooks, trumpet, and Hannah Overby, soprano saxophone, will be featured in Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City.”
The choir and band will together perform Luigi Denza’s “Funiculi Funicula.”
Miss Carillon Contest
Carillon Assisted Living of Salisbury is holding a “Miss Carillon” contest at 2:30 p.m. April 11. The contest is a beauty pageant in which men dress as women and compete for prizes. The public is invited to both participate and attend.
While there is no participation or admission fee, donations will be accepted.
All money collected will go to the Justin Monroe and Victor Isler Memorial Funds, to aid the families of both men.
For more information, call Suzanne Rose, Julie Koontz or Lora Braithwaite a at 704-633-4666. Theatre night
CONCORD ó Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street, Concord presents “A Night of Tremendous Treasures” on April 12.
At this event, OCT will be announcing plans for the upcoming season. The evening includes wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and a silent auction, beginning at 7 p.m.
To RSVP, call 704-788-2405 or send an e-mail with the number of attendees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dulcimer weekCULLOWHEE óWestern Carolina University is accepting applications for its ninth annual Mountain Dulcimer week, to be held June 22-27.
Participants will study with 30 of the country’s leading mountain dulcimer performers.
Morning playing courses will be offered for musicians of all skill levels, from beginners through experienced players.
Afternoon activities include skills coaching and classes in different musical styles such as Renaissance, Celtic, old-time and Cajun.
Evening concerts, open to the public, will take place on June 23, 24 and 25. Admission to the concerts is free for registered participants. For others, admission is $12 for each night or $25 for three nights. Students and those under age 20 pay $5 per performance.
Other evening events will include an open stage for participants and nightly jam sessions. Free loaner dulcimers also are available.
Registration will be open until June 15 and early registration is recommended.
Online registration and more information is available at http://dulcimer.wcu.edu.
To request a printed catalog, contact WCU’s Division of Educational Outreach at 800- 928-4968 or via e-mail at email@example.com.