A great way to fight finals week jitters could be by attending live music events! The music department here at Meredith has put together a series of events to showcase different music.
On Dec. 1, the Octavia Piano ensemble will be performing their winter concert at 7:00 p.m. at Carswell Concert Hall in the Wainwright Music Building. The Octavia piano ensemble is a piano quartet of students chosen by an instructor to perform a variety of holiday piano pieces. This year, these pieces will include some from A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Winterfest will take place Dec. 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Jones Auditorium. This will be a chance for multiple performing ensembles to come together for their winter concert. It will include the Meredith Choirs, the Meredith College Philharmonic, Flutastix and Octavia.
The Opera Workshop Showcase Recital was set to take place in Carswell Concert Hall on Dec. 4 and Dec. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. both days but has since been rescheduled for some time in late January which is yet to be confirmed. This will be a chance for those who participated in this semester’s opera workshop to showcase their skills.
Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Carswell Concert Hall, the guitar class will be giving a recital. Students at Meredith are able to participate in guitar classes every semester, and at the end of each semester these students get a chance to perform the pieces they’ve been working on. They will present pieces from a variety of genres including pop and holiday.
Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. the Triangle String Orchestra will be having their winter concert in Carswell Concert Hall. The Triangle String Orchestra is a community orchestra with musicians from all backgrounds and skill levels. This year they will be performing pieces by Bach, Handel, Mozart as well as holiday music.
Lastly, the Capital City Girls Choir will be performing in Johnson Hall Rotunda on Dec. 16 at 7:00 p.m. This is a program for girls aged 9-18 in Raleigh as well as surrounding areas.
With a variety of events to attend, there are many opportunities to see the music department’s performances leading up to and throughout the exam period.
By Liese Devine, Features Editor
Graphic by Shae-Lynn Henderson, EIC