2013 – 2014 Arts at the Abbey
All concerts are at 8:00 PM Except as listed. All concerts are free. Donations are gladly accepted
All concerts are held in the Belmont Abbey Basilica on the campus of Belmont Abbey College (at Exit 26 on I-85) in Belmont NC and are free to the public. This series is made possible in part by the Associated Foundation, Inc. of Belmont, The Monks of Belmont Abbey and other private donors.
September 19, 2013
From the elegance and grace of beautiful classical music to the hard driving sound of a big band, Carolina Brass will sweep you off your feet.
“Carolina Brass puts it all together – performances with rhythmic drive and gorgeous lyricism, all with classical virtuosity and dynamic personality.”(WGBH Boston)
October 28, 2013
Carolina Pro Musica: The Court of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
The Viennese court of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II (r. 1619-37) was the center of a rich music culture. The Hapsburgs looked to Italy for their composers and performers. Works from the imperial court were the earliest to incorporate Italian innovations of dramatic and melodic inventiveness north of the Alps.
November 7, 2013
Jones Maruri Duo – Cello and Guitar
Based in Spain, the noted duo of cellist Michael Kevin Jones and guitarist Agustin Maruri present a concert of music from the baroque to contemporary periods including Schubert’s “Sonata Arpeggione”.
December 6, 2013
The college choir and instrumental students present music for the season with carols for all to sing.
Feb 6, 2014
Poinsett Piano Trio
The ensemble has performed across the United States, and taken International tours to New Zealand and Germany. Their program will include Faure – Trio, Op. 120 and Brahms – Trio in B major, Op. 8.
February 25, 2014
Music for Flutes and more
Hannah Blalock, harpist joins Sam P. Stowe III, flute; Gardner-Webb University Flute Ensemble also performs. Belmont Abbey and Gardner-Webb faculty member Stowe will be featured in the Debussy Trio for flute, viola and harp.
March 31, 2014
Carolina Pro Musica: St. Petersburg during Catherine the Great
From the 1750s on, the Imperial Court looked to Italy for inspiration in cultural matters. Italian-born Chapel masters including Galuppi and Paisiello also wrote musical entertainments. Many operas in Italian and others in French premiered in St. Petersburg Russia!
May 4, 2014 3:00 PM
Abbey music students close out the college year with a variety of choral and instrumental selections both sacred and secular. Abbey music students close out the college year with a variety of choral and instrumental selections both sacred and secular.