Selected Community Events
Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience remarkable young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers. For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world and the launching pad for the opera stars of the future. Some of today’s leading artists got their first big break through the Met’s development programs: Stephanie Blythe, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Deborah Voigt, Thomas Hampson, and Mariusz Kwiecien are just a few of the major artists to have come through the Met ranks. Another generation of young singers is waiting in the wings to be discovered. These rising stars will perform popular arias, duets and ensembles by opera’s greatest composers.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Exhibiting a palpable joy in the music, each performance by Orpheus is played with electrifying spirit and energy. Orpheus combines the intimacy and warmth of a chamber ensemble with the richness and depth of an orchestra – all with no conductor. Joined by violin great Pinchas Zukerman – no stranger to Wharton Center audiences – they perform an outstanding program featuring Johann Christian Bach’s Symphony in G minor, Op. 6, No. 6; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major; Beethoven’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G; Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin and more. Don’t miss this unique ensemble and master musician in an inspiring performance!
Royal Heirs Southern Gospel Group to Perform
Crossroads UMC, corner of Haslet and Zimmer Roads, Williamston
An evening of soul-stirring music is offered to the public with Southern style gospel of the Royal Heirs.
517-655-1466 or www.crossroadsofwilliamston.org