The iconic duo behind the music of the Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s songwriting partnership began in 1957 when the pair met at a Church event. The two immediately struck up a partnership that would form the basis of the world’s most iconic band, and produce more than 180 songs. Since the inception of their partnership the pair agreed that all songs written by them would feature both names, and though later disputes would see the alteration of the order and crediting of certain songs, they remain one of the most influential songwriters of the 20th century. According the Guinness Book of World Records, “Yesterday” is the most covered song of all time. Hits include “Hey Jude”, “Across the Universe”, “Yellow Submarine”, “Here Comes the Sun”, “Blackbird”, and “Wait.”
First circle is Sunday, July 7th from 6 – 8 p.m. at Union Point Park and will continue the first Sunday of each month through October 2019. The drum circle rhythm serves as a universal language known to all. This interactive community rhythm event serves to bring us all closer together. Bring a drum or any percussion instrument and play with us. A drum circle is a fun, family-friendly event where people of all levels of musical talent come together to share their spirit by joining rhythmically as a percussion ensemble. Everyone participating has something to offer the drum circle with whatever drum or percussion instrument they may bring. Anyone and everyone is welcome.
A new musical event comes to Eastern North Carolina on October 19th …the exciting African sounds of Daili Cissokoho & Kaira Ba. When they emigrated from Senegal to North Carolina, they initiated a musical collaboration hoping to bridge the Atlantic, connecting worlds thousands of miles apart but bound by a shared history. Over the past eight years, Diali and Kaira Ba have produced multiple albums while touring extensively in North Carolina and America. In 2014, the band was nominated for the prestigious All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA) in the category “Best African Group” for their album. In 2018 the band released Routes , recorded in both North Carolina and Senegal. Save the date: October 19 th , Epiphany School of Global Studies, New Bern Campus…..an evening of lively African music, dance and refreshments. Mali-Vibes…supporting the Arts to End Genocide/Rotary City of Children Clinic in Bamako, Mali by providing thousands of street children with medical care, meals, shoes and counseling.
First coming to prominence as lead singer of “Big Brother and the Holding Company” at the Monterrey Pop Festival, Janice Joplin was known for her signature voice, electric stage presence, and bluesy sound. After gathering a following in the San Francisco Bay Area and singing lead for tow bands, Joplin decided to pursue a solo career that would see her perform at the famous Woodstock Festival and achieve mainstream success. Her life was tragically cut short by a drug overdose in 1970, soon followed posthumously by the Pearl album, one of her most successful and influential. Joplin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and to date has sold more than 15.5 million albums. Hits include “Bobby McGhee”, “Cry”, and “Get It While You Can.”
Dubbed the “King of Country,” Hank Williams Sr. was one of the first country music superstars in the world, and helped to shape and define the genre for decades to come. Learning folk, country, and blues from the age of eight, Williams’ radio debut was at the age of 13, with his first band, Hank Williams and his Drifting Cowboys, at 14. Commercial success started in 1947 with “Move It On Over,” and was quickly followed by a total of 35 Top Ten Hits, 5 released posthumously after his tragic death at 29 of a heart attack. Hits include “Hey Good Lookin”, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, and “Honkey Tonk Blues.”
Start your 2019 Christmas Season in a memorable way by joining Tryon Palace for the third annual Chamber Music by Candlelight. This limited-seating event takes place in the Palace Council Chamber and boasts a superb acoustic experience. For the second year the Brierwood Ensemble (Christina Brier, harp; Linda Estep, violin; Clark Spencer, viola/violin; Helena Kopckick Spencer, bassoon) of Wilmington, NC, will perform a variety of Christmas pieces. Join your fellow audience members and musicians for a post-concert reception at the Commission House, featuring festive beverages and delicious eats. Palace doors will open at 6:30PM. Please enter the grounds through the gate located on Eden Street. Tickets are nonrefundable. Due to the nature of the performance space, there will be no late admittance. Please call (252) 639-3524 for questions regarding accessibility. 6:30 Palace Doors Open 7:00 Concert Begins 8:15 Reception at Commission House 9:00 Event Conclusion Tryon Palace Foundation Member pre-sale will take place Monday, September 30 – Friday, October 4. Foundation pre-sale tickets will be available to purchase in-person at the North Carolina History Center, located at 529 S. Front Street, or by calling 252-639-3524. Pre-sale tickets will be available from Monday, September 30 to Friday, October 4, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must be an active member to be eligible for Foundation pre-sale tickets. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Monday, October 7 and will end Sunday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m.!
Harold Arlen wrote more than 500 songs in the course of his career, including composing the songs of the 1939 “Wizard of Oz” and 1954 “A Star Is Born” films. Starting as a accompanist for live performances and early recordings, Arlen achieve his first big success with “Get Happy,” with Ted Koehler. Many of Arlen hits were written for musicals, movies, or the Harlem based nightclub the Cotton Club. Hits include “Over the Rainbow”, “The Man That Got Away”, “It’s Only a Paper Moon”, “Stormy Weather”, and “That Old Black Magic.”
Join us for an evening of covers and originals performed by Harpist Eryn Fuson, an award-winning musician, songwriter, recording artist, and teacher. After falling in love with the harp at age 15, she released her first album that same year, and later went on to record two more, including her most recent original album “Trail Of White,” on which she sings and plays harp, guitar, piano, cello, hammered dulcimer, and harmonica. Though she can play covers from just about any genre imaginable, her own style is a refreshing fusion of folk and blues, sometimes with jazz and Celtic flavors sprinkled in the mix. She has won multiple awards in the wedding music industry, as well as in Scottish harp & vocal competitions, and is a sought-after touring and studio musician. Ticket sales will begin at Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Cullman Performance Hall in North Carolina History Center