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Concert Series

The Davidson College Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV Alan Black, Artistic Director

Since the 1980's, the Davidson College Concert Series has produced some of the finest concerts in the area. In our new artistic partnership with 89.9 WDAV, the series looks to enrich its tradition of bringing in top artists of varying genres. Save on the individual ticket price by purchasing all seven performances as part of the Concert Series Package. Learn more and purchase tickets online at the Union Ticket Office.

Key: Duke Family Performance Hall = DFPH; Tyler-Tallman Hall = TTH

Upcoming Events 2017-18

Brahms and Dvořák sheet music

Brahms and Dvořák

Sunday, September 17, 2017 • 3 p.m. TTH • Tickets

Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring Charlotte Symphony musicians Joseph Meyer and Jenny Topilow on violin, Kirsten Swanson and Ben Geller on viola, and Alan Black and Marlene Ballena on cello as they perform Brahms's String Sextet, Op.18, and Dvořák's String Quintet, Op. 97. Following the performance, join us for a reception sponsored by Ruth and Richard Ault in honor of the musicians.

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Headshot of Barnaby Bright

Barnaby Bright

Saturday, October 21, 2017 • 8 p.m. • TTH • Tickets

Davidson College is thrilled to welcome back the award-winning, classically-trained, indie folk duo Barnaby Bright. Garnering high accolades for their songwriting and sound, they have been featured on television soundtracks to ER and Days of our Lives, graced such notable venues as Lincoln Center and NPR's "Mountain Stage" in West Virginia, and shared stages with such artists as The Lumineers and Norah Jones. Their latest album, "This is Life," speaks to where they've been, who they are, what they want, and where they're going. It's smart pop with an authentic Americana stamp.

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

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Drew Dansby, cello and Keona Rose, piano

Sunday, January 21, 2018 • 3 p.m. • TTH • Tickets

Charlotte's very own, and only 16 years of age, Drew and Keona are two of the most gifted and talented rising young stars in the southeast and each have received national acclaim for their musical ability. Drew was chosen as one of twelve cellists in the country to participate in the National Youth Orchestra in New York, and Keona is currently attending the prestigious Juilliard School pre-college division. Please join us as two of Charlotte's greatest young musicians perform Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata and more.

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Headshot of Allan Ware and his clarinet

Allan Ware, clarinet

Sunday, February 11, 2018 • 3 p.m.TTH • Tickets

Clarinetist Allan Ware was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and studied at Davidson College, the University of North Carolina, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. As a winner of numerous international music competitions, Ware has performed as a soloist and chamber musician for hundreds of performances on Europe's leading chamber music series. We are delighted to welcome his expressive and virtuosic talents back to the Davidson stage.

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Profile of Jennifer Stasack

New Music Charlotte - Mark Lewis and Jennifer Stasack

Sunday, March 18, 2018 • 3 p.m. TTH • Tickets

Come celebrate two of Charlotte's finest local composers, Mark Lewis of Winthrop University and Jennifer Stasack of Davidson College, as they share some of their greatest compositional achievements. The concert will feature Alan Black, cello, Jacquelyn Culpepper, soprano, Joseph Meyer, violin, and Emily Urbanek, piano.

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Members of Quartet Amí Past Winners of the Young Chamber Musicians Competition

WDAV's Young Chamber Musicians Competition Past Winner's Concert

Saturday, April 21, 2018 • 8 p.m. • TTH • Tickets

Winners of WDAV's 2017 Young Chamber Musicians Competition, Quartet Amí, all studied at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. Miki Nagahara, violin, Natalie Lee, violin, Gabriel Napoli, viola, and Geirthrudur Anna Gudmundsdottir, cello, came together in the September 2015 and worked extensively as a chamber ensemble during their time at Northwestern, coached by members of the Vermeer Quartet and the Dover Quartet.

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Musicians competing in the Young Chamber Musicians Competition

WDAV's Young Chamber Musicians Competition

Sunday, April 22, 2018 • 3 p.m. • DFPH • Tickets

89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio brings in four of the nation's most talented young chamber ensembles for the fifth annual WDAV's Young Chamber Musicians Competition, powered by OrthoCarolina. Ensembles will compete for a chance to win their share of a cash prize, a studio recording session, and a paid performance during the 2018-19 Davidson College Concert Series.

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.