March 28, 2015
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Hillsborough, NC.
Tickets are $30 prior to day of concert, or $35 day of the concert and includes reception following concert. Tickets will be available March 5th at the Arts Council's Gallery and Gift Shop and the Eno Gallery in downtown Hillsborough.
Hillsborough Arts Council is honored to present the famed Ciompi Quartet in concert Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Hillsborough. The Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by renowned Italian violinist, Giorgio Chiompi. The Quartet is currently comprised of Eric Pritchard, Hsiao-mei Ku, Jonathan Bagg, and Fred Raimi. All four current members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in Duke's cultural life in addition to traveling widely for performances spanning five continents.
The March 28th concert will feature Schubert's String Quartet No. 12 in C. Minor, D. 703 "Quartetisatz", Jaffe's String Quartet No. 3 "A Tapestry", and Dvorak's String Quartet in F Major "Americana".
Inclement weather date: Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 pm.
December 23, 2014
The Whitted Building at 300 W. Tryon Street, Hillsborough, NC.
Tickets are $10 advance, and $15 at the doors,
$5 for children under 12. Tickets will be available at the Arts Council's Gallery and Gift Shop and the Eno Gallery in downtown Hillsborough.
Jim Watson and the Hillsborough Arts Council to lead holiday music tradition in Hillsborough. For the tenth year popular folk musician Jim Watson will sing traditional Christmas songs and lead a carols sing-along on Tuesday, December 23rd.The show will be at the newly renovated Whitted Center in Hillsborough, hosted by the Hillsborough Arts Council. This year will include
the opportunity to buy last-minute gifts at the concert from the Arts Council's Gift Shop.
Recognized as a "Hometown Hero" by WCHL radio for his contribution to the community through his Christmas shows, Jim Watson is considered a mainstay in the central North Carolina old timey bluegrass music scene. From the early days as a founding member of the popular Red Clay Ramblers with Tommy Thompson, Bill Hicks and Mike Craver to his recent gigs with Robin & Linda Williams, Jim's annual Christmas Concerts have become an integral part of families' holiday traditions in both Chapel Hill and Hillsborough.
During his December 23 show, Jim will entertain with holiday favorites with a bluegrass spin, then he'll lead the audience in singing carols. Jim will provide lyrics for carolers "so we can all get to the second and third verses together!"
"The Hillsborough Arts Council is thrilled at the opportunity to bring Jim Watson's popular Christmas show to our community for the tenth year. We can't think of a better way for friends and families to kick off the holiday week, and to show off the fantastic new venue at the Whitted Center. We hope that everyone joins us that night!" --Hillsborough Arts Council Board Chair Neil Stutzer.
A selection of wooden, ceramic and fiber art pieces from the Arts Council’s Gift Shop in Historic Hillsborough will be at the concert site so that fans to support the local artists and buy perfect last-minute gifts.
The Whitted Building, located at 300 W. Tryon Street, had a recent renovation that kept the stately charm of this historical building while modernizing it for multiple uses. It is home to a number of Orange County offices and a has a large room that makes for a great venue for such a concert.