Wednesday, May 27 • 7:30 PM

LIVE FROM BPAC!​ 

Dr. Ryan Book 

A FREE Classical Guitar Mini-Concert

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Wednesday, May 20 • 7:30 PM

Sandhills Repertory Theatre Presents​ 

Michael Pizzi

Bringing Broadway Back: Part One

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The Carolina Philharmonic

The Timeless Math of Music:

From Pachelbel to The Piano Man in 27 Minutes

How much do you know about what makes music tick? People always say there’s a relationship between music and math, but what is it? Despite how much you might still resent your childhood music teacher, you might be surprised how easy it is to understand the math and theory of music, and how quickly you'll grasp it. Just think of this: mathematicians and astrophysicists count to infinity and back, but musicians usually only need to count to three or four over and over again, using just 12 notes.

Whether you’re a musical novice or have spent a lifetime with music, David Michael Wolff will take you under the hood and reveal the remarkable similarities between music from across epochs, what makes The Beatles and Billy Joel so surprisingly similar to Pachelbel and Bach.

Join us this coming Wednesday and get a little smarter while enjoying a few of your favorite melodies!

 

The live stream will start at 7:30pm. Be sure to turn your volume up. For full screen, click on the icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the video after pressing play.

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“YOUNG CHOPIN”

DR. KRISTINA HENCKEL

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 • 7:30PM

Dr. Kristina Henckel is a graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. She earned her doctorate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Henckel is an accomplished soloist, collaborator, clinician, and adjudicator. She has performed in solo and chamber recitals in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, France, Hungary and the United States. In the Fall of 2015, she became a Ritmüller piano artist. She has
been a member of the chamber ensembles, Piano Trio Turnia and Piano Duo 4HANDS. In August 2017 Dr. Henckel joined the music faculty at Sandhills Community College in Southern Pines, North Carolina where she currently resides with her husband and two children, Elishka and Maksim.

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CAROLINA PHILHARMONIC

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 • 7:30P

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CAROLINA PHILHARMONIC

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 • 7:30P

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A Message from David Michael Wolff and the Carolina Philharmonic

The great pianist Arthur Rubinstein once said that while touring around the world, he would often find himself in an empty studio or concert hall dryly and studiously practicing, but if even a single person walked into the room, he would suddenly start to really play. He and the music would come alive. It wasn’t possible for him to become “Rubinstein” without the presence of at least one live listener. I feel the same way.

Social distancing is tough; it’s unnatural. At a time like this, each of us is seeking out creative ways to connect, to form tighter bonds with family and community. 

Scientists have shown that babies interpret the sound of their mother’s voice as music. To be human is to be a musician. And musicians are social animals. We thrive as a species because, for the most part, we enjoy each other’s company, up-close and personal. A story is a melody, and we love sharing stories with one another.

If you feel like a fish out of water at the moment, just think of how we label those who socially distance themselves: anti-social, loner, hermit, recluse. Similarly, humans with little music left in their voices might be characterized as speaking in a monotone, of being dry and lifeless. Among humans’ greatest needs and pleasures are music and social interaction; when both of these joys come together, whether attending a big stadium concert or simply singing together at an intimate church service or as a family in the car, we come a few steps closer to our very souls. 

As the proverb goes, necessity is the mother of invention. For the first time in our lives, we’re abstaining from social interaction about town, movies on the silver screen, going out on dates, concerts, shows, sporting events, church services, school. And for most humans, big and small, it’s disorienting, even unnerving. Perhaps more than ever, music has the power to unite and bring hope. 

It’s in this spirit that the Carolina Philharmonic and Sandhills Community College are launching a new concert series called LIVEstream at BPAC. Starting on Wednesday, April 1, once every three weeks through the end of May, I’ll be sharing a piano-centric concert from the stage of Owens Auditorium, with 600 empty seats. As much as for us to share and experience the joy of music, the idea is to come together for a few fleeting moments to experience the joy of community. So take a seat! 

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