Past Concert Archives
Regulators Traditional Music Series 2009
The Regulators Traditional Music Series presents performances of folk, gospel, Cajun, Celtic, Latin and contemporary music.
Jim Watson Christmas Concert December 20, 2009
Jim Watson will present his fifth annual Christmas Concert in Hillsborough this year. The concert, that has become a tradition for Hillsborough, includes some special Watson holiday favorites and a sing- along set complete with lyrics so the audience won’t falter on those second and third Christmas Carol verses. The performance will take place at the Masonic Lodge 142 W King St on December 20 at 4pm. By tickets online, at the Visitor's Center (150 E. King St.), or at the Hillsborough Arts Council office (220 B South Churton Street). Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. (There is a convenience fee for online sales.)
Halloween Silent Movie: Nosferatu
The Nosferatu silent movie Friday night, Oct 30
At 9:00PM at the Masonic Temple will be a silent movie sponsored by the Hillsborough Arts Council. The movie will be the horror classic “Nosferatu” a 1922 film directed by F.W. Murnau starring Max Schreck as the vampire. Music for the movie will be provided by Vamplifire in their debut performance. Vamplifire consists of piano – Peter Estep, tuba- David Morris, and theremin - Steven Burnett. The trio will blend a mix of classical, ragtime, and popular music blended with soundscapes to compliment the scenes in the movie. This is a must see event!
Nosferatu is considered to be the best vampire film ever. The actor (Schreck) would show up on the set in full costume (nobody ever saw him out of costume while the film was being made) which began a rumor that Schreck himself was a vampire giving inspiration for the film “Shadow of the Vampire” (which will not be shown) starring John Malkovic as Murnau and Willem Dafoe as Schreck. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door and are available at the Visitor’s Center and online.
Jazz vocalist Susan Reeves with Ed Paolantanio, piano, and Peter Innocenti, double bass
Sunday March 15, 4 pm The Ashe House, 144 North Wake Street
February 27 and 28, 2009
W. P. Haines and Co. was back in February with their annual "Ain't We Got Fun": A Musicale. This group took a look back to the good times and down times in America in music from Ragtime to early Tin Pan Alley. The show highlighted the happenings of the era combining music, images and the news of the day.February 15, 2009
Mallarmé Chamber Players - A string quartet of young players from the NC Symphony will perform a program of Beethoven, Bartok, and Brahms
January 18, 2009
Bill Leslie, celtic music - guitar and penny whistle, featuring highlights from his recent CD "Blue Ridge Reunion"
153 West Margaret Lane
Jim Watson will present his fourth annual Christmas Concert in Hillsborough this year. The concert, that has become a tradition for Hillsborough, includes some special Watson holiday favorites and a sing- along set complete with lyrics so the audience won’t falter on those second and third Christmas Carol verses. The performance will take place at the Masonic Lodge 142 W King St on December 21 at 4pm.
November 28, 2008
Robert Griffin and Maggie Pate will bring back the essence of Strayhorn with original compositions and his arrangements along with some other jazz standards.
Robert Griffin is a renowned jazz pianist who calls, not only North Carolina, but also our local area, home. He has a long history in jazz and continues to perform and work in that genre, creating and reinterpreting with extraordinary talent. This time he is joined by another local artist, vocalist Maggie Pate, whose passion for expression matches Griffin’s. Her classically trained voice melds remarkably in a jazz style that is “deeply inspired by her southern roots and honed by her ‘northern training’”.
The Council will present Ain’t We Got Fun: A Musicale, featuring WP Haines and Co. The 8 pm show at the Masonic Lodge will present a musical review of the late 1800s and early 1900s. This pre-vaudeville era, sometimes known as the “Opulent Period”, was a time of high-stepping cakewalks, Ragtime, and impressionism. The upright piano was being mass-produced, and sheet music was readily available. The popular music of the day could now be played in everyone’s parlor, and the piano was the portable music player for the urban sound. In Chicago, St. Louis, and New Orleans, if you went to a party, this is what you would hear. And, if you went to a club, you might have heard a pop singer of the day, such as Bert Williams, singing these songs.
December 21, 2007
Jim Watson will perform his annual Christmas Concert. For the third straight year, Watson is playing, in addition to his traditional Christmas show at the Cave, a second show in Hillsborough. At each show, Watson will do one sing-along set, as he has right from the very first Cave show in 1986. He'll pass out lyric sheets to help people with those tricky second and third verses.
Bo Lozoff The music on the courthouse steps will feature Bo Lozoff & Friends- acoustic original folk/rock/country at its best. The award-winning singer/songwriter has been intermittently writing and performing his songs for almost forty years. Three of the songs from his CD "Whatever It Takes" won awards in Billboard Magazine's World Song Contest. His newest release, November 2006, called "Eyes So Soft," has also won awards and garnered superlative reviews.
August 31, 2007
Chris Robinson has been performing for over 20 years, and is one of the area's premier musicians. His unique style of music provides an instrumental, inspirational journey with an infusion of jazz, Latin, urban and gospel sounds. Chris Robinson has truly combined his deep love for jazz, his love of gospel, Latin and contemporary urban sounds to create a work that will surely make the new artist a force to be reckoned with. On this release, he brings together some strong new material in addition to some familiar favorites and added a strong contemporary twist - one of the most important ingredients in an artist's success.
February 9, 2008
On February 9, the Council will host a performance of The Three Little Pigs by Opera Express at the Masonic Lodge (142 West King Street, Hillsborough, NC). Opera Express is Opera Carolina's educational touring company that presents quality opera performances to students and their families throughout the Carolinas. Performances are tailored to K-5 age groups. The Three Little Pigs is an adaptation by John Davies; Set to the music of four famous Mozart operas: Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute. Join the three little pigs as they visit the library to learn how to build their houses. The characters of Cherbino, Despina and Don Giovanni are introduced as well as our first childhood villain, the Big Bad Wolf, who devilishly attempts to blow down the little pigs' houses. There will be a 10 am show and a 3 pm show.
Ira Wiggins (Jazz) at Burnside, 201 South Cameron Street.
Greg McCallum (Classical piano) at The Ashe House, 144 North Wake Street.
Tim Smith and Eileen Regan (Irish and other Celtic music) at The Mallett Mill House, 173 West Margaret Lane.
2007 Parlor Concert Series
Tres Chicas (Folk and country-blues) at Pilgrim's Rest, 116 West Queen Street.
Maggie McLeod and Friends (Classical and celtic) at 215 Hillsborough Avenue.
Laura Ridgeway and Lindsay Rosebrock (Jazz) at The Ashe House, 144 North Wake Street.
2008 Regulators' Traditional Music Series
Concerts that feature North Carolina artists showcasing musical traditions that can be heard throughout the state. The music reflects the cultural influences of community heritage and historic roots. Programs include folk, gospel, Cajun, Celtic, Latin and contemporary music.
The Traditional Music Series - "Music from Appalachia" with Bruce Greene, Don Pedi, Loy McWhirter and Carl Jones will perform at 7:30 pm at the Masonic Lodge (142 West King Street, Hillsborough, NC). Click here for flyer.