Arts at the Abbey_20182018- 2019 Arts at the Abbey

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. Click here to download our latest brochure.

    Please call 704-461-6012 or contact Karen Jacob (karenjacob@bac.edu) for information about Arts at the Abbey.

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October 22, 2018   8:00 PM   New Century Saxophone Quartet  From Baroque to Contemporary Quartet returns to present works by Bach, Shaffer, Lago, Riojas, Pollock and folk music from around the world. For over 30 years, the New Century Saxophone Quartet has entertained audiences with a combination of skillful artistry and down-home fun. Founded in Winston-Salem, NC, the ensemble has toured throughout the United States and the World. (Rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence) www.newcenturysax.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfJTTalwkLA

October 15, 2018  8:00 PM Thomas Pandolfi,  piano American pianist is an exciting virtuoso who is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique.  Thomas make a return visit to the Abbey with music by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Gershwin and his  own “Rhapsody on themes from Westside Story”- a tribute to Leonard Bernstein on the anniversary of his 100th birthday, August 2018.

www.thomaspandolfi.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4LIDSs15k4

November 18, 2018   3:00 Music for Queen Anne’s Revenge – the Golden Age of Piracy Carolina Pro Musica presents music of Purcell, Pepusch, sea chanteys, and folksongs to highlight the life of Blackbeard as we remember his activity 300 years ago on the coast of NC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzgkHWwkUMg

https://www.ncpedia.org/biography/blackbeard-the-pirate

December 8, 2018   8:00 PM   Holiday Concert Presented annually by the Abbey Chorus and Instrumental Ensemble, this concert is our best-attended event. The program includes music of the season, and carols for all to sing. Special feature will be the premiere of a new work by well-known American composer Michael John Trotta.

https://www.mjtrotta.com/

February 10, 2019   3:00 PM Charlotte Civic Orchestra with Carolina Pro Musica A return visit for the Civic! Geoffrey Whitehead leads the orchestra in Music of Bach, Telemann and Mozart. Eddie Ferrell and Rebecca Miller Saunders of Carolina Pro Musica are featured soloists. http://www.charlottecivicorchestra.org/cco/ http://www.carolinapromusica.org/

March 4, 2019 8:00 PM  Pan Harmonia: Kate Steinbeck, flute and Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp Pan Harmonia:  Iconic harpist and flutist combine their expressive music mastery to create a program of sweeping sensations. The program features captivating classical and contemporary music by G.F. Handel, Osvaldo LaCerda, Henk Badings, Dana Wilson and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjXa4N3LkZg   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni_qdUg0CS4

April 1, 2019  8:00 PM  Rare Music: Hasse, Bach and more Enjoy a performance of Carolina Pro Musica’s edition of an unpublished Hasse cantata for soprano and two flutes from Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, a cantata from the Santini Library, Münster and rarely heard instrumental works by J.S. Bach.

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=yYdFzrIljVs

May 5, 2019  3:00 PM   Spring Concert

Our final concert for the season with soloists, the Abbey Chorus and the college Instrumental Ensemble. Sacred and secular music.

All concerts are at 8:00 PM except as noted.

These concerts are made possible by the monks of Belmont Abbey, The Associated Foundation of Belmont and other contributions. Admission is free. Donations are gladly accepted.

Concert location. Belmont Abbey Basilica 100 Belmont-Mt.Holly Rd, Belmont, NC 28012

For more information: karenjacob@bac.edu 704-461-6012