Here’s the lineup for the 2015-16 Palladian Series at The Clayton Center:
Oct. 24 – Annie Moses Band, classically trained musicians who blend Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle, classical themes and roots music.
Nov. 7 – jazz guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo.
Dec. 12 – 3 Redneck Tenors presenting their Christmas show.
Feb. 13 – Franc D’Ambrosio, who played the Phantom in regional productions of “The Phantom of the Opera,” will sing Broadway tunes.
March 12 – country and blues artist Lee Roy Parnell.
April 30 – gospel artist Mike Farris, who won a Grammy this year for Best Roots Gospel Album.
All shows begin at 8 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. For tickets, call the box office at 919-553-1737 or visit theclaytoncenter.com. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Here’s the lineup for the 2015 Clayton Piano Festival at the Wagner House, 121 E. Main St., Clayton.
Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. – “Night of the Living Composers.” Pianist and festival organizer Jonathan Levin will perform horror movie numbers and other menacing music. In addition to the concert, the evening will feature a masked ball, dinner, costume contest and dessert reception.
Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. – “In the Gardens of Spain,” with Baylor University professor Dr. Paul Sanchez, an expert in Spanish music. He will perform works by Isaac Albeniz and Enrique Granados.
Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. – “From Russia with Love,” featuring Russian-born pianist Yana Reznik, who will perform Russian favorites, including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” and preludes by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hopper Piano Studio in Raleigh – “Beethoven and Why the Piano Matters.” Author, teacher and broadcaster David Dubal will host this look at the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven, with live performances by Russian-born pianist Michael Bulychev-Okser.
Ticket prices vary. For reservations, call 919-550-0065. To learn more about the festival, visit www.claytonpianofestival.org.
Here’s the lineup for the 2015-2016 Broadway Voices series at the Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W. Garner Road, Garner.
Nov. 21 – Carly Hughes, who has performed in “Chicago,” “Pippin” and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”
Jan. 30 – Hugh Panaro, “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables” and “Side Show.”
April 30 – David Burnham, “Wicked,” “Light in the Piazza” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
All shows start at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit garnerperformingartscenter.com or call 919-661-4602 between 1:30 and 5 p.m. weekdays.
Country music in Selma
Here are upcoming shows at the Ice House Theatre, 112 N. Webb St., Selma: Jonathan Parker, Sept. 29; and Andy Vaughan and the Driveline, Oct. 2. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 919-631-3797 or visit icehouseselma.com.
Chorale seeking voices for Christmas show
The Johnston County Chorale is seeking high school students and adults to sing in its Christmas show. Registration is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays at First Baptist Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Smithfield. Note: Auditions are not required. The registration fee is $35 for adults and $25 for students. The Christmas show will be Dec. 19 in Clayton. For more information, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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