2012-2013 Concert Series – our 9th season
General admission: $15, students and seniors (62+): $10 Children under 12: free
All concerts take place at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 301 Caldwell Lane – Davidson, NC 28036
Season media sponsors: WDAV 89.9 fm Classical Public Radio and Davidsonnews.net
The Music @ St. Alban’s series is a grateful recipient of a grant from the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte.
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feat. Ensemble Vermillian
16 September 2012, 3:00pm
Our ninth season once again opens with a tribute to one of the world’s most beloved and prolific composers, Johannes Sebastian Bach, plus the lesser known, but no less genius, Jean-Marie Leclair. While Bach excelled at taking aspects from many types of music and then transforming them into his own unique forms, Leclair allowed the innate characteristics of each style to shine through his musical structures.
MARY KATHRYN WITHERS
"Some Say Love"
10 February 2013, 3:00pm
Whether new and exciting, bittersweet, or abiding, love is the one thing that makes every heart sing! Mary Kathryn Withers, soprano, and Josh Barbour, pianist with Opera Carolina, perform a mix of opera, art song, and Broadway standards.
Come enjoy a love story told through the works of musical masters, from Puccini, Mozart, and Schumann to Gershwin, Porter, and Rogers and fall in love all over again!
28 October 2012, 3:00pm
Molasses Creek’s high-energy performances and phenomenal songwriting bring the love of their coastal home to the stage. The band’s elegant harmonies and arrangements, blazing instrumentals, and quirky sense of humor have won loyal followers throughout the United States and around the world.
Award winners from Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion,” Molasses Creek was featured in the movie Nights at Rodanthe starring Richard Gere.
BOB & TANJA
"Music for Guitar and Cello"
7 April 2013, 3:00pm
The husband and wife team, Robert “Bob” Teixeira and Tanja Bechtler, combine their immense talents to perform music by Bach and Villa-Lobos mixed with a little Spanish and original music. Teixeira is known also for his collaboration with award winning guitarist, Mary Akerman and their cd Music for Two Guitars. Bechtler, founder of the Bechtler Ensemble Music Series, has performed at Lincoln Center, the Spoleto Festival, and as a soloist with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
NORTH CAROLINA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA - "ICE"
9 December 2012, 3:00pm
Enjoy a breath of cool air with NCBO’s winter concert “Ice”. North Carolina Baroque Orchestra will escort you through the chilly winds of Vivalid’s “Winter” from the Four Seasons, the icy creaking of Purcell’s “Cold Genius” from King Arthur. In addition, enjoy the cheerful strains of Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, rarely heard arias by Caldara, and selections from Biber and Telemann.
PATRICK BALL & SHIRA KAMMEN
"The Legend of Tristan & Iseult"
5 May 2013, 3:00pm
For entertainment on dark and stormy nights in medieval Europe, the legend most often told was the greatest of all legends, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult. Filled with love, passion, magic, and death, it captivated audiences across the lands. The music of vielle, harp and voice more richly illuminated the story, making for enchanted evenings in those days of old. This May, Patrick Ball and Shira Kammen will bring the legend to life once again.