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  • The Quartet Ami musicians with their instruments

    Built on strong bonds of friendship, Quartet Amí came together in 2015 and two years later won WDAV's Young Chamber Musicians Competition.

  • Classically trained duo Barnaby Bright

    The classically-trained, singer-songwriter duo Barnaby Bright has a sound that's smart pop with an authentic Americana stamp.

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

Past Events 2017-18

Barnaby Bright

Award-winning, classically-trained, indie folk duo Barnaby Bright is 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.

Drew Dansby, cello and Keona Rose, piano

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.

Allan Ware, clarinet

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. 

New Music Charlotte - Mark Lewis and Jennifer Stasack

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.

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

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.

WDAV's Young Chamber Musicians Competition

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.